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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019

Legislators sue Inslee over vetoes in transportation bill

The transportation budget passed unanimously in both houses. In an even rarer show of bipartisanship, Democrats and Republicans from both chambers announced Thursday they will file suit in Thurston County …


Macron scraps French fuel tax hike amid violent protests

French President Emmanuel Macron scrapped a fuel tax rise Wednesday amid fears of new violence, after weeks of nationwide protests and the worst rioting in Paris in decades.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018

Macron caves in to French protesters – too late, they say

The French government’s decision to suspend fuel tax and utility price hikes Tuesday did little to appease protesters, who called the move a “first step” and vowed to fight on …


High fuel costs cut sharply into American Airlines profit

Higher fuel costs slashed third-quarter profit at American Airlines by nearly half, and the company said it will respond by growing more slowly and cutting unprofitable flights.


Fuel weighs on American Airlines, but it tops forecasts

American Airlines said Thursday that second-quarter profit plunged 34.5 percent on higher fuel costs, and it reduced its forecast for full-year earnings.


UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018

Looting follows violent fuel protests in Haitian capital

Looters pillaged burned and vandalized shops in Haiti’s capital Sunday following two days of violent protests over the government’s attempt to raise fuel prices.


U.S. exporting dirty fuel to already pollution-choked India

U.S. oil refineries that are unable to sell a dirty fuel waste product at home are exporting vast quantities of it to India instead.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017

Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

Large amounts of federal aid began moving into Puerto Rico on Saturday, welcomed by local officials who praised the Trump administration’s response but called for the emergency loosening of rules …


China plans nationwide ethanol use by 2020

China plans to promote use of ethanol in gasoline nationwide by 2020, joining the United States, Brazil and other governments that use blended fuel to curb emissions and fossil fuel …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017

Beware at the pump: Black market fuel making millions

A black market for diesel and gasoline has rapidly spread around the nation, with organized crime gangs using fraudulent credit cards to syphon millions of dollars in fuel from gas …


US average fuel economy at record high of 24.8 mpg

DETROIT – Fuel economy is at a record high as new technology helps vehicles lose weight and drive more efficiently. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the fuel economy of …


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 …


U.S. gas prices jump by 5 cents over two weeks

The average price of gasoline has jumped by a nickel over the past two weeks to $2.32 a gallon for regular grade.


Sue Lani Madsen: Paying roads tax by the mile holds promise

Would you be a winner or a loser if Washington shifted from taxing drivers per gallon to taxing per mile? City dwellers with short trips look like obvious winners. People …


Plane that crashed in Spokane wrongly filled with jet fuel, report says

A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board confirms the plane that crashed in downtown Spokane last month was filled with jet fuel before taking off. The plane was …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Joe Rudersdorf, Spokane’s dogcatcher and “humane society” officer, announced a plan to prevent the abuse of horses by wagon drivers going up the South …


Ford hopes to introduce three-cylinder engine by 2013

DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Co. plans to introduce its smallest engine by 2013, part of the race to improve fuel economy across the industry. Ford said Thursday it’s working …


Caldwell: Military elevates biofuel’s status

When the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds spun, rolled and shrieked through two days of performances at Andrews Air Force Base a week ago, the demonstration was not just about aeronautic …


Deer Park man, 85, assaulted, robbed in home

An elderly man was robbed in his Deer Park home Monday by a man who knocked on his door seeking money for gas, officials said today.


Significant fuel savings possible for cars, SUVs

A prestigious research panel has concluded that technology already widely available could significantly cut fuel consumption by cars and light trucks.


Gas prices show an uptick, but aren’t likely to climb steeply

If you drive, you’ve surely noticed a touch of volatility in the price of gas during the past year. Last April, prices in Spokane crested above $3.60 and were on …


Schools mapping out savings

Burdened with a fleet of buses whose fuel mileage is measured in single digits, school districts are looking for ways to shave the miles they drive. Every time diesel increases …


Residents concerned about test site

A company owned by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe is building a facility near the reservation town of Tensed to test 210,000-gallon jet fuel bladders for leaks. Berg Integrated Systems is …