By Dan Wallach Updated 2:19 pm CDT, Thursday, July 11, 2019 In this June 27, 2008 file photo, a person pulls a gas pump from his vehicle after filling his tank in Philadelphia. The nation's psyche is battered and bruised, the sense of pessimism palpable. The Independence Day holiday is typically a time to honor all that we are as a nation, but the feeling is there's less to celebrate on this our 232nd birthday. Happy? It would seem not. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, file) less In this June 27, 2008 file photo, a person pulls a gas pump from his vehicle after filling his tank in Philadelphia. The nation's psyche is battered and bruised, the sense of pessimism palpable. The ... more Photo: Matt Rourke / AP 2008 Photo: Matt Rourke / AP 2008 Image 1 of / 74 Caption Close Image 1 of 74 In … [Read more...] about Will Gulf storm drive fuel prices even higher?
Arizona gas prices
California gas prices are pushing past $4 a gallon for the first time in five years. National prices are also spiking, having jumped to $2.84 this week, about 10 cents more than last year. Blame more maintenance issues than is typical for springtime at refineries in the West Coast and Rocky Mountains. With summer fast approaching, Americans nationwide are paying more at the pump, but California gas prices are pushing past $4 for the first time in five years. Californian gas is never cheap, given that it adheres to strict environmental standards not followed in other states. However, unexpected maintenance problems in local refineries have forced the state to look elsewhere for gas. The cost of transporting imports has made gas prices jump 40 cents since the start of this month alone.Gas prices in the state averaged $4.01 Wednesday and rose to $4.02 the following day, the highest they've been in the state since July 2014, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report. By … [Read more...] about Gas prices above $4 a gallon in California for first time in five years
By Gary Richards | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: April 9, 2019 at 8:56 am | UPDATED: April 10, 2019 at 4:50 am Two workers at the Shell gas station on Hamilton Avenue in West San Jose scurried over to the big sign on the corner listing prices last weekend, with new disturbing numbers in hand. Soon the $3.65 sign was $3.85. Twenty cents in one day, bringing the state average to $3.83 a gallon with more increases on the way. Experts say the state average of $4 a gallon could be coming by Memorial Day, the first time since 2014 pump prices have reached that frustrating and sure-to-get-noticed figure. That’s a whopping 29 cents more than in Hawaii, which almost always has the most expensive fuel. Some stations around the Bay Area have already eclipsed $4. “I think we’re going to see a really big spike in gasoline prices,” said Michael Blasky of the state automotive association, noting that prices jumped 19 cents last week and 50 … [Read more...] about Get ready for gas at $4 a gallon in the Bay Area
Sydney Maki and Carmen Reinicke, Bloomberg Published 9:35 am PST, Friday, March 1, 2019 You can't blame America's teenagers for no longer congregating at the mall like generations past: There aren't all that many stores left. In the last 48 hours alone, several shopping-center staples unveiled plans to trim their footprints across the U.S. Gap Inc. said it would slash the store count of its struggling namesake brand by 230 locations over the next two years, just hours after J.C. Penney Co. said it would shutter 18 of its department stores. That news came on the heels of L Brands Inc.'s decision to close 53 Victoria's Secrets in North America this year. And it's not just apparel: Tesla Inc., whose galleries are often inside shopping centers, just said it's moving all its sales online. These moves come on top of all of the chains that have already announced they're closing down or reducing their footprints due to bankruptcy. This includes Payless Inc., which is abandoning … [Read more...] about Malls take a 48-hour beating as retailers cull over 300 stores
Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press Updated 4:16 pm PST, Thursday, February 28, 2019 FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2011, file photo, smoke rises from the stacks of the main plant facility at the Navajo Generating Station, as seen from Lake Powell in Page, Ariz. The owners of one of the largest coal-fired power plants in the West say negotiations with a tribe to take over the plant have hit an impasse. A Navajo Nation energy company has been talking with owners of the Navajo Generating Station to buy the plant that's scheduled to shut down in December. less FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2011, file photo, smoke rises from the stacks of the main plant facility at the Navajo Generating Station, as seen from Lake Powell in Page, Ariz. The owners of one of the largest ... more Photo: Ross D. Franklin, AP Photo: Ross … [Read more...] about Coal plant owners, tribe at impasse over takeover of plant