fuel prices

North Country News
11:15 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Gas Tax Down, So Officials Eye Levy on Mileage

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More carpooling, fuel economy, hybrids and electric cars may be good for the environment, but they're bad for state and federal transportation funds, which rely on taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel.

Now some states, including Vermont, are eyeing a "vehicle miles traveled" tax for bridge and road maintenance, where you pay not based on how much fuel you burned, but how far you went.

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New England News
5:11 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Mass. Utility Proposes Lower Gas Rates

Massachusetts utility NStar is proposing lowering natural gas rates to their lowest level in a decade. WAMC’s Lucas Willard has more…

NStar Gas announced Tuesday that it has submitted a new supply rate proposal that if approved by state regulators would lower the average heating customer's bill by more than $15 a month compared to last year.

The proposed new rate would bill customers 57.32 cents per therm, down 18 percent from last year's price of about 70 cents.

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