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