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    Even at $4/gallon, American drivers still getting off easy

    American drivers getting angry when the gas pump automatically shuts off $50-75 into filling their cars might want to stop whining. In Norway, it can cost upwards of $130 to fill the !3.2 gallon tank of a MINI at $9.85/gallon. A new survey indicates that even at above $4/gallon, American prices are ...

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    John McCain doesn't know how much gas costs

    Considering all of the press that has been inked (or typed) regarding both John McCain's and Barrack Obama's various plans for the ailing automotive industry in America, you may think that the two hopeful presidential candidates would be in tune with the plight of the average driver who fills his ...

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    High gas prices to keep 10 million cars off the roads

    Photo by Cyfer13. Licensed under Creative Commons license 2.0.Before gas prices began soaring skyward, it had often been suggested that an artificial increase to the price of gas could have the effect of forcing consumers to purchase more fuel efficient vehicles and could keep people from making ...

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    Automakers not keen on fuel incentives in Europe

    Here in the United States, consumers who fill up their fuel tanks are just now beginning to see the type of pain that Europeans have seen at the pump for years. Reactions to the recent rises in gasoline and diesel fuel are pretty much what you would expect, with new car purchasers eschewing gas ...

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    Cheap gas in China prompts buyers to go bigger, while Gov't wants smaller

    Apparently, China hasn't learned from the policies of the United States when it comes to petroleum prices. For decades, the price of gasoline has not reflected its true cost because prices have not factored in the cost of military expenditures required to maintain "friendly" governments in ...

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    Inquiring minds at Toyota want to know: how are gas prices affecting you?

    How are gas prices affecting you personally? If you drive an SUV every day, your fuel bill is surely putting a crimp in your pocketbook. Even if you drive a vehicle which gets high fuel mileage, we imagine that you're still quite cognizant of your driving habits. Do you carpool to work or when ...

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    How much!? Gas prices shoot past Katrina-level records to new high

    Not but two weeks ago, national gas price averages got to the $3 a gallon level, and the question was whether the summer gas peak had happened early or if we were looking at a record-high season for gas prices. Guess which one we can now confirm? If we take a look at the Energy Information ...

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    Hey there $3/gallon gas! Long time no see. How've ya been?

    I'm sure some of our European readers simmer with envy that gas is so cheap (comparatively) in America, but for many Americans the current prices look quite pricey. According to AAA, gas prices are about as high today as they've been in the last twelve months, which doesn't really bode well for the ...

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    Gas prices already heading up. Is summer coming early this year?

    On NPR's All Thing's Considered this afternoon, one of the pieces was on the increasing gas prices, and how the upward trend is happening about three weeks earlier than is common for the summer spike. This article, from the San Francisco Gate/AP, says since crude oil is back up to over $60 a ...

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    Toyota Prius supply will continue to be short

    Bloomberg News today is reporting that Toyota does not have enough gas-electric hybrid Prius vehicles to meet consumer demand, which must be nice for the company but means a long wait for customers and, for all of us, more carbon dioxide in the air. A Toyota vice-president told Bloomberg that the ...


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