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    Official: US households spent average of $2,600 on gas last year
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    The good news, for the domestic fossil fuel types, is that US oil production went up. The better news is that more people bought hybrids, plug-ins and high-fuel-economy vehicles, theoretically cutting their gasoline purchases as a result. And yet there remains some bad news for the domestic ...

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    Official: Missouri becomes 13th state to offer E15
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    At the end of the month, Missouri will begin to allow the sale of the controversial E15 fuel. Currently, most available gasoline is sold as a blend with up to 10 percent ethanol. Missouri will become the 13th state to approve the 15-percent ethanol blend to be sold at the pump. E15 proponents ...

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    Report: Tennessee driver charged $58,000 for a tank of gas
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    Imagine if it was full serve. One Tennessee woman found a bill for more than $58,000 for a tank of gas when a Mapco station owner – who may or may not have been trying to pay off his annual rent in one fell swoop – accidentally charged her a wee bit, according to Jalopnik. The exact ...

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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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    Report: America's obesity problem equals a billion gallons of gas per year
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    Newsflash: Americans are fat. And no, we're not just big boned. Obesity has reached epidemic proportions over the past couple decades, and as a result diabetes, heart disease and just about every other health issue are on the rise. The Atlantic reports that the amount of fuel we're using is on ...

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    Why alternative energy has a hard time: fossil fuels get 250 subsidies
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    If you think ending the ethanol subsidy puts all fuel sources on an equal footing, think again. While there has been a great deal of vitriol directed toward subsidies for alternative energy and plug-in vehicles, very little has been heard about the ways in which fossil fuels are given a huge ...

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    Report: UK petrol stations closing, "fuel deserts" may result
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    It may not predict a plug-in vehicle future, but there is something interesting happening in the UK. Auto Express notes that there is a worry about "fuel deserts" growing because there is now a record low number of gas stations in the UK. The UK used to have 21,000, now it has less than 8,500. ...

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    Study: Gas pumps found to be germiest things we touch
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    We think Nissan has found its new spokesman for the all-electric Leaf. A microbiologist at the University of Arizona known as "Dr. Germ" says he's identified gas pumps as the biggest biohazard in modern society. According to The Los Angeles Times, the results of the good doctor's research show ...

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    API: Petroleum demand up 2.5% in September
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    It's not much, but Americans are using more fuel this year than last year. Numbers released by the American Petroleum Institute show that U.S. petroleum deliveries increased by 2.5 percent in September 2011, compared to September 2010. API chief economist John Felmy – always the economist, ...

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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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    Study: Global spending on advanced oil, gas exploration tech to hit $10.17 billion in 2011
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    Although the Arctic has incredible potential energy resources – the United States Geological Survey (USGS) estimates 90 billion barrels of undiscovered oil and 1,668 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered gas – extracting that fuel will be costly. A calculated and cautious approach to ...

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    U.S. gasoline demand hits 10-year August low
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    U.S. gasoline demand fell by 1.3 percent to a ten-year low for the month of August, thanks to consumer sentiment that is still stalled even as industry demand for diesel fuel shot up by 10.8 percent, according to the American Petroleum Institute (API). On a year-to-date basis, demand for gas was ...

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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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    Gasoline demand falls to 10-year low in July
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    The American Petroleum Institute (API) reports total petroleum deliveries (a measure of demand) fell by 0.5 percent in July, compared to the same month in 2010. Though miniscule, July marks the first time in 2011 that deliveries actually dropped when compared to the previous month. Perhaps more ...

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    Report: Next Congressional battle: renewing the federal gas tax
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    If the U.S. economy wasn't in shambles, renewing the federal excise tax on gasoline would be routine. But, as Congress intensely debated the national debt recently, the gas tax got moved to the back burner. This is a potential problem. With most of the 18.4-cent per gallon gasoline tax set to ...

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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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    Report: Former NFL running back Reno Mahe allegedly stole thousands of dollars worth gas
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    Former Philadelphia Eagles running back Reno Mahe is facing felony charges for stealing gasoline from A-Core Concrete Cutting in Utah. Mahe and four others are charged with theft of more than $15,000 worth of gas in 2010, according to court documents. Along with Mahe, former BYU football player ...

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    Universal Lubricant's recycled Eco Ultra motor oil hits Amazon.com
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    Universal Lubricants' (UL) recycled Eco Ultra motor oil is now available to the general public through Amazon.com. Made in the U.S. at the company's "re-refinery," Eco Ultra is an American Petroleum Institute (API) certified synthetic blend of engine oil that meets or exceeds the Society of ...

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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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    Gas prices not scaring car buyers as much this time around
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    With gasoline prices soaring this year, one might assume, justifiably, that hybrid and fuel-efficient small vehicle demand must also be on the rise, mimicking the market situation in 2008. However, history may not be repeating itself this time around. AutoPacific President George Peterson says, ...

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