How to save at the gas pump right now
Coast to coast, drivers are getting a harsh lesson in how geopolitical events and a war halfway round the world can have a direct impact on their wallets. With gas prices at record highs, Consumer Reports has some easy ways to maximize fuel economy by changing how you drive.
Gas prices a turkey for Thanksgiving travelers, but they’re inching downward
As families hit the road for turkey at grandma's house, they're finding gas prices are gobbling up their wallets. Still, prices are declining as the White House taps into oil reserves, a move that one analyst says could have underwhelming results.
Texas oil company agrees to pay $115K for spilling nearly 20,000 gallons of wastewater, crude in Wyoming
– A Texas oil company has agreed to pay a $115,000 fine after spilling almost 20,000 gallons (73,000 liters) of wastewater and crude in western Wyoming, federal officials said Wednesday. The 2018 spill by Merit Energy Company came after a pipeline broke at a battery of oil tanks northwest of Thermopolis, Wyoming, according to the settlement. Some of the spilled water and oil reached Grass Creek, a tributary of the Big Horn River. An Environmental Protection Agency Investigation found that the Dallas-based company did not have an adequate emergency response plan in place as required under the federal Clean Water Act. The company has since submitted a new response plan and completed a cleanup of the site.
San Antonio business launches gas station on wheels
SAN ANTONIO – The old-fashioned full-service fill-up is getting a modern technology tweak as a West Side business launches a new app and gasoline delivery service. Now, the auto parts and repair business is shifting gears and rolling out an additional service. What fueled the concept was what the entrepreneurs said they were hearing from people: they didn’t like dealing with auto repair or getting gas. You select the type of gas you need and then place the order,” said Chief Technology Officer Piyush Prakash, who developed the app. “You basically pay the same price that you would pay at the gas station,” Black said.
Gas prices surge 18 cents in one week
SAN ANTONIO – The roads are thawed, but the price to drive them is almost chilling. At some gas stations around San Antonio, the price for a gallon has hit the $2.50 mark. The price of a gallon surged 18 cents locally in just the past week, and is up 32 cents a gallon in one month. Next week, drivers may see pump prices back off, but that won’t last long. Related: San Antonio drivers encounter problems while searching for gas amid second snowfall
San Antonio drivers encounter problems while searching for gas amid second snowfall
SAN ANTONIO – For San Antonio drivers, their patience was running on empty after a week of obstacles. On Thursday, the latest problem was the search for gas. Several drivers told KSAT they had zero luck with their search along San Pedro Avenue. Drivers encountered the same issue at other gas stations along San Pedro. According to AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch, the unusual winter weather and power outages led to a rise in fuel prices.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott hosts roundtable on oil, gas
Greg Abbott on Thursday held a roundtable discussion in Odessa with energy workers, leaders, and advocates on how Texas can continue to support the energy industry and its workers and ensure a more prosperous future for the state of Texas. Following the roundtable, the Governor held a press conference where he issued an executive order to protect Texas’ energy industry from federal overreach. During the roundtable, Abbott and the participants also discussed enhancing workforce development in Texas, cutting costly red tape, and expanding broadband access in rural communities. Greg Abbott pushes deregulation San Antonio during ‘listening session’ on Texas economyTexas Gov. Greg Abbott pledges to make it ‘fiscally impossible’ to defund police
Average Texas gas price up 7 cents a gallon, but San Antonio’s still among lowest in state
SAN ANTONIO – Gas prices have ticked up in the past week, but the trend of prices staying below $2 per gallon this year in Texas continues. According to AAA Texas, gas prices in the state average at $1.95 per gallon, which is below the national average of $2.24 as of Christmas Eve. Gas prices in the San Antonio region are averaging around $1.86 per gallon, some of the lowest prices in the state. Gas prices have been below $2 per gallon since March, the longest such stretch in Texas since 2005. Zuber said while low gas prices are usually an incentive for holiday travelers, the pandemic has changed driving patterns.
Average US gas price falls to under $2.25/gallon
CAMARILLO, Calif. – The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline fell half a penny over the past two weeks to just under $2.25 per gallon. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday prices may change a little in the coming days as hurricanes pummel the Gulf Coast, impacting oil production. Still, a decline in demand for gasoline because of the pandemic means there is plenty of petroleum available for motorists. Nationwide, the highest average price for regular-grade gas is in the San Francisco Bay Area at $3.36 per gallon. The average price of diesel in the survey taken Friday was $2.50 a gallon, down a penny from two weeks earlier.