Gregg, Sununu urge Bush to halt emergency crude oil deposits

New Hampshire Senators Judd Gregg and John Sununu have joined their colleagues in writing to President Bush to request that the Energy Department temporarily stop deposits of domestic crude oil into the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserves to ease record-high gas prices.

Sanders wants to take action on gas prices

Senator Bernie Sanders says he hopes the prospect of $4-a-gallon gasoline is enough to get the attention of Washington. Sanders wants Congress to take action that would drive down prices for gas and home heating oil.

Experts say energy costs could remain high next year

The heating season may be winding down, but consumers are still reeling from the high costs of staying warm this winter. The price of a gallon of home heating oil averaged $3.46 in March, almost a dollar more than the year before. As VPR’s Ross Sneyd reports, experts say prices could remain high next winter and this is a good time to plan.

Midday Newscast: April 4, 2008

Senator Bernie Sanders wants the federal government to crack down on lending companies; fuel prices are rising while oil companies earn record profits; Vermont’s top transportation official says he’s willing to consider new ways of raising money to pay for road and bridge repair.

Morning Newscast: April 4, 2008

Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: Vermont’s Senators say homeowners in their state can use some help; the Vermont Senate wants the state Attorney General to investigate whether oil companies are fixing prices and gouging customers;  a Mendon hotel has been shut down by the state after tests confirmed it as the source for a case of Legionnaires’ disease;  and a worldwide shortage in hops, a key ingredient in beer, is hitting home in Vermont.