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Japan economy makes meek exit from recession

...the last quarter.But as a net oil exporter, U.S. growth is likely to moderate because of the recent plunge in crude oil prices,"So this is critical to see a pickup of growth in Europe and Japan," Adachi said.Abe has sought to foster growth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-16/japan-economy-makes-meek-e
Fueled by oil, agriculture sector welcomes low diesel prices

...most major row crops and drop the price of the commodity, according to an April 2014 federal study on the impact crude oil prices have on agriculture. Nearly 20 percent of operating costs for major U.S. row crops are tied to direct energy expenses...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-25/fueled-oil-agriculture-sec
In 2014, US economy began shaky, finished strong

...billion-plus of their own stock.OIL PRICES PLUNGE: In a gift for U.S. consumers, energy got significantly cheaper. Crude oil prices were essentially cut in half from this year's high. The slowing economies in Europe and Asia curbed demand, while...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-26/2014-us-economy-began-shak
Oil prices could cut into ethanol profits, but demand strong with federal biofuel mandate

...day filled with corn continued to flow into the Green Plains ethanol plant in southwest Iowa this week ? even as crude oil prices continued to collapse.Oil prices might have dipped below $50 a barrel for the first time since April 2009, but...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-11/oil-prices-could-cut-ethan
Gas prices fall below $2 a gallon in Aiken

...year, so cheap gasoline should stick around for a while."The Energy Information Admin istration forecasts WTI crude oil prices to average $63 per barrel in 2015, a decline of $12 compared to the fourth quarter of 2014.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-29/gas-prices-fall-below-2-gall
Gas prices should continue to drop through year's end

...news release, there is no reason to expect prices to increase significantly until spring unless there is a spike in crude oil prices or an unanticipated disruption to refining or distribution.Consumer confidence is at its highest level since July...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-07/gas-prices-should-continue
US trade deficit expands in September

...months ahead, as oil prices have slipped below $80 a barrel from more than $100 a barrel in June."The collapse in crude oil prices means that the trade deficit will narrow again before the end of this year," said Paul Ashworth, chief U.S...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-04/us-trade-deficit-expands-s
Gas prices falling, headed below $3 in much of US

...beginning of the month in four years ? and the price of crude oil was rapidly heading lower.The drop in global crude oil prices is a surprise. Despite increasing violence and turmoil in the Middle East, the world's most important oil-producing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-25/gas-prices-falling-headed-
Electricity bills expected to increase this winter, natural gas to be stable

...expected to spend an average of $362 (15 percent) less this winter than last, in large part because of a drop in crude oil prices, the DOE forecast.The biggest savers, the agency said, will be the mostly rural users of propane who are expected...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-22/electricity-bills-expected-i
Fuel costs ease, US airline profits soar

...Heading into the busy holiday-travel period, the airlines expect even cheaper fuel, thanks to the nosedive in crude oil prices. The price of jet fuel, an airline's biggest single expense, has dropped by about one-fifth since mid-June...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-23/fuel-costs-ease-us-airline