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Cops Have To Shut Down Pump After $.011/Gallon Gas Glitch

For a few hours during the overnight shift, a gas station in Illinois gave away an awful lot of free fuel, as a screwed-up (or screwed-with) pump was only charging customers a penny a gallon. [More]

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Costco’s Clever Plan To Sell Both Gas & Liquor In D.C. Results In Death Threats

In Washington, D.C., you can’t sell alcoholic beverages and gasoline at the same business. But when Costco came to town, it didn’t throw up its hands and do away with one or the other parts of its business. Instead, it got clever and figured out a way to sell both booze and discount gas, a move that hasn’t gone over well with other gas stations in the city. [More]

Year-over-year gas prices are lower heading into the Labor Day weekend, mostly because prices aren't taking off like they did last August.

Now That You’re Done With Your Summer Travels, Gas Prices Are Lower Than Last Year’s

After a summer during which the average gas price in the U.S. was frequently higher than what consumers paid 12 months earlier, the last few weeks have seen a leveling off of prices at the pump. In fact, the average price per gallon is the lowest it’s been in a few years. Of course, this happens after you spend your retirement savings driving the kids to Wally World for vacation. [More]

Survey: Fuel Economy The Leading Consideration In Picking A Car

Survey: Fuel Economy The Leading Consideration In Picking A Car

While I have an affection for cars with after-market, clumsily welded spoilers, it appears I am in the minority, as a new survey by our test-driving in-laws at Consumer Reports says that fuel economy — and not undercarriage lighting — is the leading consideration for folks looking to buy a vehicle. [More]

Mayor Calls For Boycott Of Gas Stations In His Town

Mayor Calls For Boycott Of Gas Stations In His Town

It’s a common occurrence for a town’s mayor to make a public plea for residents to spend their money at local businesses, rather than driving a few miles outside of town to save a couple bucks. But one mayor in Illinois is so fed-up with the price of gas in his town that he’s asking residents to go elsewhere when it’s time to fill up their tanks. [More]

Gas Prices Drop For Second Week In A Row, Still Dang Expensive

Gas Prices Drop For Second Week In A Row, Still Dang Expensive

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released its weekly report on the nation’s average gas price, and for the second week in a row the number is down. Even better, this is the first noticeable week-over-week drop of the calendar year. Unfortunately, at $3.929/gallon, filling up your tank is still expensive. [More]

Don't Be Tempted By Cash-Back Rewards At The Gas Pump

Don't Be Tempted By Cash-Back Rewards At The Gas Pump

National average gasoline prices are undoubtedly heading for the $4 per gallon mark. And the offers of cash back or other rewards at your local station — where gas prices are probably a lot higher — may look awfully tempting. But don’t think you’ll reap windfalls if you sign up for that new gas station credit card! [More]

$1.00/Gallon Gas Causes Rush On Texas Filling Station

$1.00/Gallon Gas Causes Rush On Texas Filling Station

When an online retailer makes a pricing error, it usually has a chance to cancel orders before they ship. But when a gas station accidentally sells fuel for nearly 75% off the retail price, oodles of drivers will line up to fill up before someone fixes the mistake. [More]

Let The Gouging Begin? Gas Prices May Have Finally Peaked

Let The Gouging Begin? Gas Prices May Have Finally Peaked

When people think of price gouging, they tend to think of people raising prices opportunistically. In fact, the most common type of gouging happens when gas prices stay artificially high after a spike. Still, we suppose the beginning of gouging season is better than nothing. But is it really here? [More]

Scammers Tampering With Pumps To Score Cheap Gas

Scammers Tampering With Pumps To Score Cheap Gas

With the average retail gas price nearing record levels, some less-than-scrupulous people have begun to tinker with gas station pumps to hide the fact that they are stealing thousands of dollars worth of fuel. [More]