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Rising Oil Prices Cause Surge at the Pump, Setting New Records

Rising Oil Prices Cause Surge at the Pump, Setting New Records

The price for a gallon (3.79 liters) of gasoline in the United State as of Tuesday is $4.37, up almost $0.15 over the past week, and has climbed 47% from a year ago.
Tuesday’s figure eclipses the all-time high set on March 11, when the cost per gallon was $4.33, according …

Gas Prices in U.S. Slowly But Surely Begin to Fall

Gas Prices in U.S. Slowly But Surely Begin to Fall

The average price motorists in the United States are paying for gas is slowly declining from recent all-time highs, not adjusted for inflation.
The average cost of a gallon of regular-grade gas at the pump at the start of the week was $4.17, according to figures from the U.S. Energy Information …

As the Cost of Diesel Fuel Soars, The Cost of Goods and Services Will Follow

As the Cost of Diesel Fuel Soars, The Cost of Goods and Services Will Follow

While gas prices in the United States and abroad have been setting new records, it is the price of diesel fuel that is rippling through the global supply chain.
The average cost of a gallon of diesel fuel is currently $5.19 in the United States, up almost 45% from 33.61 in …

Average Price Per Gallon of Gas Crosses $4 Mark, Highest Cost Since 2008

Average Price Per Gallon of Gas Crosses $4 Mark, Highest Cost Since 2008

The price drivers are paying for a gallon of regular gasoline at the pump is at the highest level since 2008.
The Automobile Association of America reported on Sunday that the average cost per gallon was now over $4, as did GasBuddy, a site that tracks such information.
The price of premium …

Remember the Tricolor! Car Carrier with Audis, Porsches, and VWs is Ablaze in the North Atlantic

Remember the Tricolor!  Car Carrier with Audis, Porsches, and VWs is Ablaze in the North Atlantic

If your Audi, Bentley, Porsche, or Volkswagen was on the high seas en route to the United States, it may be very, very late, if it arrives at all, that is.
The vehicle carrier Felicity Ace, operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines of Japan, is currently ablaze on the North Atlantic approximately …

Apple Introduces Enhanced Maps to CarPlay In-Vehicle Infotainment System

Apple Introduces Enhanced Maps to CarPlay In-Vehicle Infotainment System

Apple released the latest version its Apple CarPlay Maps app Monday.  CarPlay is Apple’s in-vehicle infotainment system that functions as an extension of a driver’s iPhone.
The update is included in the release of iOS 15.2.
With the upgrade, CarPlay Maps gains enhanced detail for multiple cities including London, Los Angeles, New …

Apple AirTags Linked to Auto Thefts

Apple AirTags Linked to Auto Thefts

Authorities in Canada are warning that car thieves are using Apple AirTags to track and steal highly-desirable vehicles.
Police officials in York, a large district in Toronto, issued a news release warning of the trend, saying they had uncovered at least five vehicles stolen via this method since September.
“Investigators with the …

States of Emergency, Evacuation Orders in Force in N.Y., Connecticut, Rhode Island as Henri Bears Down

States of Emergency, Evacuation Orders in Force in N.Y., Connecticut, Rhode Island as Henri Bears Down

As Hurricane Henri made its way to landfall in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for New York City, Long Island, and numerous counties on the mainland, a move echoed by Governors Ned Lamont and Daniel McKee in Connecticut and Rhode Island, respectively.
“New Yorkers are no …

Volkswagen Passat Reaches the End of the Road in the U.S.

Volkswagen Passat Reaches the End of the Road in the U.S.

Once upon a time, boys and girls, there was the Chevrolet Impala, the Buick Electra, the Ford Taurus, and even the Lincoln Continental. But car buyers began to reject sedans in favor of crossovers and gone were these models with the stroke of a pen, along with Acura RLX, the …

Oil Prices Hit Two-Year High as OPEC Sees Higher Demand

Oil Prices Hit Two-Year High as OPEC Sees Higher Demand

The price of oil settled at a two-year after OPC and its allies said they would maintain the current output plan amidst a forecast of higher demand.
Brent crude, the is the leading global price benchmark for Atlantic basin crude oils, rose 1.3% to $70.25 a barrel, its highest close since …

Higher Prices Greet Drivers at the Pump as Memorial Day Holiday Looms

Higher Prices Greet Drivers at the Pump as Memorial Day Holiday Looms

Woman Sets Herself on Fire Hoarding Fuel in Pontiac
The Memorial Day holiday weekend may be two weeks away, but vaccinated Americans hoping to get an early start on the holiday or just get away for the weekend may be in for a surprise at the pump.
The price of a …

37 Million People Expected to Hit the Road This Memorial Day

37 Million People Expected to Hit the Road This Memorial Day

If you are heading out on the road or by air to celebrate Memorial Day weekend, you most certainly won’t be alone. Some 37 million Americans will hit the road according to figures released by the Automobile Association of America.
While the figure is 60% greater than the number of people …