President Barack Obama is encouraging oil companies to begin drilling the thousands of acres of land they currently lease in the United States. Mr. Obama’s suggestion is similar to one made by Third District Congressman John Yarmuth in 2008.
WFPL will air live coverage of President Barack Obama’s news conference this morning at 11 am. Mr. Obama is expected to discuss rising oil and gasoline prices.
Saturday, January 8, 2011 9pm Producer: America Abroad Media Listen Again Sudan has been at war with itself for decades. Arab Muslims in the north have long dominated Christian and animist Africans in the south. But, in a referendum scheduled for January 9, 2011, southerners are expected to vote for separation. And the divorce may… Continue reading Splitting Sudan
by Stephanie Crosby The Gulf Coast oil disaster has many Louisvillians looking for ways to help– that’s according to one local organization that will hold a community conversation later this week on the topic. Mark Steiner with Cultivating Connections say more people are becoming interested in relief efforts in the Gulf Coast. He says the… Continue reading Louisville Organization to Hold Event on Gulf Coast Disaster
A Franklin County judge’s ruling that upholds Kentucky’s price-gouging law has given Attorney General Jack Conway a boost in his civil case against two oil companies.
On Thursday, Louisville drivers may have noticed gas prices spiking nearly 30 cents at some stations.
The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection has cited a Whitesburg petroleum wholesaler for contaminating the city’s water supply. Don Childers of Childers Oil Company could pay up to $25,000 for every day he violated state environmental regulations, including one that prohibits unlawful discharges into the Kentucky River.
Oil refiner CountryMark plans to start drilling for oil in southern Indiana and northern Kentucky.
Gas prices dropped in the Louisville area over the last couple of days, but they’re likely to go up again soon. AAA’s Roger Boyd says a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Louisville costs about $3.64…but it’s on the increase. He says that’s partly because of the storm system Gustav in the Caribbean. “The futures… Continue reading Gas Prices Expected to Increase in Louisville
A group of elected officials investigating Louisville’s high gas prices are intensifying their focus on wholesalers.