Stories tagged: gas
MONDAY, JAN. 2, 2017, 8:17 P.M.
Idaho oil and gas industry growing; new potential areas eyed
The amount of severance taxes generated by Idaho’s oil and gas industry is getting close to paying what it costs the state to regulate that industry.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 12:24 P.M.
Feds agree to delay penalties for automakers failing to meet fuel efficiency goals
Federal regulators acted Wednesday to postpone penalties automakers would face for failing to meet congressionally mandated miles-per-gallon goals.
SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: City official excited about University of Idaho research pointing to cheaper gas
From our archive, 100 years ago The possibility of making gas – the kind used in gas lamps – from wood instead of coal had local officials optimistic about cheaper …
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 4:10 P.M.
California governor seeks permanent ban on offshore drilling
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday asked President Barack Obama to permanently ban new offshore oil and gas drilling in the state before he leaves office.
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 1:56 P.M.
Analysis: If Exxon Mobil were a country, it would be the world’s 41st largest economy
Exxon Mobil isn’t just any company – it’s a giant. It may be better to think of it as something more akin to a state – and Rex Tillerson might …
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 3:17 P.M.
Fight brewing over how U.S. plans to use public lands in West
U.S. government officials on Thursday finalized an overhaul of how they plan for oil and gas drilling, mining, grazing and other activities across public lands in the West.
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 2:45 P.M.
Rising oil prices not expected to drastically hurt U.S. consumers
OPEC’s decision to cut production gave an immediate boost to oil prices, but the impact on consumers and the U.S. economy is likely to be more modest and gradual.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26, 2016, 3:31 P.M.
Albertsons launches gas rewards program
Grocer Albertsons launched a gas rewards program nationwide Wednesday, according to a news release. Albertsons shoppers can earn points to save up to $1 per gallon at Safeway gas stations, …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2016, 4:48 P.M.
Premium gas provides no benefit to cars that use regular, AAA study finds
Research by AAA has found that motorists wasted $2.1 billion in 2015 buying premium gasoline for cars that don’t require it.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 17, 2016, 7:32 P.M.
Gas prices up, stations running out in South after pipeline spill
Lines formed at gas stations across the South on Saturday and drivers who were able to find fuel had to pay more for it in some cases, as prices edged …
MONDAY, SEPT. 12, 2016, 6:09 P.M.
Oklahoma, EPA shutter 32 wells in new earthquake-prone area
A 5.8-magnitude earthquake and a series of smaller aftershocks in Oklahoma led to the discovery of a new fault line and stoked fears among some scientists about activity along other …
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016, 10:40 A.M.
Chevron loses $1.47 billion as slump in oil prices persists
Battered by a deep slump in worldwide oil prices, Chevron posted its third straight quarterly loss, a setback that shoved the company’s shares lower on Friday.
THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016, 10:05 P.M.
Idaho officials want gas and oil production records sooner
The Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission wants to know sooner and in more detail what companies are producing in the state.
THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016, 3 P.M.
OPEC states fail to reach deal on production
OPEC countries failed Thursday to agree on measures to influence crude supplies and prices – a missed opportunity to show the resolve that for decades let them set how much …
THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016, 3:22 P.M.
U.S. proposal would cut methane emissions sharply
The Obama administration issued a final rule Thursday to sharply cut methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production, a key part of a push by President Barack Obama to …
FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016, 12:15 P.M.
Chevron suffers quarterly loss, hefty job cuts are underway
Jolted by the slump in oil prices, Chevron reported on Friday a first quarter loss that was worse than Wall Street’s expectations, a setback that caused the company’s shares to …
FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016, 8:06 A.M.
Exxon’s 1Q profit plunges 63 percent on lower oil prices
Exxon Mobil produced its weakest quarter in more than 16 years as lower oil prices pushed its profit down by 63 percent. Revenue tumbled 28 percent, and the oil giant …
FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016, 7 A.M.
State Supreme Court will hear crude-by-rail case
The Washington state Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case centered around proposed Grays Harbor crude-by-rail facilities, lawyers for the groups opposed to the facilities announced on Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016, 12:35 P.M.
Exxon hikes dividend day after credit downgrade
day after losing its cherished AAA credit rating partly due to billions paid to shareholders, Exxon Mobil is raising its dividend again.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016, 3:08 P.M.
Two killed, one hurt in Texas gas pipeline accident
Two workers have been killed and another was hurt during a high-pressure release as the men repaired a South Texas gas pipeline.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016, 1:58 P.M.
U.S. stocks post slight gains, led by oil and gas companies
The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 36.26 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,000.36. The Nasdaq composite increased 25.55 points, or 0.6 percent, to 4,674.38. The S&P 500 climbed 10 points, …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2016, 5:09 P.M.
45 million more Gulf acres to be opened for energy development
The federal government will hold lease sales next month to open up 45 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration, the Obama administration announced Thursday.
TUESDAY, FEB. 9, 2016, 4:23 P.M.
Gasoline will average under $2 in 2016, energy agency says
For the first time since 2004, U.S. drivers are expected to pay an average of less than $2 a gallon for gasoline, the government said Tuesday.
FRIDAY, DEC. 26, 2014, 2:20 P.M.
Gas prices hit 5-year low
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri became the first state Friday to have an average statewide gas price fall below $2 per gallon since 2009, while Oklahoma’s average was expected …
MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013
Then & Now: Service stations popular until 1970s
There were cars before the advent of the gas station. Early fuel stops were general stores where a motorist could fill a gas can. The debut of Ford’s Model T …
MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013, 10:10 A.M.
Medical building gas explosion injures 1
A gas explosion in a medical building boiler room sent one employee to the hospital and evacuated 50 people from the building near Deaconess Hospital this morning.
THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 2013
Plan calls for hike in Washington gas tax
OLYMPIA, Wash. – House Democrats unveiled a transportation revenue package Wednesday that would raise $9.8 billion over the next decade with the help of a 10-cent bump in the gas …
MONDAY, JULY 23, 2012
Getting There: WSP’s newest Crown Vic marks end of an era
The Ford Crown Victoria, the classic law enforcement patrol car, is coming to a dead end. The last new Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor sedan in the fleet of the …
MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2011
Getting There: Lower gas prices will fuel excursions
A slight drop in the price of gasoline in the past month is going to result in a steady stream of traffic on highways this Labor Day weekend, AAA predicts. …
FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011, 1:54 P.M.
U.S. gas prices falling
A summer road trip may not be such a bad idea after all. Gasoline prices are falling fast. In the past 7 weeks, the average U.S. retail prices has dropped …