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House OKs bill to kill law; becomes referendum on Wal-Mart

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Louisiana House passed a bill Wednesday that would remove a state-mandated 6% markup on gasoline prices, but critics called it fake reform that would burden business with unnecessary regulation, reported The Times-Picayune. Greeted with raucous debate on the chamber floor,...

Commerce secretary orders new inspection rules

MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Secretary of Commerce has ordered nearly a dozen changes to the agency's gasoline sampling and inspection practices Tuesday to better fight fraud at the pump, reported the Associated Press. Among the moves are requiring inspectors to check all premium and regular...

Minn. governor signs ethanol-doubling legislation

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Governor Tim Pawlenty on Tuesday signed one of his marquee initiatives for the 2005 legislative sessiona bill that will double the amount of ethanol in gasoline in Minnesota. Pawlenty signed the bill while sitting next to an E85 dispenser at a St. Paul SuperAmerica. He was...

Gas prices raising concerns in Louisiana, Alabama
ChevronTexaco Corp. changes name to Chevron Corp., unveils new logo
Supply enhanced, Lundberg says
LOMCSA hopes letting go of markup a major concession that will result in compromise legislation
Blanco supports gas tax at the rack
OK AG cautions retailers on price fixing, gouging
Vows to block energy bill If MTBE liability waiver not removed