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  • Least expensive Labor Day gas prices since 2010

    August 31, 2014 2:42 PM

    Americans behind the wheel may get some relief in their wallet this weekend, as Labor Day gas prices are forecasted to reach the lowest holiday levels since 2010, according to a study by GasBuddy. The price drop is part of a decrease that began in July and will likely... more »
  • US gas prices rise slightly to $3.71 a gallon

    June 22, 2014 8:40 PM

    CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - A survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. has risen by 2 cents over the last two weeks to $3.71. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that crude oil prices rose over jitters about Iraqi oil production as violence... more »
  • Lower Gas Prices Means Travel is Up

    June 12, 2012 3:26 PM

    Instead of pain at the pump, how about a little relief for a change? Gas prices have been steadying falling, down 28 cents in just the last month. And just about everyone likes lower gas prices, especially if you're in the RV-ing world. "If they can put less... more »
  • Gas prices in Louisiana

    June 4, 2012 8:44 AM

    Average retail gasoline prices in Louisiana have fallen 5.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.31/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.61/g, according to gasoline price website LouisianaGasPrices.com. Including the change in gas... more »
  • Oil prices fall on disappointing economic data

    May 17, 2011 10:43 AM

    Oil prices are falling after factory production and new home construction declined in the U.S. last month. Benchmark oil for June delivery fell 67 cents to $96.70 per barrel Tuesday morning on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The Federal Reserve says factories produced fewer goods in April for the first... more »
  • Obama Announces Steps to Speed US Oil Production

    May 14, 2011 2:08 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Facing continued public unhappiness over gas prices, President Barack Obama is directing his administration to ramp up U.S. oil production by extending existing leases in the Gulf of Mexico and off Alaska's coast and holding more frequent lease sales in a federal petroleum reserve in Alaska. Obama... more »
  • You're Ranting - Extra Charge at Gas Stations

    May 4, 2011 10:39 AM

    Out of control gas prices have the Country in an uproar. Our viewers have noticed that at a few local gas stations when you turn on the pump, it'll automatically add 10 cents. How do you feel about this? We want to hear your rant! E-mail hoyt.harris@katctv.com. We... more »
  • Economy Slowed by High Gas Prices, Bad Weather

    April 28, 2011 9:48 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The economy slowed sharply in the first three months of the year as high gas prices cut into consumer spending, bad weather delayed construction projects and the federal government slashed defense spending by the most in six years. The Commerce Department said Thursday that the economy grew... more »
  • Car Trade Ins Rise with Gas Prices

    April 18, 2011 7:25 PM

    Relief from the pain at the pump may not be coming to drivers just yet. In Louisiana, the price of gas per gallon has risen 3.1 cents in the past week, to an average $3.67. The state average is still below the national average, which has risen to $3.80 a... more »
  • The Breaking Point of Gas Prices

    April 14, 2011 11:48 PM

    Just about everyone is feeling the pain at the pump right now, and the Energy Department released new numbers warning gas prices could increase 40% this summer, topping $5.00 a gallon. The Energy Department said families will be spending significantly more on gas this year, up $825 per household... more »
  • Landrieu Responds to Presidents News Conference on Gas Prices

    March 11, 2011 7:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., responded to remarks made today by President Obama about skyrocketing gas prices, at a White House press conference. Sen. Landrieu said: "I share President Obama's concern about how the current crisis in Libya and the constriction of supply in... more »
  • High Gas Prices; Good & Bad News for Local Businesses

    March 2, 2011 3:37 AM

    In the past week alone, gas prices have risen 23-cents in Louisiana, but your everyday drivers aren't the only ones feeling the pain at the pump. Some businesses, which run on fuel are finding it difficult to stay afloat. Take Dixie Cab company in Lafayette, where the spike in gas... more »
  • Gas Prices on the Rise

    February 24, 2011 12:25 AM

    Unrest in the Middle East is starting to have an impact here in Acadiana; gas prices are going up. "What we have here is a supply and demand issue," said Mark Lasseigne, a financial advisor with Investment Partners of Acadiana. In the past week alone, Lasseigne says the... more »
  • Advocacy Group Pushing Gasoline Tax Hike

    October 25, 2010 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A highway advocacy group is pushing to raise Louisiana's 20-cent gasoline tax by another 10 cents per gallon, to pay for new roadwork and repairs. Driving Louisiana Forward, a coalition of highway contractors, consulting engineers and material suppliers, also wants lawmakers to back a $3... more »
  • Texas retail gasoline prices hold at $2.61

    July 1, 2010 1:35 PM

    IRVING, Texas (AP) Retail gasoline prices across Texas held steady this week at an average $2.61 a gallon going into the July Fourth holiday weekend. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the state remains below the national average price at the pump, at $2.75, also was unchanged since last week. The... more »
  • Gas prices up in Texas

    May 6, 2010 1:40 PM

    IRVING, Texas (AP) Retail gasoline prices in Texas jumped 7 cents in the past week to average $2.82 a gallon. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the increase follows a national hike in prices at the pump, reaching $2.93, up a nickel since last week. The survey found that gas prices... more »
  • Texas gas prices down before Thanksgiving week

    November 19, 2009 9:49 AM

    HOUSTON (AP) Texas retail gasoline prices slipped 3 cents as travelers prepare for next week's Thanksgiving holiday. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump was $2.48. Gasoline prices nationally declined by 2 cents, to average $2.63 a gallon. The weekly survey found that the cheapest gasoline... more »

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