Tag: fuel

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Randy Forbes: How many times are you taxed a day?

Our tax system is complex and confusing. It discourages job growth and overall competitiveness, and it discourages every day Americans who want to live their lives without the stress of Uncle Sam knocking at their doors.


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VMI names Jamie Severns associate director of athletics for external relation

Jamie Severns has been named Associate Director of Athletics for External Relations, Virginia Military Institute Athletics Director Dr. Dave Diles has announced.


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Vehicle fire, fuel spill closes Barracks Road

Route 654 (Barracks Road) in Albemarle County is closed in both directions between the Route 250 Bypass and Route 656 (Georgetown Road) due to a tractor-trailer fire and diesel fuel spill.


Virginia native Mac Wiseman releases masterwork album

Well, this one is like nothing else. Maybe someone will do another one like this – like Mac Wiseman’s Songs From My Mother’s Hand – one day.


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McAuliffe announces new agricultural exports to UK, European Union

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced as part of his United Kingdom trade and marketing mission new export sales for Virginia agricultural and foodstuff products into the European market.


Seven reasons why saturated fats should be valued, not vilified

For many people, the word “fat” strikes instantaneous fear of heart disease and weight gain. Add the word “saturated”, and the brain sounds alarm bells. But, if Mother Nature made saturated fat so delicious, how could it be death-inducing?


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Robert Hurt: Energy independence will reduce gas prices, create jobs

It is hard to believe that only five short years ago, the national average price for a gallon of gas was $2.35 compared to $3.68 today.


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Report: The impact of fuel taxes on Virginia, Maryland, D.C.

Last year, lawmakers in Virginia made history by altering the state fuel tax rate formula. In a rejection of traditional transportation funding, Virginia became the first state to eliminate the conventional cents-per-gallon (cpg) fuel tax,and the District of Columbia followed suit.


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Robert Hurt touts House GOP energy bill

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 4899, the Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America that Works Act of 2014, which expands onshore energy production, streamlines permitting processes and reduces unnecessary red tape.


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Gas prices expected to tick up with July 4 holiday approaching

Motorists across the country will likely need to reach further down into their wallets to fill their thirsty tanks as the threat of rising gas prices are on the horizon; just in time for the upcoming July 4 holiday travel weekend.


Rolls of the dice: Sborz outduels Ruse to fuel UVA win

Brian O’Connor went to bed Saturday night after his UVA baseball team had dropped Game 1 of its Super Regional series to Maryland knowing that he would use his Game 3 starter, Artie Lewicki, to get whatever late key outs he needed in Game 2.


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President Obama: EPA power plant rules and climate change

I think a lot of people are aware of the Climate Action Plan that I put forward last year based on what we know, which is that climate change is real. It has impacts not just in a distant future. It has serious impacts, as we speak.


Earth Talk: Driverless cars

Just a decade ago most of us wouldn’t have dreamed we’d live to see driverless cars whisking people around, but things are changing fast and analysts now think they will be common by 2020 and account for the majority of cars on the road by 2040.


SUNRNR Spring into Preparedness Sweepstakes winners announced

Winners in a recent sweepstakes sponsored by SUNRNR “SunRunner” of Virginia, Incorporated, a Harrisonburg-based solar generator manufacturer were announced just in time to help with preparation for the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season.


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Ethanol production benefits all Virginians

Over the next three years, the Vireol ethanol facility in Hopewell plans to employ 70 workers, produce 170 million gallons of ethanol and spend $100 million to purchase 21.7 million bushels of grain from Virginia farmers.


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Robert Hurt: Energy independence, create Jobs with the Keystone XL Pipeline

The Keystone XL Pipeline is a key piece of an all-of-the-above energy strategy aimed at reducing our dependence on foreign sources of energy and giving Americans more affordable domestic energy choices.


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Weather forecast shows increased wildfire risk

Officials with the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) advise that upcoming weather patterns increase the risk of wildfire across Virginia.


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Robert Hurt: House plan to balance budget, grow economy, protect taxpayers

Just as we have done each of the last four years, the House of Representatives approved an annual budget focused on setting a course for our nation and its future. The Path to Prosperity budget puts us on a path to fiscal sustainability so we can preserve the promise of this great country for our children and grandchildren.


WrestleMania 30: Is The Streak really over? Undertaker loses to Brock Lesnar

There is plenty of speculation online about the surprise ending to the Brock Lesnar-Undertaker match at WrestleMania 30, which ended with the biggest swerve in wrestling history: Undertaker losing for the first time ever at a WrestleMania.


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AAA: March gas prices lowest since 2010

Gas prices may have inched up again this week, but this year there is less madness at the pumps. Drivers across the country paid the lowest for fuel in March than they have since 2010.


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Survey: High gas prices don’t affect driving habits

Motorists have grown significantly less likely to change their driving habits or lifestyle to offset gas prices, according to a new survey by AAA.


Earth Talk: Mobile apps for environmental stewardship

Not surprisingly, there are thousands of green apps out there that make it easier for people to find and share information to help us all become better stewards of the natural environment.


Solar generator company aims to raise preparedness awareness

A Harrisonburg-based solar generator manufacturer will sponsor a month-long promotion in April geared to not only offer participants a chance to win prize packs that include an energy monitor and emergency supply kit, but an opportunity to test their knowledge of portable solar power.


Dinner Diva: Focus on what you CAN have

When people first hear the Dinner Diva’s gone Paleo, they almost always say the same thing: Oh I know this Paleo diet is supposed to be healthy, but I could never give up [bread/potatoes/pasta/corn/dairy/etc.].


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Two Safe Routes to School projects completed in Rockingham County

Two Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects have been completed in the Central Shenandoah region at Mountain View Elementary in Rockingham County and The Plains Elementary in Timberville.


Earth Talk: Dirty fuels

The term dirty fuels refers to fuels derived from tar sands, oil shale or liquid coal. Just like their more conventional fossil fuel counterparts such as petroleum and coal, they can be turned into gasoline, diesel and other energy sources that can generate extreme amounts of particulate pollution, carbon emissions and ecosystem destruction during their lifecycles from production to consumption.


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#20 UVa. rallies, blisters Georgia Tech, 64-45

Georgia Tech was a tough out, but #20 UVa. held the Yellow Jackets without a field goal for the final 9:52 to fuel a game-ending 22-1 run in posting a 64-45 win Saturday in Atlanta.


Earth Talk: Harsh winters and global warming

It’s tempting to think that the cold air and snow outside augur the end of global warming, but don’t rejoice yet. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), weather and climate are two very different beasts.


Heat or Eat? Food Bank offers online tool to find emergency food assistance

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, the area’s largest organization alleviating hunger in western and central Virginia, is concerned that thousands of families relying on emergency food assistance are choosing between heat and hunger this winter season.


Dixie Gas & Oil makes $1,000 donation to Augusta County Fair

Dixie Gas & Oil Corporation is supporting the Augusta County Fair through BP’s Fueling Communities Program with a grant donation of $1,000.


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Driver escapes massive gas pump fire: AAA offers prevention tips

A massive fire broke out at a Powhatan gas station last week in what officials believe may have been as a result of static electricity. Fortunately, the driver survived without injury and no one at the station was hurt.


Humble T.I.P. to perform Christian hip-hop at Waynesboro YMCA

Liberty University graduate student Jason Lewis, better known as Humble T.I.P. (To Increase Praise), who will headline a concert at the Waynesboro YMCA on Friday, Jan. 24, from 7-9 p.m., is challenging the stereotypes of hip hop.


Bob Goodlatte: Looking ahead in the New Year

As we ring in 2014, the House and Senate return to Washington for the start of the second session of the 113th Congress. Looking forward to the New Year, it is abundantly clear that our nation has much to accomplish to tackle the challenges of today and ensure a prosperous future for generations to come.


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AAA: Best and Worst in Transportation 2013

New Year’s Day is almost here, and it’s a good time to look back upon the best and worst in transportation in our area during 2013. So it is time to rank and rant as we ponder the milestones and frown upon the millstones in transportation in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia during the year that was 2013.


Dixie Gas & Oil makes donation to Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Dixie Gas & Oil Corporation is proud to support the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank through BP’s Fueling Communities Program with a grant donation of $1,500. The grant will help the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank alleviate hunger in western and central Virginia. The Food Bank provides nutritious food to more than 113,000 people each month.


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AAA: Gas prices jump double digits in some parts of Virginia

Gas prices climbed by double-digits in Richmond and the Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia areas over the last week, leaving a lump of coal in motorists’ stockings over the holiday. The average price of a gallon of gasoline in Richmond rose to $3.22 per gallon when just last week it was $3.10 per gallon.


Matt Lohr

VDACS commissioner says farewell

It’s hard to believe that it has been nearly four years since I was given the tremendous opportunity to serve as Virginia’s 14th Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Teaming up with Gov. Bob McDonnell and Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore to help lead the Commonwealth’s number one industry has truly been one of the greatest experiences of my life.


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State Police investigating Interstate 81 crash

At 11:12 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 6), Virginia State Police Trooper S.A. Simmons was called to the scene of a single-vehicle crash in the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 at the 223 in Augusta County. A southbound tractor-trailer ran off the left side of the road, struck the guardrail and overturned. The impact of the crash caused the trailer to rupture and spill its load.