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Gasoline prices have familiar look as summer nears

Gasoline prices have familiar look as summer nears

The price of gasoline looks familiar this Memorial Day. For the third year in a row, the national average will be within a penny or two of $3.64 per gallon.

May 23, 2014 12:39 pm

Cleaner air could mean higher electric bills

NEW YORK | Electricity prices are probably on their way up across much of the U.S. as coal-fired plants, the dominant source of cheap power, shut down in response to environmental regulations and economic forces.

May 21, 2014 5:15 pm

Power companies dangle free nights and weekends

NEW YORK | Electric bills have long been take-it-or-leave-it affairs: Pay one rate for all the power you used the month before, no matter when you used it.

August 17, 2013 12:00 am

Chavez death brings uncertainty, hope to oil patch

HOUSTON | Following Tuesday's death of Hugo Chavez, Venezuela faces near-term political uncertainty that could bring further turmoil to its oil industry.

March 06, 2013 3:50 pm

Solar power is beginning to go mainstream

The high costs that for years made it impractical as a mainstream source of energy are plummeting. Solar power installations doubled in the United States last year and are expected to double again this year.

October 21, 2011 11:50 am

Shocker: Power demand from U.S. homes falling

NEW YORK | American homes are more cluttered than ever with devices, and they all need power: Cellphones and iPads that have to be charged, DVRs that run all hours, TVs that light up in high definition.

September 07, 2011 1:23 pm

Somewhat sheepishly, Exxon makes $11 billion

While announcing its latest quarterly profit, Exxon practically apologized. Sensing public outrage over gasoline prices that have topped $4 in some states, the company struck a defensive posture.

May 02, 2011 10:47 am
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