Longest streak of gas price increases in over a year
Tampa, FL – Gas prices jumped another 4 cents last week. The current national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.29. Motorists are now paying 26 cents more a gallon since prices hit a low of $2.03 on January 26th.
“It’s common this time of year to see an increase at the pump,” said Josh Carrasco, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Refineries are conducting their annual spring maintenance, which causes prices to rise due to tightening of supply.” «Read the rest of this article»
Austin Peay Sports Information
Robbie Wilson Era to unfold in South Carolina.
Hilton Head, SC – Austin Peay State University men’s golf team will open the 2015 Spring season, Monday and Tuesday, as it plays in the 10th Annual Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate on Hilton Head Island.
The 54-hole tournament (36 holes, Monday, and 18 holes, Tuesday) will be played on the 6,828-yard, par-72 Wexford Plantation course.
Written by Rob Gutro
Greenbelt, MD – NASA’s Terra satellite captured an image of the snow-covered eastern U.S. that looks like the states have been sitting in a freezer. In addition to the snow cover, Arctic and Siberian air masses have settled in over the Eastern U.S. triggering many record low temperatures in many states.
On February 19th at 16:40 UTC (11:40am EST), the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument that flies aboard NASA’s Terra satellite captured a picture of the snowy landscape.
3 out of 5 People Don’t have Winter Driving Kits in their Vehicles
Tampa, FL - Extremely cold weather is moving across the southeastern U.S. and AAA warns motorists to be careful and make sure their vehicles are prepared for an emergency.
According to data from the Federal Highway Administration, each year, 24 percent of weather-related vehicle crashes occur on snowy, slushy or icy pavement and 15 percent happen during snowfall or sleet.
Government reduces gas price forecast despite recent increase
Tampa, FL – Gasoline prices shot up 7 cents last week. The current national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.25. Motorists are now paying 19 cents more than they did at the beginning of the month.
“Gasoline prices almost always rise in February,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “The rate of increase slowed over the weekend, but motorists should expect more volatility at the pump for the next couple of months.” «Read the rest of this article»
Motorists Recognize Dangers but Do Little to Alter Behaviors says AAA Foundation
Tampa, FL - Too many Americans report that they regularly speed, run red lights, use distracting devices or drive drowsy, despite the fact that one in three have a loved one who has been seriously injured or killed in a crash, according to the AAA Foundation’s latest Traffic Safety Culture Index.
The results further indicate that unsafe behaviors persist even though one in five drivers have themselves been involved in a serious crash, and one in ten has been seriously injured in a crash.
Clarksville, TN – On February 10th, 2015, Clarksville Police Detectives along with United States Postal Investigators conducted surveillance on Richard Thornton, Keenen Crane, Rachel Jones, and Ranquon Freeman, residents of Georgia.
The surveillance was conducted in reference to an ongoing investigation regarding a counterfeit check cashing scheme referred to as Operation Homeless. Throughout the investigation, it was found that the subjects located and recruited a homeless individual to cash checks for them.
52% are more likely to consider driving vs. flying
Tampa, FL – Gas prices are entering the volatile spring season, but motorists are still seeing the cheapest pump prices since May 2009. On average, Americans are saving $22.00 for a full tank of gas compared to when the national average price was at its highest last spring ($3.70). Click here to view current average gas prices in your area.
“Gas prices shot up last week, but are leveling off for now,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Gasoline typically rises 30 to 50 cents in the spring. Even if that does happen, AAA does not expect prices to reach $3.00 this year.”
Gas prices in February usually rise 22 cents
Tampa, FL – Motorists saw pump prices jump more than a dime last week. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded rose 12 cents in seven days. The state averages also rose 13 cents in Florida, 10 cents in Georgia, and 12 cents in Tennessee.
“Gas prices increased due to a series of refinery issues in the Midwest and a rise in crude oil prices,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Gasoline and oil prices quickly rose mid-week, but stabilized through the weekend.” «Read the rest of this article»
Tampa, FL – The national average price for gasoline rose last week for the first time in four months, snapping the longest streak of declines at the pump on record. The U.S. average for a gallon of regular unleaded declined 123 consecutive days, from September 26th-January 26th, delivering a discount of $1.31 during that period. The average price has risen 2 cents since Tuesday.
“Gasoline prices have finally adjusted to the plunging price of oil,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Wholesale gas prices rose last weekend, resulting in mild increases at the pump.” «Read the rest of this article»
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