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Low Gas Prices Fuel Massive Holiday Travel


As millions of motorists get ready to hit the road over the Memorial Day Weekend, pump prices are the lowest they've been since 2009 in spite of recent increases in the cost of oil and refinery issues that have restricted

Low Gas Prices Fuel Massive Holiday Travel

By Rick Popely  on May 22, 2015

As millions of motorists get ready to hit the road over the Memorial Day Weekend, pump prices are the lowest they've been since 2009 in spite of recent increases in the cost of oil and refinery issues that have restricted

Gas Hits $4 in Los Angeles

By Rick Popely  on May 15, 2015

Refinery issues that have reduced the supply of gasoline continued to plague California and other western states, where recent price increases have outpaced the national average. The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report said Thursday that the national average for regular

Why Diesel Prices Are Steadier Than Regular Gas

By Rick Popely  on May 8, 2015

The average price for regular unleaded gas has climbed 27 cents the past month, but diesel fuel has inched up only 4 cents. Why are diesel users getting a pass while gasoline users have to keep digging deeper to fill

AAA: Low Gas Prices Drive Lower Overall Car Ownership Costs

By Kelsey Mays  on May 1, 2015

Despite a recent rebound, fuel prices remain low, and they're driving down overall car ownership costs, according to AAA's annual "Your Driving Costs" study. Nationwide, a gallon of gas is still more than $1 cheaper than it was a year

Gas Prices Higher Now, Could Drop Soon

By Rick Popely  on May 1, 2015

Oil prices continue to move higher, and gasoline prices in the U.S. have increased for three straight weeks, but pump prices may level off and could drop again in the weeks ahead. The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report said the

Gas Prices Not Going Down Without a Fight

By Rick Popely  on April 17, 2015

Just when you thought it was safe to buy that V-8-powered SUV, global oil prices jumped unexpectedly and are causing at least temporary increases in gasoline prices. Oil prices shot up earlier this week after the Energy Information Administration reported

Have Gas Prices Already Peaked?

By Rick Popely  on April 10, 2015

Gasoline prices typically rise during the spring, and many skeptical motorists believe that oil companies routinely raise prices just when more motorists take to the highways during the summer. That's probably not going to happen this year, Patrick DeHaan, a

Smart's New ForTwo Could Be Big (19 photos)

By Joe Bruzek  on April 7, 2015

News broke of a redesigned Smart ForTwo way back in July, and Smart waited until the last major auto show of the 2015 season to make the new microcar's U.S. debut at the 2015 New York International Auto Show. We called the previous  ForTwo one of the

Gas Prices Volatile Across the Country

By Rick Popely  on March 27, 2015

Like a confused driver who doesn't know if he should turn right or left, gas prices can't seem to decide whether to go up or down. Over the past week, the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline fell by

What Mileage Does the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Get After 3,000 miles?

By Joe Bruzek  on March 25, 2015

Cars.com's 2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 has been in our long-term test fleet for only two months and it's already accumulated a healthy 3,137 miles. The 2015 C-Class won Cars.com's Best of 2015 award for a multitude reasons, one being its new