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When gas prices rise, people drive less, right? Not always, it turns out

When gas prices rise, people drive less, right? Not always, it turns out

It's become an article of faith that, by the magic hand of Adam Smith, when gas prices go up people will drive less. People believe it, because it's often true. New data from the Department of Energy, though, shows that's not always the case. Several other factors influence how much people drive... read more

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Gas + Electricity sign: how long until we see this for highway rest stops?   [mockup: John Briggs]

Gas prices primed to rise in 2018, highest in four years: report

As Americans collectively sigh at their credit-card bills from the holiday season, GasBuddy has some bad news that won't help ease the financial pain. The fuel price-tracking... read more January 5, 2018 by


 
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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... read more May 19, 2017 by


 
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Gas has to cost $3 a gallon before it affects vehicle choice, study says

Continuing low gas prices are often blamed for the current popularity of crossover utilities and SUVs, along with any sales struggles green cars may experience. But would a... read more January 18, 2017 by


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

U.S., China peer-reviewed reports lay out huge subsidies for fossil fuels

Critics of the renewable-energy industry argue that it's unfair that energy sources such as wind and solar often benefit from government subsidies. But the volumes and... read more September 22, 2016 by


 
Gasoline shortage due to ruptured pipeline, September 2016

Southeast gasoline drivers to get range anxiety after pipeline rupture?

The term "range anxiety" is commonly associated with electric cars because of relatively short ranges for many of them, along with a lack of charging infrastructure in many... read more September 20, 2016 by


 
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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