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    Presidential politics and the price of gas, a quadrennial plea for votes
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    In 2008, when Democrats were suggesting President Bush was causing America's then-high gas prices, Fox News went to the mat to support their Commander in Chief, repeatedly explaining why the President can't really control gas prices. Media Matters has collected some of these clips into a ...

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    Official: Energy secretary says more alt-fuel options are better than gas-price drop
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    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said the federal government will continue to emphasize finding alternative forms of transportation energy sources over merely trying to find ways to cut gas prices, Politico is reporting, citing Chu's comments at a Washington, D.C., House appropriations hearing ...

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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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    Report: Pentagon report says U.S. pays $400/gal for gas in Afghanistan [w/video]
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    Fed up with the price of gas? We feel your pain. Depending on what state you live in, gas is likely to be found for somewhere between three and four dollars per gallon – and make no mistake, that figure is enough to amount to a sizable chunk of the average American's monthly paycheck. A ...

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    Nome, Alaska facing possiblity of $9 gallons of gas this winter
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    Alaska contributes a sizable percentage of the oil produced in the United States, but that doesn't mean that gas there is cheap. Not only are most refineries located half a continent away, some towns in Alaska are so isolated that transportation costs make up a large part of the overall price for ...

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    Video: ABC News says gas prices might affect holiday spending
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    Americans everywhere are feeling the pinch of high unemployment and a stagnant economy. Even the gainfully employed are having a tough go of things, as wages aren't keeping up with inflation. ABC News took a look at holiday spending, showing how much the price of a turkey dinner has changed in ...

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    Report: UK transportation secretary urges cash-strapped motorists to "buy electric"
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    Here's one we'll file under "For Sh*ts and Giggles." Former Transport Secretary Philip Hammond told Auto Express that cash-strapped motorists in the UK, those that can't afford soaring fuel prices, should "buy electric." That's interesting: Cash-strapped? Buy Electric! Hmm... That was Hammond's ...

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    Report: 2011 U.S. demand for gasoline below 2010 level for 29th consecutive week
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    U.S. gasoline consumption declined 2.5 percent last week, compared to the same time frame in 2010, with motorist buying only (?) 8.79 million barrels a day during the week ending October 7, according to data collected by MasterCard. That's down from 9.01 million barrels a day back in October of ...

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    Report: Gasoline vehicles soon to be overtaken by CNG, diesel in India
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    At a time when gasoline prices frequently fluctuate, cheap compressed natural gas (CNG) and diesel have started to climb the fuel-of-choice charts over in India. According to The Times of India, CNG is so hot that it will soon overtake gasoline as the fuel that powers the majority of vehicles in ...

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    Opinion: Increasing CAFE standards is only the second-best solution to greener cars
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    Higher CAFE standards force manufacturers to build cars that get better mileage, or at least adjust the mix of vehicles they sell. In the decades since the first set of CAFE standards were imposed, we've gone from an average fuel economy of just 13.1 mpg to a less-awful 22.5 mpg. As time goes on, ...

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    Green: Hurricane Irene and the price of gas
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    Will Hurricane Irene water down gas prices across the nation, or will the storm force prices into an upward spiral? It's a bit early to know for sure, but previous hurricanes have sometimes caused a run up in prices, and in advance of Irene's landfall there was a small spike in gas ...

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    Study: Americans driving less, log fewest miles since 2004
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    The price of a gallon of gasoline has been a major downer so far in 2011, and data shows that it may be affecting driving habits. According to The Detroit News, the Federal Highway Administration claims that Americans drove 1.453 trillion miles in the first half of 2011. That's down 1.1 percent ...

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    Michelle Bachmann promises cheap gas if she gets elected [w/video]
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    How this for bold? Congresswoman Michell Bachmann, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination who won the Ames Straw Poll last weekend, has just stated that one thing we'd get with a Bachmann Administration is – ready? – cheap gasoline. According to Politico she ...

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    WaPo: High gas prices are holding the economy down
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    Economic growth over the last quarter was once again disappointing. The possible factors out there weighing down on jobs, sales, and incomes range from the global consequences of the earthquake in Japan to concerns over the debt ceiling. Among all the factors that could be holding us back, ...

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    Infographic: Which U.S. cities spend the most on gas?
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    It almost seems that with each passing day, commuters across the nation are increasingly pinched as the average cost of gas inches up. However, since driving habits and pump prices vary considerably from state to state and even from city to city, the truth is the problem afflicts some commuters ...

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    Average fuel economy of vehicles sold in June fell to 21.6 mpg
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    Data compiled by TrueCar exclusively for Reuters suggests that, despite the fact that the going rate for a gallon of gas in the U.S. is $3.59, there's still no rush to purchase fuel efficient vehicles. Take, for example, the month of June, when the average fuel economy of passenger vehicles ...

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    Barron's says oil likely to hit $150 a barrel next spring, gas $4.50 a gallon
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    In early May of 2011, the national average price of gasoline in the United States hit exactly $4 a gallon before falling to the current level of $3.56. However, if predictions from Barron's hold true, then prices will shoot back up in early 2012, hitting $4.50 by next spring. Barron's, America's ...

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    Video: Pew Clean Energy makes cents (!) of up to 62 mpg
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    The Pew Clean Energy Program has launched a video to raise awareness of the cost-saving benefits of increasing CAFE standards to up to 62 miles per gallon by 2025. Pew says that at 62 mpg, drivers could pocket an average net savings of $6,475 over the lifetime of the vehicle. Phyllis Cuttino, ...

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    Size matters! U.S. consumers prefer compacts over subcompacts
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    With gas prices on the rise, U.S. consumers are turning to fuel-efficient compact vehicles, according to a study conducted by GfK Automotive. Surprisingly, demand for subcompact vehicles has remained relatively low despite an uptick in pump prices. According to GfK Automotive, compact vehicles ...

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