February 24, 2013 |
As gasoline prices surpass $4 a gallon in the Washington area, there may be one winner: Grocery stores with fuel-rewards programs. Area retailers such as Safeway and Sam's Club have been promoting sweeping discounts on gasoline in recent weeks. Wal-Mart has started a year-long initiative to give credit card holders 5 cents off each gallon of gas, while Giant has announced a contest that will give shoppers "free gas for a year. " "Higher gas prices are almost like free advertising for these types of...
February 19, 2013 |
The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline has jumped 45 cents in the past 31 days, according to AAA, the fastest run-up since 2005. Retail gasoline prices have climbed for 33 days in a row. A month ago, a gallon of regular gasoline cost $3.30; on Tuesday it stood at $3.75 nationwide. Gasoline prices have risen to within a nickel of $4 a gallon in the District as pump prices nationwide have been marching higher — the result of refinery closures and maintenance, lower oil production by Saudi Arabia,...
December 15, 2012 |
More than one in four Americans are going to take a road trip this holiday season, according to the annual December forecast from AAA. But if you know that, what do you know about planning your trip? The getaway traffic patterns are very different from those at Thanksgiving . In December, people have different priorities and more flexibility about departure times. "The travel's spread out, so it's not as in a confined time frame like Thanksgiving or Memorial Day ," said Kelly...
April 6, 2012 |
Pain at the pump is nothing new, yet every few years, Americans have to wrestle with high gas prices and the nausea that comes with watching that digital dial go up and up, topping $4 a gallon at many local stations. "People have a growing sense of powerlessness," said John Townsend, manager of public affairs at AAA Mid-Atlantic. "But you have to practice psychological warfare, along with gas-saving tips. Most importantly, you have to remember that as bad as it is, it has been this bad before.
March 28, 2012 |
Two months before the summer driving season officially starts, average gasoline prices in the Washington region have shot past $4, the earliest they have ever surpassed that milestone, AAA Mid-Atlantic said Wednesday. And area drivers may need to brace for another bout of sticker shock at the pump. Tom Klozma of the Oil Price Information Service says national gasoline prices could peak as high as $4.25 a gallon on average this spring. That would likely translate into record prices in the District.
October 14, 2011
This week, D.C. residents learned firsthand the consequences of having their elected political leaders mired in scandal and facing possible criminal indictments. The lesson arrived in an unlikely manner: out of the debate over arresting the operators of vehicles with expired registrations. This issue was raised last year . Despite heavy media coverage, however, neither D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown nor Mayor Vincent C. Gray, both of them serving on the D.C. Council at the time, suggested that the...