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May 20, 2013
NorthWestern fires up natural gas plant at Aberdeen
ABERDEEN (AP) -- NorthWestern Energy has started operating a natural-gas fired plant in Aberdeen to help meet electricity needs during times of peak demand. The $55 million, 60-megawatt facility can produce enough electricity to power about 18,000 homes. NorthWestern Energy is still...
May 20, 2013 - 1:04pm
May 19, 2013
Gas prices on pace for all-time highs in ND, SD
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Gas prices in the Dakotas are poised to reach all-time highs. AAA North Dakota officials say the statewide average record of $4.08 a gallon is likely to be broken in the next couple of days. The average price in the state Friday was $3.98, with some stations charging...
May 19, 2013 - 5:59pm
May 18, 2013
Mitchell's gas prices skyrocket above $4.
The average price for regular unleaded gas soared above $4 per gallon this week in Mitchell. The Daily Republic recorded the price of regular unleaded gasoline at 15 filling stations Friday and found the average cost per gallon to be $4.039 -- nearly a 50 cent rise from last...
May 18, 2013 - 7:16am
April 26, 2013
Company helping to turn downed branches into fuel
SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- A Sioux Falls wood recycling company is helping to turn streets of downed trees into energy. KSFY television reports that since the April 9 ice storm, trucks continued to add fallen branches and tree limbs to Mueller Pallets' recycling pile, which is up to about...
April 26, 2013 - 3:04pm
March 2, 2013
LETTER: Save money, support SD at pump with E-30
To the Editor: There has been much talk and written material lately about the sudden rise in gasoline prices. It's nothing new that prices are being manipulated. Why are the prices in Mitchell some of the highest in South Dakota when Mitchell is only a few miles from a pipeline?...
March 2, 2013 - 3:51pm
February 1, 2013
Ethanol helping Brazilian sugar makers
SAO PAULO -- Raizen, Royal Dutch Shell Plc's sugar venture with Cosan Industria & Comercio, is among producers set to profit from funneling more of a record cane crop into ethanol as a government measure bolsters demand. Mills in the Center South, the world's largest sugar producing...
February 1, 2013 - 12:23am
January 31, 2013
Legislature moves to settle squabble over lower-octane fuel
PIERRE -- The dispute that blew up last year over lower-octane fuel being incorrectly labeled at some outlets seems to be resolved. The months of battling, through the series of hearings before the Department of Public Safety and the Legislature's rules review committee, finally...
January 31, 2013 - 10:16pm
January 23, 2013
SD House panel approves sale of 85-octane fuel
PIERRE (AP) -- A legislative committee has approved a bill allowing the continued sale of 85-octane gasoline in western South Dakota. The House Commerce Committee voted unanimously to pass the measure after a compromise was reached on how the low-octane fuel would be described on...
January 23, 2013 - 3:38pm
January 2, 2013
85 octane litigation still going
Two companies accused of mislabeling gasoline are still facing lawsuits despite recently settling criminal allegations with the state. After months of investigation by the South Dakota Attorney General's Office, Harms Oil, based in Brookings, and M.G.
January 2, 2013 - 6:33pm
January 1, 2013
Harms, M.G. Oil pay thousands for improperly labeling gasoline
PIERRE -- Two companies accused of mislabeling gasoline have agreed to pay South Dakota a combined $78,500 to settle the allegations. Attorney...
January 1, 2013 - 9:53pm
December 31, 2012
Harms, M.G. Oil pay thousands for improperly labeling fuel
PIERRE (AP) -- Two companies accused of selling improperly labeled fuel in South Dakota have agreed to pay the state nearly $80,000. State Attorney General Marty Jackley announced Monday that an agreement with Harms Oil of Brookings and M.G. Oil of Rapid City has been reached after...
December 31, 2012 - 4:57pm
December 15, 2012
Mitchell's gas prices higher than other locations in state
Despite a general decline in gasoline prices across South Dakota in the last three months, Mitchell residents are paying more than most residents in the state. The Daily Republic recorded the price of regular unleaded gasoline at 15 filling stations Friday and found the average...
December 15, 2012 - 6:25am
December 13, 2012
Station owner pleads no contest to gas mislabeling
HURON (AP) -- A Wolsey travel center has pleaded no contest to selling 85-octane fuel mislabeled with a higher rating in a case spurred by a state investigation. Kent Shelton, an attorney representing 281 Travel Center owner Robert McGillvrey, told a judge Wednesday that the company...
December 13, 2012 - 2:10pm
December 5, 2012
Johnson amendment removes biofuels obstacle for military
The U.S. Senate recently passed an amendment backed by Sen.
December 5, 2012 - 6:03am
Fighting for ethanol
WASHINGTON -- The Biotechnology Industry Organization, DuPont and other groups with a stake in the biofuels industry have joined with ethanol groups to launch a campaign called Fuels America to defend the Renewable Fuel Standard. Faced with a campaign by the oil industry, meat...
October 5, 2012 - 3:24pm