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T. Boone Pickens, a former geologist turned billionaire energy investor, believes that one way America can reduce its dependence on foreign oil is to make use of the country’s abundant, cheap natural gas reserves. As such, he has set an example by driving a Honda Civic that runs on natural gas supplied from pipes that […]

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Last week in Honolulu, the four major branches of the U.S. military unveiled the “world’s first military fleet of fuel cell vehicles,” comprised of 16 General Motors vehicles. Hawaii’s ideal climate was chosen as a first step for vehicle evaluation and utilization of associated infrastructure prior to introduction of similar technology in other states, and […]

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Energy giant Exxon Mobil has released its annual energy outlook, which predicts major growth for hybrids and other alternative-drivetrain technologies as the world seeks to lower carbon emissions and limit oil dependency. By 2040, Exxon says it expects that half of new cars will come equipped with some form of alternative propulsion system―be it hybrid, […]

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The U.S. State Department has released an environmental assessment declaring “limited adverse environmental impacts” associated with a proposed extension of the Keystone oil sands pipeline—which would transport as much as 900,000 barrels of oil per day from Alberta, Canada, to United States Gulf Coast. Environmentalists have taken news of the report as a sign that […]

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Gas has been getting cheaper lately. The national average price has dropped nearly 10 percent from its 2011 high of $3.91 per gallon in May, and with the summer driving season wrapping up, some analysts see prices falling even further in the coming weeks and months. But is the recent decline at the pumps a […]

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Citing desire to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, the Obama administration is continuing to push hard to increase the U.S. fleet-wide mpg standards required in just a few years from now. Ongoing negotiations between the White House and auto industry are now centered on a proposed 56.2 mpg Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard for […]

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Experimental electric vehicle conversions last year by General Motors in Korea, Germany and as of last week in India, have some wondering when the company will create a pure battery electric to compete against the likes of the Nissan LEAF and pending Ford Focus EV. On Thursday June 23, GM began displaying and testing an […]

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In recent weeks, the national average gas price has slipped from a three-year high of $3.91 per gallon to $3.60 per gallon. That’s still way above what most Americans are used to shelling out for fuel, but as we’ve pointed out here in the past, it’s just a fraction of what consumers in Europe and […]

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Crude oil futures topped $108 per barrel on Monday, amid continued conflict in Yemen and Libya. Though oil inventories in the United States have actually increased significantly in recent months, prices have continued to rise in anticipation of new demand stemming from a potential economic recovery, and the danger of lasting unrest in the Middle […]

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The national average gas price rose this week for the 14th consecutive day, climbing above $3.50 per gallon for the first time since 2008. The hike comes in response to a jump in crude oil futures, which have traded above $100 for weeks on supply interruptions and fears that political unrest in the Middle East […]

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