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Analysts are calling it the biggest one day price increase at the pump in a year and a half.
And it all comes during the Labor Day weekend as Isaac batters the Gulf Coast's oil and gas hub.
But some of what you pay at the pump is in your control.
It starts with driving habits. So called 'hot footing,' quick stops and starts.. as well as idling burn up a lot of gas.
And while you're watching your speed, also keep an eye on your RPM meter.
If this stays under two thousand, you'll burn less fuel.
With the weather cooling off, roll down the windows.
Jay Upchurch/ Crest Cadillac Sales Dept.
It's a strain on the engine. You've got a belt to turn the ac
compressor. You know, if it's cool outside.. cut it off and rolL the
windows down and definitely save on some gas. You can actually watch it
w/ the ac on in a lot of cars it will use considerably a lot of gas
with the ac on.
Your tire pressure sticker is right inside the driver's side door.
Keeping tires properly inflated means there's less contact patch with the ground, so your engine runs more efficiently.
Cruise control and clean air filters will also help you save.
Thursday, August 30 2012, 10:54 PM CDT
Pipeline work can continue at state natural area
May 24, 2013 11:16 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee environmental officials have given Piedmont Natural Gas permission to resume drilling on a Nashville pipeline project.
Work was halted on May 11 when a mixture of bentonite clay and water spilled from a drill into Otter Creek at the Radnor Lake State Natural Area.
The mud was later scraped out of the creek using buckets and hand tools.
Meredith Benton, a spokeswoman for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, told The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/199LA54 ) that Piedmont agreed to 11 new terms and conditions to prevent a recurrence of the spill.
Those include creating a pit to capture any spilled slurry and daily water quality monitoring.
Benton said the department has not decided whether to issue fines or citations.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com
Asia stocks extend losses after big sell-off
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stocks continued to retreat today after being routed the day before by unexpectedly weak Chinese manufacturing and fears the Federal Reserve will start withdrawing its monetary stimulus.
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