The Truth About Cars » Big Oil http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 05 May 2016 18:00:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Should 54.5 MPG Stay or Go? CAFE Crams for Midterms http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/should-54-5-mpg-stay-or-go-cafe-crams-for-midterms/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/should-54-5-mpg-stay-or-go-cafe-crams-for-midterms/#comments Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1326562 As regulatory bigwigs gear up for a midterm review of corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) requirements, will the 54.5 mpg target for light-duty vehicles get a haircut, or be deemed too  unambitious? Under a 2012 agreement between the federal government and automakers, cars and light trucks will have until 2025 to meet the 54.5 mpg […]

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As regulatory bigwigs gear up for a midterm review of corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) requirements, will the 54.5 mpg target for light-duty vehicles get a haircut, or be deemed too  unambitious? Under a 2012 agreement between the federal government and automakers, cars and light trucks will have until 2025 to meet the 54.5 mpg […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Mitsubishi Has a Plan, Volvo Wants You Online, and FCA Throws Down http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-mitsubishi-plan-volvo-wants-online-fca-throws/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-mitsubishi-plan-volvo-wants-online-fca-throws/#comments Fri, 25 Mar 2016 15:26:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1311778 Mitsubishi confirms it is going to shoehorn another SUV into its lineup to tempt those utility-hungry Americans. That, Volvo wants everyone to buy S90s from their beds, Fiat Chrysler isn’t having a dealer’s trash talk, UAW bolsters its ranks, and your gas is going up … after the break! Mitsubishi thinks bigger Mitsubishi Motors isn’t […]

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Mitsubishi confirms it is going to shoehorn another SUV into its lineup to tempt those utility-hungry Americans. That, Volvo wants everyone to buy S90s from their beds, Fiat Chrysler isn’t having a dealer’s trash talk, UAW bolsters its ranks, and your gas is going up … after the break! Mitsubishi thinks bigger Mitsubishi Motors isn’t […]

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TTAC News Round-up: America Slams the Brakes on Efficiency, Bonuses at Volkswagen, and Google Hires a Dream Team http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-america-slams-brakes-mileage-bonuses-volkswagen-google-hires-dream-team/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-america-slams-brakes-mileage-bonuses-volkswagen-google-hires-dream-team/#comments Fri, 04 Mar 2016 17:45:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1296218 Gasoline is gloriously cheap and the automotive industry is taking a break from the tiresome “more mpg” game. That, Christmas comes early for Volkswagen employees, Carlos Ghosn has a plan to save big bucks, Google is luring more humans and Bentley can’t build enough SUVs for the “you call this caviar?!” crowd … after the […]

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Gasoline is gloriously cheap and the automotive industry is taking a break from the tiresome “more mpg” game. That, Christmas comes early for Volkswagen employees, Carlos Ghosn has a plan to save big bucks, Google is luring more humans and Bentley can’t build enough SUVs for the “you call this caviar?!” crowd … after the […]

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Electric Cars Aren’t So Dirty, Coal Power at 35-year Low http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/electric-cars-arent-so-dirty-coal-power-at-35-year-low/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/electric-cars-arent-so-dirty-coal-power-at-35-year-low/#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2016 21:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1277834 Electric vehicles aren’t rollin’ coal anymore — or, at least, not nearly as much as they used to. Reuters reports coal-fired electricity generation is now at a 35-year low in the U.S., and November 2015 was the fifth month in a row more natural gas than coal was used to produce electricity. That’s not all. […]

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Electric vehicles aren’t rollin’ coal anymore — or, at least, not nearly as much as they used to. Reuters reports coal-fired electricity generation is now at a 35-year low in the U.S., and November 2015 was the fifth month in a row more natural gas than coal was used to produce electricity. That’s not all. […]

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TTAC News Round-up: CES Is an Auto Show Now, Volkswagen Apologizes (Again), and Do You Want to Be an Automotive Journalist? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-ces-auto-show-now-volkswagen-apologizes-want-automotive-journalist/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-ces-auto-show-now-volkswagen-apologizes-want-automotive-journalist/#comments Wed, 06 Jan 2016 19:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1258537 Started in New York City in 1967 as an offshoot of the Chicago Music Show, the Consumer Electronics Show has grown to capture the interest and intrigue of automakers. Las Vegas now has two auto shows. That, Volkswagen’s unending stream of German-accented apologies, why Ford might not be hitching itself to Google and how you […]

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Started in New York City in 1967 as an offshoot of the Chicago Music Show, the Consumer Electronics Show has grown to capture the interest and intrigue of automakers. Las Vegas now has two auto shows. That, Volkswagen’s unending stream of German-accented apologies, why Ford might not be hitching itself to Google and how you […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Chevy Hot to Sell You a Sedan, Volvo’s V90 Peek and Cheap Gas http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-chevy-hot-sell-sedan-volvos-v90-peek-cheap-gas/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-chevy-hot-sell-sedan-volvos-v90-peek-cheap-gas/#comments Mon, 04 Jan 2016 17:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1256737 “What do I gotta do to get you to drive out of here in a brand-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu today?” That, Ford and Google are moving to the country, Hyundai halts in China and Volvo’s wagon spied in some guy’s garage … after the break! Chevrolet needs to move these sedans, folks Automotive News reported that […]

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“What do I gotta do to get you to drive out of here in a brand-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu today?” That, Ford and Google are moving to the country, Hyundai halts in China and Volvo’s wagon spied in some guy’s garage … after the break! Chevrolet needs to move these sedans, folks Automotive News reported that […]

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TTAC News Round-up: How Low Can Oil Go, IROC an El Camino, and What’s Buick Bringing to Detroit? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-low-can-oil-go-iroc-el-camino-whats-buick-bringing-detroit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-low-can-oil-go-iroc-el-camino-whats-buick-bringing-detroit/#comments Tue, 29 Dec 2015 17:10:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1251497 A picture is worth a thousand words, or millions of dollars worth of cars not built by the United Auto Workers. That, and Buick is planning a surprise for Detroit, oil prices are ever-so-slightly up, a super mullet El Camino, and Manny, Moe and Jack … after the break! Chinese Buicks are on their way to the USA […]

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A picture is worth a thousand words, or millions of dollars worth of cars not built by the United Auto Workers. That, and Buick is planning a surprise for Detroit, oil prices are ever-so-slightly up, a super mullet El Camino, and Manny, Moe and Jack … after the break! Chinese Buicks are on their way to the USA […]

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When We’re All Driving Electric Cars, What Will We Be Spending Gas Money On? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/driving-electric-cars-will-spending-gas-money/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/driving-electric-cars-will-spending-gas-money/#comments Tue, 20 Oct 2015 17:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1200929 An interesting combination of reports, compiled by the New York Times, shows that Americans saved money at the pumps from cheaper gas is mostly going to more gas and more expensive gas. The average American should have saved roughly $41 from cheaper gas prices, according to a report by JPMorgan. Instead of taking home those savings, […]

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An interesting combination of reports, compiled by the New York Times, shows that Americans saved money at the pumps from cheaper gas is mostly going to more gas and more expensive gas. The average American should have saved roughly $41 from cheaper gas prices, according to a report by JPMorgan. Instead of taking home those savings, […]

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Iran Calls for Emergency OPEC Meeting Amid Oil Slide http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/iran-calls-for-emergency-opec-meeting-amid-oil-slide/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/iran-calls-for-emergency-opec-meeting-amid-oil-slide/#comments Sun, 23 Aug 2015 16:00:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1150985 Iran’s oil minister has said that an emergency OPEC meeting may be necessary to stem the tide of slumping worldwide oil prices, Reuters is reporting. Algeria has also called for an emergency meeting. A barrel of crude oil slid to its lowest price last week of around $40, the lowest in more than six years. […]

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Iran’s oil minister has said that an emergency OPEC meeting may be necessary to stem the tide of slumping worldwide oil prices, Reuters is reporting. Algeria has also called for an emergency meeting. A barrel of crude oil slid to its lowest price last week of around $40, the lowest in more than six years. […]

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Who’s Ready to Party Like It’s 2008? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/whos-ready-party-like-2008/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/whos-ready-party-like-2008/#comments Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1149793 Break out the champagne and 7-liter engines. Have one on us, alright? The Wall Street Journal and Reuters are reporting that despite a mild increase in crude, oil is hovering around $40 a barrel and it’s expected to further dip in coming months to a six-year low on a global glut of oil. The national average […]

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Break out the champagne and 7-liter engines. Have one on us, alright? The Wall Street Journal and Reuters are reporting that despite a mild increase in crude, oil is hovering around $40 a barrel and it’s expected to further dip in coming months to a six-year low on a global glut of oil. The national average […]

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Shell Introduces New Nitro+ Premium Fuel Nationwide http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/shell-introduces-new-nitro-premium-fuel-nationwide/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/shell-introduces-new-nitro-premium-fuel-nationwide/#comments Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1081417 Starting Monday, your local Shell station will be offering a new grade of fuel said to increase engine life and boost efficiency, but at a price. According to Shell researcher Ed Nelson, the company’s V-Power Nitro+ claims to add “protection against wear and corrosion to the detergents our gasoline already contains” by adhering to affected […]

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Starting Monday, your local Shell station will be offering a new grade of fuel said to increase engine life and boost efficiency, but at a price. According to Shell researcher Ed Nelson, the company’s V-Power Nitro+ claims to add “protection against wear and corrosion to the detergents our gasoline already contains” by adhering to affected […]

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US Shale Oil Production Rising Amid Strengthening Dollar http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/us-shale-oil-production-rising-amid-strengthening-dollar/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/us-shale-oil-production-rising-amid-strengthening-dollar/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 13:35:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1075874 Despite OPEC’s desire to keep its stranglehold on the market, U.S. shale oil production looks to rise again amid a strengthening dollar. Commerzbank analyst Carsten Fritsch notes the 23-week decline in U.S. drilling activity seemed to have stopped, while the pricing level needed to increase production is being aided by “the significantly appreciating U.S. dollar,” […]

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Despite OPEC’s desire to keep its stranglehold on the market, U.S. shale oil production looks to rise again amid a strengthening dollar. Commerzbank analyst Carsten Fritsch notes the 23-week decline in U.S. drilling activity seemed to have stopped, while the pricing level needed to increase production is being aided by “the significantly appreciating U.S. dollar,” […]

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OPEC Doubles Down Against Shale, Fuel Prices Continue Downward Spiral http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/opec-doubles-down-against-shale-fuel-prices-continue-downward-spiral/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/opec-doubles-down-against-shale-fuel-prices-continue-downward-spiral/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 15:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1071690 OPEC is doubling down on shoving shale off a cliff, continuing the trend of low fuel prices through the fall in so doing, Memorial Day Weekend aside. Thirty-three out of 34 analysts and traders surveyed by Bloomberg believe the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will stay the course of 30 million barrels produced daily when […]

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OPEC is doubling down on shoving shale off a cliff, continuing the trend of low fuel prices through the fall in so doing, Memorial Day Weekend aside. Thirty-three out of 34 analysts and traders surveyed by Bloomberg believe the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will stay the course of 30 million barrels produced daily when […]

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OPEC: Oil To Remain Below $100 Per Barrel Through 2020s http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/opec-oil-to-remain-below-100-per-barrel-through-2020s/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/opec-oil-to-remain-below-100-per-barrel-through-2020s/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 20:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1070218 Those hoping for a return to $100 per barrel of oil are in for a long wait, as OPEC says oil will remain below the price point through the 2020s. A report by the group forecasts oil will trade for around $76/barrel in 2025 under optimistic conditions, The Wall Street Journal reports, with $40/barrel under […]

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Those hoping for a return to $100 per barrel of oil are in for a long wait, as OPEC says oil will remain below the price point through the 2020s. A report by the group forecasts oil will trade for around $76/barrel in 2025 under optimistic conditions, The Wall Street Journal reports, with $40/barrel under […]

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Oil Bull Market Rally Could Soon Falter Without China http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/oil-bull-market-rally-could-soon-falter-without-china/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/oil-bull-market-rally-could-soon-falter-without-china/#comments Wed, 13 May 2015 19:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1067698 Those hoping to make it big on oil commodities would do well to bet against the bulls on parade, as China won’t be around to keep prices afloat this time. During the early days of the Great Recession, oil prices quickly regained footing thanks to China’s then-booming economic standing, Bloomberg reports. However, fuel use in […]

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Those hoping to make it big on oil commodities would do well to bet against the bulls on parade, as China won’t be around to keep prices afloat this time. During the early days of the Great Recession, oil prices quickly regained footing thanks to China’s then-booming economic standing, Bloomberg reports. However, fuel use in […]

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Biggest Supplier of U.S. Foreign Oil Elects Democratic Socialist Government http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/biggest-supplier-u-s-foreign-oil-elects-democratic-socialist-government/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/biggest-supplier-u-s-foreign-oil-elects-democratic-socialist-government/#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 13:27:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1062762 Last night, it became official: Alberta, the largest producer of oil in Canada, ended the 40 year reign of the Progressive Conservatives in favor of the New Democratic Party (NDP), a democratic socialist party. This could mean big changes in the energy sector, from oil patch to gas pump. The Alberta NDP, under the leadership of […]

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Last night, it became official: Alberta, the largest producer of oil in Canada, ended the 40 year reign of the Progressive Conservatives in favor of the New Democratic Party (NDP), a democratic socialist party. This could mean big changes in the energy sector, from oil patch to gas pump. The Alberta NDP, under the leadership of […]

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Al-Naimi: Only Allah Knows Where Oil Prices Will Go http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/al-naimi-allah-knows-oil-prices-will-go/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/al-naimi-allah-knows-oil-prices-will-go/#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 17:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1062274 How long will Saudi Arabia allow oil prices to drop as the country’s production remains unchanged? Only Allah knows the answer. Saudi Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Al-Naimi told CNBC as much when asked about where oil prices were heading amid speculation as to how long the country would maintain the status quo […]

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How long will Saudi Arabia allow oil prices to drop as the country’s production remains unchanged? Only Allah knows the answer. Saudi Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Al-Naimi told CNBC as much when asked about where oil prices were heading amid speculation as to how long the country would maintain the status quo […]

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Gas Prices Rising Again Behind Crude Oil Pricing Climb http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/gas-prices-rising-behind-crude-oil-pricing-climb/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/gas-prices-rising-behind-crude-oil-pricing-climb/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1050201 After a slight decline during Easter, gas prices are once again climbing back up as crude oil does the same. The national average stands at $2.46 for a gallon of regular, the lowest price since 2009 at around this time, reports The Detroit Bureau. The price is a 7-cent increase over the past week, thanks […]

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After a slight decline during Easter, gas prices are once again climbing back up as crude oil does the same. The national average stands at $2.46 for a gallon of regular, the lowest price since 2009 at around this time, reports The Detroit Bureau. The price is a 7-cent increase over the past week, thanks […]

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Fuel Prices To Hit $2.55 By Christmas With Help From OPEC http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/fuel-prices-hit-2-55-christmas-help-opec/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/fuel-prices-hit-2-55-christmas-help-opec/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 13:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=954473 Is your wallet feeling heavier these days, despite all of the blackened Thanksgivings and cybernetic Mondays meant to liberate you from your money? It’s about to become more so, thanks to an early Christmas present from OPEC. CNBC reports OPEC decided in its meeting last week not to cut back oil production, preferring to defend […]

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Is your wallet feeling heavier these days, despite all of the blackened Thanksgivings and cybernetic Mondays meant to liberate you from your money? It’s about to become more so, thanks to an early Christmas present from OPEC. CNBC reports OPEC decided in its meeting last week not to cut back oil production, preferring to defend […]

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Ethanol Advocates Conduct Pre-Election Ad Campaign Blitz http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/ethanol-advocates-conduct-pre-election-ad-campaign-blitz/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/ethanol-advocates-conduct-pre-election-ad-campaign-blitz/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=936970 In less than a week, the B&B will head out to the polls to decide the direction the United States will take for the next two years. Big Ethanol, too, is interested in the direction taken. AutoblogGreen reports Fuels America, an advocate for the fuel source, is conducting a major advertising campaign to persuade the […]

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In less than a week, the B&B will head out to the polls to decide the direction the United States will take for the next two years. Big Ethanol, too, is interested in the direction taken. AutoblogGreen reports Fuels America, an advocate for the fuel source, is conducting a major advertising campaign to persuade the […]

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Keystone Vote Looms Amid Iraq Implosion http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/keystone-vote-looms-amid-iraq-implosion/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/keystone-vote-looms-amid-iraq-implosion/#comments Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:22:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=844745 Global oil prices are on the rise as the crisis in Iraq contributes to market instability. Large chunks of Iraq’s oil production infrastructure have fallen under militant control, leading to a sharp drop in output. Meanwhile, Canadian officials are upset with the Obama administration’s handling of the Keystone pipeline. They contend that the inaction on […]

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Global oil prices are on the rise as the crisis in Iraq contributes to market instability. Large chunks of Iraq’s oil production infrastructure have fallen under militant control, leading to a sharp drop in output. Meanwhile, Canadian officials are upset with the Obama administration’s handling of the Keystone pipeline. They contend that the inaction on […]

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Gasoline Power To Dominate U.S. Highways Through 2040 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/gasoline-power-to-dominate-u-s-highways-through-2040/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/gasoline-power-to-dominate-u-s-highways-through-2040/#comments Fri, 20 Dec 2013 13:30:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=684682 The green warriors who hoped EVs and hybrids would be the dominate force on the highways of America may need to wait a bit longer: the United States Department of Energy predicts gasoline will be the fuel of a generation until at least 2040. In fact, the DOE’s Energy Information Administration states in a report […]

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The green warriors who hoped EVs and hybrids would be the dominate force on the highways of America may need to wait a bit longer: the United States Department of Energy predicts gasoline will be the fuel of a generation until at least 2040. In fact, the DOE’s Energy Information Administration states in a report […]

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The 1973 Oil Crisis: 40 Years Later http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/the-1973-oil-crisis-40-years-later/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/the-1973-oil-crisis-40-years-later/#comments Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=630010 Forty years ago this month, the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (consisting of OPEC’s Arab members plus Egypt, Syria and Tunisia) began an oil embargo that would last through March of 1974. The cause of the embargo: Intervention. During the Yom Kippur War between Egypt and Syria versus Israel, other Arab nations had lent […]

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Forty years ago this month, the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (consisting of OPEC’s Arab members plus Egypt, Syria and Tunisia) began an oil embargo that would last through March of 1974. The cause of the embargo: Intervention. During the Yom Kippur War between Egypt and Syria versus Israel, other Arab nations had lent […]

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Gas Will Get Cheap And Plentiful – That Other Gas Causes A Glut http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/gas-will-get-cheap-and-plentiful-that-other-gas-causes-a-glut/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/gas-will-get-cheap-and-plentiful-that-other-gas-causes-a-glut/#comments Thu, 24 Jan 2013 19:28:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=475093 Reuters has a highly interesting oil and gasoline story. If you are one of the “peak oil” types , you may not want to hear it. As a matter of fact, it could shake your belief system so much that you scream “BIASSSSSSSS.” As a service to all our readers, we give you a chance […]

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Reuters has a highly interesting oil and gasoline story. If you are one of the “peak oil” types , you may not want to hear it. As a matter of fact, it could shake your belief system so much that you scream “BIASSSSSSSS.” As a service to all our readers, we give you a chance […]

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Oregon Considers Per-Mile Tax On Fuel-Efficient Vehicles http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/oregon-considers-per-mile-tax-on-fuel-efficient-vehicles/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/oregon-considers-per-mile-tax-on-fuel-efficient-vehicles/#comments Fri, 04 Jan 2013 15:51:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=472333 “Everybody uses the road and if some pay and some don’t then that’s an unfair situation that’s got to be resolved,” said Jim Whitty, manager of the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Office of Innovative Partnerships and Alternative Funding. Ah, yes. As with any number of current governmental activities, the rationale for per-mile taxation will be […]

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“Everybody uses the road and if some pay and some don’t then that’s an unfair situation that’s got to be resolved,” said Jim Whitty, manager of the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Office of Innovative Partnerships and Alternative Funding. Ah, yes. As with any number of current governmental activities, the rationale for per-mile taxation will be […]

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