gas prices http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Expect Higher Gas Prices Over Independence Day Weekend http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/expect-higher-gas-prices-over-independence-day-weekend <p>If you are traveling the highways over the July 4th holiday weekend, prepare to pay more at the pump. Prices will be higher than last year, mainly due to uncertainty in the Middle East.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:20:39 +0000 Wayne Pratt 37718 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Expect Higher Gas Prices Over Independence Day Weekend Morning headlines: Friday, March 30, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-march-30-2012 <p><strong>Army Corps. seeks dismissal of lawsuit filed on behalf of southeast Mo. farmers</strong></p><p>More than 140 southeast Missouri farmers are seeking damage caused by last year&#39;s intentional breach of the Birds Point levee at the height of spring flooding.</p><p><a href="http://bit.ly/Hp8LIG">The Southeast Missourian reports</a> that government attorneys filed a motion to dismiss the suit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Oral arguments in the suit are scheduled to begin April 10 in Washington.</p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 14:37:22 +0000 Julie Bierach, Bill Raack & The Associated Press 3392 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, March 30, 2012 Blunt talks gas prices, military spending http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-talks-gas-prices-military-spending <p>Missouri Senator Roy Blunt is one of the Republicans blaming President Obama for gas prices that have reached close to $4 per gallon, saying his rejection of the Keystone pipeline hurt the economy.</p><p>Obama is defending his energy policies in Oklahoma today, pointing to plans to fast-track an oil pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas that emerged after he delayed the larger Keystone XL pipeline earlier this year.</p><p>Even so, Blunt says the president continues to obstruct progress.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 22:00:42 +0000 Julie Bierach 3338 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt talks gas prices, military spending Blunt: “Boutique Fuels Amendment” will lower gas prices http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-%E2%80%9Cboutique-fuels-amendment%E2%80%9D-will-lower-gas-prices <p>Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says oil refineries continue to push back on his amendment to the highway bill. The so-called &ldquo;Boutique Fuels Amendment,&rdquo; introduced last month, would relax requirements on special blends of gas that are used in different states and cities.</p><p>Blunt says the amendment would lower gas prices.</p><p>During a conference call with reporters this morning, Blunt said the refineries that were not profit centers for the oil companies before the Clean Air Act now are.</p> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 18:49:53 +0000 Julie Bierach 3221 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt: “Boutique Fuels Amendment” will lower gas prices Nation's lowered credit rating causes drop in gas prices in St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nations-lowered-credit-rating-causes-drop-gas-prices-st-louis <p>For St. Louisans, there is one nugget of good news amidst the&nbsp;plunging Dow and struggling economy: gas prices are falling steeply&nbsp;in the St. Louis area.</p><p>Experts say the price of a barrel of oil dropped after Standard &amp; Poor&#39;s&nbsp;lowered the nation&#39;s credit rating by one notch last week.</p><p>The price of gas fell below $3.20 per gallon at many stations in the St. Louis area on Monday. Just a little over a week ago,&nbsp;drivers shelled out more than $3.60 for a gallon of regular unleaded&nbsp;at some stores.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Aug 2011 11:18:20 +0000 The Associated Press & Johanna Mayer 1827 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nation's lowered credit rating causes drop in gas prices in St. Louis Senator Kirk proposes ideas to lower gas prices http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/senator-kirk-proposes-ideas-lower-gas-prices <p>U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says exploring natural gas supplies in Illinois and making tax credits for renewable energy permanent could be ways to lower soaring gas prices.</p><p>Kirk told reporters Monday that federal officials need to research possibilities for harnessing natural gas from New Albany shale in the Illinois basin.</p><p>The Republican also says he&#39;d like to see permits granted more quickly for off shore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and reduce so-called small gasoline monopolies.</p> Mon, 18 Apr 2011 18:10:08 +0000 The Associated Press, St. Louis Beacon & Kelsey Proud 969 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Senator Kirk proposes ideas to lower gas prices Lower gas taxes lure drivers to Mo. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lower-gas-taxes-lure-drivers-mo <p>With lower state taxes on gasoline, among others, Missouri is easily undercutting its border mate, Illinois, when it comes to the price to fill up.</p><p>One of the cardinal rules about interstate travel through the Midwest: &quot;gas up before you hit Illinois.&quot; Illinois levies a hefty 42 cents per gallon tax on gasoline, among the highest gas taxes in the country.</p><p><a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/03/28/am-lower-gas-taxes-lure-crossborder-customers-to-missouri/">Check out more of this feature on the Missouri-Illinois border wars for cheap gasoline</a> by our own <a href="http://Adam Allington ">Adam Allington</a>. It aired on <a href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/show/morning-report/">Marketplace Morning Report</a> earlier today.</p><p> Mon, 28 Mar 2011 16:09:29 +0000 Adam Allington & Kelsey Proud 816 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lower gas taxes lure drivers to Mo. McCaskill wants investigation into abuse of exchange program http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-wants-investigation-abuse-exchange-program <p>Sen. Claire McCaskill is asking for stricter oversight of a popular <a href="http://www.ice.gov/sevis/">U.S. college exchange program </a>after a federal investigation revealed that some non-existent universities are using the program to bring thousands of people into the country illegally.</p> Sun, 06 Mar 2011 23:37:03 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 666 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill wants investigation into abuse of exchange program