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Are Gas Prices Heading To $5 A Gallon?

Things in the Middle East, while never good, have gone from bad to worse. Many signs now point to a possible spike in gas prices.

01/05/2012

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Md. Woman Dies After Catching Fire In Backyard

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office says a Mount Airy woman is dead after she caught fire in her backyard.

11/10/2011

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Warning: Pumping Gas Can Be Seriously Bad For Your Health

We all know that exhaust fumes do bad things to us and our planet, and that gasoline fumes contain carcinogens, but the biggest risk to your health might come from the gas pump itself, not […]

11/04/2011

First 2011 Nissan Leaf delivered to buyer, San Francisco, Dec 2010, photo by Eugene Lee

Why Offer Electric Cars? Because They Sell More Gasoline Cars

Amidst supposedly slow sales–actually limited mostly by low production–one benefit to automakers of offering electric cars has nothing to do with cars that plug in. Not only do electric cars attract radically different buyers to […]

10/14/2011

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Man Severely Burned In Brooklyn Park House Explosion

Officials say gasoline in the basement of the home in the 100-block of Franklin Avenue exploded on Saturday evening.

09/18/2011

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Md. Lawmakers To Attempt Another Gas Tax Hike

Drivers now taxed 23.5 cents a gallon could see that raised between five and 10 cents a gallon. Tacking the 6 percent state sales tax to the wholesale price is another option.

09/16/2011

2009 Mercedes-Benz ML320 BlueTEC Preview

Adding Urea To Clean Diesel Cars: Can I Just Pee In The Tank?

We get punchy around High Gear Media occasionally, and sometimes we BS back and forth about topics less salubrious than, say, fuel efficiency and lowering our oil dependency. Which is how the following question came […]

07/18/2011

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Maryland Drivers Feel The Impact Of Rising Gas Prices

Instability in parts of the world is part of the reason why the price of gas is sky-rocketing. Here in Maryland, some stations have already hit $4 a gallon for regular gas.

04/08/2011

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Obama Showcases Fuel-Saving Vehicles

Pressing his energy policy goals, President Barack Obama on Friday prodded large companies to modernize their shipping fleets with more fuel-efficient vehicles, improvements that he said would reduce U.S. dependency on foreign oil and cut down business overhead costs in the long term.

04/01/2011

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Father, Son Burned When Gasoline Is Ignited

Fire officials say a Frostburg man and his son were burned when gasoline taken from a fuel tank was accidentally ignited by an acetylene torch.

02/08/2011

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Arrest Made In Md. Gasoline Attack

Police in Frederick say they have charged a local man with attempted arson and 13 counts of reckless endangerment for pouring about two gallons of gasoline inside an apartment building.

12/09/2010

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