Tampa, FL – Gas prices rose throughout the week, but stabilized during the weekend as 33.9 million Americans plan a road trip for Memorial Day – the second-most auto travelers for the holiday on record.
“Gas prices rose an average of 6 cents last week, but Memorial Day travelers should still enjoy the lowest holiday gas prices since 2005,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group.
Written by Nancy Neal Jones
Greenbelt, MD – NASA’s first spacecraft designed to return a piece of an asteroid to Earth arrived Friday, May 20th, at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and has begun final preparations in advance of its September launch.
The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security – Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft will undergo final testing and fueling prior to being moved to its launch pad. The mission has a 34-day launch period beginning on September 8th.
After launch, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will travel to the near-Earth asteroid Bennu and retrieve at least 60 grams (2.1 ounces) of pristine surface material and return it to Earth for study.
Tampa, FL – Motorists are seeing the gas prices hit their highest average since October, yet motorists saw very little movement at the pump this week. The national average increased 1 cent from last week and has remained above $2.00 a gallon for 53 consecutive days.
“Motorists are seeing some of the highest prices at the pump of the year,” said Josh Carrasco, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group.
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Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team has added size and bulk along the frontline for the 2016-17 season with the signing of Dre’Kalo Clayton, from Northwest Mississippi Junior College.
The 6-6, 245-pound forward is expected to help provide an inside presence with the loss of senior center Chris Horton.
Tampa, FL – Motorists saw very little shift in prices at the pump last week as oil prices seemed to stabilize. Gas prices are hovering at their highest levels in more than six months, and the national average has remained above $2.00 per gallon for 46 consecutive days.
Sunday prices averaged $2.21 both nationwide and in Florida, $2.19 in Georgia, and $2.07 in Tennessee.
Tampa, FL – Prices at the pump should get more expensive this week thanks to an increase in oil prices and high demand for gasoline. Crude oil prices rose for the third consecutive week, making the cost to produce gasoline more expensive.
Gas prices nationwide have increased for 20 of the last 23 days, rising 16 cents to Sunday’s average of $2.20.
Tampa, FL – After declining the first few days of last week, prices at the pump rose in line with the price of oil. The national average price of gasoline is $2.13 – 2 cents more than a week ago, but pump prices remain 38 cents less than a year ago, and $1.56 less than this time two years ago.
“The price of oil rose $4.00 last week, which could lead to a total increase of nearly 10 cents at the pump in the near future,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group.
Oil market will keep gas prices volatile
Tampa, FL – Nationally, motorists are paying $2.11 per gallon, up 7 cents from last week, and the highest price at the pump since November 2015. The national average has remained above $2.00 a gallon for 25 consecutive days and could rise another 10-15 cents by Memorial Day.
“Many drivers saw gas prices jump up this week,” said Josh Carrasco, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Oil averaged $4.00 higher than last week, which put upward pressure on gasoline prices. Even though prices are up nearly 15 cents from a month ago, motorists are still enjoying a 30 cent savings year over year.”
Written by Cheryl Warner
Washington, D.C. – The first human-rated expandable structure that may help inform the design of deep space habitats is set to be installed to the International Space Station Saturday, April 16th. NASA Television coverage of the installation will begin at 5:30am EDT.
The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) will be attached to the station’s Tranquility module over a period of about four hours. Controllers in mission control at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston will remove BEAM from the unpressurized trunk of SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft, using the robotic Canadarm2, and move it into position next to Tranquility’s aft assembly port.
Tampa FL – The low price of oil has given way to declines in prices at the pump. The average price of gasoline fell for the tenth consecutive day Sunday, in Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee. State averages are 2-3 cents lower than a week ago.
“Motorists filling their gas tanks got a brief reprieve from rising prices, thanks to a dip in oil prices early last week,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “But oil finished the week $4.00 higher than it started, which could cause pump prices to climb again in the near future.”
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