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    Ditching your car could save you over $10,000 a year
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    Looking to line your pockets with some extra cash? Perhaps it's time to give up driving. A sobering report from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) says that people using public transit in the 20 cities with the most riders save an average of $848 dollars a month, or $10,181 a ...

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    Read This: Big Oil says California's cap-and-trade system will raise gas prices
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    You try to do a good thing, but someone always has to come around and say there's a down side. In this case, the good thing is AB 32, also known as California's greenhouse gas emission reduction law, and the potential down side is one that could generate a lot of bad publicity. First, some ...

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    Study: University of Maryland study reiterates Peak Oil threat
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    Just because gas prices have been steadily declining since March doesn't mean we should all get comfortable with the idea of lower refueling costs and a dependable fuel supply. In fact, a University of Maryland study titled "Economic Vulnerability to Peak Oil" pushes the panic button a bit. The ...

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    Video: Matte Graphite Tesla Model S rolls into station with $11 gas
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    It is an era of $11 gallons of gas. Somewhere, apparently, someone has run out of fuel. To the rescue will come a personalized Matte Graphite Tesla Model S, ready with a frunk full of gas cans. Watching the Tesla drive away on cheap electricity, the stranded motorist out there will be able to ...

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    Memorial Day weekend gas tab likely to hit $1.44 billion in US
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    Americans are about to spend a lot of money on gasoline. If the number crunchers at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) are correct, US drivers will spend a tidy $1.44 billion filling up for their Memorial Day travels as 31.2 million people use the long weekend to participate in the ...

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    Official: Last year's high gas prices stopping people from spending like they used to
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    Old habits die hard, and when it comes to changing our spending habits to account for gas price increases, newer ones do as well. About four in five Americans have held steady with their lower discretionary spending levels from last year – a time when gas prices spiked – despite the ...

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    Official: EPA proposes new Tier 3 emission rules, requiring cleaner cars and gasoline in 2017
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    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added a new word to the wider public lexicon today when it proposed new emission and fuel standards for cars and gasoline: Tier 3. This new regulation is "sensible" and will "significantly reduce harmful pollution, prevent thousands of premature deaths ...

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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: UCS: Buying an efficient car takes a bite out of Big Oil
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    Here's an unsurprising fact: Big Oil is making huge profits. Here's one that might catch your eye: car owners are spending nearly as much gassing up as they paid to buy their car. Crunching a few numbers, the Union of Concerned Scientists spells out in a new report how consumers could be saving ...

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    Report: California takes wraps off dirtier, "winter" gasoline to ease prices
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    For Californians, the start of "winter" can't come soon enough. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has responded to a request from Governor Jerry Brown to allow slightly dirtier gasoline to be sold about three weeks before the state usually switches to the so-called "winter blend" of gas. ...

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    Report: Running out of gas, stations in CA now inching toward $5/gallon prices
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    The basics of supply and demand, even in a market as curated as global petroleum is, are fairly easy to understand. Today's example: southern California, where some stations are beginning to run out of gas due to "refinery supply problems" at both Chevron and Mobil, reports USA Today. The result? ...

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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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    Official: EIA: 2012 monthly average shows U.S. using less gas than at any time since 2007
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    124,000 barrels of oil a day sure sounds like a lot, doesn't it? It is, until you compare it to the average daily U.S. oil consumption, which is around 8.5 million barrels a day (bbl/d). At least, 8.5 million was the number in the first quarter of 2011, according to the U.S. Energy Information ...

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    Report: Sweet Chevy Volt lease deals boosting sales numbers
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    Extended range electric powertrain, federal and state incentives, still-high gasoline prices and hip interior and exterior design are all helping the Chevrolet Volt lead U.S. plug-in vehicle sales. Even though the overall numbers remain small, the Volt is clearly bypassing the Nissan Leaf and ...

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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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    The U.S. is exporting oil products, so why is the price of gas still high?
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    It has always been the habit of the party that doesn't occupy the White House to blame various ills on the party that does. Especially in the past few years when it has come to gas prices, the party-in-waiting has blamed the POTUS for "pain at the pump." We're not taking sides here – ...

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    Video: Honda finds that $5-plus gas is 'tipping point'
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    Do $6-a-gallon gas and electric vehicles go hand in hand? Well, it may be a stretch to conclude that from a two-minute fifty-second man-on-the-street video posted by Honda, but it may not be far off. Honda said it polled 1,000 Americans about their attitudes towards both buying more ...

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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: Ethanol production shaved $1.09 a gallon off of last year's gas prices
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    If you thought last year was a bad one at the gas pump, it could've been worse. That's what one report partially funded by ethanol advocate Renewable Fuels Association says. U.S. ethanol production actually cut wholesale gas prices by $1.09 a gallon last year because of relatively lower ethanol ...

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    Report: Gas may hit $6 mark, or maybe pump prices have peaked
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    Might want to buy some stock in whatever company you think makes the most fuel-efficient cars. The price of U.S. gasoline could hit the $6 mark if international sanctions are imposed on Iran and shut down the Strait of Hormuz, through which much of the world's oil is shipped, the Chicago Tribune ...

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