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Summer's over: Farewell high gas prices

Summer's over: Farewell high gas prices

Average gas prices have fallen to an average of $3.39 a gallon after the BP Whiting Refinery and other refineries stopped making the more expensive summer blend gasoline.

September 25, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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Wood stove swaps will clean air

A wood stove swap program in Lake, Porter, Jasper and Newton counties can net participants a voucher of $1,000 toward purchase of a new EPA-certified wood stove and up to $4,000 to replace an outdoor wood boiler (hydronic heater).

September 18, 2014 10:00 am
Gas prices continue roller coaster ride

Gas prices continue roller coaster ride

The roller coaster ride continues with gas prices spiking once again this week in Northwest Indiana and the Chicago metropolitan area, including Cook and Will counties.

August 16, 2014 12:25 pm Photos

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Hobart to unveil new CNG-powered garbage truck

HOBART | Hobart officials and representatives from South Shore Clean Cities are set to unveil the region's first compressed natural gas-powered garbage truck Monday.

August 14, 2014 1:36 pm

Indiana seeks federal permission to grow hemp

INDIANAPOLIS | The state seed commissioner is wasting no time in trying to win federal approval for Hoosier farmers to grow hemp for industrial purposes.

April 03, 2014 6:30 pm Video Related
Ozinga dedicates new CNG station at Gary facility

Ozinga dedicates new CNG station at Gary facility

Marty Ozinga IV said his family-owned business doesn't make it a practice to publicly pat itself on the back, but with the opening of the company's new compressed natural gas station, felt it was necessary.

November 16, 2013 12:01 pm Photos

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Nike Fuel Bands allow Lowell students to track energy output

Nike Fuel Bands allow Lowell students to track energy output

The Nike Fuel Bands issued students in a fitness and nutrition class at Lowell High School plug into the students' school issued laptops.

May 23, 2013 12:00 am
Nike Fuel Bands allow Lowell students to track energy output

Nike Fuel Bands allow Lowell students to track energy output

Lowell High School students, from left, Mallory Leckrone, Nicole Sharkey, Hunter Jusevitch and Sarah Wieser show off their Nike Fuel Bands, obtained through a grant from the Tri-Creek Education Foundation. The bands plug into the laptops each student has been provided and give the students a…

May 23, 2013 12:00 am

Local diesel emission reduction grants available

South Shore Clean Cities, BP's Whiting Refinery and a host of environmental groups are partnering to provide grants aimed at improving air quality in Lake County.

May 03, 2013 7:00 am
Pence signs six laws championed by region legislators

Pence signs six laws championed by region legislators

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Gov. Mike Pence has signed 25 proposals approved by the General Assembly into law over the past two weeks, including six measures primarily sponsored by Northwest Indiana legislators. 

April 07, 2013 10:22 pm Related

Enbridge hosting open houses for Line 78 Pipeline Project

Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership will host open houses in Illinois and Indiana this week for its proposed Line 78 Pipeline Project.

March 11, 2013 10:26 am
Fair Oaks Farms lauds opening of compressed natural gas corridor

Fair Oaks Farms lauds opening of compressed natural gas corridor

FAIR OAKS | A new compressed natural gas station fueled by cow manure at Fair Oaks Farms completes a transportation corridor investors hope will be the first of many across the country.

March 04, 2013 2:00 pm Photos

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Gas Prices increase in region

Gas prices in the region have rose to about $3.40 per gallon compared to $3.19, and in some places, as low as $3.09, just several days ago.

January 23, 2013 4:22 pm

While county sees increase in fuel use, others see drops

While Porter County officials blamed rising fuel prices for the need to come up with an additional $250,000 last year, the larger communities in the county were able to live within their budgets.

January 06, 2013 12:00 am

Nearly 2,500 gallons of gas stolen from Hammond stations

HAMMOND | Police are investigating the theft of nearly 2,500 gallons of gasoline from three filling stations over the weekend.

August 28, 2012 6:00 pm
No end in sight for high gas prices in NWI

No end in sight for high gas prices in NWI

Sticker shock at the gas pump will continue unabated in Northwest Indiana and the Chicago metro area, according to those who watch the industry.

March 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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No end in sight for high gas prices in NWI, Chicago metro area

No end in sight for high gas prices in NWI, Chicago metro area

Sticker shock at the gas pump will continue unabated in Northwest Indiana and the Chicago metro area, according to those who watch the industry.

March 21, 2012 4:00 pm Photos

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Veto of Keystone pipeline will send food, gas prices higher

This election will be the most important decision you will ever make when pulling the lever. Just think of what you are voting for. The administration is putting roadblocks in our recovery.

February 22, 2012 12:00 am

Higher fuel standards help environment, economy

In a recent poll by Consumer Reports, "77 percent of respondents agreed that car manufacturers should produce more fuel-efficient vehicles and the government should increase standards and enforce them."

February 08, 2012 12:00 am
In a first, gas and other fuels are top U.S. export

In a first, gas and other fuels are top U.S. export

For the first time, the top export of the U.S., the world's biggest gas guzzler, is-wait for it-fuel. Measured in dollars, the nation is on pace this year to ship more gasoline, diesel and jet fuel than any other single export.

January 06, 2012 12:00 am
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