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AAA: Gas prices climb 17 cents in last two weeks

The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline climbed above $2.50 per gallon on April 24 for the first time in more than four months.


AAA: Gas prices up sharply in last week

Gas prices have leaped by double digits in Virginia, climbing 14 cents within the week and 16 cents over the last month, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.


AAA: Gas prices inch up, crude oil at 2015 high

The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline has inched up in recent days, as global crude oil prices rebounded to a new 2015 high.


AAA: Gas prices could drop in time for summer

The price at the gas pump continues to reflect seasonality as refineries complete scheduled maintenance and prepare for the summer driving season.

PGC Report: U.S. natural gas resources at record levels, up 5 percent

The American Gas Association (AGA), in coordination with the Potential Gas Committee (PGC), today released the PGC’s year-end 2014 biennial report: Potential Supply of Natural Gas in the United States.

Calling 811 before you dig protects the public and you

Every digging job requires a call to 811. The failure to call 811 and have all underground utilities located is the number one risk to public and personal safety for Columbia Gas of Virginia.


AAA: Gas prices headed back up?

March gas prices came in like a lion, trending upward before breaking a 40-day upswing, and look to be heading out the same way, as crude oil prices surge above $50 per barrel this week after dropping to six-year lows last week.


AAA: Gas prices continue to level off

Prices at the gas pump continue to level off following a 40-day upswing that ended on March 8. The national average price of regular unleaded gasoline was $2.43 Friday, down a penny on the week.


AAA: Gas price rise finally slows?

The national average price of regular unleaded gas fell last weekend after rising for 40 consecutive days, which was the longest streak of daily increases since 2011.


AAA: End to rising gas prices in sight?

Gas prices across the country have seen significant jumps in the past few weeks, primarily due to refinery outages and issues.

Columbia Gas customers outraged over proposed 32% rate increase

Columbia Gas of Virginia industrial customers have seen their bills increase substantially since a new rate was put in place on their October 2014 bill, subject to any refunds.


AAA: Gas prices continue monthlong climb

The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline has increased for 31 consecutive days (through Friday) for a total of 34 cents per gallon, which is the longest streak of rising prices since last spring.


AAA: Gas prices rise for the fourth straight week

After a four-month drop, gas prices have been on the rise for nearly four weeks since January 27. Friday’s national average price of $2.28 per gallon is four cents more than one week ago and 23 cents more than one month ago.


Back to reality: Gas prices up double digits

The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline has increased every day for nearly three weeks for a total of 20 cents per gallon. Gas prices had previously dropped for a record 123 consecutive days before beginning to rise again on January 27.

AAA: Gas prices up 12 cents a gallon nationally in past week

The 100-plus days of plummeting gas prices across the country have come to an end. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline has reversed course, jumping to $2.17 per gallon Friday, up 12 cents in the past week.

Bob Goodlatte: It’s time for Congress to end the ethanol mandate

Some have called it a “well-intentioned flop” while others say it’s an anti-competitive government mandate, but whatever you call the ethanol mandate, or Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), it’s clear this policy has caused many negative consequences for American consumers.


AAA: Sub-$2 a gallon gas prices may be history

Gas prices leaped double digits across the country within a week. The average national retail price jumped 11 cents from $2.04 per gallon on January 29, 2015 to $2.15 per gallon today.

Refinery updates pushing gas prices upward

After falling for a record 123 consecutive days, for a total savings of $1.31 per gallon, gas prices have changed direction. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline ticked upward to $2.05 per gallon Friday, up a penny from the previous week.


AAA: Gas price near $2 a gallon national average

U.S. motorists are paying the lowest average gas price since April 2009, and the national average is likely to slide below $2 per gallon before the end of the month.

Is there any end to gas price drop in sight?

U.S. motorists are paying an average price at the gas pump Friday ($2.08 per gallon) that is nearly 44 percent lower than the 2014 peak of $3.70 reached on April 28.

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Tim Kaine: Keystone pipeline would take U.S. in wrong direction

In remarks on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine reiterated his opposition to legislation that would mandate approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Gas prices continue free fall into 2015

The national average price of gas has fallen for a record 106 days to $2.17 per gallon (Friday), every day since September 25, which is the lowest average since May 8, 2009.

Richmond unleaded gas at $1.99 a gallon

Today’s Richmond metro gas price average of $1.99 has tumbled $1.20 compared to this same day last year, the lowest price of gasoline in Richmond since May 2009.

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Tim Kaine introduces bill to streamline American LNG imports

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) and six other colleagues to introduce the LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act.

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Robert Hurt: A sensible domestic energy policy will make life easier for Virginia families

As I travel across the Fifth District, I consistently hear about the numerous negative impacts high fuel costs create. High gas prices hurt families trying to pay their bills, making it more expensive to fill their tanks and increasing the price of groceries and other goods.

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William and Mary dominates College of Charleston in CAA opener

In the most lopsided CAA victory in the program’s 30 years in the league, the William and Mary men’s basketball put the foot on the gas and never let off in dominating College of Charleston, 75-45, on Saturday afternoon at Kaplan Arena.

The best and worst in transportation in 2014

After an unprecedented 2013 General Assembly Session, when transportation funding in Virginia was reborn after more than two decades, 2014 struggled to compare.

Boost business by raising minimum wage

As a restaurant owner operating in four states and looking to expand, I’m happy to see the minimum wage going up in 21 states to kick off the new year. I’d like to see the federal minimum wage increase as well to benefit business and our economy nationwide.


Holiday cheer extends to lower gas prices

Holiday cheer has come early for the motoring public, with the average for gas at its lowest level in more than five years.Friday’s national average price for regular unleaded gasoline dropped to $2.45.


Gas prices drop to five year low: A holiday gift for motorists

Rising disposable income, an extended holiday period, and lower gas prices are boosting this year’s year-end holiday travel, said Martha Mitchell Meade, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic.

Still in denial about climate

It’s hard to believe there are still any climate change deniers. But a recent survey by the non-profit Center for American Progress found that some 58 percent of Republicans in the U.S. Congress still “refuse to accept climate change.”


Gas prices could drop below $2.50 nationwide by Christmas

Gas prices continue to drop across the country to the lowest levels in four years. The national average price of regular grade gasoline dropped eight cents in the past week to $2.71 Friday.

A brief history of agricultural time

Agricultural methods over the past 12,000 years have been responsible for two-thirds of our excess greenhouse gases, essentially mining soil carbon and converting it to carbon dioxide and methane, beginning a slow stable warming that now accelerates with burning of fossil fuel.


Is sub-$2 a gallon gas possible soon?

Virginia gas prices have fallen over a dollar ($1.01) since the April 2014 spring peak ($3.52 per gallon) and as we approach the end of the year, some areas of Virginia could be flirting with sub $2 per gallon gasoline.

Getting kids into environmental activism

Young people can also get involved in environmental protection efforts right in their own backyards even without the support of a non-profit.


Gas prices 50 cents lower than 2013

Gas prices continue to drop across the country to the lowest levels in four years. The national average price of regular grade gasoline dropped eight cents in the past week to $2.71 Friday.

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Mark Herring submits comments on EPA proposed Clean Power Rule

Attorney General Mark Herring has outlined to the EPA an evaluation approach that considers economic, health, and environmental benefits alongside implementation costs.


Charlottesville appoints Chris Cullinan director of finance

At its December 1 meeting, Charlottesville City Council appointed Chris Cullinan as Director of Finance for the City of Charlottesville.


AAA: Gas prices continue downward trend for Thanksgiving return trips

As an estimated 41.3 million Americans and 1.2 million Virginians hit the roads this week for the Thanksgiving holiday, they will have filled their gas tanks at the lowest gas prices for the holiday since 2009.

State Corporation Commission warns Virginians of top investor threats

The advent of new products and technologies can sometimes spell risk for investors, the State Corporation Commission warned.

Everything that went wrong in Ferguson

That the grand jury in Missouri hearing evidence in the shooting death of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown decided not to return an indictment against police officer Darren Wilson was no surprise.


AAA: Wintry weather could impact Thanksgiving travel

AAA Mid-Atlantic urges holiday travelers to refrain from traveling if possible until the wintry weather completely passes and it is safe to travel again.


Thanksgiving gas prices lowest in five years

The price at the pump has dropped 86 cents from the 2014 peak of $3.70 (April 28). AAA predicts most U.S. travelers likely will pay the cheapest Thanksgiving gas prices in five years.