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Gas Hits $4 in KC Area

Friday, May 23, 2008

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Gas Hits $4 in KC Area

It’s Here: Gas Hits $4 In KC Area By Steve Everly, THE KANSAS CITY STAR May 23, 2008 Four dollars and rising. Soaring oil prices have pushed the average price of premium gasoline in the Kansas City area past $4 a gallon for the first time. Other fuel grades, including regular, appear poised to follow. […]

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Record gas prices by spring

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

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Record gas prices by spring

Gasoline prices, already up 72 cents a gallon over a year ago, are poised to go higher — possibly shattering records. The federal Energy Information Administration on Tuesday projected the price of regular gasoline, now averaging $2.96 a gallon nationwide, will hit a monthly average near $3.40 by spring. The prediction of higher prices comes […]

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Hot Fuel Fix Tabled

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

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Hot Fuel Fix Tabled

The Kansas City Star January 29, 2008 by STEVE EVERLY, The Kansas City Star Committee halts regulatory effort to fix hot fuel ALBUQUERQUE, NM — The National Conference on Weights and Measures, under industry pressure, on Tuesday tabled a nationwide regulatory fix for hot fuel — pushing resolution of the issue into 2009 at least. […]

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Regulators Cozy With Regulated

Sunday, November 18, 2007

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Regulators Cozy With Regulated

The Kansas City Star November 18, 2007 by STEVE EVERLY, The Kansas City Star Regulators responsible for fair, accurate gas measures keep cozy with the regulated LITTLE ROCK, AR — The 62nd annual conference of the Southern Weights and Measures Association was winding down and Tim Chesser had reasons to be pleased. Chesser, assistant deputy […]

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Refinery margins are the culprit

Saturday, October 20, 2007

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Refinery margins are the culprit

The Kansas City Star (Missouri) October 20, 2007 by Steve Everly, The Kansas City Star Refinery margins have been an ally at the gas pump Drivers caught something of a break in recent weeks: Even as the price of crude oil surged toward $90 a barrel, gasoline prices actually drifted lower. Despite soaring oil prices, […]

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Dealers Change "Hot Fuel" Stance

Saturday, October 6, 2007

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Dealers Change "Hot Fuel" Stance

The Kansas City Star October 6, 2007 by STEVE EVERLY, The Kansas City Star Retail dealers once opposed ‘hot fuel,’ but now they fight to keep it Troy Hopkins seemed an unlikely figure to take on Big Oil over hot fuel. But as an owner of an Alabama gas station, he knew a change was […]

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FTC Apologizes for Hot Fuel Error

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

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FTC Apologizes for Hot Fuel Error

The Kansas City Star (Missouri) September 12, 2007 by Steve Everly, McClatchy Newspapers FTC official apologizes for hot fuel miscalculation KANSAS CITY, MO — When it comes to hot fuel, the head of the Federal Trade Commission has a couple of well-chosen words for Congress: "I… apologize." Deborah Platt Majoras, the FTC’s chairwoman and a […]

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FTC Feels Heat Over Hot Fuel

Friday, September 7, 2007

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FTC Feels Heat Over Hot Fuel

The Kansas City Star (Missouri) September 7, 2007 by Steve Everly, McClatchy Newspapers FTC head feels heat over hot fuel misstatement KANSAS CITY, MO — The head of the Federal Trade Commission is facing questions about her use of incorrect information underplaying the effect of hot fuel on consumers. Deborah Platt Majoras, the FTC’s chairwoman, […]

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Tempers flare at hot fuel meeting

Thursday, August 30, 2007

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Tempers flare at hot fuel meeting

The Kansas City Star August 30, 2007 by STEVE EVERLY, The Kansas City Star Tempers flare at hot fuel meeting in Chicago CHICAGO, IL — The fight over hot fuel came to a boil this week. A committee of the National Conference on Weights and Measures, meeting in Chicago, said the technical obstacles to converting […]

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"Motor Fuel Rip-off Notice" Stickers

Saturday, August 25, 2007

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"Motor Fuel Rip-off Notice" Stickers

The Kansas City Star (Missouri) August 25, 2007 by Steve Everly, The Kansas City Star California group offers free stickers of displeasure on hot fuel "Warning. Motor Fuel Rip-off Notice." That message of displeasure is on a sticker a California group is offering to warn motorists about "hot fuel" — the effect of temperature fluctuation […]

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