gas prices

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  Consumers have welcomed lower gas prices.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that there’s an important link between the gas tax and infrastructure.

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A New York state assemblyman from the Hudson Valley stands ready to take action against a local gas station owner if prices at a few stations near West Point aren’t lower by next month.

Democratic Assemblyman James Skoufis has written to the head of the only two gas stations in the Town of Highlands in Orange County asking that he lower prices that tend to run about 30 to 40 cents higher than in surrounding areas.

Stephen Gottlieb: Regionalism vs. The Environment

Aug 26, 2014

There’s been news recently about a decline in gas prices. Hallelujah? Or oh my God! Decline in prices means more people will build energy inefficient homes and invest in gas guzzling machinery or businesses. Some will benefit, but the world will suffer. How do we accommodate those inconsistent objectives?

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The Vermont House Transportation Committee has approved a gasoline tax increase to be phased in over two years.

Gasoline prices in Massachusetts continue to climb, although not as rapidly as in recent weeks.  WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports…

The average price for unleaded regular self serve gasoline in Massachusetts rose two cents last week.  The average price, according to a survey by AAA is $3.89 per gallon. Prices ranged between $3.78 and $3.99 per gallon.  The price is 23 cents per gallon more than a year ago.

Gasoline prices have gone up for five straight weeks, but some energy analysts believe a peak is near.

Paul Tuthill, WAMC News.