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Paul Fleet, Thinkstock

Question Of The Day: Do You Support A Gas Tax Increase?

News out of Washington D.C. has two U.S. Senators proposing a bipartisan plan that would increase the federal gas tax 12 cents over the next two years.

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David McNew, Getty Images
David McNew, Getty Images

Self Service Gas Stations Turn 50 Years Old

What we know today as the ‘convenience store’, a store where you pump your own gas and get snacks, turns 50 years old. It all started in 1964 by John Roscoe in Westminster, Colorado. Roscoe sold milk, bread and soda in his chain of Big Top stores but gas was sold at full service gas stations.

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Harold Cunningham, Getty Images
Harold Cunningham, Getty Images

Peugeot Plans on Hybrid Air Car in 2015

Peugeot, the car company from France, is planning on introducing a ‘Hybrid Air’ car with a release date of 2015. The air would be used for in city driving under 43 mph and could save as much as 80% on fuel bills.

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Getty Images, photo by Joe Raedle
Getty Images, photo by Joe Raedle

Congressman from Oregon Wants to Double the Federal Gas Tax

Gas prices are something we all keep an eye on: are they going up, are they going down? The last I saw was $3.44 a gallon with the average in Maine at $3.47. Democratic Congressman Earl Blumenaurer is pushing to double the gas tax to .33 cent a gallon. There is currently an 18.5 cent federal gas tax on every gallon of gas we buy and the Representative from Oregon says it’s time to raise it.

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Empty Gas Tank
Photo by Sharon Buck

How Well Do You Know Your Car?

When I started my car this morning I heard the DING. I was very low on gas.

I hate that DING.

But, I know my car so well, I know how much gas is ACTUALLY in the tank. Do you know YOUR car this well?

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Justin Sullivan,Getty Images
Justin Sullivan,Getty Images

Maine Gas Prices Rocket Up 16 Cents Per Gallon

In what has been a race of which will go up faster, the temperature or the price of gas, it's been neck and neck, but I think the price of gas wins. The price-monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com reported today that the average retail cost of a gallon of gas in Maine rocketed up 16 cents in just the past week. The average gallon of gas in Maine is now $3.69.

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Getty Images, photo by Quim Llenas
Getty Images, photo by Quim Llenas

Natural Gas Scratch and Sniff Cards Cause Panic in Montana Town

Scratch and sniff cards come in many forms, from perfume to cologne and natural gas. Energy West in Great Falls, Montana, passed out natural gas cards to their customers that have an artificial smell of gas when you scratched them. The idea was to have residents notice the smell in case of  a leak and they seem to work all too well.

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Renee's gas gauge

Arrows Near Gas Gauge Secret to Gas Cap Location

I know there will someone reading going “duh, Renee, everyone knew that!” No. Not everyone. I have two vehicles and one has a gas cap on the right and the other is on the left. It is a source of ongoing confusion in my world.  Little did I know the answer has been, literally, right in front of my face!

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Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Maine Gas Prices Increased

Gas prices in Maine jumped nearly three cents a gallon this week.  MaineGasPrices.com reported that the average retail cost of a gallon of gas in Maine rose to $3.56. That's based on a survey of over 1,200 gas stations throughout the state.

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Miguel Villagran,Getty Images
Miguel Villagran,Getty Images

Gas Prices are Still Going Down for the Holiday Season

If you have travel plans this is great news. Gas prices are still going down. By cents and not dollars, but they are still getting a little lower. However, Maine gas prices are still above the national average.

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