NEW YORK | The gasoline price roller coaster is running a strange course this summer.
Motorists fill up at the BP in Merrillville on Tuesday, with gas prices expected to be at their highest for an Independence Day holiday weekend since 2008, according to the American Automobile Association.
Motorists crowd to the pumps Tuesday at the BP station in Merrillville, with gas prices expected to be at their highest for an Independence Day holiday weekend since 2008, according to the American Automobile Association.
Motorists fill up Tuesday at the BP station in Merrillville, with gas prices expected to be at their highest for an Independence Day holiday weekend since 2008, according to the American Automobile Association.
For years, since the middle 1970s, the government has been telling us to conserve gas (remember the 55 mph speed limits). They have hounded us to get rid of our gas-guzzlers and buy more fuel-efficient cars.
Many Northwest Indiana residents are complaining gas prices are too high after they raced to nearly $4 a gallon.
Gas prices across Northwest Indiana have risen near the $4 a gallon range, but should peak soon and end up lower than they were last summer.
About 7,000 tradesman are still working on the BP Whiting Refinery project, or about half as many as had been employed during the peak of the construction.
Gas prices have been dropping and could be 20 to 25 cents lower by Halloween.
Webb Hyundai lead service tech Joe Vicari draws gas from a car last year. The Highland dealership worked on many cars with contaminated gas from BP stations.
BP has agreed to pay $7 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over bad gas that came from the Whiting Refinery last summer.
HAMMOND | Motorists should see some relief at the gas pumps when the massive $4.2 billion modernization project at the BP Whiting Refinery is completed by the end of the year.
HAMMOND | Global energy consumption slowed significantly last year because of sluggish economic growth worldwide, but gas prices still remained at record highs.
Gas prices continue to spike in the region, and it is becoming more and more apparent that local print and TV media are shying away from reporting on this.
One week ago, gasoline prices throughout Northwest Indiana hovered around $3.78 per gallon. By Wednesday morning, that cost per gallon skyrocketed to between $4.26 and $4.35.
Gas tracking website GasBuddy.com reported Friday gasoline prices were spiking in Northwest Indiana, following wholesale price increases and the shutdown of pipelines due to rain.
Say Mr. President or whatever you are, I thought you were trying to bring back the economy?
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.
A motorist pumps gas at a BP gas station in Merrillville.
Strack & Van Til employees return the store after NIPSCO crews repaired a gas leak caused by a contractor working behind the store.
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