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Gas prices got you wanting an electric or hybrid car? Well, good luck finding one

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — With gasoline prices topping $4 a gallon, many drivers are looking for a car that will go farther on a gallon of gas, or maybe one that doesn’t use gasoline at all. Finding such a car, though, is not easy. Electric cars and gas-electric hybrids are in short supply, and prices… Read More

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As gas prices surge, here’s how to get the most out of your tank

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Global crude oil prices have been on the rise following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with U.S. gas prices hitting a new national record on Tuesday. As NPR’s Camila Domonoske reported: “The average cost of a gallon of regular fuel is now $4.173, according to AAA, after jumping 55 cents in the… Read More

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Biden announces Russian oil import ban and warns gas prices could increase even more

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Updated March 8, 2022 at 12:28 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — President Biden on Tuesday announced a ban on U.S. imports of Russian oil and gas — the latest move to try to punish Moscow for invading Ukraine. “The United States is targeting the main artery of Russia’s economy,” Biden said. “That means Russian… Read More

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The White House is tapping oil reserves to try to bring down high gas prices

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Updated November 23, 2021 at 3:35 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The United States plans to draw 50 million barrels of oil from its emergency oil reserves in coming months, a widely anticipated step aimed at trying to take the edge off high gas prices that have been hurting consumers at the pump —… Read More

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Why energy prices are spiking globally and how it affects green initiatives

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — Gasoline prices are on the rise, along with the cost of home-heating oil and natural gas. But international energy officials at the Russian Energy Week event on Thursday warned of a global energy crunch that could slow the economic recovery from the pandemic. NewsHour’s Nick Schifrin has more.