The Obama administration is expected to propose new rules today that would slash the amount of sulfur in gasoline, one of the most significant steps the administration can take this term toward cutting air pollution, people with knowledge of the announcement said.
By By Neela Banerjee and Carrie Wells and Tribune Newspapers
Fortunately for Gross-Ojekwe, gasoline prices are expected to level off in the coming weeks, experts say. But if the two events that pushed prices up to their current level — conflict in oil-producing Middle East countries and a hurricane passing through the Gulf of Mexico — worsen or recur, respectively, Marylanders like her may be forced to further change their spending habits to accommodate higher prices.
With gas prices hovering at about $4 a gallon, Catonsville florists have had to be creative to keep the costs low. Hilton Flower Shop and Blue Iris Flowers are dealing with gas prices that are 18 cents higher than at this point last year, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.