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Shortages, outages, supply issues, gouging actions dogging parts of U.S. affected by Ike

WASHINGTON -- Parts of the nation are still running short of gasoline five days after Hurricane Ike knocked out 20% of the nation's refining capacity, reported USA Today. The crunch is especially severe in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, which get their fuel through pipelines from the Gulf region...

Cumberland Farms, Pilot, othersfacing fuel pricing inquiries in several states

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Governor M. Jodi Rell yesterday directed the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) to subpoena records from Cumberland Farms Inc. after the governor's office and the DCP received numerous, specific complaints about a sudden increase in gasoline prices at the company...

Hurricane affecting gas prices way beyond Gulf Coast, analysts say

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Motorists far from the Gulf Coast on Sunday continued to feel the ripple effects from Hurricane Ike's trek through refinery-rich Texas, reported The Los Angeles Times, as the cost of gasoline throughout the Midwest and East leaped higher, going above $5 a gallon at a growing...

Hurricane wreaks havoc on Gulf Coast; petroleum industry assessing impact on all levels
Gasoline prices jump as latest hurricane approaches Texas oil refineries
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