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U.S. Demand For Oil Rose 4-5 Percent In 2013, Startling Analysts

U.S. Demand For Oil Rose 4-5 Percent In 2013, Startling Analysts

With increasing energy efficiency in cars, homes, and industry, plus a surge in domestic natural-gas production, U.S. demand for oil is widely said to have tapered off and in fact begun a structural decline. Except that, as it turns out, last year it seems U.S. demand for oil actually rose by... read more

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2011 Hyundai Elantra Limited

Hyundai Elantra Gas Mileage

Unlike other compact cars, the gas-mileage story for the 2011 Hyundai Elantra is simple. There's a single engine, a choice of two transmissions--six-speed automatic or... read more June 3, 2011 by 


 
Gas Prices on the Rise, infographic used courtesy of AutoMD

Gas Prices Rising: Driving Tips, Simple Repairs Boost Mileage (Infographic)

We have to admit, we're fond of infographics. This one has three simple parts. It looks at gas prices--which recently rose to an average of $4 a gallon before ebbing... read more June 2, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco, New York City, March 2011

Chevrolet Cruze Gas Mileage

With two models--one all about gas mileage, with two transmission options, plus the other one, which has two engines and two transmissions--the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze may take... read more June 1, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Toyota Prius

How Much Gasoline Can You Save With A Hybrid Or Plug-In Car?

As of the middle of April, gasoline is approaching $4.00 per gallon across the United States and oil is surging past $110 per barrel. More and more energy observers are... read more April 19, 2011 by  5


 
2011 Mazda2 exterior and detail

Slow U.S. Adoption of Start-Stop Systems: The Real Reasons

Sometimes even well-informed industry analysts get it wrong. Or miss the forest for the trees. A recent posting by Pike Research, entlted "Europe Leads, U.S. Lags In... read more November 22, 2010 by  5


 
gas pump

Math Is Hard: MPG Still Stupid, National Research Council Agrees

More than a year ago, we wrote an article pointing out the flaws in the U.S. practice of measuring a car's gasoline use with the familiar miles-per-gallon (MPG) measure. Now... read more July 7, 2010 by  8


 
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