Let’s check some of the claims about the pipeline as a bill approving it heads toward likely passage by the Republican-led Senate and a veto by President Barack Obama.
Small cars sold briskly in the U.S. last month, as gasoline prices topped $4 a gallon and some buyers worried about shortages of Japanese-made vehicles.
Gas prices rose again Tuesday, but only slightly, which could mean the increases may end soon.
Southwest Airlines Co. has joined a sweeping increase of $10 in the price of many domestic round-trip airfares, citing the need to offset high fuel prices.
Oil prices moved up to near $90 a barrel Monday as anti-government protests continued to rock Egypt and threatened to spread unrest across the oil-rich Middle East.