[singlepic=166,220,140,,center]That’s what an Elon University poll found as reported by the Charlotte Business Journal. Further, 79 percent feel domestic oil and gas should be kept at home. Those aren’t surprising numbers; what is surprising is that Congress has still not passed domestic oil drilling legislation.
Attorney General Roy Cooper sent subpoenas to seven gasoline retailers on Monday, some of whom were reportedly charging as much as $5.49 a gallon for regular gas on Friday. Cooper said retailers will have 10 days to explain why their prices were so high. The Quik Chek stations in Troy, Oakboro and Locust were included in the first round of subpoenas.
Mary Tyler of Midland said her brother called her about the possible gas shortage Friday morning. “He called me at work and said I’d better get some gas in my car. I got to the Hess Station and had to wait 30 minutes for gas.”
This story appeared courtesy of The Weekly Post, a community newspaper based in Locust covering west Stanly County.
Photos by Jim Young, taken at the Mint Hill Arts September 12. The MHA was celebrating one year in their gallery.
It wasn’t long ago you couldn’t find a Republican who publicly supported electric or hydrogen powered cars. Not so any more. From John McCain down the line, Republicans openly support alternative energy sources and believe the U.S. needs to wean itself off oil. Sue Myrick’s press release today:
I applaud the Governor for pledging to use […]
[singlepic=144,320,240,,left]AAA Carolinas expects availability of gasoline to rise throughout the Carolinas. Gasoline prices hit record highs in the region as a reaction to the threat of Hurricane Ike, which struck the coast of Texas, including Houston, Saturday morning.
“It’s important for motorists to continue to exercise restraint and only fill up their vehicles when necessary – when they have less than ¼ tank of gas – for the next several days,” said David Parsons, president and CEO of AAA Carolinas. “Avoid panic pumping.”
[singlepic=136,320,240,,center] (This story by Adam Houston appeared September 11 in The Mint Hill Times print edition. Click here for subscription information.)
The Mint Hill Library will host a tea party September 25 to honor branch manager Neily Trump, who retires three days later. But why a tea party?