Gas Prices

Gas prices surge for July 4 holiday, here's how to pay less at the pump
Gas prices surge for July 4 holiday, here's how to pay less at the pump

The average cost for a gallon of gasoline in the U.S. during the July 4 holiday week will be $2.86, according to AAA. That's the highest it's been in four years during the Independence Day holiday, which will mean more pain at the pump for roughly 40 million Americans traveling this week...Read More»

Shell gas payment in a 2018 Chevrolet
Swipe no more: Chevrolets now available with i-car payment for Shell gas

Drivers of certain newer Chevrolet vehicles can now tap away at their vehicle's infotainment screen to pay for gas while they remain behind the wheel, eliminating the need to swipe a credit card. Most 2017 and newer Chevrolet vehicles now feature a Shell icon in their infotainment systems'...Read More»

Audi brings Traffic Light Info system to Washington DC
Citing fuel-economy benefits, automakers push for 91 octane gas

Touting lower greenhouse gas emissions and higher fuel economy, Detroit's automakers want the U.S. to boost its octane. GM, Ford, and FCA are working with the U.S. Council for Automotive Research on a plan to switch from the three octane choices at most pumps to just one: 91 octane. Such a move...Read More»

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Gas prices expected to rise this summer

Be prepared to adjust your family’s summer vacation budget. Prices at the fuel pump are expected to be 14 percent higher than last summer and the U.S. government predicts a national average of $2.74 per gallon. Brent Crude, the global benchmark, surged to to $72 Thursday, which is higher than...Read More»

2012 Chevrolt Volt Gas Station Advert
Study: Driving habits tied not to pump prices but to percentage change

Logic suggests that the more gasoline costs, the less people will drive their vehicles. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy says that's true—but it's not as simple as the actual price paid at the pump. According to a study conducted by the federal agency, when gas prices...Read More»

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With hybrid cars, automakers look to blend their pitches (and prices) to sell more

Robert O’Hair and his wife Darnelle had a few must-have features on their new-car shopping list. “Hybrid powertrain” was nowhere to be found. In that, the O’Hairs aren’t alone. The pair had just purchased a farm in rural Colorado, almost an hour northeast of Denver...Read More»

Gina McCarthy, nominee for Environmental Protection Agency administrator
EPA sticks to its guns, keeps 2025 emissions goals

No doubt about it: 2016 has been the Year of WTF. The latest proof comes in the form of an announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency that it plans to maintain its current auto emissions goals for 2025. That wasn't what most observers expected. Then again, there may be more to this than...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production vehicles at Orion Township Assembly Plant, March 2016
What will the auto industry look like under Trump?

New presidents bring new advisors, new staff, and of course, a host of new policies and priorities. That's true even if the new guy and the old guy belong to the same political party; when they come from different parties, as Trump and Obama do, the changes can be much more dramatic. ALSO SEE: 2018...Read More»

U.S. electoral vote predictions as of October 31, 2016 (via fivethirtyeight.com)
Whether we choose Clinton or Trump, cheap gas will stick around (for a while, anyway)

Tired of hearing about the U.S. presidential election? We bear tidings of great joy: 1. It'll all be over next Tuesday (hopefully). 2. Today is Halloween, which means candy, trick-or-treaters, and other spooky distractions from 24 hours' worth of contentious headlines. 3. According to many...Read More»

2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
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»

2016 Ram 1500
Truck Love, Cheap Gas: Pump Prices End 2015 At Seven-Year Low

As 2015 comes to an end, Americans are living large on low gas prices. U.S. average pump prices for regular-grade gasoline closed the last week of the year at just $2.03—up a fraction of a penny versus the previous week, yet at nearly a ten-year low. For all fuel grades, according to the U.S...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»

Flo, for Progressive Insurance
Say What? As Gas Prices Drop, Insurance Rates Will Probably Go Up

Earlier, we discussed today's low gas prices and how many indicators suggest that they could fall further in the future. To anyone with a car, that probably sounds like good news, but as the folks at Forbes point out, there's a potential downside to cheap gas: higher insurance rates. ALSO SEE: 2016...Read More»

National average gas price comparison, 2012-2015 (via AAA)
Gas Prices Still Plummeting: How Low Will They Go?

Across America, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline now hovers around $2.01 -- and as AAA reports, it's poised to dip even lower. Motorists haven't paid this little for gas since 2009. How much lower will prices go? That depends on a few factors. Those keeping it cheap...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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Thanksgiving Gas Prices At Their Lowest Since 2009

If you’re heading out for a long drive this holiday weekend, you might find thanks in seeing family and friends—and in seeing that you’re spending a lot less on gasoline this year. The price of gas has plunged. Retail prices for gasoline are nearing a four-year low, with no sign...Read More»

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