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Public asked to comment on NC oil, gas development

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The public now has a chance to comment on proposed rules for regulating oil and gas development in North Carolina. Officials with the state Mining and Energy Commission are seeking public input and have opened a comment period which lasts until Sept. 15. Full story...
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Gas leak causes home evacuations, road closures

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video About 12 homes on Pine Valley Drive were evacuated after private contractors accidentally nicked the gas line near S. College Street. Full story...
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Perdue vetoes bid to start gas fracking in NC

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Governor Bev Perdue has vetoed a bill that would legalize a form of shale gas exploration called fracking in North Carolina but wouldn't allow permits to drill for at least two years. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: As gas prices drop, why do they vary so much?

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video As prices at the pumps continue to fall, you have probably noticed how varied they are throughout the Cape Fear. Prices range from about $3.50 to as high as $3.80 a gallon for regular unleaded gas, so we checked out stations on both sides of the scale and asked why this is happening. Full story...
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Gas Buddy: Gas Prices

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Believe it or not: gas prices dropped! It's been a while since Gasbuddy.com could report news like that. Full story...
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NC tests probe whether gas fracking pollutes water

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North Carolina will be a testing case to help determine whether a natural gas drilling method called fracking contaminates drinking water supplies. Full story...
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Ethanol creating mower problems

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video Cutting the grass is always a chore, but some of you may have found using your lawn mower is even more of a challenge lately. It turns out your grass cutter could have a gas problem. The extra ethanol that has been added to fuel over the past few years has caused some major issues for folks with vehicles and machinery, like lawnmowers. Full story...
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Could the gas tax go up?

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North Carolina's gasoline tax could go up under a bill moving its way through the Senate. To boost revenues, the Senate is proposing to make 29.9 cents the minimum rate, instead of the maximum. Full story...
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Lower gas prices helpful for stations and drivers alike

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Life is a little bit better for people filling up at the pumps, but it's not too bad for gas station owners either. Full story...
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North Carolina has most expensive gas in 48 states

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North Carolina has the most expensive gasoline in the continental United States. The state average for a gallon of unleaded is $3.79. Analysts blame disruptions in supply after Hurricane Ike. Full story...
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Commuter Challenge a success for two local commuters

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videoDozens of commuters in Wilmington are stepping up to the challenge to find different ways to get to work. There are plenty of people out there trying to save on gas and money. Full story...
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NC gas tax holiday proposed

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The average price at the pump currently in North Carolina is $3.77. A state law maker is making a new push for a gas tax holiday. Full story...
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High gas prices affect local deliveries

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videoHigh gas prices are affecting the pizza man and the florist. Both are feeling the pinch. Full story...
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Biodiesel facility to be built in Wilmington

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A new biodiesel facility has just been approved to be built in Wilmington. The new production plant will be built at the Wilmington state port. Construction is expected to start in about six months. Full story...
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Gas prices at all-time high

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The average price at the pump is now more than $3 a gallon nationwide. And it could get worse as we approach one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Full story...
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