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February 17, 2000
See also : Gas guzzlers popular despite rising fuel prices By JULIE E. GREENE / Staff Writer photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer Halfway resident Laura Hardin wants to thank OPEC for the rising gasoline prices across the Tri-State area. Of course, she's being sarcastic. cont. from news page "The sad thing is they got us over a barrel. We need the gas. We're going to pay what they ask. We're spoiled," said Hardin, 37, who drives 40 minutes round-trip to work at Citicorp.
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NEWS
December 21, 2000
Gas prices drop slightly By ANDREW SCHOTZ / Staff Writer Tri-State gasoline prices have dropped in recent weeks but remain higher than they were last Christmas. Fuel industry observers remain cautious. Early cold temperatures may increase demand and oil production cutbacks may limit supply, forcing prices back up. The average price of regular unleaded gas at Maryland's self-serve pumps was $1.48 per gallon on Thursday, according to a survey conducted for AAA. That's down from $1.52 one month ago, said Colleen Healey, the manager of public affairs for AAA's Mid-Atlantic office in Philadelphia.
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By TIM ROWLAND | July 6, 2008
When I was a teenager, my dad would rail at length about how a ton of alternative-fuel technology had been invented, but every time a new development came along, Big Oil would buy the patent and "put it on the shelf. " That was 30 years ago. A patent expires after 20 years. So if anyone would just think to go back and look up all these old patents that the oil companies put on the shelf, we'd all be saved. I'm surprised nobody else has thought of this. When there are surges in the price of a nation's most important commodity, financially disastrous wars with bad results and poor harvests that spark economic strife, things are bound to get emotional.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | December 31, 2002
pepperb@herald-mail.com TRI-STATE - A potential war with Iraq, strikes in Venezuela and OPEC nations that are tightening the belt on crude oil supplies are among the factors leading to higher prices at gas pumps, and things may get worse, according to a AAA spokeswoman. "In a state of war, you never know," said Myra Wieman, spokeswoman for AAA Mid-Atlantic. Gas prices in Hagerstown increased about 10 cents in the last month. The $1.45 per gallon average price of self-service regular unleaded gasoline in Hagerstown Friday was higher than the $1.09 it was a year ago, but lower than in May 2001, when prices rose to $1.63, she said.
OPINION
February 11, 2011
Is America getting over the hill? To the editor: We are overtaxed, over-regulated, overgoverned and our government is overstaffed. We are overspending, we the people are being overlooked, we are overproduced by China, we are being overtaken by foreign imports, we are overpriced by foreign oil and we are being over-run by Mexican drugs. I've come to the conclusion that our government needs overhauled. We are going into our third year of debating health care and by the time the Supreme Court rules, our No. 1 priority should be jobs and oil. The United States uses more than 20 million barrels of oil a day, which is 25 percent of the world's total, out of which we only produce 3 percent.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | November 23, 2004
julieg@herald-mail.com Gas prices are coming down almost one month after hitting a record high in the Hagerstown area, according to AAA. The Hagerstown area experienced a high for the average price of a gallon of regular, unleaded gas on Oct. 27, when the price reached $2.039, said Amanda Knittle, spokeswoman for AAA Mid-Atlantic in Towson, Md. AAA's records for Hagerstown date back to 1977, she said. Prices had risen due to hurricane damage, unrest in the Middle East and a strike by oil industry workers in Nigeria, an OPEC nation, Knittle said in mid-October.
NEWS
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | June 11, 2004
HAGERSTOWN shappell@herald-mail.com In a year in which gasoline prices often have been on the rise, area motorists experienced a break at the pumps over the last two weeks. But while prices in the Hagerstown area have been on the decline, that is not the case for the rest of the state or nationally, experts say. The average price in the Hagerstown area for a gallon of regular, unleaded gas (self-serve) was listed at $1.95 Wednesday, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.
NEWS
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | March 25, 2004
shappell@herald-mail.com The national, state and Hagerstown-area records for highest gas prices were shattered in one fell swoop this week, according to a spokesman for AAA Mid-Atlantic. And with the summer traveling season on the horizon, a price drop was not expected anytime soon. According to statistics released by AAA Mid-Atlantic Wednesday, the price for self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline was at $1.74 nationally and $1.72 statewide and in the Hagerstown area.
NEWS
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | October 14, 2004
shappell@herald-mail.com Gas prices in the Hagerstown area are threatening to hit a record high, with prices climbing by 20 cents a gallon in one month. Several customers filling their tanks Wednesday said the news was annoying but not surprising. The average price of one gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline in the Hagerstown area rose to $2.01 Wednesday, according to figures released by AAA. That average price was followed closely by the statewide prices in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland, all of which were within 5 cents of the city's average.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | November 25, 2003
julieg@herald-mail.com Gas isn't as cheap as it was a year ago, when a gallon of regular cost $1.34, but Thanksgiving Day travelers will find it is considerably less than it was just three months ago, according to AAA. That could be why nine out of 10 Thanksgiving Day travelers are expected to drive this holiday weekend, according to AAA. Gas prices in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia ranged from an average of $1.49 per...
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