Category Archives: Gas Prices

Dads can get free gas in North Texas this weekend, here’s where and when

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DALLAS (KDAF) — We’re all hurting from these record-high gas prices and for this Father’s Day, why not give your father some relief at the pump.

North Texas Honda Dealers wants to give back to the dads in North Texas with free gas. Dealers will be popping up at local gas stations in Fort Worth and Frisco to give out free gas to fathers, no matter what car they drive.

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Men Use Electronic Device to Swipe 80 Gallons of Diesel Fuel at Dallas 7-Eleven, Police Say

At the gas station.

Four people have been arrested for allegedly stealing 80 gallons of diesel fuel from a 7-Eleven gas station in Northeast Dallas, police said.

The alleged theft happened Wednesday at the 7-Eleven at 10400 Garland Road, near Gus Thomasson Road.

Pedro Ruiz, Alfredo Hechavarria, Lazaro Echemendia Miranda, and Betancourt Barco face charges of engaging in organized criminal activity, theft of a petroleum product, and unlawful use of a criminal instrument, according to a police news release.

The suspects were using an electronic device that allowed them to attach it to the fuel pump without the pump tracking how much gas was being pumped, police said.

The suspects used three vehicles during the theft, including a modified pickup truck, “that had been outfitted with an external fuel tank,” the press release said.

Ruiz opened the front panel of the fuel pump and installed the electronic device, police said. Hechavarria then pumped 80 gallons of fuel into one of the vehicles while the other two men served as lookouts, according to the news release.

Detectives from the police financial crimes division had been investigating the suspects for allegedly stealing diesel and re-selling it, police said. When they saw the theft happen during surveillance Wednesday, they pulled the suspects over for a traffic violation.

On Thursday, some patrons filling up at the pumps said they were shocked by the thefts and arrests, but not surprised. Gas prices have soared in recent weeks, and diesel has been the most expensive fuel grade. The average price for a gallon of diesel in Dallas hit $5.37 Tuesday, which is a new all-time record.

Some employees said the 7-Eleven location has been hit multiple times by fuel thieves.

Who’s to blame for high gas prices? Democratic lawmakers point the finger at oil companies

As consumers fume over skyrocketing prices for gasoline and other commodities, congressional Democrats on Wednesday called executives from big oil companies on the carpet to explain why they appear to be making unseemly fat profits in the face of an international crisis.

The House hearing was in part a response to Republicans’ campaign to blame Democrats for inflation, now running at a 40-year high and rising.

Oil executives Wednesday insisted that market forces set fuel prices, while Republican lawmakers attacked President Biden and what they called his anti-fossil fuel policies for creating supply shortfalls leading to higher prices at the pumps.

But in both parties, the blaming amounts to little more than political rhetoric and jawboning because neither side is prepared to push for the kind of action that Washington has sometimes resorted to in wartime emergencies.

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Amazon drivers demand higher pay to cope with surging gas prices

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Delivery drivers are trying to pressure Amazon to pay more to its Flex program drivers to accommodate surging gas prices.

Around 50 delivery and rideshare drivers, including drivers for the Flex delivery program, gathered to protest outside an Amazon warehouse near Los Angeles on Wednesday, CNBC reported.

Gas prices have spiked since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine at the end of February, and the price of gas had already been rising in the months running up to the invasion. The national average price for gas was $4.27 a gallon as of Thursday, according to the American Automobile Association Gas Prices, an increase of about 75 cents from a month earlier.

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Gas prices are about to rise again as stations switch to summer blends

You may think inflation and the war in Ukraine are what’s driving up gas prices this spring – and yes, they are – but they aren’t the only forces at play. One environmental regulation is also causing gas prices to rise, and it happens every year as the seasons change.

The Environmental Protection Agency requires a different blend of gasoline to be sold in the summer months than in the winter months.

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Could High Gas Prices Trigger Work from Home Return?

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Gas prices remain high leaving some looking for ways to lessen the financial burden of filling up their gas tanks.

The pain at the pump has some people wondering if it may be time to once again return to a work from home model.

“If we look at the polling data, it’s quite clear that many people still want to work from home,” said the University of Texas at Dallas professor emeritus Doug Kiel. “The latest data that I have, show that about 60% of people polled prefer to work from home now.”

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Skyrocketing gas prices raise concerns about potential spike in fuel thefts; how to protect your car

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The Automobile Club of Southern California this week issued a warning about a possible spike in gasoline theft as prices skyrocket to record highs daily.

The average price per gallon of regular in California climbed to a record $5.72 Friday — jumping up from $5.07 just a week ago, according to AAA.

In the Los Angeles- Long Beach area, gas prices reached a record $5.80 per gallon. Some area gas stations are even charging over $7 for a gallon of gas.

These high prices are triggering concerns over gas theft.

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How much does gas cost in your area? In northern Tarrant County (DFW area), we’re seeing $3.99 – $4.09 as of March 14, 2022.

Some states want to give drivers a gas tax holiday, but that might not be a wise move

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As Americans reel from skyrocketing gasoline prices, a growing number of states are looking to provide residents with a little relief by suspending their gas taxes.

Nearly all states levy taxes or other fees on gasoline sales, on top of the federal gas tax of 18.4 cents a gallon. The revenue often goes to repair and expand transportation infrastructure.

Gas taxes have come under scrutiny as prices spike, fueled in part by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which began last month. Nationwide, a gallon of regular gas cost an average of $4.32 as of Thursday, according to AAA. A month ago, the price was $3.48 a gallon.

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