Friday, July 13, 2012
The average gas price in Maryland is $3.39 per gallon.
When I was 17 years old, gasoline in New Jersey was 95 cents a gallon. I could fill up my 1988 Chevy Beretta for about $15. Now that 15-gallon tank would cost over $45 to fill up for $3.39 per gallon, which currently is the average price of gasoline in Maryland. According to AAA, gas prices continued their upward tick for the second straight week, following 11 consecutive weeks of declines, inching up 6 cents nationally since the beginning of July. The $3.39 national average price for regular grade gasoline was up 3 cents for the week, yet down 15 cents from month-ago prices and down 26 cents from a year ago. However, prices remain 72 cents lower than the record high of $4.11 set four years ago this week. So we want to know how much gas …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Inspections help ensure consumers are buying the type of gas advertised, officials said.
When you head to the gas station to fuel up this holiday weekend, will you be purchasing the type of gas that’s advertised? Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot hopes so. Thursday, ahead of Memorial Day, Franchot joined state field enforcers during a routine inspection of a Bethesda Exxon station near the Westfield Montgomery Mall. State inspectors regularly perform tests at Maryland stations to determine whether the gasoline grade that’s advertised matches the fuel’s octane level, Franchot said. “We want to make sure when someone comes into a gas station in Maryland and pays money for high octane gas, that it is in fact high octane gas,” Franchot told reporters. Of the 2,300 gas stations in Maryland, more than 2,000 have been inspected …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
This law would mainly help landowners who do not own their mineral rights and cannot negotiate for contractual protections from drilling activity on their land.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
by Greg Masters Capital News Service A commission tasked with advising Maryland on possible shale gas production supports a change in the law that would make it easier for landowners to bring claims against drillers regarding water contamination and other damages near hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," sites. The new law, which commission chair and Towson University professor David Vanko said has "pretty broad support" from the commission, would shift the burden of proof to energy companies by creating a "rebuttable presumption" that drilling activity causes certain kinds of damages occurring close in time and proximity to natural gas operations. "I think (asymmetry of resources) always has been an issue in litigation, particularly where…
Friday, December 9, 2011
Some nearby residents reported the odor earlier this morning. City code enforcement stated it's likely due to repair of a leaky gas line.
Update, 11:19 a.m.: Purvis said the situation is over and the street is now clear for traffic to pass through unimpeded. Police officers out near Jefferson Street at Baltimore Avenue are serving as traffic control due to an apparent gas leak in the area, said Sgt. Chris Purvis. Posts on the HOPE listserv indicate that work was done on a gas leak on Jefferson Street and that work likely has been completed. Some residents mentioned smelling gas this morning. City street workers are looking into the incident.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Some former workers are concerned about how the utility deals with its infrastructure.
Washington Gas will not be not be conducting an overall survey looking for leaks in its infrastructure for fear of finding new fissures, according to an internal memo noted in this report by the Dcist. Imani Kazana, local activist and president of the Avonridge Community Development Corporation, has long worked to thwart Washington Gas's proposal for a liquefied natural gas storage facility at the company's Chillum Road location. "The Avondale neighborhood in Prince George's County, on the edge of [Washington,] D.C., sits at the center of a spider web of outdated, high-pressure transmission pipelines, which leak frequently," Kazana stated in an email about the ABC7 report. "Other neighborhoods also need to investigate what lies below the …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Some places to fuel up around town today.
Looking for a cheap place to fill up today? Gas prices have been plummeting and you can get a hot deal at these local stations: Price Gas Station Location Time Updated $3.49 Queens Chapel Auto Queens Chapel Road & Ager Road Sept. 19 $3.49 PG Zip In East West Hwy & Belcrest Road Sept. 19 $3.57 Shell Queens Chapel Road & Hamilton St. 10 a.m.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Need to fill up today? Here are some of the cheapest places to buy gasoline today courtesy of marylandgasprices.com.
Price Place Location Time
Friday, August 19, 2011
Save some pennies (or more!) at the pump
Spent a little too much on back to school shopping? The Patch can help you recover a little by saving on gas. Here are some of the cheapest gas prices in the area: Price Place Location Time $3.49 Sunoco 5801 Riggs Rd & Eastern Ave 7 a.m. $3.60 Shell 5398 Queens Chapel Rd & Hamilton St 4 p.m.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Save some pennies at the pump!
Here are some of the cheapest gas prices in the area:
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Here are some of the most inexpensive local places to gas up.
Price Place Location Time $3.67 XtraMart 8721 Baltimore Ave. near Tecumseh Street & Greenbelt Road 2 p.m., Aug. 2 $3.67 P G Zip In 3599 East-West Hwy. & Belcrest Road 9 a.m., Aug. 2 $3.69 Exxon 8401 Baltimore Ave. & Pontiac Street 8 a.m.. Aug. 2