Gas costs ticked up this week in Massachusetts, inflicting some heartburn for drivers simply in time for Valentine’s Day.
The common value for a gallon of fuel climbed 2 cents, to $3.16, in keeping with the newest survey from AAA Northeast. The value on the pump is a penny greater than a month in the past, and 23 cents greater than a 12 months in the past, in keeping with the auto membership.
Gas in Massachusetts is 3 cents decrease than the nationwide common.
“Higher oil prices, strong gasoline demand, and both routine and unexpected refinery maintenance are driving higher pump prices,” mentioned Mark Schieldrop, Senior Spokesperson for AAA Northeast. “Prices could continue climbing over the next few weeks as refinery maintenance season puts an increased strain on supply.”
Judge orders Musk to testify in SEC probe
A choose has ordered Elon Musk to testify for a 3rd time as a part of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s investigation into his $44 billion buy of Twitter, now known as X, in 2022.
Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler issued an order over the weekend giving Musk, his group and the SEC every week to agree on a date and site for Musk’s testimony. In a courtroom listening to final December, Beeler mentioned she would concern an order if the 2 sides couldn’t agree on when and the place the Tesla and SpaceX CEO would testify.
“The parties, at least initially, agreed to a date but ultimately the respondent did not appear and resists the subpoena on the grounds that the SEC’s investigation is baseless and harassing and seeks irrelevant information,” Beeler wrote within the order in federal courtroom in Northern California.
Beeler mentioned that the courtroom is implementing the SEC’s subpoena and that the testimony is “not unduly burdensome” for Musk. The SEC had given Musk the choice to testify in Texas, the place he lives.