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Green Bay Packers sign OSU's Lane Taylor to extension

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Jones signed with the Chargers previous year, but was released prior to the season and did not play in 2016. For his career, Dial has registered 175 tackles (108 solo), 4.5 sacks and four passes defensed. "The transition is important to get guys acclimated and I feel good about it. He's earned it. He's put a lot into this, and I'm very happy for him and his family". Read More »

Todd McShay Thinks Alabama Will Lose 1 Game

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ESPN's Rece Davis said he would have had the Seminoles no lower than No. 3 without the injury to Francois. FSU lost its first game of the 2015 season and had a 29-game ACC winning streak broken when Georgia Tech's Lance Austin returned a blocked field-goal attempt by Roberto Aquayo for a 78-yard touchdown on the final play, and past year the 'Noles special teams gave up three blocked kicks. Read More »

Gasoline Prices On Rise

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Valero's refinery in Corpus Christi and Three Rivers are now back online, but Platts suggests they are operating at half capacity. Houston - About 6.1 percent of United States oil production in the Gulf of Mexico is still suspended driven by the tropical storm Harvey , the Federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said on Sunday. Read More »

Texas crude oil production up 3 percent before Harvey slowdown

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The oil market outside the United States remains well supplied with ample production by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. US stock-market indexes closed higher on Wednesday, 30 August 2017 with the benchmark S&P 500 posting gains for a fourth straight session after a pair of strong economic reports. Read More »

What's Driving You Crazy: Gas prices

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Georgia prices jumped almost 12 cents overnight and are up about 29 cents for the week. Perry said he sees about a "two-week bump" in gasoline prices from the storm, which made landfall in Texas last Friday. "Brent is still consolidating but the upside will be limited for U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI), simply because 25 per cent of the United States refining capacity is shut down ". Read More »

Harvey: Why oil prices are falling, not spiking

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The storm, which began as a hurricane a week ago, has roiled global fuel markets, and tankers carrying millions of barrels of fuel have been rerouted to the Americas to avert shortages. Prices are likely to rise even more in the Gulf Coast. And the refineries that remained open aren't operating at full speed. The sale was the first in a series of planned draw-downs through 2025 totaling nearly 190 million barrels, or 27 percent of the reserve. Read More »

Gulf gasoline pipeline shuts down; may impact prices here

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It runs underground and is now under water in many parts of Texas, where inspections are needed before it can be fully operational again, Colonial spokesman Steve Baker said Thursday. Colonial claims there is not enough supply being produced, and the company doesn't have enough fuel in the line to keep the facility open. A major supplier of petroleum products to the southeastern United States, Colonial Pipeline Company has officially announced the shutdown of a diesel and aviation fuel ... Read More »

Harvey shuts down major fuel pipeline supplying Alabama, East Coast

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Specifically, it lets gasoline retailers sell fuel that is higher in "volatility", meaning it combusts more easily in a cold engine. The Asian refining margin on Thursday hit $10.41 a barrel, the highest since January 2016. "$7.00. Well, that's it", she said . After the USA government waived fuel specifications, allowing refiners to ship winter-grade gasoline two weeks early to ease supply shortages while flooded refineries recover, Valero was ready to ship more fuel. Read More »

Harvey Taking His Toll on Gas Tanks Too

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The majority of North Texas gas stations are not expected to run out of gas, but costs are expected to rise. In the Coeur d'Alene area, the price averaged $2.67, up 17 cents from a month prior. His advice: "Try to have a sense of calm". In Brazil , state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA has hiked gasoline and diesel prices twice for September to match spikes in USA prices caused by Harvey. Read More »

Gas prices expected to increase in wake of Harvey

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According to the AAA , the average national price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was $2.519 early on Friday, the highest of 2017. A gallon of gas will cost an average of $2.85 in OR as of Friday, according to AAA . Gas expert Morris Burns says when everyone goes to the pump many of those same stations weren't ready for the high volume of drivers. While retail prices are rising, motorists may see additional increases at the pump in some areas. Read More »

USA shoots down medium-range ballistic missile in Hawaii test

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France's foreign minister warned Friday that North Korea could have the capacity to deliver a nuclear strike on the United States and even Europe "within months". A failed attempt would be an embarrassment to the United States and could embolden North Korea, which this year has already conducted two tests of an intercontinental ballistic missile believed capable of hitting the USA mainland. Read More »

Maryland gas prices climb into holiday weekend

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For comparison - Canada produces around 2 million barrels per day to meet its own needs, Dan McTeague, senior petroleum analyst with GasBuddy .com, said . "Yesterday it was $2.47 a gallon and the day before it was $2.35 a gallon", said Amber Magar, who works at the Valero. Just as families head out for the unofficial last weekend of summer, they'll see the ripple effect of Hurricane Harvey in rising gas prices . Read More »

Calif. spared worst of storm-driven gas price hikes

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It's a similar story in IN; today a gallon will cost, on average, $2.49. Experts predict it could rise to $2.35 or more over coming days. Gas at pumps here is typically refined in the Chicago area, he said. That is likely to hold true over the next few weeks as the market adjusts to the Harvey damage. But the national tightening of the gasoline supply is raising prices. Read More »

Gas Prices Soar After Hurricane Harvey

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This is amid reports of shortages due to extensive flooding in Texas and other states along the U.S. Gulf Coast. The area now affected accounts for almost one-third of the nation's capacity to turn oil into gas, diesel and other products. Read More »

Largest Oil Refinery in US Shutdown by Harvey

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Harvey, which began as a Category 4 hurricane but was downgraded shortly after hitting Texas, has not affected that refinery's output. "There are definitely going to be some spot shortages developing as far east as SC, with those big cities that usually get their supply from the Colonial pipeline , Atlanta, Knoxville, Nashville", said John Kilduff of Again Capital . Read More »

Hike in gasoline prices will be short term, analyst says

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Prices in Texas jumped 10 cents overnight, and are up 21 cents over the last week. Benchmark US gasoline prices and margins surged to two-year highs as Colonial Pipeline, the biggest US fuel system, said it would shut its main lines to the Northeast by Thursday due to outages at its pumping points and lack of supplies from refiners. Read More »

Gas Prices Spike for Labor Day Weekend After Harvey

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The release of 1 million barrels of oil is small compared to the demand faced in the U.S. per day of almost 20 million barrels of oil. "But 25 percent of the national refining capacity is down in there". "I still have to check my invoices, and I have to finish selling this latest supply". Perry said the department approved an additional 3.5 million barrels in the past 24 hours. Read More »

Hurricane Harvey brings increased prices at the pump nationwide

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To help alleviate the tight and potential shortage of supply, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced over the weekend that it will waive environmental standards on gasoline for select counties in Texas. US commercial crude stocks fell by 5.39 million barrels last week to 457.77 million barrels, the US Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday. Read More »

Colonial Pipeline Will Temporarily Shutdown Due To Hurricane Harvey

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AAA says in Philadelphia, the average price of a regular gallon is $2.65, an 11 cent jump in a week. In Dallas, drivers lined up at gas pumps Thursday as some stations ran out of fuel. Garcia one of dozens waiting in long lines at Costco's gas station to fill up. Gasoline exports from Europe across the Atlantic are set to surge in coming days as traders plug supply gaps after Tropical Storm Harvey crippled refineries in the U.S. Read More »

Gas Prices Could Go Up 25 Cents a Gallon

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Tankers carrying millions of barrels of fuel have been rerouted to the Americas to avert shortages. "They are seeing the highest crack spreads of the year". On Monday, not only drivers were affected, but more than 1,400 flight cancellations were reported across the U.S. "The national average will rise 5 to 15 cents a gallon over the next two weeks". Read More »

Karen Clarke puts Harvey insured loss at $15bn

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The other way that property owners may have coverage, of course, is through flood insurance , which is typically provided by the federal government. It also slammed FEMA for leaving the federal flood insurance program - called the National Flood Insurance Program at "risk for fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement". Read More »

Check If You Need Flood Insurance

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This will help lift the burden off of property owners for determining their own flood risks, and will give more flexibility to the NFIP and private insurers to offer rates that accurately reflect the risk that a property faces. Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more , visit http://www.npr.org/. The Federal Flood Risk Management Standard was just such a prudent measure, a reasonable precaution to limit damages from future Harveys. Read More »

Jack Antonoff Talks Producing Taylor Swift's New Single

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It should be noted that Swift is not the only musician who sells tickets this way. One can only hope she can salvage what little of her reputation she has left when her albums slithers its way to us come November. If you thought the diamonds in Taylor Swift's diamond bath were fakes, you've got a lot to learn about Swift! Neither West nor Kardashian have publicly reacted to Swift's new song. Read More »

IRS warns taxpayers about charity scams related to Hurricane Harvey

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You can use the Better Business Bureau's give.org tool to research charities and relief organizations to confirm that the groups are accredited by the agency and meet the group's standards of accountability. Ask if the caller is a 3rd party fundraiser? "And so, a donation like cash can help with those short-term lifesaving needs and down the road in helping them to rebuild their homes", said Holly Frew, a communications manager for CARE . Read More »

Gasoline Gain and Oil Pain Spurred by Storm as US Plants Shut

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It's not just Harvey that's done significant damage to gas prices in America. It now is at 679 million barrels. But market rebalancing may take longer than expected if production comes back in the United States and refiners can not feed that output into flooded refineries. Read More »

PM Modi govt has no vision to restore Indian economy: Congress

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It also claimed that through Operation Clean Money, Income Tax Department had recovered black money in crores after conducting searches on various entities, which led to "seizure of cash and admission of undisclosed income ". In January, the government chose to use data analytics to identify people whose deposits didn't match their known sources of income. They were forced to deposit with banks and now have to face the music from the tax guys. Read More »

Gasoline jumps 4 pct, oil mixed as storm hits more refineries

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Given the reference period, the data will not have been affected by Hurricane Harvey and the overall impact was limited by uncertainty surrounding the impact of the storm on oil production and refinery capacity. Due to September contracts expiring today, trading in other future contracts, namely October experienced higher volumes, although with lower volatility, suggesting traders think the spike will be short-lived. Read More »

More speakers, appliances & connected devices to host Google's Assistant

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Google Assistant won't be limited to Google devices for much longer. Two other smart speakers powered by "Assistant" are Panasonic GA10 and the TicHome Mini. The announcements here appear to mark Google's first step at countering Alexa's momentum in the home. It's one of a small handful of third-party speakers that are getting some Google Assistant magic . Read More »

'Cajun Navy' headed to Houston to offer Harvey help, report says

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The highly acclaimed Louisiana Cajun Navy was forced to "stand down" in Houston Monday after looters tried to steal their boats and took potshots at them. According to one of the Cajun Army members on Facebook, the scoundrels didn't want the boats getting near them while they were looting. "Things feel really desperate down there and I figured that if I was able to help even one person, or one family, or even just drop off those things that have been donated". Read More »

Don't fall for Hurricane Harvey charity scams

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Several hundred thousand are without power, several thousand have been displaced to shelters, and search and rescue efforts are ongoing. Their needs will be great. If you want to give online, go directly to a charity's website. It's my personal charitable giving rule to cut out any middlemen. And don't assume that emails you get - or social media messages you see - have really been posted by the legitimate source. Read More »

Gas prices spike after hurricane

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Five stations along one reporter's commute from Grapevine to the Star-Telegram newsroom were either already out or preparing to run out before the end of business Thursday. Gasoline prices are rising as a direct result of Tropical Storm Harvey, and drivers filling up at pumps around the country could soon see an uptick of 15 to 25 cents per gallon. Read More »

Railroad commissioner: There's no fuel crisis in Texas

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Across the state, long lines formed outside of gas stations, with drivers anxious about fuel shortages due to the devastation in South Texas. "Try to buy only what you need". Once they get there they are behind at least 25 trucks doing the same thing. "Prices are moving higher", he said. The Texas Railroad Commissioner said Thursday those worries are unfounded, bluntly tweeting: "There is no #gasshortage". Read More »

US Crude Rallies; Gasoline Futures Hit Two-Year High

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The contract's peak was $1.7888, the highest for NYMEX gasoline since July 2015. CNN Money also reports that, "In the aftermath of previous storms - such as Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Ike and Isaac - gasoline prices peaked within two weeks after landfall at a level of 20 cents to 80 cents per gallon higher, according to PIRA Energy, an analytics unit of S&P Global Platts". Read More »