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Gas prices are coming down more slowly than when they went up.
There was another big jump in gasoline prices overnight in Minnesota when gas stations raised the price of gasoline by another 20 cents a gallon, to $4.39 at most major outlets.
Sorry, big oil. This might stick.
The price of a gallon of gasoline hit a shocking level overnight.
The AP story suggests lobbyists for green energy have taken a page out of traditional energy lobbying and succeeded in getting public officials to look the other way.
Ontario, our friendly neighbor to the north, will soon phase out all of its coal-burning power plants.
With the oil business comes the occasional violation of the environment. North Dakota has found that yesterday (if it didn’t already know) when an active oil well east of New Town blew out and spewed oil near Lake Sakakawea.
Economists had hoped lower gasoline prices — other than California, Minnesota has some of the highest gas prices in the country — would get people to spend more.
Oil prices have hit the lowest level in the last six months. Just one question: What’s taking you> so long to get in step, gasoline prices?
If ever there was a presidential moment designed strictly for a campaign ad later in the year, this was it.
If you can be carless in Duluth, you can be carless anywhere.
At $3.69 a gallon yesterday, I finally filled up the official car of NewsCut after two weeks, thus ending an experiment in patience and safe driving.