Oil is at its lowest price in decades, which has many people worrying about what burning all that cheap oil will do to an already crippled planet. Now President Obama is proposing something pretty ambitious: Taxing oil companies to pay for cleaner transportation infrastructure.
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.
Several months back, Exxon’s public image took a well-deserved nosedive after an investigation by InsideClimate revealed that the oil company knew about links between fossil fuels and climate change forty years ago, before proceeding to bury and deny the evidence. But as another detailed InsideClimate investigation…
Russia’s Ministry of Defense social media channels have been busy as ever, but today they seem to have a peculiar focus on coalition drone traffic over Syria. The Russians say there’s more of it than ever, but one general is complaining they’re not getting their fair share of information from other countries battling…
The idea of peak oil has haunted us for decades. I say haunt because the concept that sooner or later we’d run out of the stuff has contributed to some terrible public policy in the United States.
It’s a story reminiscent of the way Big Tobacco covered up the deadly effects of smoking. In the 1980s, Exxon spent millions of dollars on groundbreaking research which irrefutably showed how their products would change the climate. And then they buried it all.
Synthetic costs more, but has many advantages over conventional oil. Not every car needs it, however, so here are some guidelines to help you determine if it’s best for your vehicle.
Oil is too cheap now for it to be profitable to pull oil out of your backyard. Fuck that. Plundering nature on an individual level is basically the founding myth of America.
Since June, when oil peaked at about $115 a barrel, prices have dropped 40 percent. And while the slide in the sludge price is driving airlines to record profits, it's hurting manufacturers of business jets by driving away potential sales.
Better hoon that Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat while you can, kids! The world only has about five decades worth of oil left before we run out and descend into what I can only assume is a Mad Max-like state of anarchy, according to a new report. And it's not from some alarmist environmental group — it's from BP.
There have been a number of fatal helicopter crashes in the North Sea over the past few years, and the British Civil Aviation Authority conducted an investigation into how the numbers of deaths could be reduced. Its solution is simple. Just ban fat people. Unless they can crawl out a window.
While others are fretting about our coming electric future, Elon Musk reminded us that gasoline, a petroleum product, is highly flammable. Then again, we shouldn't be afraid of all petroleum products (I hope, maybe). Plenty of stuff we use every day is made out of petroleum, even where you'd least expect it.
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Ever curious where all that sweet fluid you pump into your car every week comes from? Or the petroleum used to make half the stuff you own? Great News! The U.S. Government supplied us all that information, which we then put into a really tall chart.
Yes, swag transmission oil is a thing.
Jorge Sanchez appeared to know exactly where he was headed when he walked into a Burbank, Calif. Costco last week: straight to the oil aisle. When he showed up at the register a few pounds heavier, Costco employees knew something was up.
Out of the four cars I own, there's only really one that can be considered "modern," and next year it'll be old enough to get Bar Mitzvah'd. Still, I have a kid now, and that means I really should have at least one car with some airbags and actual room to haul him and his stuff around. That car is a 2000 VW Passat…
A tanker truck explosion that kills 95 people is a terrible thing, but what sets this one apart as a true tragedy is that abject poverty is what, figuratively, drove these people into the flames. (Warning: Graphic shot of the disaster below)