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Retail outlets continue to come back on-line in Houston area

HOUSTON -- Some semblance of normalcy has been returning to the Houston retail gasoline market this week as many of the area's gas stations, some of which had been shuttered for the storm, were once again opened and supplied for business. As of Tuesday, all 89 of Exxon Mobil Corp.'s Exxon retail...

Alleges Katrina-related gas price gouging

TRENTON, N.J. The state of New Jersey has sued three oil companies and several gas stations for allegedly gouging drivers during Hurricane Katrina, reported the Associated Press. The lawsuits accuse Hess, Motiva Shell and Sunoco with artificially inflating gas prices and for increasing prices more...

Bush asks nation to save fuel; Houston stations coming back to life

WASHINGTON -- President Bush urged Americans to cut back on unnecessary travel to make up for fuel shortages caused by Hurricane Rita, said the Associated Press. Bush said the government was ready to release additional fuel from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to alleviate high prices. The...

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Consumer group wants to restrict times gas stations can raise prices