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UK to outlaw gas and diesel vehicles by 2040
UK to outlaw gas and diesel vehicles by 2040

No fossil fuels, please--we're British. That's the message put out by the United Kingdom's Environment Minister, Michael Gove, earlier today. Speaking to BBC Radio, Gove said that the U.K. plans to outlaw the sale of vehicles that run solely on gas or diesel by the year 2040. Completely details of...Read More»

Eiffel Tower in Paris, France (photo by Rijin, via Wikimedia Commons)
France will say au revoir to gas and diesel vehicles by 2040

Last summer, Paris banned older cars from its city center in an effort to reduce pollution. Now, France has gone several steps further, announcing plans to ban the sale of gas and diesel vehicles in the country by the year 2040. The announcement came from France's Environmental Minister, Nicolas...Read More»

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Our renewed love for SUVs is all part of OPEC's cheap oil strategy

If you're like most car-owners, you're of two minds when it comes to gasoline. Obviously, part of you is happy about today's low fuel costs. However, another part of you--perhaps the pessimistic part--wonders why gas is so cheap these days. Consciously or subconsciously, you're waiting for the...Read More»

AAA fuel quality comparison (June 2016)
Not all gas is created equal: how does yours measure up?

Despite today's low fuel prices, the cost of gas is still a concern for most motorists. Many are drawn to less expensive fuel available at convenience stores and supermarkets, but will the money they save today cost them big bucks down the line? According to AAA, the answer could be "yes". AAA...Read More»

Electric-car rally in Geiranger, Norway [Image: Norsk elbilforening via Flickr]
Norway may ban all gas & diesel cars, starting in 2025

The days of gas and diesel vehicles are numbered in Norway. According to several reports, politicians have agreed to bring sales of such cars and trucks to a screeching halt by the year 2025. To Americans and many others, the thought of such a ban might seem absurd--even impossible--but Norway is...Read More»

Oil well (photo by John Hill)
OPEC Laughs In The Face Of Electric Cars

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has issued its annual World Oil Outlook report, and to absolutely no one's surprise, it's pretty optimistic about the future of fossil fuels. Among OPEC's big predictions: 1. By the year 2040, 94 percent of vehicles that roam the world's...Read More»

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Gas Insurance Start-Up LoveMyGasPrice Will Reimburse You If Fuel Prices Rise Too High

These days, everything can be insured: cars, homes, our health, our pets, various body parts. But would you pay insurance for gas? A Houston-based start-up called LoveMyGasPrice hopes that the answer is "yes". The premise is pretty simple: You agree to pay LoveMyGasPrice $3.99 per month. In doing...Read More»

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Americans Are Pretty Sure That Gas Prices Are On Their Way Up

As we mentioned yesterday, fuel prices have tumbled in recent months, but never fear: they're already on the way back up. According to a poll conducted by the Consumer Federation of America, a consumer advocacy group, most Americans think that gas prices will keep on climbing for the next several...Read More»

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$2 Gas Is Back! Is That Good?

If you've been to a gas station in recent weeks, you know that fuel prices are low -- crazy low. That seems like a good thing, but is it? Yes and no. ALSO SEE: 2015 Nissan Murano: First Drive According to AAA, today's price for a gallon of unleaded regular averages $2.67. In some parts of the...Read More»

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U.S. Senators Propose Gas Tax Increase. Will It Fix Our Crumbling Roads & Bridges?

America doesn't do a great job of maintaining its highways and byways. At least a third of our roads are substandard, and our crumbling bridges need $3.6 trillion of repairs. Part of the reason for those shortcomings is that the federal gas tax, which was designed to keep our infrastructure up to...Read More»

R2-D2 at the 2012 Phoenix Comicon (photo by Gage Skidmore)
The Robots Are Coming (To Pump Your Gas)

Much of Planet Earth is about to experience a major workforce shift. In the coming decades, entire categories of jobs will be eliminated thanks to automation. Coffee baristas, for example, are already being replaced by machines, and their close kin, waiters, aren't far behind. The same is likely...Read More»

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Gas Prices Plummet: How Low Will They Go?

Here's a bit of good news for folks looking to squeeze in a last-minute summer road trip: the price of gasoline is plummeting. But how much further will it fall? According to CNBC, the cost for a gallon of regular unleaded dropped to around $3.59 on Friday, 7.61 cents lower than it had been two...Read More»

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Gas Prices Could Soar In August, According To Analysts

Typically, fuel prices spike in the spring and the fall, as refineries stop making one seasonal blend of gasoline and start making another. The changeover produces an artificial gas shortage that drives prices up until the floodgates open and a new fuel blend arrives. But according to CNN...Read More»

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If Gas Goes Up $1, What Does It Mean For Auto Sales?

When gas prices go up, what happens to auto sales? You might have a few hunches -- and a couple may be correct -- but according to Experian Automotive, you'd likely find some surprises, too. Experian looked at gas prices over the last five years, paying attention to the way that fuel-price...Read More»

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How Unleaded Gas Cut Crime And Made Us All Safer

If you keep up with the news, you know how often violent crime makes headlines. But despite some heart-wrenching stories that have played out on 24-hour news channels in recent months and years, violent crime is on the decline in the U.S. -- and according to some theoreticians, we may have unleaded...Read More»

Long gas lines in Summit NJ in aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
Should Gas Stations Have Backup Power For Pumps? Some Say No

In the areas of the U.S. affected by Hurricane Sandy, lines for gasoline have been long. The problem isn't really one of supply; rather, it seems to be one of electricity. After all, if there's no power, there's no way to run the pumps. Several elected officials have proposed a legislative solution...Read More»

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As California's Gas Prices Hit $4.67, The Governor Steps In

If you live in California, you're already accustomed to high gas prices, but to see those prices surge more than $1 per gallon in a week? That's extreme, and Governor Jerry Brown is now trying to reverse the trend. On Friday at Green Car Reports, we mentioned that California's gas prices were on...Read More»

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No, Seriously: When Will Gas Prices Drop?

A month ago, Americans paid an average of $3.69 for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline. Today, we're paying $3.84. What gives? Isn't this the time of year when gas prices are supposed to drop -- when companies stop manufacturing expensive summer-blend fuel and transition to more affordable...Read More»

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Demand For Gas Plummets, Oil Prices Sink: Is This Good News?

Today, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.45 -- 18 cents below last year, and 23 cents lower than May. That's good news for commuters, road-trippers, and other folks who depend on gas to get from here to there. But wait, there's more: according to the Detroit Free...Read More»

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