Gas Prices

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Tips To Ease Pain At The Pump

Drivers, and their wallets, have likely noticed the big 15 percent jump in gas prices this week. Some saw prices as high as $4.29 a gallon.

05/16/2013

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Klobuchar Seeks Energy Dept. Help Over High Gas Prices

As gas prices in Minnesota reached record high prices of about $4 per gallon, Sen. Amy Klobuchar called on the Department of Energy to take action. The gas price spike came after the closure of oil refineries in the Midwest for maintenance.

05/16/2013

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Gas Prices Increase 30 Cents, Hit $4.19 In Twin Cities

“When did that happen?” is the question most motorists are asking Wednesday, after seeing the latest price for a tank of gas.

05/15/2013

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Gas Prices Are Rising…..Why?

What???

05/15/2013

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Metro Holiday Gas Stations Experiment With E85 Pricing

BLOOMINGTON (WCCO) — If you drive a flex-fuel vehicle, at what price point will you pull in and fill up with E85? That’s what Holiday is trying to determine at select gas stations across the […]

04/22/2013

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Moneyanswers Finance Expert Jordan Goodman

Jordan Goodman from Moneyanswers.com made his monthly visit to the WCCO Morning News with Dave Lee.

04/09/2013

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Good Question: Why Do Gas Prices Fluctuate So Wildly?

The first two months of 2013 have not been much fun at the gasoline pump. Prices keep rising, changing all the time.

02/27/2013

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Rising Gas Prices Not Affecting Local Car Buying Habits

As of Thursday morning the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gas is $3.82 in the Twin Cities. That’s 60 cents higher than a month ago.

02/21/2013

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Jumps In Gas Prices A Challenge For Small Stations, Too

Gas is now selling for about $3.76 a gallon in the Twin Cities, and motorists aren’t the only ones complaining about big jumps in prices. Independent gas stations are also feeling the squeeze.

02/18/2013

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The Reasons Behind Gas Spike In Minnesota

The average price of gas in the Twin Cities is around $3.45 per gallon, which is nearly 40 cents higher than it was a month ago. So, why did prices jump so high so quickly?

01/31/2013

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Why Are Gas Prices Going Up?

If you drive a car, you’ve noticed a 30 cent jump in gas prices in recent weeks. But why? The reasons are many, according to the experts.

01/29/2013

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Happy New Year: 2013 Kicks Off With Lower Gas Prices

Consider it a gift that’s coming in a little late: the lowest gas prices we’ve seen in nearly two years.

01/02/2013

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Expert: Gas Prices Should Stay Low In Early 2013

It’s been a nice holiday present to have gas prices dip below $3 a gallon, but what will happen in the new year?

01/02/2013

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Opinion: We Must Fix Our Crumbling Infrastructure

Most Americans who traveled during this Thanksgiving holiday came face to face with an American reality: while there is much to be thankful for, our infrastructure is not one of those things.

11/26/2012

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Good Question: Are Gas Prices Dropping Because Of The Election?

Remember a month ago when people were wondering if voters would take out their frustration with high gas prices on the president?

10/30/2012

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Gas Prices Finally Start To Fall Nationwide

Cindy Schnaith is practically giddy when gassing up these days. It wasn’t more than a month ago that filling up her sport utility vehicle cost her nearly $80 per tankful.

10/23/2012

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CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Duke It Out Over Energy And Health Care

The two presidential candidates were asked a question by CBS Local about Obamacare vs. Romneycare and asked them to talk about the similarities or differences between the two plans.

10/15/2012

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CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Square Off Over Education and Energy

Today on the CBS Local forum, Romney and Obama were asked: What will you do to make the U.S. more energy independent?

10/12/2012

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Opinion: Gas Prices Are The Government and Obama’s Fault

Americans continually hear that the president of the United States can do nothing about gas prices. John Hofmeister says that isn’t true. The doubled gas prices could have been avoided but no one in a political position who can do anything about the prices wants to do anything.

10/10/2012

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Gas Prices Still Around $4 A Gallon After Labor Day

Gas prices usually drop after Labor Day, but some Twin Cities drivers have been paying around $4 per gallon this week for regular unleaded fuel.

09/12/2012

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High Gas Prices Sneak Up On Twin Cities Drivers

If you’re filling up today be warned: it’s gonna hurt. Twin Cities gas prices rose 10 cents overnight, to an average of $3.89 for a gallon of regular.

09/11/2012

Drivers Brace For Nightmarish Labor Day Traffic

It’s the start of a holiday weekend. And for anyone driving north, especially on I-35, it could be tough going. As if slow-to-still traffic wasn’t bad enough, Hannah Andersen found herself stranded on 35 North. And it was a true holiday weekend driving nightmare.

08/31/2012

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CBS News Business Reporter Rebecca Jarvis Talks Gas Prices

CBS News business reporter and Minneapolis native Rebecca Jarvis joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News

08/16/2012

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CBS Business Reporter Rebecca Jarvis On The Morning News With Dave Lee

CBS News business reporter Rebecca Jarvis paid a visit to the WCCO Morning News with Dave Lee on Thursday.

08/09/2012

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Opinion: Obama’s Approval Rating Drops To 43% For Good Reason

Five months before the presidential election, this rating is disastrous for Obama – almost as disastrous as the lack of any results for America these past four years.

06/22/2012

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