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Solar Eclipse Fever Descends Upon America

Don’t get me wrong, I am a stargazer and enjoy watching the sky better than most of  my family members, friends and colleagues. For the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017, not only will I be in good company, it’s beginning to feel crowded as most Americans prep for a once in a … Continue reading

Proposed New Wind Turbines Mimic the Shape of a Bird

Earlier this year, Bloomberg reported that while wind’s role in the capacity market has been limited, it has been playing a bigger one in the spot market. Its capacity on the grid jumped to 7,655 megawatts last year and has more than doubled in the past seven years, based on data from PJM Interconnection LLC, a … Continue reading

Whether It’s a Road Trip or Staycation, You’ll Want to Fill Up Your Gas Tank for July 4, 2017 Holiday Weekend

The second holiday of the 2017 Summer Driving Season, Independence Day, is almost upon us. With the July 4th Holiday falling on a Tuesday this year, a number of folks are planning four-day weekends, and others may extend their get-aways even longer. For anyone thinking about hitting the road this holiday weekend, they are in … Continue reading

Why Extreme Heat Can Cause Airport Delays

Here we are, about 24-hours away from the beginning of the summer solstice and most of the desert southwest is broiling. For the record, I thought Summer 2017 began in these United States on Wednesday, June 21st. As it turns out, it does for those living in the Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) zone. According to the Famers … Continue reading

Stable Gas Prices Greet Motorists As We Approach The 2017 Memorial Day Weekend

We’re almost there! For some of you, your Memorial Day Weekend begins today. For others, no real activity will commence before Friday, May 26, 2017.  Here in the United States, Memorial Day Weekend unofficially signals the beginning of the summer driving season that extends thru the Labor Day Weekend. Although summer does not officially begin until June … Continue reading

May Day 2017 Gas Prices

May Day! May Day! May Day!  May Day is a traditional spring holiday in many cultures around the world that is often observed on May 1st. In the late 19th century, May Day was chosen as the date for International Worker’s Day. For 2017, workers and activists are marking this holiday with defiant rallies and … Continue reading

Earth Day 2017: #MarchforScience

Today, April 22, 2017 is Earth Day! It is an annual event that began in 1970 and is now observed by hundreds of millions, if not 1 or 2 billion people around the world. According to Live Science, Earth Day started as a grassroots movement and created public support for the creation of the Environmental … Continue reading

Crude Oil and Gasoline Prices Perform a Strange Dance for Spring 2017

Spring begins on Monday, March 20, 2017. Expect to be greeted by warmer weather across most of the U.S. Also expect to be greeted by a strange dance between crude oil and gasoline prices, because things are a bit wacky in this commodity market. Today’s average price for regular gasoline across the U.S. is $2.297 … Continue reading

Where Are Gas Prices After 30-days With A New POTUS?

We just passed the 30-day mark with our new president of the United States (POTUS), Donald J. Trump. Those in the media as well as others are asking how is our new president doing? Here’s a question that was posed to me: Has there been a shift in gas prices under the new Trump administration? … Continue reading

Steady Gas Prices Greet New Administration This President’s Inaugural Weekend

U.S. motorists have been enjoying relatively steady gas prices over the past three months. Today’s average of $2.31 for a gallon of regular gasoline greets the new Trump Administration on their first full day on the job.   The 3-month retail price chart above shows that gas prices ranged from a low of $2.12 per … Continue reading