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AAA reports Crude Oil Prices Spike Following Attacks on Saudi Arabian Oil Facilities

 

AAATampa, FL – On the week, the national gas price average held steady at $2.56, but motorists can expect some volatility at the pump in the coming days and weeks.

Over the weekend, Saudi Arabia experienced drone attacks on two major oil facilities – including the world’s largest, Abqaiq. The attacks have taken 5.7 million (crude) barrels per day off the market, accounting for about 6% of the global supply.

Americans Can Expect Pump Price Jumps Coming to Stations as Soon as this Week. (AAA)

Americans Can Expect Pump Price Jumps Coming to Stations as Soon as this Week. (AAA)

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AAA reports Gas Price Trends Falling into Place for Autumn

 

AAATampa, FL – AAA says gas prices continue to trend – slowly, but surely – cheaper with half of all states seeing pump prices drop two-cents on the week. This caused the national average to push cheaper by a penny down to $2.56. Today’s average is 11-cents less than a month ago and 28-cents cheaper than a year ago.

In its latest weekly report, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) notes that U.S. gasoline demand saw a steady decline from 9.9 million b/d to 9.4 million b/d, a reading typical for the start of fall.

Gas prices to get cheaper this Autumn. (AAA)

Gas prices to get cheaper this Autumn. (AAA)

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NASA Satellite Data reveals Climate Change effect on Fires

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Hot and dry. NASA says these are the watchwords for large fires. While every fire needs a spark to ignite and fuel to burn, it’s the hot and dry conditions in the atmosphere that determine the likelihood of a fire starting, its intensity and the speed at which it spreads. Over the past several decades, as the world has increasingly warmed, so has its potential to burn.

Since 1880, the world has warmed by 1.9 degrees Fahrenheit, with the five warmest years on record occurring in the last five years. Since the 1980s, the wildfire season has lengthened across a quarter of the world’s vegetated surface, and in some places like California, fire has become nearly a year-round risk.

Fires are a natural part of the ecosystem in North American forests. However, their size and intensity is shaped by climate. (NASA)

Fires are a natural part of the ecosystem in North American forests. However, their size and intensity is shaped by climate. (NASA)

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AAA says Most Consumers Continue to See Decreases at Gas Pump

 

AAATampa, FL – On the week, AAA says gas prices are as much as nine cents cheaper in every state except California, (+5 cents), Florida (+4 cents), Ohio (+2 cents) and South Carolina (+1 cent).

Hurricane Dorian has been the driver for the increases in Florida and, most likely, South Carolina.

Hurricane Dorian Puts Pressure on Florida Gas Prices. (AAA)

Hurricane Dorian Puts Pressure on Florida Gas Prices. (AAA)

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Dodging the Roadkill: Rocky Mountain High – Part 1

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – I pulled out of the Iron Horse Inn at 5:30 on Friday morning.  I had already apologized to my neighbors the night before about firing up “black beauty” that early the next morning.  It was a cool, crisp morning and there was a “calm” in the air as I pulled out, on my way to Colorado Springs, Colorado.

It was there that I would rendezvous with friends I had met through this blog.  After spending a couple of days there, I would then head over to Ouray, Colorado, where I would stay with friends for a couple of days.

Make no mistake about it, I LOVE COLORADO!

Wyoming

Wyoming

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AAA says National Gas Price Average for Labor Day on Track to Be Cheapest in Three Years

 

AAATampa, FL – At $2.59, AAA says the national gas price average is poised to be potentially the cheapest Labor Day weekend average in three years. Today’s average is already nearly a quarter cheaper than during last year’s holiday ($2.83) and four cents cheaper than 2017’s Labor Day ($2.63).

“For Americans who bookend summer with road trips, they will find gas prices this coming weekend that are cheaper than this past Memorial Day and last year’s Labor Day holiday,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson.

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Dodging the Roadkill: The Sturgis Chronicles – Part 7

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – As soon as I started meeting other bikers in Sturgis, who came from all over the country, I quickly learned that everybody comes to this rally for different reasons. 

Some came to be with friends that they only saw this time of the year.  Others came in groups to have a good time, see all the performers and just let their hair down.

I met many couples who were making their way to the West Coast, where ultimately they were going to ride the Pacific Coast Highway in California.

Me?  I came to ride and ride we did.

Devils Tower.

Devils Tower.

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AAA reports Gas Demand at All-Time High, Slowing Pump Price Decreases

 

AAATampa, FL – AAA says summer may be ending, but gasoline demand is soaring to new heights. In its latest reading, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) recorded demand at 9.93 million b/d, the highest since the agency began recording data in 1991.

As demand jumped, gasoline stocks fell by 1.4 million bbl and pump prices slowed their decline on the week.

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AAA reports Domestic Gasoline Stocks Soar, Push Down Gas Prices

 

AAATampa, FL – AAA says the national gas price average, $2.64, represents a seven-cent drop on the week as domestic gasoline stocks built by a surprising 4.4 million bbl, according to the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest data.

Contributing to the build was at least 1.2 million b/d of imports at U.S. ports. With the large bump, stocks now sit 235 million bbl – a U.S. stock level not seen in nearly five months (end of March).

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AAA says National Gas Price Average Cheaper on the Week, Month and Year

 

AAATampa, FL – AAA reports that the average national gas price dropped by two cents to $2.71 on the week. This is less expensive than a week, a month (-4 cent) and a year (-15 cents) ago. Prices are cheaper as demand saw a small dip on the week, even though overall demand remains robust for the summer.

“While gas prices continue to drop, the rate at which they are decreasing has slowed,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson.

Tennessee is one of the nation’s top 10 least expensive gas markets. (AAA)

Tennessee is one of the nation’s top 10 least expensive gas markets. (AAA)

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