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Jackson’s gas prices up last week

March 31, 2014

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Average retail gasoline prices in Jackson have risen 2.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.25/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 273 gas outlets in Jackson. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.53/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. […]

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Summit pushes chemical manufacturing in Miss.

December 5, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — An economist says that Mississippi has an opportunity to compete for energy-thirsty economic development. Louisiana State University Professor David Dismukes was hired by the Mississippi Energy Institute to look at opportunities that might arise from the U.S. boom in natural gas production. At the Governor’s Energy Summit Thursday, Dismukes presented preliminary results […]

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MDEQ offers new way to give ideas on post-oil spill restoration

October 20, 2013

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There is new, convenient way to chime in thoughts and ideas on how to revitalize the Gulf Coast in the after math of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has created a web site — www.restore.ms — where the public can submit ideas. MDEQ executive director Trudi Fisher says MDEQ […]

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Syria agrees to turn over chemical weapons; oil prices fall

September 10, 2013

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Syria has agreed to turn over its chemical weapons, which is helping ease international tensions as well as anxiety at the gas pumps. Oil prices, which have shot up in recent days over the threat of a U.S. strike against Syria, dropped below $108 a barrel today after Damascus said it would go along with […]

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OUR VIEW: Jeopardizing a visitor industry for little in return

April 25, 2013

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The Mississippi Business Journal over the years has chronicled the exodus of Mississippi corporations, trade associations and non-profit groups to Alabama’s Orange Beach and Gulf Shores and Florida’s Panhandle for their conventions and trade shows. While we lamented the loss of hospitality dollars to our state, we conceded the lure of the sparkling sand beaches […]

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Natural gas prices rise from historic lows

April 17, 2013

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  Wholesale natural gas prices have doubled during the last year, and that’s bringing sighs of relief from an unusual variety of interests. Soaring production and an unusually warm winter sent prices plunging to under $2 per thousand cubic feet last spring, prompting some to wonder whether the natural gas boom would kill demand for […]

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Miss. hit hardest by rising gasoline prices

March 9, 2011

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Nationwide, Mississippians are hit hardest by rising gasoline prices, says CNN Money. Sure, Californians pay some of the highest gas prices in the nation at $3.92 per gallon. But for economic reasons, the Magnolia State has it much worse, even with prices at $3.42. Families in Mississippi are the lowest paid in the country, and […]

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Khosla fires back at Wall Street Journal

February 23, 2011

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By Amy McCullough Quite the heated exchange on the Wall Street Journal editorial page between the editors and venture capitalist Vinod Khosla. In a previous editorial, “The Range Fuels Fiasco,” the WSJ used Khosla’s failed Range Fuels business to say that government shouldn’t get involved with startups. (WSJ is now locked down. Most of the […]

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