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Gas Is Cheaper Than It Was A Year Ago: Are We Out Of The Woods?
Gas Is Cheaper Than It Was A Year Ago: Are We Out Of The Woods?

In America today, the average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded gas is $3.84. Last year at this time, it was $3.86. And the difference in those prices could be worth more than just two cents. According to BusinessWeek, the last time Americans saw a dip in year-over-year gas prices was in 2009 --...Read More»

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How Are You Coping With High Gas Prices? Want To Win Free Gasoline?

Though analysts can't say for sure whether gasoline will top out at $4 a gallon, $5 a gallon, or somewhere in-between, one thing's for sure: prices are still climbing, and Americans are tightening their belts to make ends meet. Online coupon distributor CouponCabin surveyed thousands of drivers to...Read More»

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Average Fuel Economy Of New Cars Sold Hits An All-Time High

Gas prices are going up, up, up, and since the stuff only gets more expensive during warmer months, we doubt prices will slide anytime soon. That may help explain why shoppers are leaning toward more fuel-efficient rides and why the average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in January hit an...Read More»

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Gas At $5 A Gallon: How Will That Affect You?

Every winter, analysts publish gloom-and-doom warnings about summer gas prices, but most of the time, those predictions turn out to be extreme. However, according to a report on CNN, things are worse than usual this year, and prices at the pumps soon could hit $5 a gallon. Most of us remember the...Read More»

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Avoid Identity Rip-Off At The Pump

You can’t be too careful these days, it seems. While identify theft is commonly considered to be the realm of thieves obtaining sensitive information by hacking computers or sifting through personal trash, the fact is that you can have your identity, and your finances, hijacked by crooks at...Read More»

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Filling Up Your Car May Make You Sick

If filling the gas tank on your car these days leaves you hunched over and nauseous, it may not be just the price of gas that’s causing your symptoms. Gas pump handles, it seems, are among the dirtiest surfaces you touch on a regular basis. A recent study by Kimberly-Clark Professional found...Read More»

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Better Gas Mileage: Ten Easy Tips For Big Savings

While gas prices are on their way down, there's not a whole lot of relief yet—at least not in time for the busy Memorial Day holiday travel weekend. According to a study from the AAA, gas prices will impact about four out of ten holiday travelers. But it doesn't have to pinch your wallet as...Read More»

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Gas Prices Going Down, But They've Changed Our Lifestyle

Gas prices might no longer be on the way up—at least for a little while—but it appears that this time, surging pump prices, combined with the persisting economic conditions, have meant that U.S. families are feeling it more sorely than before. A new Gallup Poll found that Americans are...Read More»

Strait of Hormuz, between Iran and U.A.E., as shown on Google Maps
Pricing Gaffe Gives L.A. Drivers $1.10 Per Gallon Gas

Aside from the opening of the first In-N-Out Burger franchise in Texas, few things can cause a sudden line of traffic quite like a gas station selling fuel for $1.10 per gallon. That’s exactly what happened at a Valero station in Los Angeles’ Wilmington neighborhood, when an unspecified...Read More»

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Murphy USA Offers Gas Discounts On Foursquare (But Customers Seem Confused)

Gas prices in the U.S. hit the $4 mark earlier this week, and Murphy USA is hoping to ease the burden on drivers by offering discounts on Foursquare. Judging from comments on Facebook and Twitter, though, we're not so sure that customers are pleased. The offer was announced yesterday on Murphy's...Read More»

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High Gas Prices: Signs Of Some Summer Relief At The Pump

Take a look at your local gas station's sign this weekend, and you might—you just might—see something you haven't seen in many months: the price going down a penny or two. Largely because of this week's end of a sustained period of crude-oil speculation, it could be the start of a...Read More»

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High Gas Prices Mean More Scooters On The Road -- But Are They Right For You?

There's been a lot of discussion the past few weeks about gas prices and the effect they're having on vehicle sales. One the one hand, we've seen studies indicating that fuel efficiency is now the leading factor in new car purchases -- data that jibes pretty well with the increased popularity of...Read More»

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What's Bad (And What's Good) About $5-Per-Gallon Gas Prices

It’s no joke that Americans are feeling pain at the pump, with gasoline prices inching up to the $5 per gallon mark in some parts of the country. Pollsters, pundits and the average Joe and Jane on the street all have their thoughts about what this bodes for our immediate future. Here at...Read More»

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Out-Of-Gas Calls Spike With Higher Prices

Why would any driver delay in the extreme before filling his gas tank? Probably, in an endless search for a lower price per gallon. But could it go deeper than that, like a repressed death wish or the need to flirt with the dangerous. Or, it could be the sluggish economy. AAA Mid-Atlantic says it's...Read More»

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Kelley Blue Book Wants Hear Your Story For $100 In Free Gas

Kelley Blue Book recently announced the 2011 Brand Image Awards, which are determined by consumer feedback. Now Kelley wants you to tell it your story for a chance to win $100 in free gas. The contest was announced on its Facebook fan page this morning. Six automotive brands that took home at least...Read More»

Katie G., last year's 2010 Shell V-Power 'Fuel My Passion' finalist
Shell 'Fuel My Passion' Contest Offers Free Gas For Five Years

Worried about high fuel prices? Shell has you covered with its "Fuel My Passion" contest, offering one lucky person five years of free gas. Entering is simple -- all you have to do is take a photo of yourself with your favorite ride. (Since Shell is in the gas business, that ride should probably be...Read More»

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Delay Teen Driving, Save On Insurance?

It’s a headline sure to cause a family revolt – if you have a teenager at or approaching driving age, that is. What parent would go so far as to delay their teen’s getting a driver’s license and driving? According to results from a just-released Nationwide Insurance survey...Read More»

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What Will It Take For Electric Cars To Make Great Family Cars?

First, a disclaimer – I’m no scientist, not particularly good at math, and claim no expertise in dissecting voluminous data on the pros and cons of electric vehicles. But I am a writer who’s also a wife, mother of four, and live in a state and area (California/Los Angeles) where...Read More»

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Collectors, Enthusiasts Bucking E15, Seeking Ethanol-Free Gasoline

Car collectors and hobbyists are among those banding together to try to find alcohol-free gasoline—at a time when the percentage of alcohol in each gallon of typical pump gasoline is likely to increase significantly. It's a trend we reported last year. Through forums, as well as Pure-gas.org...Read More»

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