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U.S. drivers may pay less for gas in 2019

The projected $2.70 a gallon pump price for 2019 is 3 cents lower than 2018 levels, although this year’s high could reach $3 as soon as May and top $4 …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 11:40 a.m.

Belgian police, protesters clash in Brussels over high taxes

Police and hundreds of yellow jacket protesters upset over high taxes and living costs clashed Friday in Brussels. Dozens were detained as the grassroots movement that started in France two …


Average U.S. price of gas rises 2 cents per gallon to $2.93

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has risen 2 cents a gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.93.


Average price of U.S. gas slips a penny, to $2.94 a gallon

The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. fell a penny a gallon over the past three weeks to $2.94.


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 12:04 p.m.

Haiti suspends fuel price hike after protesters riot

The Haitian government suspended a fuel price hike Saturday hours after demonstrators attacked a Best Western Premiere hotel in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods of the capital.


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

Cantwell among senators urging President Trump to fight rising gasoline prices; Washington third highest in U.S.

With gas prices on the rise in the U.S., Sen. Maria Cantwell is urging President Trump to use all of his authority to stem the trend.


Average price of U.S. gas jumps 10 cents, to $3 a gallon

The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. jumped 10 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.00.


UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018, 5:56 p.m.

Get ready for the most expensive driving season in years

Crude oil prices are at the highest level in more than three years and expected to climb higher, pushing up gasoline prices along the way.


Hurricane raises flooding, power loss fears for Texas oil refiners

The biggest fears for Texas refiners in the


In blow to OPEC unity, Ecuador exits deal to cut oil output

Ecuador has dealt a blow to OPEC unity by announcing it will start raising oil production this month, arguing it needs the money.


UPDATED: Mon., May 29, 2017, 5:41 p.m.

Get ready for busy travel season; airlines could set record

If you’re planning a big vacation trip this summer, move over. You’re going to have lots of company.


UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 2:56 p.m.

Gas prices will rise this summer but should remain low

The U.S. government says a rebound in oil prices means drivers will be paying more at the pump this summer than last year. But that will still be a bargain …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 10:41 a.m.

Consumer prices up moderately, driven by rising energy costs

U.S. consumer prices, driven up by rising energy costs, rose moderately in December, closing out a year in which consumer inflation rose at the fastest pace in five years.


EPA to keep strict gas mileage standards in place

The Obama administration has decided not to change government fuel economy requirements for cars and light trucks despite protests from automakers.


Gasoline pipeline blast could raise pump prices in Southeast

A fatal explosion has shut down a pipeline supplying gasoline to millions of people across the Southeast – the second accident and shutdown in two months – raising the specter …


Gas prices, temperatures low as roadwork lulls for Labor Day

Weather over the Labor Day weekend will be cooler than normal and much cooler than last weekend. Highs in the Spokane area are forecast to be around 70 degrees all …


Low gas prices saved average household about $1,300, Fed chair says

About $1,300 – that’s how much the average household has saved since mid-2014 thanks to the fall in gasoline prices, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Monday.


Cheap gas revives the great summer road trip

Grab your sunglasses, a giant cup of coffee and prepare to hit the highway: 2016 is shaping up to be the summer of the road trip.


100 years ago in Spokane: Auto club suspects gas gouging

From our archives, 100 years ago The auto was still relatively new, but people in Spokane already were concerned about gas gouging.


Low gas prices drag down US retail sales in February

U.S. retail sales slipped last month, pulled down by sharply lower gas prices, and Americans spent much less in January than previously estimated. The figures suggest that consumers remain cautious …


Even as gas prices rise, drivers will save at the pump

Gasoline prices have started their annual springtime migration higher, but motorists should still save money at the pump in 2016.


Need to fill your gas tank? Here’s some good news

A glut of oil will keep prices from rebounding until next year, much later than previously forecast, experts at the International Energy Agency said Monday.


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.


US running out of room to store oil; price collapse next?

NEW YORK — The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in …


AAA: Average price of gasoline in Washington $2.72

BELLEVUE, Wash. — The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gas in Washington has risen 28 cents in one week to $2.72.


AAA: Average price of gallon of gasoline in Washington $2.37

BELLEVUE — The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $2.37. That’s down 10 cents in a week and 53 cents in …


AAA: Average price of gasoline in Washington $3.89

BELLEVUE — The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $3.89. That’s up a penny in a week, 18 cents in a …


AAA: Average price of gasoline in Washington $3.35

BELLEVUE, Wash. — The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $3.35.


Idaho motorists finally get break at gas pump

BOISE — Idaho motorists are finally getting a break at the gas pump. AAA Idaho reports that gasoline prices have dipped below the national average. The state’s 26-cent drop in …


AAA: Average price of gas in Washington $3.31

BELLEVUE, Wash. — The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $3.31. That’s the same as a week ago, 18 cents lower …