• fb_82100996 avatar Richard Posted: 9/7/2012 1:07pm PDT

    23.8 MPG is really pathetic, if you think about it. Cars in the 80s did better than that with much less sophisticated engines and transmissions. Cars (and especially pickup trucks) have gotten so bloated and heavy. Look at the F-150 pickup today compared to the F-150 from the early 80s. Today’s pickup is HUGE compared to that truck--and fuel mileage has suffered on ALL vehicle types as a result. Thankfully (and you have to give credit to the current administration on this one) cars and trucks are seeing significant gains and will continue to improve. Unless the Republicans win and they turn the government over to the oil industry again. Yep, I said it.

  • fb_22210768 avatar Neil Posted: 9/7/2012 8:33pm PDT

    If the current administration really cared then why has he Never said anything about the Chevron patent suppression? He just tried to use it to get into office! That alone would of saved tons and tons of gas- but, nope because he caved to the unions & auto industry by bailing them out so they'll slowly as possible continue to create slightly more efficient vehicles so they'll always be able to sell more and more in the future. It's what he calls 'job creation' vs real change.

  • fb_22210768 avatar Neil Posted: 9/7/2012 8:34pm PDT

    use it* as in the 'I'm green'

  • fb_519418559 avatar Adalberto Posted: 9/8/2012 9:44am PDT

    Economy in the Western world is one that happens because of the use of fuel, not in spite the use of fuel. One indicator of how economy goes is the stock market. I have observed that gas prices "play" with the futures among other things or excuses to raise the price. This is: you see gas prices going up tonight, and then you see the Dow Index going up a few points next morning. On the other hand, when you see the stock market going up two or three days in a row, you should expect a gas price raise the next day(s). Furthermore, a sudden 100 point plummet in the Dow Index is followed by a gas price going down a few cents. Why does it happen that way? I don't know, I guess whoever controls gas prices also controls the production distribution

  • fb_519418559 avatar Adalberto Posted: 9/8/2012 10:04am PDT

    (cont.),marketing and everything about the commodity . The only things that can regulate gas prices are offer and demand. In spite of all sorts of opposing propaganda efforts and other stuff, hybrid technologies and other alternatives are beginning to slowly but surely to offset the balance and lower the demand for gas, and that's the future boy! The higher the gas price today the higher the input of alternatives in a close future, and nobody can't stop that.