Lawmakers both in Washington and Austin are considering possible gas tax increases to pay for much needed road improvements. Last week federal lawmakers unveiled a bipartisan plan to raise the federal gasoline tax by 12-cents.
For every gallon of gas you pump, 18.4 cents of what you pay goes toward the federal tax. The tax has remained unchanged since 1993.
Retail gasoline prices across Texas increased by a penny this week, but many commuters across the metroplex have seen much larger increases.
It is estimated that nearly 33% of North Texas residents will be hitting the road for a ‘gas tank’ holiday getaway this Memorial Day weekend.
Retail gasoline prices across Texas held steady this week at $3.49 per gallon.
Police in Fort Worth arrested Marshall Pittsinger, 31, for engaging in organized crime after he tried to steal gas.
AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price per gallon of regular unleaded has reached $3.36. The price is 18 cents less than this time a year ago.
Things were as close to normal Wednesday since a barge spilled up to 170,000 gallons of oil into the Houston Ship Channel.
It snakes through North Texas, buried or in the process of being buried, drawing little attention for anyone other than the people who live and work near it.
A citizens group in Denton announced plans Tuesday to try to ban hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.
Natural gas is slowly being restored to Jacksboro residents Saturday after the Texas Gas Service was forced to shutdown supply to the entire city Thursday.
Many Denton residents are fighting back against gas wells, which they say have crept closer than anyone ever expected to their homes.