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BUSINESS
November 21, 2006 | Ronald D. White, Times Staff Writer
As travelers prepare to hit the road for Thanksgiving, the trip is getting more expensive: Gasoline prices increased during the last week in most of the country, led by California and the other West Coast states, a federal report showed Monday. Refinery maintenance and tight supplies drove the uncharacteristic mid-November surge as the price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in California rose 3.1 cents to $2.
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BUSINESS
April 22, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Crude-oil prices broke through $75 a barrel to hit another record Friday on concerns about Iran's nuclear ambitions and tight U.S. gasoline supplies. Retail gasoline prices also kept rising, with the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular-grade gasoline at $2.855, up 3 cents from a day earlier and more than 60 cents higher than a year ago, AAA said. California's average, at $3.
BUSINESS
March 21, 2006 | Elizabeth Douglass, Times Staff Writer
On the first day of spring, it was starting to look a lot like summer at the gas pump. The nationwide retail price for a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline rose 13.8 cents to $2.504 in the week ended Monday -- topping the $2.50 mark for the first time in five months, according to the federal government's weekly survey. In California, the statewide average jumped 10.3 cents to $2.635 a gallon during the same period.
BUSINESS
March 15, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Average retail gasoline prices in California and nationwide jumped nearly 6 cents a gallon in the last week, with the U.S. average landing within a penny of the record, a government report showed Monday. California's average pump price for self-serve regular-grade gasoline reached $2.287 a gallon, up 5.8 cents, according to a weekly survey by the Energy Information Administration, the Energy Department's statistical arm.
BUSINESS
November 30, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gasoline prices continued their slow decline in California and most of the rest of the country, the government said Monday. California motorists Monday paid an average of $2.236 for a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline, down 2.7 cents from last week, the federal Energy Information Administration said. The U.S. average fell 0.3 cent to $1.945 a gallon, based on the agency's weekly survey of more than 800 service stations. The California price, which hit a record high of $2.402 a gallon Oct.
BUSINESS
July 27, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
Retail gasoline prices in California fell for the eighth straight week, slipping 2.4 cents to an average of $2.162 for a gallon of self-serve regular gas, a federal survey found. Nationwide, the average price declined 2.3 cents to $1.905 a gallon, according to the weekly report by the Energy Information Administration. However, average diesel prices rose in the last week, up 1.1 cents to $2.107 a gallon in California and up 1 cent to $1.754 a gallon nationwide.
BUSINESS
April 27, 2004 | Elizabeth Douglass, Times Staff Writer
California motorists are getting some relief from high gasoline prices -- but not much. The average price at the pump in California for a gallon of self-serve regular fell 2.4 cents over the last week to $2.124 on Monday, according to the federal government's weekly gas price survey.
OPINION
March 11, 2004 | Jamie Court and Tim Hamilton
If the recent sticker shock at the gasoline pump feels familiar, that's because it is the same old story that led California's electricity market to become the embarrassment of the nation. California Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer is convening today in Los Angeles a panel of industry experts who have blamed the run-up on OPEC crude oil prices, environmentally sensitive fuel and free-market pressures.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2004 | Elizabeth Douglass
Pump prices in California climbed for the fifth straight week, rising 2.7 cents to a statewide average of $1.753 for a gallon of regular self-serve gasoline, a federal survey found. Including the latest increase, retail gasoline prices in California have jumped 15.8 cents a gallon since the beginning of the year, according to the Energy Information Administration, an arm of the Department of Energy.
BUSINESS
December 2, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
The average U.S. retail price for regular-grade gasoline tumbled 2.2 cents in the last week to a five-month low of $1.49 a gallon, the government said. Prices fell in all regions, the Energy Department said in a weekly report. West Coast fuel dropped an average of 1.2 cents to $1.656 and remained the most expensive in the U.S.
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