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Average Price for Gas in US Hits $5 a Gallon
Gas Prices Hit
a Nationwide First

Gas Prices Hit a Nationwide First

Average cost per gallon in the US is now $5, according to AAA

(Newser) - The nationwide average price for a gallon of gasoline has topped $5 for the first time ever. Auto club AAA said the average price on Saturday was $5.00. Motorists in some parts of the country, especially California, are paying far above that. The national average price has jumped 19...

Pain at the Pump Sees a New Jump
Pain at the Pump
Sees a New Jump

Pain at the Pump Sees a New Jump

Gas prices have spiked 25 cents in just one week

(Newser) - At least 10 states now claim an average gas price of more than $5 per gallon, and some of them can trace this dubious honor back to a surge over the past few days. According to AAA, the country's average increased to $4.87 a gallon on Monday, which...

Finland Won't Pay Gas Company in Rubles. Russia Hits Back

Gazprom has cut off supply of gas to Nordic nation

(Newser) - Things were already tense between Russia and Finland after the latter nation applied for NATO membership this week, and a new move by the former isn't going to alleviate that tension. Due to crippling sanctions against its central bank because of its invasion of Ukraine, Russia has asked customers...

States Sue Postal Service Over Its Truck Plan

Agency is buying vehicles that get just 8.6mpg

(Newser) - The Postal Service disappointed a lot of people when it announced in February that only 10% of the roughly 150,000 delivery trucks it will buy in the next decade will be electric . Now, some of them are suing to block the purchases of gasoline vehicles, including 16 states, DC,...

Gas Could Cost Your Family an Extra $2K This Year
At Gas Pumps, 'Dire Situation'
May Be Here Awhile  
THE RUNDOWN

At Gas Pumps, 'Dire Situation' May Be Here Awhile

Russia's invasion of Ukraine sent US into 'hyper-supply crunch;' it's not expected to improve soon

(Newser) - We haven't seen gas prices this high in the US since 2008, with Russia's invasion of Ukraine being a primary driver. AAA reports that the average cost of a gallon of gas was $4.17 as of Tuesday morning, per CNN Business . That's a 10-cents-per-gallon increase just...

US Sees an Unwanted First on Gas Prices

For first time, average price of a gallon goes over $5 in one city

(Newser) - Russia's invasion of Ukraine has pushed gas prices sky-high. For the first time in any US city, the average price of a gallon of gas hit $5 in San Francisco on Thursday. The rest of California, the state where gas is the priciest at a current average of $4....

New California Law Will Ban Sale of Gas-Powered Mowers

State is phasing out small gas-powered engines

(Newser) - Gas-powered lawn mowers and leaf blowers are on the way out in California. Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed banning the sale of new gas-powered lawn equipment by Jan. 1, 2024, or whenever regulators determine is feasible. The bill, the first of its kind in the US, is aimed at tackling...

Some Gas Stations Are Running Out of Gas

As the July 4 holiday weekend looms

(Newser) - Not only are gas prices their highest in nearly seven years—in some parts of the US, you might struggle even to be able to get gas at all. Stations are running out of fuel, CNN reports, due to a tank truck driver shortage and rising demand leading to supply...

Woman Catches on Fire in Latest Gas-Hoarding Mishap

Jessica Gale Patterson crashed car that she was stashing gas in: SC deputies

(Newser) - The chaotic aftermath of the gas shortage in the South brought about by the Colonial Pipeline hacking continues. On Tuesday a brawl ensued at a North Carolina gas station backed up with long lines, while on Wednesday a Hummer burst into flames in Florida after its driver filled up several...

Guy in Hummer Fills Up 4 Gas Containers. Then, Flames

Vehicle burst into flames shortly after

(Newser) - The latest in the US gasoline panic: A Hummer burst into flames at a Florida gas station moments after the driver filled up four 5-gallon gas containers Wednesday morning. Citrus County Fire Rescue crews were called to an intersection near the Homosassa gas station around 11am to find the vehicle...

California Plans to Pull the Plug on Gas Vehicles

Sales of new gas-powered cars to end by 2035

(Newser) - California will ban the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks in 15 years, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday, establishing a timeline in the nation's most populous state that could force US automakers to shift their zero-emission efforts into overdrive. The plan won't stop people from owning...

The Baseball Field Was Wet. Someone's Solution: Set It on Fire

Damage at Connecticut high school's home field estimated at $50K

(Newser) - Someone thought it was wise to dry out a baseball field by dousing it in gasoline and lighting a match. Hence the closure of Ciuccoli Field, the home field of Connecticut's Ridgefield High School. Ridgefield was set to play Amity Regional at 11am Saturday when the decision was made...

600 Gallons of Gas Stolen in an Apparent Hack

Police looking for two suspects in Detroit who may have used remote device

(Newser) - Thieves were somehow able to hack into a gas pump in Detroit last month and steal 600 gallons of gas over a period of about 90 minutes right in the middle of the day. It's not clear exactly what happened at the Marathon station on June 23, but clerk...

Cop Saves Gas Station Worker Covered in Flames

Man apparently set himself on fire before officer tackled him

(Newser) - Authorities say a Massachusetts gas station worker doused himself with gasoline, set himself on fire, and ran, but was then tackled by a police officer who extinguished the flames. The Essex District Attorney's office says the unidentified 24-year-old man was at the Newbury gas station where he works Saturday...

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...

Why This Scene May Cease to Exist in California After 2040

Assemblyman wants to ban sales of cars fueled by gas, diesel by that deadline

(Newser) - If Phil Ting has his way, California girls will soon be cruising down Highway One and never having to stop for gas. When the state Legislature returns at the start of 2018, the Dem assemblyman says he'll introduce a bill that would ban the sale of new cars fueled...

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...

Rumors Swirl as Gas Shortage Hits N. Korea

Beijing may have tightened supply

(Newser) - An acute shortage of gasoline in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang that has sparked price hikes and hoarding is raising fears of potentially crippling pain at the pumps if things don't get better soon—and driving rumors that China is to blame. The shortage, which is extremely unusual...

Cops: Virgin Saint Hid a Secret—Until She Leaked It

Trail of fuel leads cops to altar in Mexico used for smuggling

(Newser) - Altars to the Virgin of Guadalupe are ubiquitous at businesses across Mexico. Now federal police say one has even been used in a gasoline-smuggling racket in the central state of Puebla, reports the AP . Police said Tuesday that a trail of fuel leaking into the street in San Martin Texmelucan...

US Drivers Waste $2.1B a Year on Expensive Gas for No Reason

Most cars don't need higher-grade fuel: AAA

(Newser) - It may make you feel posh (or practical) to pull up to the pump and request premium unleaded for your tank, but chances are you're throwing away your hard-earned cash on an unnecessary type of gas. Per the American Automobile Association, US drivers blew about $2.1 billion on...

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