Think You've Got It Bad? Gas Hits $14.76 a Gallon In Britain

Great Britain is in the midst of a fuel supply crisis the scope of which gives us the cold sweats: Supply is short, stations are closing with dry tanks, and those that do have dino juice are demanding a princely sum equivalent to $14.76 a US gallon. Light sweet crude, it's the end of the world! Okay, not really. The… » 6/17/08 5:20pm 6/17/08 5:20pm

SwiftFuel Is Just Like Fuel, Except Probably Full Of Crap

Today brought us news of a purported new solution to high gas prices: SwiftFuel. Currently intended as a replacement for leaded 100-octane aviation fuel, SwiftFuel claims to be ethanol-based, but somehow free from ethanol's negatives such as its lower energy density, incompatibility with gasoline, and propensity to… » 6/12/08 4:40pm 6/12/08 4:40pm

Toyota's Bill Reinert Spits at 50 MPG Goal, We Take Quote Out of Context

Newsweek just published an interesting, though recycled article about the state of fuel mileage. We've all heard it before right — automakers could give you 50 MPG cars, but then there would be sacrifices in safety, performance, and passenger space. Well according the article and a variety of sources, competition for… » 4/07/08 3:45pm 4/07/08 3:45pm