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Bob Timm: Does Gasoline Need Country Of Origin Labeling?

Bob Timm: Does Gasoline Need Country Of Origin Labeling?

I for one am very grateful for the drop in oil/gas prices even though it is having a negative effect on the region I live. I live in North Dakota. North Dakota is the number two State in the nation for oil production and has been growing in leaps and bounds. Two years in a

How Is Mandated Ethanol A Victory For Consumers?

According to the Associated Press, E15 (a fuel blend with 15% ethanol) “is currently sold in fewer than two dozen stations in the Midwest, but could spread to other regions as the Obama administration considers whether to require more ethanol in gasoline.” The oil industry has been resisting that expanded mandate, but was today dealt

Here Come The Annual Spring Gas Price Conspiracy Theories

It’s spring time. That means we’re entering the summer driving season, and increased demand typically drives up fuel prices. And thanks to gas prices being one of the most visible economic metrics – heck, the prices are posted on signs along every road in America – people get upset when the prices go up. We’re

Pew Credits Decline In Gun Crime To Abortion

Yesterday the anti-gun movement was dealt a stunning blow by the release of a study from the Justice Department indicating that, despite increases in the rate of civilian gun ownership in a growing population, gun crime has declined significantly over the last several decades. In analyzing the study, Pew suggests that a contributing factor in

Governor Dalrymple Receiving Death Threats Over Signing Pro-Life Legislation UPDATED: Gov Says No Threats

Yesterday news broke that a pro-abortion activist had been arrested for threatening the life of state Senator Margaret Sitte, who is a champion of pro-life legislation here in North Dakota. Now, according to a Facebook posting from a group started to oppose the pro-life legislation, Governor Jack Dalrymple has been receiving death threats as well:

Thanks Fracking: Americans Saving Billions On Natural Gas

This chart from Mark Perry shows spending by US consumers on natural gas since 1999: From Perry: According to data from the Department of Energy, the US price of natural gas delivered to residential consumers in November 2012 was $9.97 per 1,000 cubic feet (most recent month available). Adjusted for inflation, that’s the lowest residential

Auto Markets Trump Government Central Planning

Our federal government has invested a lot of money, and passed a lot of laws, to promote so-called “green” vehicles that run on biofuels or electricity. But, if the Detroit Auto Show is any indication, all that investment hasn’t resulted in those vehicles getting traction in the market: From sport utes to sports cars to

Renewable Fuels Standard Could Gobble Up America's Entire Corn Crop

The government must stop mandating ethanol production, Mark Perry notes. It drives up prices and, unless something is done, in the not-so-distant future the mandate may have our entire American corn crop diverted to making ethanol: Corn ethanol is clearly inferior to gasoline as a fuel source for automobiles. Despite a 51-cent-per-gallon tax credit to

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