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20

Jul

10 easy ways to save money on gas this summer

20

Jan

Old, leaky gas lines lurk below U.S. citiesResearchers have found 10,000 natural gas leaks under just 2 American cities, hinting at a broader problem that threatens lives, pollutes air and wastes energy.

Old, leaky gas lines lurk below U.S. cities
Researchers have found 10,000 natural gas leaks under just 2 American cities, hinting at a broader problem that threatens lives, pollutes air and wastes energy.

23

Sep

treehugger:

After a flood like this, simply getting clean drinking water can be a serious challenge. Now, in addition to digging their ruined homes and possessions out of the mud and wreckage, Coloradans (and anyone downstream) have to worry about toxic chemicals from gas and oil wells getting mixed into the groundwater and on farmland. What a mess.
via Colorado flood damaged oil pipelines & gas fracking wells

treehugger:

After a flood like this, simply getting clean drinking water can be a serious challenge. Now, in addition to digging their ruined homes and possessions out of the mud and wreckage, Coloradans (and anyone downstream) have to worry about toxic chemicals from gas and oil wells getting mixed into the groundwater and on farmland. What a mess.

via Colorado flood damaged oil pipelines & gas fracking wells

26

Feb


Crude oil prices have dropped, so why is gasoline still so expensive? 



Consumers are paying an average of $3.78 per gallon, which is some kind of record for this time of year. If there’s plenty of product on the market, and oil futures can go into a big sell-off, gas prices should be falling. Here’s some likely reasons they aren’t.             
Consumers are paying an average of $3.78 per gallon, which is some kind of record for this time of year. If there’s plenty of product on the market, and oil futures can go into a big sell-off, gas prices should be falling. Here’s some likely reasons they aren’t.             

23

Nov

Why U.S. oil dominance won’t lower gas pricesThe global oil market’s supply and demand would still dictate the price of a barrel of oil in the U.S.

Why U.S. oil dominance won’t lower gas prices
The global oil market’s supply and demand would still dictate the price of a barrel of oil in the U.S.

15

Aug

The Great Gas Giveaway begins August 15Community banks are sponsoring an $80,000 gas giveaway in 20 cities.

The Great Gas Giveaway begins August 15
Community banks are sponsoring an $80,000 gas giveaway in 20 cities.

15

Jun

Americans are changing their car-buying habits every month, as gas prices send up and down signals to the marketplace. The solution: A price floor for gasoline, guaranteed by the feds. Politically, it’s dead on arrival.
Read more from our transportation blogger.

Americans are changing their car-buying habits every month, as gas prices send up and down signals to the marketplace. The solution: A price floor for gasoline, guaranteed by the feds. Politically, it’s dead on arrival.

Read more from our transportation blogger.

01

May

The incredible, half-sized Chevy SparkThe Big Three won’t get fooled again, trying to sell huge SUVs when gas is $4 a gallon. The $13,000 Spark is Chevrolet’s smallest car ever: It’s tiny, but offers the same interior space as a typical 1973 gas-guzzler.

The incredible, half-sized Chevy Spark
The Big Three won’t get fooled again, trying to sell huge SUVs when gas is $4 a gallon. The $13,000 Spark is Chevrolet’s smallest car ever: It’s tiny, but offers the same interior space as a typical 1973 gas-guzzler.

30

Mar

Total considers options to put out North Sea flareTotal is considering dropping water from a helicopter or spraying nitrogen to extinguish a flare on a North Sea platform that is leaking clouds of gas.

Total considers options to put out North Sea flare
Total is considering dropping water from a helicopter or spraying nitrogen to extinguish a flare on a North Sea platform that is leaking clouds of gas.

05

Mar

The local gas retailer is just trying to sell his Slim Jims and Gatorade, and may not be making a dime on low-margin fuel. Still, 71 percent of price-strapped Americans would drive 5 minutes out of their way to save a nickel per gallon.

The local gas retailer is just trying to sell his Slim Jims and Gatorade, and may not be making a dime on low-margin fuel. Still, 71 percent of price-strapped Americans would drive 5 minutes out of their way to save a nickel per gallon.