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What others say: Oil price drop not without benefits

...the sting out of the market downturn.The first and most obvious boon of low oil prices comes for Alaska drivers at the gas pump. The drop in oil prices from more than $100 per barrel to about $60 per barrel has resulted in gas prices dipping from...

...pulled over and didn't have license, registration or insurance: What's a driver's license?? Driven away from a gas pump with the nozzle still in my tank: I'm crazy, not stupid.? Not able to work the key remote to get into my car: I...

...Commuters in New York City and elsewhere had to sleep on steps, hitchhike or walk home as trains were rendered powerless and gas pumps stopped working; food spoiled as refrigerators and freezers thawed; jugs of water sold out as supply plants lost their...
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Kenai man arrested on drug charges for a second time

...Hunter, the trooper pulled over Hanson, who drove a Ford Explorer, because the vehicle accelerated and almost struck two gas pumps. The trooper found meth on Hanson during that arrest, the affidavit says. Also, a third case against the defendant...
Sales resume at Short Stop gas station

Gas is once again being sold at the Short Stop after a fire took the station's gas pumps out of commission Sunday night. Owner Roseann Jackson said about half the pumps were up and running Tuesday afternoon. The remainder...
Boiler causes fire at Soldotna gas station

...Gary Hale. There are three boilers at the Soldotna station, which are used to heat the concrete pads surrounding the gas pumps. One of the boilers was overworked, Hale said. "It could've been a bad fire if it happened in the middle of the...
Thanksgiving dinner cost on the rise

As consumers pay more at the gas pumps, skyrocketing energy costs have also driven up the cost of this year's Thanksgiving feast, according to several new studies...
Alaska's economy expected to muddle along in 2012

...weakness in the U.S. and world economy could bring softer prices. That's good for consumers -- especially at the gas pump -- but bad news for the state treasury. Declining oil production is expected to cause a $700 million decline in state...
Gas pumps still not operational after fire

Gas pumps at the Short Stop stayed off Monday after a fire at the service station Sunday night. The fire broke out after a Ford F150 pickup...
Editorial: Dear Senate, thanks for nothing

...independent of foreign oil, but we would be well on our way to finding a more permanent solution to the rising prices at the gas pump. That added relief at the pump would likely help struggling families across America in this time of economic unrest...


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