gas http://wamc.org en Some Connecticut stations already out of gas in storm rush http://wamc.org/post/some-connecticut-stations-already-out-gas-storm-rush <p>TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Some Connecticut stations already have run out of gas during the rush to prepare for the approaching blizzard.<br><br>Motorists say stations in Torrington, West Hartford, Vernon, East Lyme and other towns ran out of fuel Thursday afternoon and evening as people filled their cars and trucks as well as containers for generators and snow blowers. Long lines were reported at many stations.</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 13:10:46 +0000 Associated Press 57424 at http://wamc.org Some Connecticut stations already out of gas in storm rush Springfield Gas Explosion Adds To Homeless Population http://wamc.org/post/springfield-gas-explosion-adds-homeless-population <p>The natural gas explosion in downtown Springfield Massachusetts last week dealt a blow to the homeless.&nbsp; There is a shortage of beds at a time of year when demand for accommodations typically increases.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports</p><p></p><p></p><p> An 18 room single occupancy apartment building for low income tenants and&nbsp; a 60 bed nighttime shelter for the homeless were damaged by the blast and ordered by building inspectors to close pending repairs.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 23:13:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 52895 at http://wamc.org Springfield Gas Explosion Adds To Homeless Population Mass. Gov. Not Seeking New Regulations After Explosion http://wamc.org/post/mass-gov-not-seeking-new-regulations-after-explosion <p></p><p>Gov. Deval Patrick isn't looking for any new laws or regulations after a natural gas explosion injured more than 20 people and damaged 42 buildings in Springfield.</p><p>Patrick told reporters Monday that the explosion was the result of human error and there's only so much that regulations or laws can do to prevent such an incident.</p><p>State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan on Sunday said the Friday night blast was caused when a utility worker accidentally punctured a high-pressure pipeline while looking for a leak.</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 02:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 52740 at http://wamc.org Mass. Gov. Not Seeking New Regulations After Explosion Sanders Questions High Gas Prices in Burlington http://wamc.org/post/sanders-questions-high-gas-prices-burlington <p>Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie&nbsp;Sanders is asking if northwestern Vermont residents are getting ripped off at the gas pump.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;&nbsp;</p><p>The left-leaning independent is calling for a federal investigation of the fact that gas&nbsp;prices are higher in Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties than elsewhere in Vermont or New England.</p><p>Sanders says Vermont&#39;s gas&nbsp;prices tend to run higher than New Hampshire&#39;s. On Monday, regular unleaded averaged $3.55 a gallon in Vermont, versus $3.36 in New Hampshire.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 11:48:54 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 42470 at http://wamc.org Sanders Questions High Gas Prices in Burlington Gas Prices Continue to Climb in MA http://wamc.org/post/gas-prices-continue-climb-ma <p>Gasoline prices in Massachusetts continue to climb, although not as rapidly as in recent weeks.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Paul Tuthill reports&hellip;</p><p>The average price for unleaded regular self serve gasoline in Massachusetts rose two cents last week.&nbsp; The average price, according to a survey by AAA is $3.89 per gallon. Prices ranged between $3.78 and $3.99 per gallon.&nbsp; The price is 23 cents per gallon more than a year ago.</p><p>Gasoline prices have gone up for five straight weeks, but some energy analysts believe a peak is near.</p><p>Paul Tuthill, WAMC News.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 11:57:07 +0000 Paul Tuthill 36967 at http://wamc.org