The question of whether or not you can damage a car that asks for premium gas by using regular gas is one that never seems to die. I’ve seen this question tear families apart, with sobbing and recriminations—it’s not pretty. That’s why I reached out to an actual fuel systems engineer to get to the bottom of this…
Premium gas runs about 50 cents more than regular these days, and you may have noticed that this seems to be much more expensive than it used to be. You’re not crazy, as the U.S. Energy Information Administration would like you to know.
This is normally the type of situation that is followed by an impossibly large fireball in most hollywood movies and TV shows. Luckily for the 64-year-old man driving the car, that didn’t happen.
Well here’s something totally and definitely unexpected: oil prices are forecasted to rise this year. Nobody saw that one coming. No one. Uh uh. Not a single person. Ever.
Three gasoline tankers have spent the past few weeks floating around the Caribbean with no direction for delivery. Together they carry 1.35 million barrels of gasoline and octane booster and some quick (bad) math puts that somewhere around $100 million worth of fuel.
Quick—which side of your car is your fuel filler on? No running outside to look, that’s cheating, and you might get hurt pulling your pants on. Chances are most of you at the very least had to take a moment to think about this. I suspect you won’t think long about what side your steering wheel is on. That’s because,…
Too much oil. Imagine that.
Pumping gas: it’s a totally menial thing that we do, right? Imagine how different it would be if you had to do it without arms.
It’s been ten days since an investigator discovered a pipeline that carries some 40 percent of the East Coast’s gasoline had burst in Alabama. A quarter million gallons of leaked gas later, the South is still stuck in a fuel shortage. Towns run dry. Prices through the roof. Empty Camaros strewn across the land. Well,…
A major East Coast pipeline leaked around 250,000 gallons of gasoline, or roughly 6,000 to 8,000 barrels, in Alabama last week and is expected to raise the price of gas by five to ten cents in the surrounding states, according to local CBS station WIAT.
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.
Royal Dutch Shell plc ("Shell") today announces that the company will not move forward with the proposed 140,000 barrels per day Gulf Coast gas-to-liquids (GTL) project in Louisiana and will suspend any further work on the project.Shell is the industry leader in GTL technology, and the company has carefully evaluated…
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.