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The latest news on petroleum, diesel and alternative fuel retailing

NASCAR Nextel Cup forecast to take prize

RESTON, Va. -- NASCAR's premier series sponsor, Nextel Communications Inc., has announced a sweepstakes offer in partnership with Sunoco, the official fuel of NASCAR, that will ultimately award $250,000 and a full tanker of gasoline to one fan who correctly forecasts the 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup...

Myrtle Beach driveoff measure kicks in; state driveoff law roundup

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- A new law to require prepayment of fuel in Myrtle Beach, S.C., went into effect Friday, July 1, reported The Sun News. Some 27 fueling facilities in Myrtle Beach will require all customers to prepay for gasoline to cut down on police time spent on rarely solved crimes, said...

Reimaging of Diamond Shamrock stores to increase brand presence

SAN ANTONIO -- Valero Energy Corp. seems to have found its groove. Just as it wraps up a five-year reimaging program that brought larger, more relevant stores to its network of Valero-branded sites, it is now turning to its Diamond Shamrock brand for updating. As reported in a CSP Daily News Flash...

Gas with soybean additive said to improve fuel economy
Automaker will recommend oil company's fuels.
Resort towns nationwide, worried that high gasoline prices will keep visitors away, are offering free gasoline as an incentive for people to travel.
Critics say switch to ethanol would increase pollution
State alleges 163 violations
Supreme Court will hear Shell-Texaco pricing case
Chevron OKs rival Unocal-CNOOC talks; won't sweeten offer.