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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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    Looking back on the Arab Oil Embargo, 40 years ago this week
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    Well before the start of AutoblogGreen, well before there were blogs, before even the first production hybrid vehicle, there was the Arab Oil Embargo. It happened 40 years ago this week, which means now is as good a time as any to take a look back at a time when getting gas in the US was a ...

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    Study: Algae Biomass Organization says biofuels getting cleaner and cleaner
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    Algae-derived biofuel burns cleaner than petroleum fuels and is often less resource-intensive than first-generation biofuels. That's the conclusion the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) reaches from the first-ever study that analyzed results from an existing algae-to-energy demonstration scale ...

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    Read This: Is peak oil never going to happen?
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    You can make a coherent, logical argument for cars that don't burn gasoline without once mentioning global petroleum supply. You can talk about international relations and the power of gasoline exporters (just read the first three paragraphs of this for a bit of history). You can talk about ...

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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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    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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    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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    3 Colorado companies fined $2.5 million for distribution of illegal gas
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    Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department announced a settlement to resolve claims that Rocky Mountain Pipeline System, LLC, Western Convenience Stores, Inc. and Offen Petroleum, Inc. illegally mixed and distributed more than one million gallons of ...

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    U.S. oil usage on the upswing
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    More than two years ago, the price of oil soared to over $100 dollars a barrel. Today, it's not nearly that high, but at a price of $88.21 in the U.S., oil is slowly creeping up, thanks in part to soaring fuel consumption that's linked to a rebounding economy. According to the American ...

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    KGLERB stands for potential fuel tax increase based on carbon content in U.S.
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    The cosmic oil-consumption scales have been tipping back and forth a lot this week. On Tuesday, Nissan revealed that its all-electric Leaf will be priced lower than most of us expected. On Wednesday, President Obama announced that we'll be ramping up our off-shore drilling efforts on the East ...

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    Big Oil launches counteroffensive
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    With all the attention being paid to alternative fuels, it is not surprising that Big Oil should launch a PR counteroffensive. The American Petroleum Institute (API), advertising itself as "the People of America's Oil and Natural Gas Industry," is running a new TV ad, Delivering America's Energy ...

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    Finding a simple gas station in Bali
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    With gas prices as they are, getting a fill-up can feel a little bit like an adventure -- as in 'just where am I going to locate the money to fill up my Suburban this week?' I don't personally remember it, but I've heard about the long lines that existed in the 1970s, when getting gas seemed nigh ...

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    We fill up the tank, we fill up their bank
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    I have long had the image that that fuel pump hose filling our gas tanks is really more like a money vacuum. We pump in 10 gallons and make a $35 deposit into the oil cartel bank account. They then take some of that money and use some of it to explore for new oil. They use another part to live ...

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    DOE & USDA study proves biodiesel massively reduces dangerous emissions
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    digg_url = 'http://digg.com/environment/Biodiesel_drastically_reduces_LIFECYCLE_emissions_and_has_4x_net_energy'; The U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have published the results of the Biodiesel Lifecycle Inventory Study which looked at energy resources consumed ...

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    U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserves doubled for energy security
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    In conjunction with other measures to protect the U.S. from crude oil price shocks such as promoting alternative fuel research and production, President Bush has announced an expansion of the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserves. The reserves, which were established in 1975 following the Arab oil ...

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    Brunei National Petroleum looks to partner with the Philippines on biofuels
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    It seems that the biofuels industry continues to expand with the news this week that Brunei National Petroleum Co. is looking to partner with the Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC) to build a biodiesel plant in the Philippines. Recently at an Asean Council on Petroleum meeting in Indonesia, PNOC ...

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    U.S. petroleum demand in 2006 lower than prior two years
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    Here are some facts from an article on U.S. and worldwide oil demand in 2006: Total U.S. petroleum deliveries, a measure of demand, fell by roughly 1 percent to 20.6 million barrels per day, down from 20.8 in '05 and 20.7 in '04 U.S. consumption of residual fuel oil deliveries fell ...

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    "I pledge allegiance to getting better mileage"
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    digg_url = 'http://digg.com/offbeat_news/I_pledge_allegiance_to_getting_better_mileage'; Oil and Natural Gas Conservation Fortnight has begun in India and that can only mean one thing, its time to get the children to take on oath to conserve petroleum products and educate others to do the same. ...

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    High oil prices not going away in 2007
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    The record oil prices, peaking at US$79.45 a barrel, that were seen in 2006 are not expected to be repeated in the coming year but prices will remain high though 2007, Drive.com.au reports. The price will still be high enough though to annoy motorists and bring in fat profits for the oil companies. ...

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