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Fuel Prices

Preface to a Prelude to Peak Oil

Kelpie Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kelpie Wilson

In our guts, we all know that fossil fuels can't last forever. What will we do with the knowledge that we are standing on an energy cliff?

Look For Cheap Flights? Try Booking On Tuesday

walletpop.com | Jennifer Oldham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The bad news about summer air fares keeps stacking up like aircraft waiting to land at San Francisco International Airport on a foggy day. First, a...

Survey: Denver Gas Prices Cheapest In Nation

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

CAMARILLO, Calif. — The average price of regular gasoline in the United States has jumped more than 7 cents over a two-week period to $2.92. Th...

Oil Prices Hit $71, A 2009 High

Yahoo! Finance | George Jahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

VIENNA (AP) -- Oil prices soared above $71 a barrel Wednesday to reach a 2009 high, as investors poured money into crude markets to protect themselve...

Amtrak Has Record Month As Travelers Shift To Rail Due To Fuel Prices

New York Times | MATTHEW L. WALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Record prices for gasoline and jet fuel should be good news for Amtrak, as travelers look for alternatives to cut the cost of driving and flying. And...

Government Panel Wants Fuel Taxes Hiked To Fund Highways

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — A 50 percent increase in gasoline and diesel fuel taxes is being urged by a federal commission to finance highway construction and ...

Fuel Poverty in UK, Government Faces Court Action VIDEO >>

George Spyros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
George Spyros

BBC News video segment: The UK government faces court action over claims millions are in fuel poverty despite a pledge to eradicate it. [today is Bl...

Jazz Airline Removes Life Vests To Save Weight, Fuel

Clusterstock, AP | Jonathan Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

An official with Air Canada's regional carrier Jazz says the airline is removing life vests from all its planes to save weight and fuel. Jazz spokesw...

Diddy Halts Private Jet Flights Over Fuel Prices

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Fuel prices have grounded an unexpected frequent-flyer: Diddy. Sean "Diddy" Combs complained about the "... too high" price of ga...

Shaky Economy Hits Kids Going Back To School

AP | LIBBY QUAID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Hard times and higher fuel prices will follow kids back to school this fall. Children will walk farther to the bus stop, pay more ...

On A Wing And A Prayer

Paul Peete | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Peete

To cut costs, American Airlines is laying off pilots, flight mechanics and additional employees. Even more ominous, US Airways is forcing its pilots to fly with less fuel than the pilots think is necessary.

Will Work For Gas

Patricia Draznin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patricia Draznin

As fuel prices rise we'll keep finding new solutions, such as carpools, scooters, bicycles, walking, crawling and begging.

Racing Fuel Costs Soar For NASCAR

Fox News | Kathryn Tuggle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With oil setting record highs, daily commuters aren't the only ones hurting; soaring gas prices are also hurting the racing industry. From the "week...

How Soaring Fuel Prices Hurt Kids

CNN | Steve Hargreaves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The school buses in Dubuque County, Iowa, travel 4,900 miles each day ferrying kids to and from class. That's the equivalent of driving across the ent...

Airlines: Pack Light Or Pay Up

Wall Street Journal | Scott McCartney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Pack light or pay up. Forcing customers to pay for service previously included with ticket purchases, UAL Corp.'s United Airlines and US Airways Grou...

Record Diesel Prices Nail Hard-Hit Truckers

New York Times | Christopher Maag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

According to AAA, the motor club, the average nationwide diesel price has set records on 18 of the past 19 days, including Monday, when it hit $3.83 a...

MAXjet Bankruptcy Strands Holiday Travelers

AP | John Wilen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MAXjet Airways ceased operations on Monday -- leaving jets on tarmacs and stranding passengers on Christmas Eve -- as the all-business class airline f...