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    Study: US gas prices to fall over next two years
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    US gas prices are expected to fall over the next couple of years as fuel consumption levels off, indicating that vehicle fuel-economy gains may have positive long-term effect on everyone's wallets. Regular fuel prices, which on average rose 2.8 percent in 2012 to $3.63 a gallon, will fall to ...

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    Study: Energy outlook looks bad for biofuels, fuel prices and electric vehicles
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    When the US Energy Information Administration released its annual energy outlook pre-release earlier this month, biofuels industry publication Biofuels Digest was hit with six press releases from the biofuels community in the space of two hours. The final version of the EIA's energy outlook ...

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    Report: You think gas prices are bad here, Italians are paying $9.50/gal
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    Drivers in certain parts of Italy are currently shelling out a staggering $9.50 per gallon of gasoline, according to Bloomberg. The hefty fuel prices are largely the result of the European debt crisis. Italy has hiked fuel taxes in an attempt to get a handle on the country's public debt, which ...

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    Report: Rising fuel prices got you down? Blame Twitter
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    The power of social media revealed itself yesterday in the form of fluctuation in fuel prices based on a false tweet. According to The Wall Street Journal, a Twitter account claiming to be Russian Interior Minister Vladamir Kolokoltsv tweeted that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad had been ...

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    Report: Young motorists driving far less than even 10 years ago
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    A new study by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group indicates Americans are driving less than they were a few years ago. That drop is largely thanks to young people. Those between the ages of 16 and 34 drove 23 percent fewer miles in 2009 than they did in 2001. While it's tempting to attribute ...

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    Report: Values of small used cars fall in lockstep with gas prices
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    The Detroit News reports used small-car prices are plummeting right along with fuel prices. The news comes courtesy of a National Automobile Dealers Association study, which says gas prices have dropped an average of 3.5 percent compared to last year. In yet another shocking reminder of just how ...

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    Report: Analyst suggests gas prices may have peaked at $3.92/gal
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    High gas prices burning through your checking account faster than a Bugatti Veyron through premium? At least one analyst says the pressure might drop soon. Patrick DeHaan, senior analyst for gasbuddy.com thinks fuel prices have peaked for the year, with the national average sitting at $3.92 for ...

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    Report: Irony alert: Congressman Allen West complains about cost to gas up his Hummer
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    It's not in any way illegal to drive a Hummer H3. If you want to drive one, go right ahead. But if you do, you will look kind of clueless if you complain about how much it costs to fill up the tank. The H3 is one of the best-known gas guzzlers on the planet, and if you're in the public eye, maybe ...

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    Report: U.S. ethanol subsidy expiration may be driving up gas prices
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    Last month's expiration of ethanol subsidies from the U.S. federal government may already be driving up gas prices. Average gas prices as of Friday were $3.39 a gallon, up three cents from a week ago and up from $3.26 a month ago, according to AAA. Fuel prices for the three weeks ended ...

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    Volatile fuel prices top concern for fleet managers; 28% to add plug-in vehicles within 12 months
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    Corporate fleet managers rated volatile fuel prices as their top concern for 2011, according to a survey conducted by General Electric Capital Fleet Services. The survey of 105 fleet managers found that driver safety and overall cost savings do matter. However, both are considered to be less of a ...

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    UK motorists to protest soaring fuel prices by blocking roads to Stanlow refinery
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    So far, nearly 170 motorists in the UK have reportedly signed up for the "go-slow" on two roads leading out of the Stanlow Refinery in Cheshire, England. A total of five routes are expected to be partially blockaded in a seven-day protest over soaring fuel prices in the UK, according to Reuters. ...

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    WTF? Gas prices around the world range from $11 to 12 cents a gallon
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    Here's a frightening number (to anyone without a plug-in car, anyway): the average cost of 50 liters of gasoline reached €75 this month. As you can probably tell from the metric system usage there, we're not talking about fuel prices in the U.S. Instead, this is the situation in France, where ...

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    Former Shell boss predicts $5/gal gas in 2012
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    With fuel prices in a temporarily lofty spot thanks to the holidays, it's hard to think of the price of a gallon of gas as a bargain, but according to the former president of Shell Oil, that's exactly what it is compared to what we'll see just one short year from now. While speaking with Platt's ...

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    UK committee says fuel prices must stay high to force drivers into efficient cars
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    We all love to see high fuel prices, right? Well, some of us might, but the majority of us would rather not pay through the roof for a gallon of gas. There's definitely a consensus that high gas prices are good for the environment in many ways, but few of us are willing to foot the bill to help out ...

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    What's the "real" cost of gas? Dollar figures don't tell the whole story
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    Opening an article with the question, "how much does gas cost?" seems like it requires a fairly straightforward answer. You could hop in your car, drive to the nearest gas station and answer it in no time. Similarly, you could hit up the site GasBuddy and find an answer even quicker. Using either ...

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    Shocks that can save fuel, charge batteries and propel vehicles down the road?
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    What if something as simple as a shock absorber could do much more than just absorb the impacts coming from the road? What if the shock could save fuel, charge batteries and even move vehicles down the road? Wouldn't you be interested? We certainly are. The idea of transferring road impact into ...

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    Valeo to focus on new products that improve fuel efficiency, reduce emissions
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    Automotive supplier Valeo SA has struggled to gain market share over the past decade. Attempting to turn things around, the company will focus its efforts on fuel efficiency. Valeo has made carbon dioxide reduction its primary ...

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    New Hyundai Assurance provision locks gas at $1.49/gal for one year [w/VIDEO]
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    Hyundai Assurance Gas Lock ads – Click above to watch the videos after the jump
    Hyundai is piling on additional incentives to boost its Assurance program as the industry heads into the dog days of summer. The newest promotion, Gas Lock, fixes the price of regular unleaded at $1.49 per gallon ...

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    In India, Hero Honda believes high fuel prices may be a blessing
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    In India, two-wheeled scooters and motorcycles are a very popular way to get around. Cars are out of the price range for many buyers, and until the Tata Nano comes out, will remain that way. Other factors are putting a crimp on the spending of many Indian households, including a huge inflation ...

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    Motor Trend jumps on the demand side of the fuel efficiency push
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    I fully agree that we need more fuel efficient vehicles. But I also firmly believe that the vast majority of American drivers (and others around the world) will always buy the biggest, most powerful vehicle they think they can afford to operate. When gas was cheap in this country, they bought big ...

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