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Gas Lines Forming In Houston After Ike, Prius Drivers No Longer Target…

Now that Hurricane Ike has passed, the Houston area is grappling with few working gas stations and many people wanting to drive. As the energy capital of the U.S., it's a strange site to see police guarding gas stations and lines crawling down the street and running through parking lots and neighborhoods. Though… » 9/16/08 12:20pm 9/16/08 12:20pm

Now You Know It's Bad: Toyota May Miss U.S. Sales Targets

The Super-Best Automaker from the Land of the Rising Sun is backing away from forecasts that show an annual increase in U.S. sales over last year. Despite massive demand for the smug-forming Prius, Toyota's plans for world domination are getting bogged down in the Tundra, since the same market forces decimating demand » 6/24/08 9:30am 6/24/08 9:30am

Used Truck Dealers Reporting Pickup Prices Plunging 25% Over Past Three…

Not surprisingly, the implosion of the new pickup/SUV market now means that your '06 Silverado doubles in value every time you fill the tank. Large retail groups such as CarMax are reporting wholesale prices for big pickups have plunged 25% in the last three months alone. With trade-in values making up a significant… » 6/23/08 9:20am 6/23/08 9:20am

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

New Methanol Fuel Cell Unveiled, No, It's Not Fart Powered

Sleeplessly cramming hour after hour for organic chemistry in college has proven to have been a complete waste of time, cause we can't understand how the newly unveiled Oorja Protonics Methanol Fuel Cell works. "Methanol you say?" Yes, the alcohol with one less carbon atom is now making news as a possible fuel of the… » 3/17/08 4:45pm 3/17/08 4:45pm

In 1974 Car & Driver Mods Pinto With $11 and Tires, Gets 25% Better…

We know you're a little down about the cost of gas these days, we are too. Indications are that todays $110 a barrel oil will only be getting more expensive. So what are we to do? Well, this isn't the first time gas was crazy expensive (shush you Europeans, you brought that on your socialist selves), and C&D did… » 3/14/08 4:30pm 3/14/08 4:30pm