Sunday, February 11, 2007

U.S. Gas Prices Are Up and 25 Killed, 48 Wounded In Iraq

     The latest report on gas prices says that U.S. prices have gone up an average of 4 cents per gallon in the last three weeks to an over-all average of  $2.22 per gallon at self-serve pumps for regular gas.

    CNN    Between Jan. 19 and Feb. 9, the closing price of oil on the New York Mercantile Exchange rose nearly $8, from $51.99 to $59.89 per barrel. Given that each barrel contains 42 gallons, that's an increase of about 19 cents per gallon.

    While we are all here, CNN reports that 25 people were killed and 48 wounded in the usual violence in Iraq, on Sunday.

The highest death toll from the attacks occurred south of the Iraqi town of Tikrit Sunday morning. Twelve people were killed -- including eight police officers -- and 18 others were wounded when a suicide car bomber detonated his explosives-laden truck near Dour police headquarters, an official with the Salaheddin joint coordination center said.


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