Just to be clear, this appears to be A Thing. Human beings, usually in their carefree teenage years, are drinking racing fuel, often mixed with Mountain Dew. This is possibly the only Mountain Dew-based drink where the Mountain Dew wasn’t the worst part. Also, people are dying.
Gas is pretty astoundingly cheap right now, but, for a brief, glorious moment over this weekend, gas was absurdly cheap. Like, 1973 pre-oil embargo cheap. Thanks for this little gassy miracle go to the most noble kind of war, the price war.
Last week, the US Navy flew a model airplane with a small 2-stroke engine. That's not normally news, except for one big detail: the fuel the plane burned was made from seawater via a process the Navy has been working on for years. Let's look a little into what this sorcery is, and if it'll ever power our cars.
Ever since Hurricane Sandy, gasoline has been in short supply in the areas hit by the super storm. Lines for fuel in some areas have become ordeals that last for hours.
As Mark Twain once noted, there are lies, damned lies, and statistics. Statistics are what this report released by the Natural Resources Defense Council is based upon, although by changing their analysis of numbers, NRDC came up with different results regarding which U.S. counties drive American dependence upon…
Delphi Automotive is trying to develop a gasoline engine that runs like a diesel. That raises the question, why not just use diesel? According to engineers, gasoline burns cleaner, requiring less expensive emissions devices than those currently required on diesel engines.
Even though you think gas costs a fortune—because it does—gas stations make little, if any, profit of fuel sales. Their cash cow? The cheap, pink sunglasses.
Whiskey's for drinkin' and water's for fightin' over. As it turns out, gasoline's also for drinking, according to one petroleum-swilling teenager. The girl, interviewed recently for the TLC show "My Strange Addiction," has consumed more than five gallons over the last year.
A record-breaking cold snap has left the remote town of Nome, Alaska, dangerously low on fuel. But the Russian tanker ship "Renda" is carrying 1.3 million gallons of gasoline and diesel through the frozen Bering Sea in a path carved by a Coast Guard icebreaker.
The basic principles of automobile internal combustion engines have remained the same for decades. Even today this endearingly goofy clip of gasoline going from tank to exhaust fumes is just as relevant and informative as it was for aspiring moonshine runners in the '30s.
Juliana Bryant, a mother of three from Florala, Alabama, was arrested for reckless endangerment after police discovered she'd been keeping open containers of gasoline scattered around the house because she "liked the smell."
Reducing U.S. dependence on foreign oil is a topic that's become its own catchphrase. This useful chart shows the top ten vendor nations in thousands of barrels per day as of this summer. Canada? Yes, Canada.
A 14-year-old Chinese boy has been admitted to the hospital with "gasoline dependance" after five years of downing the fuel in order to emulate his cartoon heroes and become a "valiant fighter" like "Optimus Prime."
Back when Super 8 movie cameras often fell into the hands of 10-year-olds- say, 1965 to 1985- the stop-motion "invisible car" movie was a classic genre. Here's Gulf's higher-production-value 1968 version.
Talk fuel efficiency and words like "direct injection," "flex-fuel" and "variable compression ratio" are common. But they aren't usually combined with "two-stroke." Unless you're Lotus that is.
Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama delivered an energy policy speech in Lansing, MI yesterday, a key pillar of which is the goal of putting one million plug-in hybrids on US roads by 2015. Obama's proposal would help offset the initial cost of the ambitious program by providing up to $7,000 in tax credits to…
It turns out that a majority of Americans surveyed in a recent J.D. Power & Associates study are very enthusiastic about hybrid technology...until they find out that they have to pay for it. Continuing a long history of having cake and eating it too, 72% of consumers said they were interested in hybrid technology…
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…