Oil Too Cheap To Suck Out Of Your Backyard, American Dream Over

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. » 1/09/15 3:15pm 1/09/15 3:15pm

Low Oil Prices Actually Hurt Some In The Aviation Industry

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. » 12/07/14 10:00am 12/07/14 10:00am

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

When It Came To Oil, The War In The Gulf Began After Saddam Left

Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past. » 7/28/13 5:00pm 7/28/13 5:00pm

Where Does Your Oil And Gas Come From, America?

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. » 7/08/13 1:31pm 7/08/13 1:31pm

Running From Cops With 15 Quarts Of Oil In Your Clothes Is A Bad Idea

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. » 2/05/13 4:20pm 2/05/13 4:20pm

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

A Tanker Truck Explosion In Nigeria Killed 95 People Trying To Collect…

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) » 7/20/12 1:20pm 7/20/12 1:20pm

A Wonderfully Simple Explanation Of Oil Price And The Economy

The price of gas seems to keep changing, but the truth is that the problem isn't just to do with decreasing oil resources. In fact, the price of the black stuff is linked into our economy in a complex way—and this video beautifully describes what's going on for those of us lacking an economics background. » 5/08/12 7:45am 5/08/12 7:45am

Oil trades at $100 barrel!

A single floor trade for an April contract hit $100 per barrel, with electronic trading hovering around $99-$99.75. The last time oil was this high was October 2, 2008 when it hit $100.37/barrel. » 2/23/11 1:15pm 2/23/11 1:15pm

This drill dug the world's longest oil well

On the outer edges of east Russia stands a monument to human ingenuity and thirst for oil. Underneath the blue building pictured above is the world's longest oil well, running 7.67 miles below the surface, finished in only 60 days. » 2/04/11 11:00am 2/04/11 11:00am

"The Lord Manos' Own Lube Shop"

Welcome back to Garage of Horror, where we share your worst-wheeled experiences. Today's installment: What happens when the oil-change guy isn't just evil, but an evil B-movie hypnotist? » 9/24/10 2:00pm 9/24/10 2:00pm

This Is Not A Road

This may look like a rural gravel road, but it's not. It's the surface of a Louisiana waterway covered with hundreds of thousands of dead fish, crabs, eels and stingrays — even a dead whale. » 9/15/10 12:45pm 9/15/10 12:45pm

Analyst: Oil Should Be $10 A Barrel

No, you didn't misread the headline. Energy analyst Peter Beutel thinks the price of a barrel of oil would be just $10 if it weren't an investment instrument because we've got more of it than ever. [CNBC] » 8/31/10 3:30pm 8/31/10 3:30pm

Why The Dipstick Is Dying

Technology, along with laziness and market research, is killing the oil dipstick. Is this important? Should you care? Will we miss it when it's gone? Yes, yes, and an emphatic yes. Here's why. » 4/26/10 11:00am 4/26/10 11:00am