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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

SALT LAKE CITY -- At a downtown Salt Lake City gas station last Thursday, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) announced his intention to introduce legislation to would reduce gasoline prices by increasing capacity and production at U.S. refineries. Hatch's bill, the Gas Price Reduction through Increased...

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
Bill would require Minn. stations to offer only gas with 20% ethanol by 2013