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  • Gas prices continue to rise in L.A. County, surpassing $4 per gallon

    04/15/2019 10:12:25 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 15, 2019 | Mary Stringini
    The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose 1.3 cents Sunday to $4.065 -- its highest amount since July 31, 2015. The average price has risen 35 consecutive days, increasing 70.6 cents, including 2.7 cents Saturday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 19.9 cents more than one week ago, 69.6 cents higher than one month ago and 46.6 cents greater than one year ago. The Orange County average price rose 1 cent to $4.032, one day after rising 2.5 cents to surpass the $4-a-gallon mark for the first time since...
  • Explosion reported in Durham as officials respond to downtown gas leak; 1 killed

    04/10/2019 8:55:56 AM PDT · by deport · 47 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | 4-10-2019 | SIMONE JASPER
    One person is dead and 15 have been taken to the hospital after an explosion and collapse near Brightleaf Square in downtown Durham on Wednesday morning, a police spokesman said. Crews responded to a reported gas leak and were “actively fighting fire,” according to a post from the City of Durham.
  • Why much of the country is headed for $4 gas

    04/08/2019 5:25:45 PM PDT · by John W · 91 replies ^ | April 8, 2019 | Martha C. Wright
    A consortium of oil-producing countries has taken more than a million barrels a day off the market — and that’s the least of the problems plaguing American gasoline prices. Across the U.S., regular gas averaged $2.77 a gallon, up 7 cents on the week and 29 cents on the month, according to GasBuddy. Last year, gas prices topped out at $2.98 at the outset of Memorial Day weekend. Oil prices are climbing, but that only accounts for about one-quarter of the recently higher gas prices American drivers have been facing. A bigger issue is that this is around the time...
  • Parents Dump Gas on Wet Baseball Field to 'Dry' It Out, $50K in Damage and No Game

    04/09/2019 6:49:54 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 91 replies
    A baseball field in Connecticut is in shambles after 25 gallons of gas were dumped on a wet infield and set on fire in order to dry it out. The hope to dry out the infield before a Saturday Ridgefield High School baseball game resulted in flames shooting 15 feet into the air and an estimated $50,000 worth of damage. Tarps now dot the field at Governor Park since Ridgefield was subsequently forced to hire a spill crew to spend most of Saturday and all of Sunday removing the contaminated soil. It appears that about 15 to 20 parents took...
  • Novatek, Repsol Pact for Arctic LNG 2

    04/06/2019 11:21:31 PM PDT · by NorseViking
    Asian oil&gas magazine ^ | April 2, 2019
    Russia's second largest natural gas producer Novatek said that its trading subsidiary Novatek Gas&Power Asia and Spanish energy company Repsol have agreed to a 15-year contract to supply 1 mtpa of LNG from the Arctic LNG 2 project and other projects. The LNG will be delivered ex-ship primarily to markets on the Iberian Peninsula, said a release from Novatek. “The agreement for the sale of LNG would allow us to increase our market presence on the Iberian Peninsula where Russian pipeline gas is not supplied,” noted Novatek’s First Deputy Chairman of the Management Board Lev Feodosyev. “Expanding our supply geography...
  • Pence calls Germany stance in NATO 'unacceptable'

    04/03/2019 8:26:45 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 16 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | April 3, 2019
    Washington (AFP) - US Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday strongly criticized Germany at NATO's 70th anniversary gathering, saying the ally's level of defense spending and work with Russia on a gas pipeline were "simply unacceptable." "Germany must do more. And we cannot ensure the defense of the West if our allies grow dependent on Russia," Pence told a forum as part of two days of alliance events in Washington.
  • Hungary to buy 2020 gas supplies early from Russia - minister

    03/21/2019 6:37:27 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 15 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | March 21, 2018
    Hungary has struck an agreement with Gazprom to buy and store its 2020 gas supplies earlier than usual this year to offset the risk of Russia failing to agree transit terms with Ukraine, state news agency MTI reported on Thursday. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told MTI after meeting Gazprom chief executive Alexei Miller in Moscow that Hungary would continue to receive supplies from Austrian pipelines, which carry Russian gas piped through other routes. Hungary's recently expanded 6.3 billion cubic metre storage capacity can guarantee safe supply through 2020, he said.
  • Has The U.S. Lost The Nordstream 2 Battle?

    03/20/2019 9:33:37 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 26 replies
    OilPrice ^ | March 18, 2019 | ZeroHedge
    The Nordstream 2 pipeline represents the last stand of U.S. influence over the internal affairs of Europe. Once finished it will stand as a testament to the fundamental split between the European Union and the United States. Europe will see this as its first successful defense of its newly-declared independence. And the U.S. will have to come to terms with no longer having control overseas. This is a theme repeating itself all around the world right now. Your view of Nordstream 2 depends on who you are. If you are the U.S. it is a massive rebuke of the post-WWII...
  • Can U.S. Gas Production Keep Up With Demand?

    02/14/2019 3:58:07 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 16 replies ^ | 02-14-2019 | Rob The Rapper
    In the previous article, I discussed the global nature of the oil markets. But the shale oil boom in the U.S. temporarily increased the localized impact on the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) benchmark. As a result, its price diverged from that of international crudes for a few years. The natural gas markets, on the other hand, are far more localized due to the difficulty in transporting natural gas. That means that natural gas in the U.S. could be $3 per million British thermal units (MMBtu), but double or triple that level in Japan or Europe.
  • Apache and the Alpine High: Changing the Way the Oilfield Works

    02/04/2019 11:46:05 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 40 replies
    Shale Magazine ^ | David Blackmon
    The Alpine High has always been there — well, it’s been there for several hundred million years, anyway — just waiting for the right team of scientists to come along and find it. As things turned out, it took a team staffed by people with little or no prior experience in the Permian/Delaware Basin to make the discovery. I first interviewed Keenan in August, 2016, shortly after Apache had made the initial announcement of the major new discovery, for a piece published on During that interview, Keenan pointed to his team’s lack of previous experience in the region as...
  • A Republican N.J. lawmaker just switched parties. Here’s why she’s now a Democrat

    01/28/2019 6:46:42 PM PST · by usafa92 · 38 replies ^ | 1/28/2019 | Brent Johnson
    Dawn Marie Addiego has served in the state Senate since 2010. (Courtesy) Republicans' power in New Jersey just shrunk again. In a rare and unexpected move, longtime Republican state Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego announced Monday she is switching parties and becoming a Democrat. “As gridlock in Washington dominates the news, it has become increasingly clear that in order to effect change you have to be part of the discussion and not on the outside looking in,” Addiego, who has represented South Jersey’s 8th District since 2010, said in a statement. “The people of the 8th District did not elect me...
  • Gas is getting more and more expensive. California lawmakers demand an investigation

    01/30/2019 10:42:52 PM PST · by lowbridge · 51 replies ^ | January 30, 2019 | BRYAN ANDERSON
    California has the second highest fuel costs in the nation, with gas prices only rising in recent years. A committee working on behalf of the California Energy Commission discovered an “unexplained surcharge” in September 2017 costing Californians over $17 billion since February 2015, or $1,700 for a family of four. Now, nearly a year and a half later, lawmakers are taking notice. Nineteen Democrats sent a letter to Attorney General Xavier Becerra earlier this week asking him to lead an investigation. “There is a surcharge that began showing up between refineries and our gas tanks in the distribution and retailing...
  • Top liberal think tank suddenly distressed by all that money it took from a foreign government

    01/27/2019 12:14:59 PM PST · by bitt · 24 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 1/25/2019 | beckett adams
    One of the most prominent and politically active left-wing think tanks in the United States, the Center for American Progress, has announced that it will no longer accept funding from the United Arab Emirates, the Guardian reported Friday. “With a rising undemocratic tide around the world, and serious questions about which side of that struggle our own president stands on, it seemed clear that all Americans should take extra steps and leave no doubt where they stand,” a spokesperson for the liberal organization told the Guardian. The spokesperson added, “This funding never impacted any CAP position or policy, but everybody...
  • One Man’s Quest for Gas Cans that Don’t S*ck

    01/26/2019 1:18:02 AM PST · by vannrox · 76 replies
    GAD ^ | 22NOV12 | Gad
    If you’ve had the pleasure of buying a gas can in the past few years, then you’ve likely come to the conclusion that all modern gas cans suck. After Hurricane Sandy prompted me to buy a generator and stockpile gasoline, I came to the same conclusion when looking for containers for my gas-hoarding pleasure. Not one to give into frustration, I solved the crappy gas can problem, and I’ll tell you how. But I think a bit of history is in order. Why do all these new cans suck anyway? From what I can tell, this is pretty much an...
  • Russian Nordstream 2 Pipeline Losing Support in Germany (Thank Trump!)

    01/09/2019 12:19:01 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies ^ | January 08, 2019 | Nick Cunningham
    The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is running into some trouble amid withering opposition from the Trump administration. As it stands, Russia still needs to ship large volumes of gas to Europe via Ukraine. Nord Stream 2 would allow Russian gas to bypass Ukraine, giving Russia more leverage to meddle in Ukraine while still reliably delivering gas to Europe. Merkel has been supportive of the project, not least because several major western European companies have stakes in the pipeline, including Royal Dutch Shell, as well as major German companies Wintershall and BASF. Last year, Merkel, under intense pressure from the Trump...
  • Widespread Gas Shortage In Mexico As Government Tries To Thwart Fuel Thieves

    01/09/2019 8:04:59 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    Npr ^ | 1-8-2019 | Ian Stewart
    Drop by drop, gallon by gallon, thieves have been draining the pipelines and coffers of the Mexican government. Last year, $3 billion worth of fuel was stolen from Pemex, Mexico's state-owned oil company, according to the country's new president. But a crackdown by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has left many ordinary Mexicans struggling to find gas. The government has shifted transport of fuel to tanker trucks and rail cars and away from pipelines, which are regularly tapped by thieves. But the new distribution systems apparently can't keep up with consumer demand. Pemex has had to tell customers not to...
  • Gas prices at lowest point in nearly three years, experts say

    12/20/2018 4:55:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    WSOC-TV ^ | December 20, 2018
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's no secret that gas prices are better in South Carolina. Drivers like Tawanda Moore drive across the border from Charlotte to get a deal. “It's always great. I frequently come here to the Rock Hill area to take advantage of the lower prices,” Moore said....
  • Regulators accuse California utility PG&E of falsifying (safety) records on natural gas pipelines

    12/16/2018 8:09:41 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    KSBY ^ | 12/15/18
    Regulators on Friday accused one of California’s largest utilities of falsifying safety documents for natural gas pipelines for years following its criminal conviction and multimillion-dollar fine for a pipeline explosion that killed eight people near San Francisco. The California Public Utilities Commission said an investigation by its safety and enforcement division found Pacific Gas & Electric Co. lacked enough employees to fulfill requests to find and mark natural gas pipelines. Because of the staff shortage, PG&E pressured supervisors and locators to complete the work, leading staff to falsify data from 2012 to 2017, regulators said. The company “had common knowledge...
  • Let Them Eat Cake

    12/09/2018 5:08:07 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/09/18 | Ray DiLorenzo
    Another French aristocrat ignores the middle class. Will he survive? “Global warming is the biggest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it.” —John Coleman, meteorologist and founder of The Weather Channel Paris is experiencing major riots they haven’t seen in fifty years. Protesters say this is the start of a revolution which will eclipse the rioting that occurred in 1968 when France was near civil war. Citizens are protesting a gas tax increase designed to discourage the purchase of vehicles that contribute to climate change. Diesel, the most popular fuel in France is currently $6.35...
  • Transportation officials: Illinois gas tax increase is needed

    12/07/2018 3:20:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    The Southern ^ | 12/06/18 | Brenden Moore
    **SNIP** And according to a panel of transportation experts, the problem will only get worse in the future unless the state begins to better fund investments in its transportation system. "We're behind, to be perfectly frank," said IDOT Secretary Randy Blankenhorn, one of the panelists. "We are not funding transportation as well as some of our neighbors and as our competitors. ... I spend $250 a month on my phone. I spend $50 a month for water. This is the infrastructure of my life. It's what I need to make things happen. And we're spending 50 cents a day on...