Gas Prices

 
Could California climate-change rules raise gas price enough to backfire?

Could California climate-change rules raise gas price enough to backfire?

California has by far the most aggressive climate-change policies in the nation, and the state is a global leader in plans to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions. It's also the world's eighth-largest economy, with a growing population, soaring economic output, and a resolutely progressive legislature... read more

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Traffic at the I-10 & I-405 interchange in Los Angeles, California (by Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz)

Gas is cheap; U.S. drivers use it to log more miles than ever

With the summer travel season more than halfway over and gas prices still quite low, U.S drivers have already logged a record-breaking number of miles traveled. The nation's... read more August 25, 2016 by


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

Oil is cheap, so Kuwait raised its own gas price to compensate

Cheap gasoline is good news for the economies of most countries, but not those that rely on oil exports. The sustained fall in global prices has led oil-producing countries... read more August 4, 2016 by


 
Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License)

Electric-car interest in France spikes due to gas shortage

When it comes to spurring electric-car sales, it seems a gas shortage is pretty helpful. In France, strikes have brought the oil industry to a standstill, leading to a... read more June 1, 2016 by


 
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Gasoline demand rises in U.S., China, and India; more growth expected

Gasoline prices, which fell below $2 a gallon in many parts of the United States over the winter, have been slowly rising again. And given the supply-and-demand equations in... read more May 20, 2016 by


 
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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... read more April 26, 2016 by


 
2013 Ford Focus

Why used small cars may be your best driving bargain these days

If you want a fuel-efficient car that doesn't cost a lot, right now may be a good time to shop the used-car sections of your local dealers' lots. That's because some of the... read more April 5, 2016 by


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

Will electric cars cause oil price to crash? Navigant says no

As electric cars become more widespread, they have the potential to drastically reduce the need for oil. That will lead to reduced transportation-related carbon emissions and... read more March 27, 2016 by


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

Cheap Oil Will Last A Decade, Says Huge Oil Trader

The low oil prices that boosted new-car sales and caused average fuel-economy gains to sputter last year may be here to stay, for a while at least. With fuel prices low... read more February 9, 2016 by


 
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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