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Bush Signs Energy Legislation Into Law

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

President Bush signed into law Wednesday legislation that will require wider use of alternative fuels, calling it a major step toward energy independence, the Associated Press reported.

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December 19, 2007
Fuel, Business, Government

Diesel Falls 1.6¢ to $3.309

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

The average pump price of diesel fuel fell 1.6 cents to $3.309 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Monday.

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December 18, 2007
Government, Business, Fuel, Safety

Long Beach Approves Cargo Fee

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The Port of Long Beach, Calif., Harbor Commission approved a $1.6 billion tax on cargo Monday to combat air pollution and clear the way for expansion projects, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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December 18, 2007
Business, Government, Fuel

Senate OKs Energy Legislation; Includes Truck Mileage Study

After two failed attempts, the Senate late on Dec. 13 passed an energy bill that includes the potential start of a program to increase heavy-duty truck mileage.

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December 17, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Diesel Average Drops 9.1¢ To $3.325

Retail diesel posted its largest weekly decline of 2007, falling 9.1 cents to $3.325 a gallon following recent inventory gains and lower crude oil prices, the Department of Energy reported.

December 17, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

Letters to the Editor: Port Restrictions, Biodiesel, HOS

Restricting older trucks in the ports seems to be restricting trade. If these trucks are legal to use in the state of California, they should be allowed in the ports.

December 17, 2007
Fuel, Business, Government

Senate Passes Revised Energy Bill

The Senate passed an energy bill late Thursday that would boost fuel efficiency for new automobile fleets to 35 mpg by 2020, increase energy efficiency standards and set a mandate for more use of ethanol and other biofuels, the Washington Post reported Friday.

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December 14, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

Consumer Prices Jump 0.8% in November

The consumer price index jumped 0.8% in November, led by increases in energy costs, the Labor Department said Friday.

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December 14, 2007
Government, Business, Fuel

October Trade Gap Rises 1.2%

The U.S. trade deficit widened in October as crude oil prices surged, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

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December 12, 2007
Fuel, Business, Government

DOE Boosts ’08 Diesel Price Forecast

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The Department of Energy sharply boosted its projections for diesel fuel prices into 2008, raising its forecast from a month ago by 18 cents a gallon for this month alone, to an average of $3.36 a gallon.

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December 11, 2007

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