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Americans Pray at the Pump

5. May 2008

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Americans Pray at the Pump

Tired of Paying Through the Nose, Americans Try Praying at the Pump By Karin Zeitvogel, AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE May 05, 2008 WASHINGTON, DC — At a Shell gas station in Washington, Rocky Twyman and an unusual group of activists were mad as hell about soaring fuel prices. "Last week, this station was 3.51 dollars. Now […]

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Gas Prices Level — For Today

3. May 2008

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Gas Prices Level — For Today

Gas Prices Level Off — For Today Stability could be fleeting, analyst says, as California average pauses at $3.92. By Dale Kasler, SACRAMENTO BEE May 03, 2008 The surge in gasoline prices has stopped for now. The grumbling hasn’t. As the average price in California settled at $3.92 a gallon Friday, consumer advocates raged about […]

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Chevron's Profit Tops $5 Billion

3. May 2008

Chevron's Profit Tops $5 Billion

Chevron’s Profit Tops $5 Billion The oil company beats analysts’ forecasts despite an 84% drop in earnings from refining and gasoline retailing. Ronald D. White, LOS ANGELES TIMES May 03, 2008  Record energy prices gave Chevron Corp., the nation’s second-largest oil company, a bigger-than-expected profit gain during the first quarter despite weak income from making […]

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Chevron Notches Record 1st Qtr

3. May 2008

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Chevron Notches Record 1st Qtr

Chevron Notches Record First-Quarter Profit By David R. Baker, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE May 03, 2008 The same high oil prices that are taking a bite out of the economy brought Chevron Corp. its biggest first-quarter profit ever, a $5.17 billion record that will likely add to the public outcry over fuel costs. San Ramon’s Chevron […]

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Chevron Gushes $5.17 Billion Profit

2. May 2008

Chevron Gushes $5.17 Billion Profit

Chevron’s 1Q Profit of $5.17 Billion Marks Big Oil’s Latest Gusher By Michael Liedtke, ASSOCIATED PRESS May 02, 2008 SAN RAMON, CA — Astounding profits in the oil industry are becoming as routine as the anguished looks of motorists filling up their gas tanks. Chevron Corp. put yet another exclamation point on the oil patch’s […]

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Exxon's $10.9 Billion 1st Qtr

2. May 2008

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Exxon's $10.9 Billion 1st Qtr

Exxon’s $10.9 Billion in Profit Disappoints Street Prices at the Pump Aren’t Keeping Pace with Rising Oil By Edward Iwata, USA TODAY May 2, 2008 Houston-based ExxonMobil, the No.1 publicly traded oil company in the world, rode record crude oil prices to $10.9 billion in first-quarter earnings Thursday, despite lower production of oil. ExxonMobil’s 17% […]

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Heated Fuel Price Rhetoric

30. April 2008

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Heated Fuel Price Rhetoric

Heated Fuel Price Rhetoric By Staff Writers, ENERGYWASHINGTON WEEK April 30, 2008 Rising fuel prices are rattling a lot of people who want action, fast. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) has sent a letter to the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), asking for an investigation into the recent spike in diesel and jet fuel […]

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SF Avg. Gas Price Tops $4

28. April 2008

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SF Avg. Gas Price Tops $4

Average Gas Price Tops $4 in San Francisco; Motorists express dismay but not surprise at the pump. L.A. is not far behind at $3.878 a gallon. By Michelle Quinn, LOS ANGELES TIMES April 28, 2008 >SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Finally, it happened. After days of inching upward, gasoline on Sunday crossed the $4 threshold in […]

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Warm States' Hot Fuel Lawsuit

28. April 2008

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Warm States' Hot Fuel Lawsuit

Lawsuit seeks fair price for gasoline in Florida and other warm-weather states; Suit Wants Oil Companies to Treat Consumers Fairly By McNelly Torres, SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL April 27, 2008 Florida drivers pay among the nation’s highest gas prices because of high taxes and the state’s lack of refineries and pipelines. Now consumer advocates are taking […]

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Man Asks God for Cheaper Gas

28. April 2008

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Man Asks God for Cheaper Gas

April 28, 2008 Man Asks God for Cheaper Gas By Wire Reports, UPI OAKLAND, CA — A man of faith from the District of Columbia area is going over the heads of government and industry leaders by asking God for cheaper gas. Rocky Twyman, a public relations consultant and church choir director from the Washington […]

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