Expensive gas to improve blood pressure

Grant McGee We’ve been watching the price of gas leapfrog up. The biggest jump was the last day of August. Passing the convenience store at Seventh and Hull after lunch, I saw the price was $2.70 for a gallon of unleaded regular. On my way home from work, it had gone up to $2.90. At […]

Gas prices still on rise

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Unleaded gas is pretty much $3 a gallon as people fill up their vehicles Thursday at the Town & Country at the corner of Llano Estacado Boulevard and Prince Street. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer In the wake of the recent level-4 hurricane that wrecked local offshore gasoline production and […]

Could Gas Prices Be a Blessing in Disguise?

By Curtis K. Shelburne As I write this column, gasoline prices are rising so rapidly that it would be pretty safe to bet they’ll be a couple or twenty cents higher per gallon by the time I finish writing this than they are as I begin. Where will it end? I don’t know. One good […]

Adding two miles per gallon is not a solution

Kevin Wilson: Local Columnist When I took a look at the CNN Web site on Tuesday morning, I couldn’t help but give a slight amount of approval to the Bush administration, or at least the first sentence of the story I uploaded. “The Bush administration announced new fuel economy rules Tuesday that require improved mileage […]

Pump prices surge to record $2.33 gallon

Staff and wire report Hurricane Dennis could mean more bad news, disrupts Gulf oil production. CAMARILLO, Calif. — Gas prices have hit a record high of $2.33 a gallon, pushed up by the climbing cost of oil and strong demand in the midst of the summer vacation season, an industry analyst said Sunday. Motorists could […]

Gas prices fuel change

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Vehicles fill the busy intersection Monday afternoon at Prince and 21st streets. Record high gas prices are changing the way some people look at purchasing vehicles. (CNJ staff photo: John Eisel) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Local auto dealers are feeling the effect of record-high gas prices. But the news is not all bad. […]

Clovis gas prices sink well below state average

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Gas prices seen here at gas stations at the corner of Llano Estacado and Prince Streets have been dropping in recent weeks. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor Virgil Helker fills up his gas tank twice a week for frequent trips to Tucumcari and Portales from his Clovis home. While his […]

Residents pumping for joy

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Joe Johnson, who said gas in California is still more than $2 a gallon for regular unleaded, fills up Sunday at the Shell station at the corner of Prince and 21st streets. CNJ photo by Loretta Kos. By William Thompson Clovis’ gas prices last week dropped to their lowest levels in three months, with most […]

Many factors contribute to rise in gasoline prices

No one likes to pay more for a product they are accustomed to purchasing cheaply. But as gas prices in Clovis hit their highest ever this week — $1.94 for an average gallon of regular unleaded — customers need to be aware that a number of factors have boosted the cost. First, of course, lies […]

Buyers fuming over gas prices

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Average regular gasoline prices in Clovis have reached $1.70 a gallon, the highest in at least 15 months. Some gas stations, such as Wal-mart, offer a discount with the use of a special card. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Glen Seeber Motorists are feeling the pinch as the price of gasoline continues to go […]

It’s a gas…

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Ollie Moore of San Jon washes her windshield Monday while purchasing gas at the Texaco/Allsup’s on the corner of Prince and 21st streets. She was headed home after returning from Lubbock on business. CNJ staff photo: Rick White. By Jack King Gas prices are down in the region, some merchants said Monday, mirroring prices across […]