Mashable: How to use Waze and Google Maps to find cheaper gas

Mashable: How to use Waze and Google Maps to find cheaper gas. “The U.S. national average for a gallon of gas is $3.40 — and in places like Hawaii, California, and Pennsylvania the average is over $3.50, according to AAA. There are gas tracking apps like GasBuddy, but that requires a separate search on your phone. When you’re already using Waze or Google Maps, it’s much easier to find the cheapest gas near you. Both navigation apps have gas prices built in.”

Small Business Trends: Gas Prices May Be Coming Down as COVID Cases Go Up

Small Business Trends: Gas Prices May Be Coming Down as COVID Cases Go Up. “Concerns over demand have caused oil and gasoline futures prices to plummet, with Florida gas prices already down by 3 cents and set to drop even lower. The price decrease will continue unless futures prices recover from the recent sharp declines, with Florida gas prices now averaging $2.98 per gallon. It is not looking good though as wholesale gasoline prices are currently at their lowest point since April, when they were at $2.80 per gallon.”

WTHR: BP, Amoco gas stations offering 50 cents off per gallon to first responders, health care workers

WTHR: BP, Amoco gas stations offering 50 cents off per gallon to first responders, health care workers. “BP said it is offering 50 cents off per gallon to first responders and health care workers for their next fill-up at a BP or Amoco gas station. According to BP, the discount is being offered this month to first responders, doctors, nurses and hospital workers to thank them for their efforts amid the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.”

Railroad Commission of Texas: Railroad Commission Launches Texas’ First Online Searchable Database of Oil & Gas Inspection and Enforcement Data

Railroad Commission of Texas: Railroad Commission Launches Texas’ First Online Searchable Database of Oil & Gas Inspection and Enforcement Data . “Today, the Railroad Commission of Texas launched its RRC Online Inspection Lookup (OIL) tool for searching statewide oil and gas inspection and enforcement information, including notices of violation and intentions to sever leases. For the first time in RRC history, RRC OIL allows anyone, anywhere at any time to search online records of oil and gas well inspections and violations.”

Oil and Gas Vision: New Website to Keep Track on Energy Projects

Oil and Gas Vision: New Website to Keep Track on Energy Projects. “An Aberdeen company has created a new website offering news and project tracking for the oil and gas industry. Oil and Gas Vision provides detailed information on full lifecycle intelligence on over 5000 projects in the energy sector. Two subscription options are available – a free e-bulletin and a full membership which provides detailed information on projects around the world.”

Now Available: A Map of 30 Years’ Worth of Pipeline Accidents in the US

CityLab has created a map of 30 years’ worth of pipeline accidents. “Over the last thirty years, just under 9,000 significant pipeline-related incidents have taken place nationwide, according to data from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. (Not counted in this total are thousands of less ‘significant’ pipeline-related malfunctions.) To better understand the extent of this damage, CityLab mapped out all significant pipeline accidents between 1986 and 2016, based on data compiled by Richard Stover, an environmental advocate and former research astronomer at the University of California, Santa Cruz.”

New Digital Archive About 1984 Chemical Leak in Bhopal, India

There’s a new digital archive coming to the University of Wisconsin-Madison: “Bhopal: Law, Accidents and Disasters in India” “According to Marc Galanter, UW professor emeritus of law and South Asian studies, more than 20,000 people died and hundreds of thousands more were injured as a result of the 1984 chemical leak that took place in Bhopal, India. … Now, thanks to gifts amounting to $30,000, Galanter’s extensive collection of legal documents and news clippings relating to the American and Indian litigation has been digitized and housed at UW Law Library. The searchable archive contains more than 3,600 items and is expected to grow.”

New Online Tool Maps Citizens’ Proximity to Oil-, Gas- Producing Facilities

A new online tool maps proximity of US citizens to oil and gas producing facilities. “…about 12.4 million people live within a half-mile of active oil and gas wells and related facilities that could release harmful pollutants such as benzene and formaldehyde into the air. The map also details the 238 counties in 21 states that potentially face a high cancer risk because of that pollution.”