Tag Archives: gasoline prices

Why US Gasoline Prices will Fall in the Coming Weeks

Even though gasoline prices in the US are currently $0.15 a gallon higher than this time last year, and have been constantly rising for the past two months, Robert Rapier predicts that they will start to fall rapidly in the coming weeks. Continue reading

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Stuart Burns: Why Oil Prices Will Remain High

I don’t know about you, but in the absence of any dramatic news about Iran in the papers, and especially set against the general background of a weakening global economy, the relentless rise in gas prices each time I pull up at the pump has come as a bit of a shock. Continue reading

Ford Attempts to Gain Traction in the Hybrid Car Market

Taking advantage of unpredictable gas prices and a rising consumer interest in all things green, auto-maker Ford is finally making its way into sales of dedicated hybrid vehicles with its freshly announced 2013 C-Max line. Continue reading

Economy, not Physical Markets, Driving Oil Prices

The U.S. Department of Energy last week issued one crude oil loan from the Strategic Petroleum reserve to Marathon Petroleum Co. as gulf operators dealt with the effects of Hurricane Isaac. The dual effect of the Category 1 storm and the Labor Day holiday in the United States caused a brief spike in energy prices. Continue reading

Where Will Oil Prices be in 2020?

Citi is projecting that (PDF) oil costs will stabilize at $80 to $90 a barrel by the year 2020. And a recent report from Harvard’s Belfer Center warns that oil prices may fall precipitously over the next several years, due to a coming global oversupply of oil & gas. Continue reading

Is Ethanol Cheaper Than Gasoline?

CLICK HERE to tell the EPA to waive the ethanol mandates and  relieve pressure on our nation’s food supply, fuel prices, and vehicle fleet. Continue reading

Biofuel boondoggle popular in corn state

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad urged the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to retain the Renewable Fuel Standard, which is the basis for the demand for ethanol. Continue reading

The Obama Administration Teams with Private Equity Firm to Single Out a Individual Refinery for Help

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Obama administration played “a central role” in encouraging a private equity firm to rescue a struggling refinery in Pennsylvania. This is rather ironic since part of the reason for the refinery’s financial troubles were the Obama administration’s burdensome regulations. Continue reading

MIT and UC Davis Scholars Agree: Ethanol Hasn’t Made Gasoline Cheaper

Back in May, we posted a critique of a Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) study that purported to show how ethanol mandates and subsidies had held down gasoline prices for American motorists. Continue reading

Fear Driving Energy Markets

Crude oil demand in the United States is down to its lowest level since the onset of the global economic recession. Continue reading

Gov. Mary Fallin and Gov. John Hickenlooper: A natural partnership for energy independence

Bipartisan efforts for cheap gas Continue reading

Natural gas slowly makes its way to your filling station

Motor fuel retailers are cautiously betting that the filling station of the future will offer a broader range of options than what is available to today’s gas-and-go drivers. Continue reading

Editorial: Premier should scrap the B.C. Carbon Tax

Premier Christy Clark and her gang should read the public responses to a small story theprovince.com ran on B.C.’s Carbon Tax. Continue reading

Senators press EPA to cut ethanol mandate

As the worst drought in more than 50 years withers the Midwest corn crop, 25 senators urged the Environmental Protection Agency to cut the mandate that requires fuel blenders to add grain-based ethanol to gasoline. Continue reading

Travis Fisher: Energy Consumers vs. Regulators: Who Knows Best? (Mercatus study stands up to critics)

“Perhaps the main failure of rationality is that of the regulators themselves.” -Ted Gayer and W. Kip Viscusi, authors, Overriding Consumer Preferences with Energy Regulations Continue reading

U.S. Midwest hit by Perfect Gasoline Storm

Retail gasoline prices in the U.S. Midwest were as much as 50 cents higher than in the rest of the country. By Monday, the price of a gallon of regular unleaded jumped 13 cents from last week in Detroit to settle at $3.99. The spike in retail gasoline prices follows a series of pipeline spills in Wisconsin and refinery shutdowns in Chicago and elsewhere. The impact of the string of industrial incidents on consumers in the region may be short-lived, but retail prices rarely decline as fast as they increase. Continue reading

AEA calls for RFS Enforcement Cease Fire

American Energy Alliance President Thomas Pyle released the following statement upon annoucements that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack had declared more than half of U.S. counties as disaster areas due to the record drought affecting U.S. farmers. Continue reading

Amid a devastating drought, does it still make sense to use corn for fuel?

Did it ever? Apart from subsidy farmers and rent seekers, we mean. Continue reading

Livestock groups seek drought relief with ethanol waiver

Hard-hit livestock and poultry producers petitioned the government on Monday to reduce or cancel the required use of ethanol in gasoline for a year, asking for “a little help” to ride out the worst drought in 56 years. Continue reading

Editorial: Food and the drought

Stop requiring the use of corn for fuel Continue reading