Gas Prices

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    Want Cheap Gas? Study Says Fill Up on the Weekends

    In what might be the most counterintuitive finding you'll hear this week, GasBuddy, a tech company that tracks gas prices across the U.S. for inclusion in their app, found that 65 percent of states saw lower average fuel prices on Friday, Saturday and Sunday than Monday through Thursday. Additionall ... More >>

  • News

    July 5, 2012

    America's Petro-Terrorists

    Wall Street and Washington conspire to destablize the U.S. economy, one barrel of oil at a time.

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Sonisphere UK Cancelled: Are Music Festivals in Trouble?

    News emerged late last month that the U.K. date of Sonishphere, the traveling European hard-rock festival, has been canceled. It's a pretty big blow for music fans across the pond -- the headliners scheduled for the event included Queen with Adam Lambert, KISS and Faith No More, and reunited Swedish ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    App of the Week: GasBuddy

    Find cheap gas with GasBuddy.​App: GasBuddy Platforms: iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile Web site: Cost: Free People love their cars in Houston. More specifically, people love their enormous, gas-guzzling, monster-mobiles. With the turmoil in the Middle East driving gas prices ... More >>

  • News

    March 26, 2009

    The T. Boone Pickens Road Show

    A former wildcatter and corporate-takeover tycoon preaches alternative energy across America.

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2008

    Guy Sues Continental Airlines over Fuel Surcharges

    Pissed off about those extra bucks some airlines are forcing you to shell out in fuel surcharges? Even more ticked off when you pay extra for the plane’s gas and then don’t even make the flight? Well, Timothy Moriarty is. He’s so incensed, in fact, that he’s suing Continental Airlines over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2008

    One Definite Effect of Ike

    Even though the disaster declaration that's been invoked includes an anti-gouging provision, you can expect to get hit in the pocketbook even if Ike turns out to be a Rita in terms of its Houston effects. That's because the price of gas is going to see an Ike Spike. Gas prices have climbed dramati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2008
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    June 30, 2008
  • Music

    June 5, 2008

    High Gas Prices Still Hurting Touring Bands

    Notes toward a post-cheap-gas touring economy

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2008

    Black Math Experiment to Go On Hiatus

    They came, they saw, they persuaded David Arquette to fly in and catch one of their shows at the Proletariat, but come June 14, the Black Math Experiment will be on indefinite hiatus. Hasta el jumpo, find out why from co-frontperson Jef With One F, as well as details about their final show…

  • News

    May 22, 2008

    Truck Drivers Falter Under the Weight of High Fuel Prices

    The rising price of diesel hits independent owner/operators the hardest

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2008

    High Price of Crawfish

    A half bucket of crawfish -- around two dozen mudbugs with corn and potatoes -- is selling for $11.95 at Ragin Cajun on Richmond. Crawfish prices are hitting new records this year with some restaurants charging as much as $5.50 a pound for boiled crawfish. Two pounds for $10, once an unthinkable am ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 2, 2007

    Ty Barnett

    Comic solves the world’s problems, one joke at a time

  • News

    March 13, 2003
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    November 2, 2000

    Pumped Dry

    Gas station dealers find big oil blocking the way in their struggles against extinction

  • News

    October 26, 2000

    Paying the Price

    Major gas companies are driving away independent station operators, all in the name of greed