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The latest news on petroleum, diesel and alternative fuel retailing

Other states contemplate gas price caps like Hawaii's

HONOLULU -- Governor Linda Lingle said late last week that she would suspend Hawaii's gasoline price cap law, due to go into effect next week, if either or both of the state's two oil refineries said they would close, reported the Associated Press. Lingle said she would also halt the law if the...

Venezuelan president provides few details

HAVANA, Cuba -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez offered on Tuesday to help needy Americans with cheap supplies of gasoline, according to a Reuters report. Venezuela could supply gasoline to Americans at half the price they now pay if intermediaries were cut out, he said. We want to sell gasoline...

Gov. Bush encourages oil companies to send fuel

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Governor Jeb Bush said he hopes to avoid fights breaking out between motorists in South Florida over a shortage of gasoline, reported the Associated Press. A hurricane warning for Katrina was causing a rush on gas stations in the southeastern part of the state, said the report...

High gas prices driving regulation speculation, calls for controls
N.Y. senator pushes gas theft bill; stations experimenting with deterrents
Federal government proposes new CAFE standards
Hawaii on Wednesday became the first state in the United States to set caps on the wholesale price of gasoline, reported the Associated Press.
N.Y. county politicians want local stations to provide oil price information
Michigan governor announces more station inspections
Mich. Dems offer ethanol legislation package