Naturally, drivers are happy that gas prices have rapidly retreated from all-time highs. They may not be quite as pleased when realizing that they’ve never paid more for gas than they did in 2012 as a whole.
Power companies have concluded that burying lines is too expensive to contemplate. Maybe they aren’t thinking about things the right way. Here’s one man who’s taking on the fight.
Do you know how much energy you consume every 15 minutes? Most would say that’s a hard — if not impossible — question to answer, but San Francisco-based utility provider Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) now has access to that information for 30,000 of its residential customers, thanks to its “SmartMeter” program. PG&E’s …
Whatever the budget deal, it probably won’t be able to prevent sluggish growth and the risk of rising inflation.
We’ve come a long way. For much of 2012, drivers have been paying 10¢, sometimes 25¢ more per gallon than the same time in 2011—which was the priciest year ever for gasoline.
Taking two weeks to restore power is unconscionable. It’s also part of a troublesome trend of more and longer outages that point up major flaws in our national power grid. How long before we bury the power lines?
Hurricanes are often associated with soaring gas prices, and sometimes even complaints from drivers about price gouging by gas stations as well. Experts, however, say that Sandy’s effects on gas prices will be mild.
Low water levels on the Mississippi River, which have snarled cargo traffic and completely halted hundreds of barges at a time, got most of the media attention during this year’s arid summer. But the weird weather is also having …
Gasoline prices normally rise in late spring and stay high through the summer, but this year they appear likely to keep falling.
As oil prices sink, so do the prospects for the Russian economy.