Oil

An MTA bus (credit: Getty Images)

City Businessman Pleads Guilty To Ripping Off MTA With Low-Quality Fuel

A New York City businessman has pleaded guilty to stealing from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority by providing poor-quality oil for city buses and passing it off as the good stuff.

08/28/2014

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Long Island Drivers Met With Higher Gas Prices As Oil Companies Prepare For Spring

Pain at the pump comes every February when refineries switch over to summer blends. This year crude oil prices are also up and gas station owners said that their prices have gone up 12 cents in just two weeks.

02/17/2014

A Long Island family returned from vacation to find an oil slick in the basement of their North Babylon home. (Credit CBS 2)

L.I. Homeowners Stuck Cleaning Up Mystery Oil Slick

Homeowners on Long Island were stuck cleaning up a slick that was left in their basement after someone made an oil delivery to the wrong address.

11/26/2013

The King Emerald (file / credit: COLUMBIA Shipmanagement (Deutschland) GmbH)

Germany, Cyprus Based Shipping Companies Admit Dumping Off U.S. Shores

Two international shipping firms pleaded guilty to obstruction and other charges in connection with what the U.S. Attorney’s Office characterized as a pattern of falsifying records to hide the illegal dumping of engine sludge and oil-contaminated waste into the ocean.

03/22/2013

Tony's Table

Tony’s Table: Spaghetti With Oil And Parsley

CBS 2’s Tony Tantillo is back in the kitchen with his daughter Stephanie, tonight they are throwing together a quick and easy spaghetti dish.

12/26/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Duke It Out Over Energy And Health Care

The two presidential candidates were asked a question by CBS Local about Obamacare vs. Romneycare and asked them to talk about the similarities or differences between the two plans.

10/15/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Square Off Over Education and Energy

Today on the CBS Local forum, Romney and Obama were asked: What will you do to make the U.S. more energy independent?

10/12/2012

A man pumps gas in California (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Gas Prices Are The Government and Obama’s Fault

Americans continually hear that the president of the United States can do nothing about gas prices. John Hofmeister says that isn’t true. The doubled gas prices could have been avoided but no one in a political position who can do anything about the prices wants to do anything.

10/10/2012

Gas prices in the Tri-State area (credit: CBS 2)

Gas Prices Dropping Sharply In New Jersey

Motorists are seeing sharply lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey.

05/12/2012

Heating Bill

Ask Asa: How To Decipher Your Utility Bill

Deciphering a utility bill can be very confusing. Recently, a Long Island man found charges on his bill that didn’t seem to add up. He decided to contact CBS 2’s Asa Aarons to find out what was driving up the cost of his gas.

05/09/2012

Thermostat (credit: CBS 2)

Ask Asa: Over-Charged For Oil

If you heat your home with oil, then you already know that the costs can fluctuate. Everything from geopolitical tensions to changes in the local weather can affect the price of your oil.

04/02/2012

Gas prices on Long Island (credit: CBS 2)

Rising Gas Prices On Long Island Squeezing Residents’ Budgets

“You want to go to movies, you want to go to dinner, you can’t do any of it because you’re worried about how you have to fill up your tank to get to work and back,” said John Decrescenzo of Brentwood.

02/17/2012

Moammar Gadhafi (file / credit: MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images)

CT Professor Was Translator For Moammar Gadhafi; NJ Mansion Still Libya’s

No one in Libya was untouched by the tyranny of now late dictator Moammar Gadhafi, according to Dr. Abubaker Saad.

10/21/2011

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New Yorkers React To Major Drop In Oil Prices Amid Volatile Market Situation

Despite the roller coaster ride of the markets over the last few days, there is something for consumers for feel good about. The price of oil is down about 30 percent since May and many believe it will drop even more.

08/09/2011

Gas Pump - File / Photo: John Gress/Getty Images

Oil Expert Predicts Early Peak In Gas Prices

Gas prices are creeping up but one oil expert says he doesn’t predict prices to hit the 2008 level.

03/03/2011

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