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City Is First to Ban New Gas Stations
City's Move on Gas Stations
May Be a Forerunner
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City's Move on Gas Stations May Be a Forerunner

Petaluma, Calif., bans the construction of new stations

(Newser) - The city of Petaluma, Calif., has just done something no other city in the US has done, reports Gizmodo —it banned the construction of new gas stations. And coverage of the decision suggests Petaluma won't be alone for long as a shift continues toward electric cars. Coverage:
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In Some Areas, Gas Is Below $1 a Gallon
Gas Is Cheap, Not
That You'd Notice

Gas Is Cheap, Not That You'd Notice

National average hovers around $2 a gallon, but for many motorists there's nowhere to go

(Newser) - US gasoline prices have dropped to their lowest levels in four years, and they are almost sure to go lower as oil prices plunge. Price-tracking services put the national average Monday around $2 a gallon. Some stations were spotted charging under a dollar. But don't expect a stampede to...

Firefighters Find Illegal Backyard Gas Station

Las Vegas firefighters uncovered the operation

(Newser) - Las Vegas firefighters have discovered what officials described as an illegal, homemade gas station in a backyard, the AP reports. Las Vegas Fire and Rescue shared images online of the makeshift gas station discovered by firefighters Tuesday showing two yellow tanks in the corner of a walled yard with a...

Visa Issues Warning About Buying Your Gas Like This

Using cards at gas pumps can be risky, Visa says

(Newser) - Ever wonder about the safety of using credit cards at gas pumps? Well, Visa has issued two recent security alerts ( here and here ) about cybercrime groups that have hacked North American fuel dispensers, installed malware, and culled out what appears to be unencrypted card data, ZDNet reports. Seems...

2 Dead After Blast at Popular Gas Station

4 injured after explosion at 'pillar of the little community' in Virginia

(Newser) - Authorities say an explosion at a Virginia gas station has left two people dead and four people injured, the AP reports. Rockbridge County Fire and EMS Chief Nathan Ramsey said the remains of two people were found in the rubble of the South River Market several miles north of Buena...

Gas Station Boo-Boo: 'Mama June,' Boyfriend Arrested

Ala. charges against June Shannon, Geno Doak said to include drug possession, drug paraphernalia

(Newser) - The third season of her WE TV show From Not to Hot premiered Friday, but June Shannon (aka "Mama June" from TLC's Here Comes Honey Boo Boo) may not have been much in the mood to watch it, despite putting up a brave front on Twitter . TMZ reports...

Store Owner Puts Unique Warning on Microwave

Parul Patel says he's 'sick and tired' of people warming their urine at his store

(Newser) - A Florida gas station owner has placed a sign in his store asking customers not to warm urine in the microwave, the AP reports. Parul Patel says he's become "sick and tired" of people walking into his BP gas station and On the Fly convenience store in Jacksonville...

Driver Walks Away After Airborne Car Crashes Into Gas Station

'She had an angel riding with her'

(Newser) - Shelby Lynne May, a 24-year-old Mississippi woman, was charged with DUI after a high-speed crash—and she's incredibly lucky she wasn't being declared DOA instead. Video of the crash shows her sedan, which was traveling at more than 100mph, skidding into an embankment, becoming airborne, flipping in the...

Oregonians Can Now Pump Own Gas, Do Not Like It

'This is a service only qualified people should perform'

(Newser) - Change can be a scary thing—but the rest of America isn't overflowing with sympathy for Oregonians freaking out about the fact that they're now allowed to pump their own gas. The state partially lifted its ban on self-service gas on Jan. 1, allowing people in rural counties...

When Driving Getaway Car, Be Sure to Do it on a Full Tank

Georgia men made it 2 miles down the road after alleged robbery, ran out of gas

(Newser) - Police say a getaway car ran out of gas after an armed robbery near Atlanta, leading to the speedy arrest of two suspects. Gwinnett County police Cpl. Michele Pihera says 18-year-old Najee Logan and 21-year-old Justin Larry were charged with armed robbery after their arrest early Tuesday after officers found...

Suspect in Gas Station Robbery Forgot One Important Item

Sean Harris busted after running out of gas on an Indiana highway

(Newser) - Authorities say an Indiana man who robbed a gas station made off with food, drinks, and cigarettes. What he didn't steal was gas, the AP notes. The Northwest Indiana Times reports that a state trooper arrested 33-year-old Sean Harris on Wednesday after finding him stranded by the side of...

Indiana Fighting Store Owner Over Cold Beer

Convenience stores in state can only sell warm beer

(Newser) - GOP leaders in the Indiana Statehouse have reached agreement on a measure targeting a convenience store owner who used a legal loophole to circumvent the state's stringent law governing who can sell cold beer. A copy of the proposed legislation obtained by the AP sets a bar so high...

After Corporate 'Soap Opera,' a $3.3B Deal for 7-Eleven, Sunoco

7-Eleven scooping up most of fuel supplier's convenience stores

(Newser) - Sunoco is selling most of its convenience stores, with their accompanying gas pumps, to Seven & i Holdings, the parent company of 7-Eleven, in a deal valued at $3.3 billion as it looks to focus more on its fuel supply business, per the New York Times . About 1,110...

Unlikely Item Helped Kidnap Victim Escape Trunk

Quick thinking, light of insulin pump gave Brittany Diggs the chance to escape

(Newser) - The Alabama nursing student whose brave kidnapping escape was caught on a gas station's surveillance video last week revealed that her insulin pump played a role in her getaway. In an exclusive interview with the Today show on Monday, Brittany Diggs, 25, said the faint light of her insulin...

Watch the Moment a Kidnap Victim Makes Her Big Escape

She popped out of a car trunk at an Alabama gas station

(Newser) - A frightening ordeal for a kidnapped woman came to an end at an Alabama gas station late Tuesday night, and her escape was caught on tape. Sgt. Bryan Shelton says that the 25-year-old was abducted outside her Birmingham apartment around 10:30pm, with the suspect throwing her in the trunk...

Vermont Gas Station Goes Solar
Vermont Gas Station
Goes Solar

Vermont Gas Station Goes Solar

'I'm willing to go green, but I've got to save some green in the process,' owner says

(Newser) - The Pump & Pantry looked unremarkable—a gas station, grocery, and deli along the main road through the rural Vermont town of Williamstown. But now the independent business is a meeting place of fossil fuels and renewable energy. It's a gas station that's gone solar. Owner Sam Adams—...

Tesla Looking to Change Up US Gas Stations

Move could 'redefine the gas station,' Washington Post says

(Newser) - Soon, it could be much easier for electric car drivers to recharge. Tesla is in talks with Sheetz, a chain that operates hundreds of gas stations and convenience stores in six states, about putting Tesla charging stations at Sheetz locations, a Sheetz exec confirms to the Washington Post . The Post ...

Driver Fills Gas Tank for Just 26 Cents

Ohio gas station blames price war, computer glitch

(Newser) - A computer glitch led to a brief price war between two gas stations in northwest Ohio, allowing some drivers to fill their tanks for pennies per gallon, the AP reports. According to WTOL-TV , a computer malfunction dropped prices at one north Toledo gas station, and another across the street lowered...

Don't Shop at Stores With Lights in Windows: Ala. Rep

Because those aren't American-owned, obviously, per Rep. Alan Harper

(Newser) - An Alabama lawmaker is calling on US citizens to show their patriotism this Yuletide season (and, ostensibly, for always)—by frequenting only American-owned convenience stores, gas stations, and tobacco outlets, WALB reports. And GOP state Rep. Alan Harper has an easy way for consumers to tell which stores are true-blue...

Woman: Cops Did Forced Cavity Search in Parking Lot

Charnesia Corley says she didn't give consent for vaginal search

(Newser) - A 21-year-old Texas woman with no criminal record has accused Harris County cops of pulling her over for allegedly running a stop sign, claiming they smelled pot, then conducting a body cavity search on her in a gas station parking lot, the Guardian reports. "I feel like they sexually...

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