By Phil Flynn Published April 06, 2019 Opinion FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video How will Venezuela oil sanctions impact US refiners? PRICE Futures Group's Phil Flynn on the U.S. imposing sanctions on Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA and Saudi Arabia pledging oil production cuts. Gas prices that have already risen for seven weeks in a row, with the national average now near $2.70 per gallon according to AAA, are poised to go even higher in the next few weeks. While refinery mishaps, the switch to summer blends, and rising demand are part of the story, the real reason may have to do with Iran, the fourth-largest producer in OPEC. Continue Reading Below The Trump administration is coming under increasing pressure to ratchet up sanctions on Iran and make good on President Trump’s promise to get Iranian oil exports down to zero. The U.S. has until May 2 to decide whether to issue new waivers to China, India, Japan, … [Read more...] about Gas prices up, poised to go even higher as US mulls Iran oil waiver extensions
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Dave Barry December 30, 2018 We can summarize 2018 in two words: It boofed. We’re not 100 percent sure what “boofing” is, despite the fact that this very issue was discussed in a hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. All we know for certain about boofing is that it is distasteful and stupid. As was 2018. In spades. What made this year so awful? We could list many factors, including natural disasters, man-made atrocities, the utter depravity of our national political discourse, and the loss of Aretha Franklin. Instead, we’ll cite one event that, while minor, epitomizes 2018: the debut of Dr. Pimple Popper. This is a cable-TV reality show featuring high-definition slo-mo close-up videos of a California dermatologist performing seriously disgusting procedures on individuals with zits the size of mature cantaloupes. You might ask, … [Read more...] about Dave Barry’s year in review: Good riddance to 2018!