Average US gas price dips below $5 a gallon

new York CNN Business — US drivers got a slight — very slight — break on prices this weekend as the AAA average for a gallon of unleaded gas fell below the $5 mark. The average price Sunday was $4.98 a gallon, down from $4.99 in Saturday’s reading. The average gas price had been $5 … Read more

Two more states hit $5 a gallon gas prices

new York CNN — The gas price spike keeps getting worse. The national average jumped to $4.87 a gallon on Monday, according to AAA. That’s up 25 cents in the past week and 59 cents in the past month. There are now 10 states where the average price of gasoline is $5 a gallon or … Read more

The strange history of pristine gas station bathrooms

new York CNN Business — Gas station bathrooms are the last place most people want to stop to do their business. But that wasn’t always the case. Spotless bathrooms were once a crucial selling point for gas stations. In fact, oil giants’ gas station ads in the early and mid-20th century assured travelers that their … Read more

Opinion: The US solar panel industry is on the verge of collapsing. Here’s how to prevent it

Editor’s note: Mark Wolfe is an energy economist and serves as the executive director of the National Energy Assistance Directors’ Association (NEADA), representing the state directors of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. He specializes in energy, climate, housing and related consumer finance issues. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. In … Read more

$5 gas could become widespread as prices hit another record

new York CNN Business — Prices at the pump continue to shatter records ahead of Memorial Day weekend. The national average for regular gas hit a fresh record of $4.48 a gallon Monday, according to AAA. That marks an increase of 15 cents in the past week and 40 cents in a month. Gas prices … Read more