Gas Prices

 
Carmakers continue to meet rising CAFE goals, just as expected

Carmakers continue to meet rising CAFE goals, just as expected

Current Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards require carmakers to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 mpg by 2025. That standard, which equates to about 40 mpg on new-vehicle window stickers, is the backbone of U.S. policy to reduce carbon emissions from cars and trucks. It has also been... read more

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Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Multiple Trends Turning Slowly Against Oil, Says Rocky Mountain Institute

The cost of a barrel of oil is now just a fraction of what it was several years ago, and fuel prices have mostly fallen across the globe as a result. Oil prices rise and... read more February 8, 2016 by


 
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Why Do West-Coast Gas Prices Differ From Rest Of U.S.?

U.S. gas prices plunged last year, and have remained at several-year lows through the first month of 2016. But they're lower in some places than others. Starting in January... read more January 28, 2016 by


 
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Why Isn't Cheap Gas Helping To Boost The U.S. Economy?

For the past year or so, U.S. drivers have enjoyed low gas prices. That's been particularly true over the past couple of months, as gas prices have dropped closer to $2.00... read more January 2, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Why Electric Cars Make Sense Even When Gas Is $2 A Gallon

Whenever gas prices fall, there's always much speculation about how they will impact electric-car sales. That's because, for some consumers, one of the primary selling points... read more December 16, 2015 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco

Low Gas Prices Lead To Lower 2016 Toyota Prius Global Sales Targets

The 2016 Toyota Prius, the fourth generation of the company's iconic hybrid-electric vehicle, is just starting to come onto the market around the world. But with the price of... read more December 10, 2015 by


 
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Will Cheap Gas, Soaring SUV Sales Sink Fuel-Economy Goals?

U.S. emissions regulations are forcing carmakers to make their products more efficient over the next decade. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards require carmakers... read more December 3, 2015 by


 
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Average New-Car Fuel Economy Falls As SUV Sales Rise, Gas Stays Cheap

The average fuel economy of new cars sold in the United States fell once more in September, although not by much. Average new-car fuel economy continues to hover around 25... read more October 7, 2015 by


 
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Coming This Fall: The Return Of Cheap $2 Gas

So far this year, U.S. drivers have enjoyed unusually low gas prices, due to a variety of factors. But it seems they could be even lower. While gas prices are at their lowest... read more August 21, 2015 by


 
Brabus B63-S 700 Widestar Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG, Dubai Police

Era Of Cheap, Subsidized Gasoline To End In United Arab Emirates

Global oil prices have remained fairly low for most of this year, which should be good news for people in most of the industrialized world. But that's not the case in the... read more July 23, 2015 by


 
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

Diesel Priced Almost As Low As Gasoline, As Gas Demand Surges

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. has fallen more than 25 cents per gallon this year. And thanks to high demand for gasoline, the two fuels now cost nearly the same in... read more June 29, 2015 by


 
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Gas Prices Matter To U.S. Households, But Only Somewhat

Starting in late 2014, U.S. gas prices began to drop significantly, and they've remained comparatively low throughout 2015. With the arrival of the summer travel season... read more June 26, 2015 by


 
Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

U.S. Drivers Covered Record High Number Of Miles So Far This Year

As the economy improves and gas prices remain low, Americans are consistently driving more. Data from the first quarter of 2015 indicates the U.S. is on track to reach a... read more May 21, 2015 by


 
Oil field (Image: Flickr user johnny choura, used under CC license)

IMF: Fossil Fuels Subsidies Are $5.3 Trillion A Year If Climate Costs Included

Climate change doesn't just present an environmental threat to human populations, it also has a tangible economic impact. Governments must invest in measures to combat... read more May 21, 2015 by


 
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Why Higher Gas Taxes Would Have Been Best Way To Save Fuel

It's now a widely-accepted tenet of today's U.S. political landscape: You just can't come out and advocate for higher taxes. For any purpose, under any circumstances, no... read more May 15, 2015 by


 
2015 Buick LaCrosse

GM To Fall Short Of 500,000 Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Goal For 2017

In November 2012, General Motors announced a goal of putting 500,000 electrified vehicles on the road by 2017. That encompasses any type of vehicle that uses electricity as... read more May 8, 2015 by


 

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