Friday, November 2, 2012
Due to a lack of gas in hurricane ravaged areas, those looking ti fill up come to Levittown.
Gas stations in Levittown are packed with cars - not all of them with Pennsylvania tags. Cars baring New Jersey and New York license plates could be spotted at the area gas stations that had power Friday afternoon. At the Wawa gas station on Oxford Valley Road in Middletown, Augie Michaels said he traveled from his Somerset County, N.J. hometown to get 16 gallons of gas to power his DuroStar generator for the next several days. “It’s hard to find gas in New Jersey,” he said. “If there isn’t a line that’s a mile long, it’s in a bad neighborhood. Either way, most are out of the stuff.” Michaels was not alone. Willie Webster drove the highways from Princeton, N.J. to Levittown to fuel up his green 2006 Cadillac CTS. “I need the gas to fill my…
Monday, May 21, 2012
Bucks County officials said teams are working around-the-clock to ensure the safety of the site and community after a three-alarm fire caused two tanks to release chemicals in the air.
Officials said clean-up efforts at the Dow Chemical Plant in Bristol are ongoing after lightning struck two tanks, causing a three-alarm fire on May 16. Odors from the two chemicals, Ethyl Acrylate and Butyl Acrylate, were released into the air following the incident, according to Bucks County officials. Dow Chemical officials said the material is contained, but as cleanup moves forward to completion odors may still be a factor in the region. Deputy Director Juliet E. Kelchner -- Bucks County Commissioners' Office of Public Information -- said county officials said the vapors are currently at acceptable levels, and may continue until the clean-up is complete and the air has time to clear. The offending odor is made more obvious in the …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Bucks County residents joined Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick to talk about the rising cost of gas in our region.
Bucks County residents joined Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick to talk about the rising cost of gas in our region. Video courtesy of Metra Media.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Five county region peaks at $3.79 a gallon average.
The heat isn't the only thing that is rising this summer, gas prices are on the rise. According to Friday's AAA Fuel Gauge Report, gas prices during the summer have risen nationally almost 40 percent from last year's highest recorded average. The 5-county region around Philadelphia, including Bucks County, is only 37 cents lower than the highest average ever recorded, which was June 2008's $4.16 a gallon. While the prices are high, drivers in the region said they have come to accept the cost. "(The gas prices) are definitely an annoyance, but they aren't really hurting the coffers." said Jeff Mangum, a Doylestown resident who was filling up his Chevrolet Suburban at the Langhorne Super Wawa. According to Mangum, his vehicle can take almost…
Monday, April 25, 2011
Representatives from all spectrum's of the American energy industry discussed the present, and future, of energy dependency at the Buck's America's Energy Future symposium.
When you swipe your card at the pump, where does the money go to? When you grumble under your breath about the skyrocketed prices, who is really to blame? The answers to these hot-button questions were the center of the discussion at a local symposium for America's future of energy dependency. Executives from Solar, Nuclear, Wind, Oil and Gas energy industries met at the Lower Bucks Campus of the Bucks County Community College on Thursday for the schools first energy conference. Issues on rising energy prices, job growth, and concerns about pollution took center stage. "Right now, with gas prices, the big jump in price is almost entirely because of speculation -- $2.30 out of a $4 gallon of gas has nothing to do with supply and demand," …
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Gas prices continue to climb to more than $3 a gallon nationwide, according to a report by AAA
Residents in Levittown may be feeling the financial pinch as gas prices continue to climb to more than $3 a gallon nationwide, according to a report by the American Automobile Association. The national motor club's fuel gauge recently released a report that indicated the average price for unleaded gas in the country was $3.07 -- a 41 cent increase from one year ago. AAA mid-Atlantic press officer Rick Remington said the Philadelphia region, which includes Bucks, is above the national average, resting at a high $3.17. Pennsylvania's gas prices spiked early September, quickly rising 16 cents in less than one month. "It's been over $3.00 in (the region) since Thanksgiving," Remington said. For Levittown, the New Years gas spike has been the …