Tag Archives: Gas prices

Loud mufflers, car stereos have no place on the road

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I live across a small lagoon that has Highway 1 on one side and my road on the other. I can hear every motorcycle and car with low booming bass, trucks, and other loud vehicles. My … Continue reading

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Gas prices expected to be lower in 2013, AAA says

When I drive by gas stations, I see that the price of gas is slowly inching up. Up, a couple cents here; one cent there. According to the latest gas price report released Tuesday by AAA of Northern California, fuel … Continue reading

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Gas prices edge lower in time for holiday travel season

Gas prices this holiday season are going to be nicer to Holiday road warriors than they were for summer travelers. The price of gasoline is falling nationwide and is expected to rest closer to $3 by the end of the … Continue reading

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Some vehicle don’t need to be smogged, saves money

With gas prices expected to hit $5 per gallon by summer, that may have some people trying to think up ways to save money. Besides parking your vehicle and finding other ways to get from point A to point B, … Continue reading

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Slowing down saves gas, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Your column a while back about saving gas by slowing down to 60 mph convinced me to do just that. I stay in the slow lane and try not to go over 62 mph. To be … Continue reading

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Pain at the pump an incentive to commute green

With gas prices inching upward, consumers should know there are things they can do to reduce the pain at the pump. The buzz is that gas prices could sore to $6 if, say, a hurricane were to strike an oil … Continue reading

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Why does diesel fuel cost more than unleaded?, reader asks

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I’m probably beating a dead horse, but can you explain why diesel fuel is more expensive than gasoline and matches the price changes of gasoline even though it is not as refined as much as gasoline … Continue reading

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Gas prices up 12 cents in a month, AAA reports

Your eyes aren’t fooling you. Gas prices are up, way up this month over last month. AAA of Northern California reports the average price of gasoline in the Golden State jumped 12 cents since the agency’s last report Nov. 9. … Continue reading

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Gas prices dropping after July Fourth holiday weekend; up over June prices

While the price to pump gasoline nationwide is down, the cost to fuel vehicles here in California has gone up. But, there is evidence prices began to dip after the July Fourth holiday. AAA of Northern California reported Tuesday that … Continue reading

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Gas prices safe from the problems in Gulf of Mexico

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is not impacting gas prices, according to AAA of Northern California. “The leaking oil in the Gulf is coming from an exploratory well operation, meaning the oil itself is not immediately being … Continue reading

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