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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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Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid

Yes, Combustion Engines Will Be With Us For Decades; However...

It should be fairly obvious, but apparently it isn't: Plug-in electric cars are not going to sweep the marketplace overnight. Their sales will grow slowly and steadily from a... read more April 25, 2013 by 37


 
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EPA Moves To Cut Sulfur In Gasoline, Reducing Emissions Further

"Cleaner cars need cleaner fuels"--that's the message from a group of automakers in support of new EPA rules to clean up gasoline. The Environmental Protection Agency will... read more March 29, 2013 by 4


 
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Demand For Gas Falls, Gas Prices Rise: Blame Ethanol (And Congress)

For fans of fuel efficiency, the New York Times has good news and bad news. The good news is: drivers in the U.S. are using less gas these days. The bad news is: that's... read more March 19, 2013 by 10


 
Corn Ethanol Pump

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... read more March 1, 2013 by 17


 
Gas Pump With Boot

Gas Prices To Be Higher Than Expected In 2013, Says Energy Dept

The price of gasoline will creep up faster than expected, the U.S. Department of Energy's latest figures show. Its monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook had previously put... read more February 13, 2013 by 6


 
Section of 1933 photo of E10 ethanol fueling station from Nebraska State Historical Society

Ethanol Is Nothing New; E10 Gasoline Was Sold In 1930s

Back in the 1930s, the United States produced the vast bulk of the oil it burned. It wasn't until the 1973 oil crisis that things like OPEC and fuel efficiency entered the... read more January 18, 2013 by 7


 
Offshore Oil Rig

U.S. Oil Future: Energy Independent By 2030, Bigger Than Saudis In 2020

In its 2012 edition of the World Energy Outlook, the International Energy Agency predicts that the U.S. will become the world's biggest oil producer within eight years. Yes... read more November 13, 2012 by 7


 
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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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