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Increasing gas tax makes for tough politics, adviser says

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JACKSON — Mississippi will need strong bipartisan leadership if officials want to increase the gasoline tax to pay for highways, bridges and other transportation needs, the policy director of a national group called Transportation for America told state business leaders Thursday. Joe McAndrew described such a debate as “a tricky political question,” and said gathering support to increase or restructure ...

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Report: Mississippians pay some of highest car costs in U.S.

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Wyoming is the most expensive state to operate a motor vehicle and Iowa is the cheapest, according to a new Bankrate.com report, but Mississippi is not too far behind. Bankrate factored in the annual costs of gasoline, insurance and repairs. In Wyoming, a typical driver spends $2,705 per year to operate his or her vehicle. In Iowa, ...

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Jackson's gas prices up last week

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. Including the change in gas ...

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After drilling issues, Goodrich pumping oil in Tuscaloosa Marine Shale

WILKINSON COUNTY — Goodrich Petroleum Corporation of Houston, Texas, has completed its CMR-Foster Creek 20-7H-1 well in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale in Wilkinson County. According to the company, the well was successfully drilled with a 6,200 foot lateral and fracture stimulated with 23 stages but encountered completion issues while drilling out the frac plugs with coiled tubing resulting in the ...

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Oil spill trial begins look into how much oil leaked into Gulf

NEW ORLEANS — The focus of a trial over BP’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has shifted to the multibillion-dollar question of how much crude gushed from BP’s blown-out well. Lawyers for BP and the federal government began Monday presenting U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier with conflicting scientific theories to explain their different estimates. Government experts estimate ...

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Lawyers: BP lied and withheld information about oil spill

NEW ORLEANS — BP lied to the U.S. government and withheld information about the amount of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico after its well blew out in 2010, attorneys told a judge today. But lawyers for the London-based oil giant denied those accusations and said there was no way to prepare for such a unique blowout a mile ...

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Oil well explosion puts five workers in hospital with burns

WAYNESBORO — Five workers have been injured in an explosion at an oil well near Waynesboro. Sean Dunlap, spokesman for Wayne County Emergency Management Agency, says the workers suffered burns. He did not know the extent of their injuries. They were taken to Wayne General Hospital in Waynesboro. Dunlap says the explosion caused a small fire, which emergency responders quickly ...

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BP wants wants cut in oil spill settlement budget

NEW ORLEANS — BP has urged a federal judge to reject a $111-million budget request by the court-supervised administrator of the company’s multibillion-dollar settlement with Gulf Coast businesses and residents following its 2010 Gulf oil spill. In a court filing yesterday, BP attorneys said claims administrator Patrick Juneau refused to cut his office’s fourth-quarter budget request by at least $25.5 ...

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Sanders Oil sells to Alabama company for undisclosed price

COLUMBUS — Sanders Oil Company has been sold to Midstates Petroleum Company in Vernon, Ala. The sale includes Sanders Oil’s 14 gasoline stations. Terms of the sale were not made public. Sanders Oil vice president Will Sanders tells The Commercial Dispatch that the sale was finalized Monday. The sale includes Sanders’ six consignment stores and hundreds of commercial accounts. Sanders ...

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Syria agrees to turn over chemical weapons; oil prices fall

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 a proposal to turn over ...

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