Gas prices
Gas prices
  • Trading four wheels for two
    With gas prices soaring, commuting by bicycle seems more appealing than ever. But two-wheeled transit can take some getting used to.May 23, 2008
  • Gas prices make the bus a fare deal for many
    As gas prices have climbed, more and more people are getting out of their cars and in to buses.May 23, 2008
  • Young people hard hit by gas prices
    Rising gas prices aren't just a grown-up phenomenon. Kids are working longer hours and getting on the bus, among other things, to cope with the new normal of expensive fuel.May 23, 2008
  • Lots of people say bicycling beats high gas prices
    Bike shops say business is good as commuters tune up their old bike, or buy a new one, and leave behind their cars for bicycle commuting.May 23, 2008
  • Hypermilers take gas saving to the extreme
    Hypermilers tweak their cars, but more importantly they adjust how they drive to save gas.May 23, 2008
  • High gas prices pumping up small-car sales ... somewhat
    As gas prices flirt with $4 a gallon, Minnesotans, like most Americans, are showing more affection for fuel-efficient vehicles and are buying far fewer trucks, SUVs and vans.May 22, 2008
  • Manual gas pumps unable to keep up with prices
    State officials say as gas prices continue to rise, some rural Minnesota gas stations have to buy conversion kits for their manual pumps. Many station owners are not able to set the price higher than $3.99 a gallon.May 22, 2008
  • Democrats push subsidies for alternative energy
    Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and other Democrats in Washington are pushing the Consumer-First Energy Act, a bill that would limit oil price speculation and cut back tax breaks for oil companies.May 13, 2008
  • Diesel prices drive truckers to protest
    Truckers from Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota upset with high fuel prices are planning a protest today in South Dakota's capital city of Pierre.April 28, 2008
  • Natural gas prices keep rising ahead of summer energy crunch
    Analysts at the Minnesota Department of Commerce say this year's natural gas prices are the highest they've seen since hurricanes Rita and Katrina in 2005.April 23, 2008
  • North Dakota oil finds a big one
    The oil industry is booming in North Dakota, and a new study is likely to encourage even more development. The U.S. Geological Survey says North Dakota has the largest recoverable oil formation in the lower 48 states.April 11, 2008
  • NWA CEO: Rising oil prices are a "budget-breaker"
    Northwest Airlines CEO Doug Steenland said the rapid increase in fuel costs is another reason Northwest officials believe mergers in the industry are inevitable.March 11, 2008
  • New science from an old oil spill
    An oil spill northwest of Bemidji in 1979 has taught geologists about the environmental effects of oil contamination.November 30, 2007
  • Landowners appeal oil pipeline approval
    A group of landowners and the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group, or MPIRG, have appealed a decision to permit a new crude oil pipeline across Minnesota.July 20, 2007
  • Minnesota oil pipeline gets approval
    The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted Thursday to approve a $300 million oil pipeline that would deliver 165,000 barrels of crude oil a day from Canada to refineries south of the Twin Cities.February 15, 2007

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