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Roseville Shell Station Siphoned for 1,000 Gallons

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 7, 2012 by highboldtage

ROSEVILLE (AP) – Police in the Northern California city of Roseville are investigating the theft of nearly 1,000 gallons of gas from a Shell station.

The station’s manager, Tony Sandhu, said Saturday that thieves in a pickup truck somehow disabled the meter to steal 300 gallons of gas after business hours on Sept. 27.


Cheapest Gas, Arcata, Eureka, Fortuna, Crescent City, Ukiah, Redding

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 7, 2011 by highboldtage

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U.S. highway fund crushed by cutback in driving

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 5, 2008 by highboldtage

U.S. highway fund crushed by cutback in driving

As drivers cut back on gas, The Department of Transportation says its Highway Trust Fund will be depleted and needs an $8 billion emergency infusion.

NEW YORK ( — An unprecedented decline in driving will deplete the federal Highway Trust Fund by the end of September prompting the government to ask Congress for an $8 billion emergency infusion Friday.

Gasoline sales are crucial to maintaining the nation’s highway infrastructure. About 90% of the fund’s total revenues comes from taxes on motor fuels, according to a July report from the Congressional Budget Office.

Without the additional money, the Department of Transportation will not be able to fully reimburse states for their highway investments. Already in September, department officials are projecting getting $4.4 billion in state requests but collecting only $2.7 billion in revenues.

How Will Drilling Help If Refineries Are Cutting Back?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2008 by highboldtage

Oil Rises $2.99 on Bigger-Than-Expected Gasoline Supply Decline

By Mark Shenk

Aug. 13 (Bloomberg) — Crude oil futures rose more than $2 a barrel after a U.S. Energy Department report showed a bigger- than-forecast decline in inventories of gasoline as refiners shut units and imports fell.

Gasoline supplies dropped 6.39 million barrels to 202.8 million barrels last week, the biggest decline since October 2002 when Hurricane Lili and Tropical Storm Isidore disrupted output along the Gulf of Mexico. Stockpiles were forecast to decrease 2.15 million barrels, according to a Bloomberg News survey.

“Refiners are cutting runs and imports plunged because demand is so weak,” said Michael Lynch, president of Strategic Energy & Economic Research in Winchester, Massachusetts. “Refiners weren’t making money so it made sense to shut units.”

A Backlash is Brewing Among Drivers in U.S. Against Ethanol Blends

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2008 by highboldtage

A Backlash is Brewing Among Drivers in U.S. Against Ethanol Blends

By: iStockAnalyst   Saturday, July 26, 2008 11:51 AM
By Kate Galbraith”Why Do You Put Alcohol in Your Tank?” demands a large sign outside a gasoline service station here, which reassures drivers that it sells only “100% Gas.”

“No Corn in Our Gas,” advertises another station nearby.

Along the highways of this city, and elsewhere in the United States, a mutiny is growing against energy policies that heavily support and subsidize the blending of ethyl alcohol, or ethanol, generally made from corn, into gasoline.

Many consumers complain that ethanol, which constitutes as much as 10 percent of the fuel they buy in most states, hurts the efficiency of their cars and chokes the engines of their boats and motorcycles.

Pure ethanol contains one-third less energy than gasoline, and the ethanol industry acknowledges that E10 reduces mileage by about 2 percent.

Mexico begins rationing gasoline to station owners

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 8, 2008 by highboldtage

Mexico begins rationing gasoline to station owners

By Omar Millán González

July 8, 2008

TIJUANA – Mexico’s national oil monopoly began to ration the supply of gasoline in the Baja California region yesterday, much as it has limited diesel deliveries for several weeks.

Joaquín Aviña, president of the Association of Gas Station Owners of Tijuana, which represents 157 stations, said Pemex told the stations it would supply them according to their sales from January to March, without taking into account current demand.

He said that sales during that period, normally a slow time, were far below what they are now.

“This short-sighted approach could generate chaos similar to what we’re currently experiencing with diesel,” Aviña said.


Fuel Rationing in Tijuana?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 20, 2008 by highboldtage

Shrinking fuel supplies causing mad scramble

Public bus service may be halted today
By Omar Millán González
UNION-TRIBUNEJune 19, 2008

TIJUANA – Truck and bus drivers experienced a day of chaos in Tijuana yesterday, as they chased a dwindling supply of diesel fuel. Today was shaping up to be even worse.

For weeks, drivers from the United States have snapped up Mexican diesel, which is selling for about 50 percent less than in California.

That has resulted in a shortage of the fuel, and gas stations nearest the border crossings started halting or limiting sales last weekend.

By yesterday, diesel had started to run out at outlying stations


Long lines of trucks and buses, their drivers desperate to buy diesel, formed at those stations still selling the fuel.

Public transportation officials announced that if they could not refuel their buses they would halt service today, a decision that affects at least 750,000 daily riders.

Mexicoach, which previously bought diesel in Tijuana, was now buying it in San Diego, paying significantly more. González said the company had no choice but to raise its fares as well.

Dozens of cargo trucks were stranded along roads south and east of Tijuana after their drivers could not find diesel.


Local officials with Pemex, the national oil monopoly, have refused to comment about the crisis for days. But in Mexico City, its director, Jesús Reyes Heroles, denied yesterday that there was a fuel shortage on the border, the news agency Notimex reported.


Mexican government subsidies keep the fuel price lower than in the United States. A gallon of regular unleaded gas (87 octane) sells for $2.54, premium (91 octane) for $3.19 and diesel for $2.20.

Rationing of diesel began Friday