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At 9:39 a.m. ET (9:39 p.m. Singapore time), the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 33.52 points, or 0.15 per cent, at 22,301.86, the S&P 500 was up 4.44 points, or 0.17 per cent, at 2,504.67 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 18.27 points, or 0.28 per cent, at 6,466.74.
  • Three Black Women Advance to US Open Semifinals

    Three Black Women Advance to US Open Semifinals

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    Venus Williams pondered 20 years of success and setbacks since reaching her first US Open final on Tuesday (Sept 5) after moving one victory shy of another NY hardcourts championship match. "She's played deep in the majors". "Everything she's gone through, to go through that is unbelievable", Williams said of Kvitova. The elder of the Williams sisters will start as the favourite to progress to her first final in NY since then.
  • Harvey devastation continues to hit oil

    Harvey devastation continues to hit oil

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    In the week since our last edition of What's Affecting Oil Prices , Brent crude rose 34 cents a barrel (bbl) week-close to week-close. USA crude futures settled up $1.37 at $48.66 per barrel after trading earlier in the day as high as $48.98, a three-week high.
  • Georgia Gas Prices Rise As Key Pipeline Shuts Down

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    Fuel deliveries will be intermittent and depend on its ability to receive supplies from refineries and terminals. Major fuel pipelines feeding the U.S. Thirteen refineries in Texas are now shut down or in the process. That amounts to nearly 24 percent of all US capacity. Thornbrugh said from QT's perspective, North Texas isn't in danger of running out of gas; the company has designated certain locations to receive gas deliveries.
  • Maryland gas prices rising in Harvey's aftermath

    Maryland gas prices rising in Harvey's aftermath

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    The shuttering of the Colonial Pipeline, which traverses 13 states, including Virginia and Maryland, could further impact gasoline prices. It won't last too long. and were drained again by 2 p.m. That's up 14 cents from Tuesday, 16.4 cents from last week's average, 18 cents from last month's average and 21.5 cents from last year's average of $1.174.
  • Hurricane Harvey Sends Gasoline Prices Up

    Hurricane Harvey Sends Gasoline Prices Up

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    Gas was up to $2.45 a gallon across the country, up from an average price of $2.35 a gallon last week. More than 30 percent of the U.S. gasoline refinery capacity is shut down because of Harvey. This week, Governor McAuliffe, along with other governors in states expected to experience the greatest impacts from Hurricane Harvey, requested that the Environmental Protection Agency waive the requirement to produce summer blends of gasoline at this time.
  • Gas prices rising across Roanoke Valley as a result of Hurricane Harvey

    Gas prices rising across Roanoke Valley as a result of Hurricane Harvey

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    Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Thursday he is releasing 500,000 barrels of crude oil from an emergency stockpile in a bid to prevent gasoline prices from spiking in the wake of disruptions caused by Harvey . Instead, he said, expect smaller increases over the weekend and a jump of as much as 20 cents over the next one or two weeks. They say that if you can manage, waiting a few days to fill up can help ease demand.
  • USA energy secretary approves release of more oil from reserve

    USA energy secretary approves release of more oil from reserve

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    The national average price for a gallon of regular jumped almost 7 cents to $2.52 a gallon on Friday, according to AAA . "Prices will likely rise almost country wide heading into Labor Day, from rural towns in the Rockies to major cities in the Midwest and West Coast- almost everyone will feel a bit of a pinch at the pump from Harvey".
  • Fears over gas shortage cause long lines, empty pumps at ATX stations

    Fears over gas shortage cause long lines, empty pumps at ATX stations

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    Prices are already up by six cents a gallon in Washington, D.C., Georgia and SC since Friday, when the national average was about $2.35 a gallon. One Chevron station in downtown Dallas that was selling regular for $2.29 a gallon before Harvey bumped up its price to $2.99 on Thursday, and a nearby Shell station was asking $3.97.
  • Map: Long Lines, Higher Prices at North Texas Gas Pumps

    Map: Long Lines, Higher Prices at North Texas Gas Pumps

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    The Texas coast, home to almost a third of the USA oil refining capacity , has been ravaged by the most powerful hurricane to hit the state since 1961. But the latest monthly report of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation showed that India lost its spot as Nigeria's biggest oil buyer to the US.
  • Storm Harvey paralyzes a fifth of U.S. fuel output

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    As many as 11 ports were shut during Harvey's five-day spin across hundreds of miles of the Texas coast, leaving 28 tankers laden with more than 18 million barrels of overseas oil drifting offshore as of Wednesday night. "What you need is a gasoline and diesel SPR and it has to be in different regions", said PIRA Energy's managing director of global oil Richard Joswick.
  • Harvey's worst flooding

    Harvey's worst flooding "not yet over" in southeast Texas, governor says

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    With the presence of water-borne contaminants a growing concern, the National Weather Service issued flood watches from Arkansas into OH today as the remnants of the storm made their way through the U.S. "We've got water but we need the right foods to feed them, and medication administration". "We've got dogs, we've got children ", Pam Alford told KFDM, who abandoned her home by boat late Tuesday before ending up at the bowling alley .