BP Says The World Only Has 53 Years Of Oil Left, Should You Panic?

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. » 7/09/14 12:28pm 7/09/14 12:28pm

Oil Workers May Need New Jobs Because They Are Too Fat To Fly

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. » 4/09/14 10:00pm 4/09/14 10:00pm

Six Things You'd Never Think Were Made Out Of Oil

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. » 10/05/13 12:48pm 10/05/13 12:48pm

The Super Hacky Oil Pan Emergency Repair Fix

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… » 8/23/12 4:00pm 8/23/12 4:00pm