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September 2017 Gas Prices Significantly Higher Than Last Year

One of my FaceBook friends posted the following question to my wall: What is up with these gas prices?  I chuckled as I wrote the following response: How much more is your fill-up costing you? Gas prices have actually dropped 8.5¢ over the past two weeks, but they are higher than one year ago. Fuel insights … Continue reading

Two Hurricanes Are “Putting the Squeeze” on U.S. Gas Prices

As an update to my last post, Gas Prices Spike-up As We Near The End Of 2017 Summer Driving Season, the cost of petrol in these United States is becoming more interesting each day. About two weeks ago, Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Corpus Christi, TX on Saturday morning, August 26, 2017, around 3 a.m. After … Continue reading

Gas Prices Spike-up As We Near The End Of 2017 Summer Driving Season

Calendar Year 2017 is definitely proving itself to be different for gas prices. Today’s average cost for a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. is $2.429.  Over the course of the past seven (7) days, gas prices have ticked up 8.2 cents (Source: GasBuddy.com): $2.404 – Yesterday $2.347 – Week Ago $2.314 – Month … Continue reading

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