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E15 Ethanol Controversy: No Signs Of Moderating Any Time Soon

E15 Ethanol Controversy: No Signs Of Moderating Any Time Soon

Debate over the slow rollout and potentially damaging effects of gasoline with 15 percent ethanol blended in just continues to roll on. The latest to pile on are members of the Science Committee in the House of Representatives, which held a hearing Tuesday on the progress of EPA efforts to roll out... read more

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NYC Rations Fuel, Jersey Makes 'Dyed Diesel' Legal In Sandy Aftermath

New York City and Long Island today instituted temporary fuel rationing, with drivers only allowed to buy gasoline on alternate days. Starting at 6 am tomorrow, vehicles with... read more November 8, 2012 by  4


 
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EPA Lifts Gasoline Restrictions In Wake Of Hurricane Sandy

In 1990, the Clean Air Act amendments set out special rules regarding the manufacture and sale of gasoline in the U.S. This week, some of those rules have been suspended in... read more November 1, 2012 by  7


 
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Carbon-Neutral Gasoline Out Of Air? Yes, There's A Caveat

Call it last week's most unexpected headline: the idea that a group of engineers in Britain had managed to create gasoline ("petrol") out of ... thin air? Indeed, it appears... read more October 22, 2012 by  10


 
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Gas Prices: Relief Is Just Around The Corner. Well, Maybe.

Earlier this year, it looked as if the price of gasoline might cross the $5-a-gallon mark in the U.S. (In some places, it went well beyond that.) Analysts were screaming to... read more September 12, 2012 by  17


 
Gasoline prices in California, August 2012 [photo: Brenda Priddy]

Will Refinery Fire Cause Gas Prices To Soar In California?

A fire yesterday evening in a refinery critical to providing special California gasoline blends may boost gas prices in the state substantially. The blaze, first observed... read more August 7, 2012 by  6


 
Gas prices, San Francisco, CA

Where In The U.S. Are Gas Prices The Highest, Lowest? You Tell Us

If you do much in the way of driving, you’ll have probably noticed that your weekly fuel bill has been creeping ever higher over the last few months. A combination of... read more March 15, 2012 by  7


 
2012 Detroit Auto Show

2012 Detroit Auto Show: Green Car Preview--Production Models

Next week's Detroit Auto Show promises to be the busiest and most influential in several years. With the auto industry continuing to recover slowly from its 2008 meltdown and... read more January 6, 2012 by  2


 
Strait of Hormuz, between Iran and U.A.E., as shown on Google Maps

Why MPGs Matter: Iran Threatens Oil Supply Via Hormuz Strait

It's a truism of new-car sales: Gas prices go up, buyers focus more on gas mileage. Gas prices go down again, people forget all about fuel efficiency. Well, here's a gentle... read more December 29, 2011 by  17


 
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Congress Actually Ends Taxpayer Funding Of Ethanol Subsidies

When the U.S. Congress adjourned for the holidays on Friday, December 23, its departure sealed the fate of subsidized ethanol production. During its session, the Congress did... read more December 27, 2011 by  17


 
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How Much Did The Average American Household Spend On Gas This Year?

Filling your tank in the average car these days often runs north of $50, and for full-size pickup trucks, it can be a multiple of that number. But how much do you spend on... read more December 21, 2011 by  3


 
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True Or False? The U.S. Now Imports More Gasoline Than Ever

Smart people who read true and false questions know to go for the non-obvious answer. So we'll make it easy: The U.S. is importing less and less gasoline and, as highlighted... read more December 9, 2011 by  4


 
Infographic: 'What's Driving Gas Prices' from One Block Off the Grid

Infographic: What's Behind The Gas Prices You Pay At The Pump?

We've said it before, and we'll likely say it again: We love a good infographic (here, here, and here, for instance). Today's example covers what makes up the price of each... read more September 6, 2011 by  9


 
John and Helen Taylor depart on the Smarter Driving Tour. Image: Shell

Aussie Hypermiling Couple Hit 64mpg In 2011 Chevy Cruze Eco

You might remember a few weeks ago we brought you news of Australian couple John and Helen Taylor. Rather than enjoying the usual trappings of tourism, the Taylors wanted to... read more August 26, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt on test in Little Rock, Arkansas, July 2011

Electric-Car Withdrawal: Gasoline Cars Now Feel Loud, Crude

After more than 11,000 miles driving solely on electric power in our 2011 Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt, we now find our Volt in the body shop. So for longer trips, our... read more August 15, 2011 by  7


 
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Outdated Tests Skew CAFE Gas Mileage Ratings: 48-MPH Freeways?

It's widely accepted in the auto industry that all manufacturers game the test cycles used to establish emissions and gas-mileage ratings. Ask auto engineers about the topic... read more August 15, 2011 by  10


 

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