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Is ethanol-free gasoline heading for the end of the road?

Is ethanol-free gasoline heading for the end of the road?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is struggling with Congress and various corporate interests over the amount of ethanol that will be blended into the U.S. fuel supply. The Renewable Fuel Standard in place since 2007 calls for specific volumes of ethanol, but critics have tried to cap... read more

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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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Leaded Gasoline Taken Off Sale 20 Years Ago This Month

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has brought the health effects of lead back into the public eye, and in a big way. In that context, it's worth noting that lead was still... read more January 25, 2016 by


 
2016 Lincoln MKX, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Ford Engine Power, MPG Figures Tested Using Different Fuels

It's all about the asterisk, it turns out. Most buyers likely assume that the conditions for rating a new car's fuel economy and engine performance are identical. For at... read more August 25, 2015 by


 
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E10 Is Less Corrosive Than Ethanol-Free Gasoline, Research Says

Ethanol is a beleaguered fuel these days, with national availability E85 nowhere in sight, rollout of E15 seemingly stalled, and concerns over its full carbon footprint hotly... read more July 20, 2015 by


 
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Bills To Kill Renewable Fuel Law, Ban E15 Ethanol Fuel Likely Doomed

The addition of ethanol to gasoline has now been a political hot potato in the U.S. for more than a decade. Joined by cosponsors from both sides of the aisle, U.S... read more June 9, 2015 by


 
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EPA Proposes Lower Increases For Ethanol In Gasoline

In 2007, the Federal government created the Renewable Fuels Standard, requiring increased amounts of corn-based ethanol and advanced biofuels to be blended into the nation's... read more June 1, 2015 by


 
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A Gas Pump Is The 'Germiest Thing' You Touch: Did You Know?

While owners of electric cars may not want to touch a gas pump because of what comes out of it, there may be a reason for everyone else to be concerned too. Objects that are... read more May 26, 2015 by


 
1915 Ford Model T from the Rogers' Classic Car Museum collection

Gasoline Car Test Drive: Noisy, Wasteful, Polluting, Fast But Pricey Refueling

The vast majority of drivers have never experienced an electric car, but what if it were the other way around? What if gasoline cars had only recently been introduced, and... read more May 12, 2015 by


 
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Will Fuel Economy Rules Require Future Cars To Use Premium Gas?

Carmakers are pursuing continual fuel-economy gains to meet the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard of 54.5 mpg set for 2025. Their engineers work to squeeze every... read more April 30, 2015 by


 
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Ethanol In Marine Fuels: Why It Makes Boat Owners So Angry

Few topics get our commenters more riled up than ethanol. Both sides weigh in with fervor and passion, debating energy security versus agricultural policies and costs... read more March 13, 2015 by


 
2015 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost: Less Power On Regular Gas

Many carmakers are using smaller engines with turbochargers to try to boost fuel efficiency in new cars, but Ford has been among the most public in promoting the technology... read more January 9, 2015 by


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Gas Prices To Plunge More After Oil Price Falls To 4-Year Low?

Oil prices are at their lowest levels in four years, and retail gasoline prices are likely to follow--more or less. Thursday, while the U.S. celebrated its Thanksgiving... read more November 30, 2014 by


 
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Lower-Carbon Gasoline In CA: Don't Believe Gas-Price Scare Tactics, Says UCS

When it comes to green transportation policies, California leads the way. The state has enacted numerous policies to cut transportation-related emissions, improve energy... read more October 1, 2014 by


 
Fuel filler of Volkswagen Gol, Brazilian flex-fuel vehicle

A Brief History Of Ethanol In Brazil

While many North Americans may not know it, Brazil presently leads the world in deploying biofuels for road vehicles. Specifically, a majority of cars sold in... read more May 22, 2014 by


 

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