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Gas prices average in Arizona are at $4.295 per gallon, higher than the average in the U.S., according to AAA.

Gas prices in Arizona have been steadily growing since last March, with a 62.5-cent increase on average for a gallon of regular over the last month, according to AAA. And, as motorists head into summer, prices are likely to keep creeping up. Read more»

Three generations of the Heinrich family of farmers in front of a combine that Tim Heinrigh says can go through 150 gallons of diesel fuel when working the farm on a busy day.

As if this year hasn’t been rough enough on the agriculture community, farmers can now add “global diesel shortage” to their hardship bingo card for 2022. Read more»

The United States Council for International Business pushed back against any suggestion that there should be limits on corporate interests at the climate talks.

There are more than 600 fossil fuel lobbyists at the COP27 climate conference, a rise of more than 25% from last year and outnumbering any one frontline community affected by the climate crisis. Read more»

A series of symbolic moves on climate finance at COP27 suggests positive momentum could be starting to build on a pivotal issue at the UN summit in Egypt. Read more»

Water levels at Lake Mead, Nevada, photographed from the Hoover Dam on Oct. 26, 2022, are at 26% of the reservoir’s capacity, which is visible from the change in color of the lake’s walls.

Lake Mead and nearby Lake Powell are at their lowest levels since they were filled in the 1930s - yet candidates are barely mentioning the disappearing water levels and the drought that’s causing it as more immediate concerns have risen to the top of many voters’ minds this year. Read more»

Some states are experimenting with a road use charge in lieu of a fuel tax for electric vehicles that use less or no gasoline.

The increasing popularity of hybrid and electric vehicles is shrinking revenue from gas taxes, prompting more states to consider charging fees based on miles driven to help pay for roads and bridges. Read more»

Gas prices in Houston, Texas in Sept., 2022. Refiners and other parts of the energy industry have seen atypical profits from rising prices.

President Joe Biden will authorize the release of 15 million barrels of oil from the nation’s reserves on Wednesday, part of an effort to lower gas prices as polling shows concerns over inflation are likely to hurt Democrats in congressional elections next month. Read more»

After hitting an all-time high of $5.388 a gallon in June, gas prices in Arizona have been falling steadily and Thursday they dipped below $4 a gallon for the first time in months.

The average price for gas in Arizona fell to $3.99 a gallon Thursday, the first time in months it has been below $4 - a sharp decrease from the record high of $5.388 hit just two months ago - a surge in price largely driven by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Read more»

The Inflation Reduction Act includes an expansion of lease sales off the coast of Alaska and in the Gulf of Mexico.

One day after the Biden administration prevailed in a Fifth Circuit order upholding its suspension of new oil and gas leases on public land, a federal judge whose preliminary injunction was vacated by the appeals court issued a permanent block on the pause. Read more»

The chasm between Russia and the West grew even wider Tuesday after Moscow announced an unexpected large reduction in natural gas flows to the European Union and said it will withdraw from the International Space Station in two years. Read more»

President Joe Biden announces climate change initiatives at a press event at a coal power plant that closed in 2017 in Somerset, Massachusetts, that has since become an offshore wind farm and undersea cable manufacturing plant.

Balking at the Senate’s failure to rally behind climate provisions of his Build Back Better plan, President Biden announced that he will begin issuing executive orders and proclamations in the coming days to combat the climate change emergency. Read more»

Phoenix saw the highest inflation in big American cities at 12.3% over the 12 months ending in June as U.S. inflation reached a 40-year high for June as prices for gas, food and rent increased - but 30-day gas prices have dropped about 40 cents a gallon. Read more»

Hamstrung by a shortage of workers, energy-producing states had the largest declines in GDP in the early months of this year.

Despite skyrocketing oil and gas prices and amid worries about a possible recession, energy-producing states had the biggest drops in gross domestic product as companies are still struggling to bring back workers and rigs that were idled early in the pandemic. Read more»

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual survey of holiday food prices found the cost of a cookout for 10 this year was $69.68, 17% higher than last year. Higher meat prices were a large part of the increase.

The American Farm Bureau’s annual market basket survey of holiday food prices found that the cost of a cookout for 10 this year was $69.68, a skyrocketing 17% higher than the same meal last year, which cost $59.50. Read more»

More than 1,000 people packed sidewalks Friday to protest the Supreme Court's decision to undermine Roe v. Wade—the 1973 decision that made abortion legal in the U.S.

Democrats face overwhelming odds heading into the November midterm elections as inflation, rising gas and housing prices and low approval ratings plaguing Democratic legislators - but that was before the Supreme Court overturned down Roe v. Wade. Read more»

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