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LOMCSA hopes letting go of markup a major concession that will result in compromise legislation

BATON ROUGE -- A debate was expected to take place yesterday at the Louisiana state Capitol as lawmakers consider competing bills to change a controversial state law requiring gasoline retailers to mark up their fuel prices, reported The Times-Picayune. Both sides said they want to ensure low...

Blanco supports gas tax at the rack

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco is backing a bill that would change the collection point on gasoline taxes to the refinery, reported the Baton Rouge Advocate. Known as tax at the rack, House Bill 599 would centralize the collection to make it harder to cheat the state, said...

Vows to block energy bill If MTBE liability waiver not removed

WASHINGTON -- Standing at the site of a methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) spill in the Capital Region, Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) released a new list of MTBE hotspots. The previously undisclosed list of MTBE spills in the Capital Region identifies threats to residential homes, commercial...

Senator targets high gas prices with oil refinery bill
OK AG cautions retailers on price fixing, gouging
Vows to block energy bill If MTBE liability waiver not removed
Consumer group pushing simple solution
City considering solutions to stem driveoffs
Seeks civil penalty of $60,000 per violation; more per-day
Fuel volatility, credit card fees top SIGMA agenda