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December 1, 2009 | By Ronald D. White
Oil prices rose modestly Monday, but not as high as some analysts had expected amid reports of piracy and other trouble at sea that could have threatened deliveries. Crude oil futures for January delivery climbed $1.23, or 1.6%, to $77.28 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Retail gasoline prices fell, on average, by 1.9 cents to $2.921 a gallon in California and by a penny to $2.629 nationally. Through last week, U.S. crude supplies were on the rise and running 17 million barrels ahead of last year at 337.8 million barrels, the Energy Department said.
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BUSINESS
January 18, 2006 | Elizabeth Douglass, Times Staff Writer
California's average gasoline price jumped nearly 9 cents a gallon in the last week, a federal survey showed Tuesday, continuing a surge that threatens to keep prices high into the peak summer driving season. In New York, crude oil and gasoline futures soared on political tensions in Iran and Nigeria as well as a major outage at a U.S. refinery. Light, sweet crude for February delivery rose $2.39, or 3.7%, to $66.
BUSINESS
May 11, 2010 | By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
Pump prices have risen slightly in California and most of the nation, the Energy Department said Monday, and crude oil futures regained some of the ground they lost last week as the U.S. dollar lost value relative to other major world currencies. The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in California climbed 2.1 cents to $3.139, according to the Energy Department's weekly survey of filling stations. The U.S. average rose seven-tenths of a penny to $2.905 a gallon. Prices rose everywhere except the Midwest and New England regions.
BUSINESS
March 21, 2011 | By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
The average price of a gallon of gasoline rose just 1.2 cents over the last week in California but fell 0.5 cents nationwide, according to the Energy Department's weekly survey of service stations. Even with the small rise in prices in the state and the decline nationally, experts warned that it might not be a sign that prices have peaked. Oil and gasoline prices surged amid popular uprisings that toppled governments in Tunisia and Egypt and sparked protests in Yemen, Bahrain and other countries.
BUSINESS
June 4, 2012 | By Ronald D. White
U.S. oil prices fell as low as low as $81.21 a barrel Monday -- the weakest level since Oct. 6, 2011 -- as evidence of a slowdown in the Chinese economy last month added to fears of a sputteringĀ  global recovery. Crude oil prices later recovered to $83.08 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, but were still down 15 cents so far from their previous closing price. In London, oil prices on the ICE Futures Europe Exchange were down $1.07 cents to $97.37 a barrel. The biggest reason for another down day so far, analysts said, was China'sĀ non-manufacturing purchasing managers index, which fell last month and suggested another slowdown in economic activity, said Phil Flynn, senior market analyst for Price Futures Group Inc. in Chicago.
BUSINESS
July 21, 2009 | Ronald D. White
The average retail price of gasoline fell about 5 cents a gallon in California and nearly 7 cents nationwide over the last week, the Energy Department said Monday, as prices continued to recede from the highs of the year set June 22. The average cost of a gallon of regular gasoline statewide dropped to $2.829, down 5.1 cents for the week and 17.6 cents since June 22, according to the Energy Department's weekly survey of filling stations. The U.S. average declined 6.5 cents to $2.
BUSINESS
November 29, 2011 | By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
Pump prices continued to fall in California and the rest of the nation, but they remained at record levels for the end of November. The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in California fell 6.8 cents over the last week to $3.718, according to the Energy Department's weekly survey. That was 56.6 cents higher than the year-earlier per-gallon average and 32 cents higher than the old record for this time of year, which was set in 2007. Nationally, the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline declined 6.1 cents to $3.307.
BUSINESS
March 10, 2009 | Ronald D. White
Crude oil on Monday reached its highest closing price since January on concern that oil producers might agree to hold back more production when they meet in Vienna this weekend. But the cost of a gas tank fill-up still provided a measure of relief in the midst of otherwise gloomy economic news. The average U.S. price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline climbed to $1.941, up 0.7 of a cent from the previous Monday, according to the Energy Department's weekly survey of filling stations.
BUSINESS
June 1, 2011 | By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
Gas prices fell again in the last week, the Energy Department said, but fuel costs are still higher for this time of year than at any time since 2008. In California, the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline fell 6.5 cents to $4.056 a gallon, according to the Energy Department's weekly telephone survey of services stations around the U.S. That was still $1.032 more than a year earlier and the highest price for this time of year since the $4.242 a gallon recorded June 2, 2008.
BUSINESS
July 20, 2010 | By Walter Hamilton and Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
Beleaguered petroleum giant BP agreed Tuesday to sell oil and natural gas fields in the United States and other countries to rival Apache Corp. for $7 billion in its biggest move yet to raise money to pay reparations for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The company announced plans to sell its Permian Basin fields in Texas and New Mexico — acquired as part of the purchase of Los Angeles-based Arco in 2000 — as well as properties in Canada and Egypt. Apache was said to be interested in BP's Alaskan assets, but they weren't part of the deal.
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