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38What $1 rise in price of gas can do to your SUV's value

According to a new study by Automotive Lease Guide, fuel prices play a huge role in how much your vehicle depreciates over time.No surprise there, but the specifics of the study are a little jarring all the same. USA Today reports that the study found that when gas costs increase by a single dollar, less efficient, large SUVs see their value stumble by a whopping 13 percent. On the other hand, that same rise in fuel prices will cause the value of more fuel efficient models to increase by 10 perc

25Are gas prices changing home buying habits?

Rising gas prices have an affect over many aspects of our lives. Besides increasing the cost of operating automobiles, more expensive fuel leads to an increase in the cost of shipped goods, food and airline tickets. Can gas prices also create changing attitudes amongst home shoppers?

6Volatile fuel prices top concern for fleet managers; 28% to add plug-in vehicles within 12 months

Corporate fleet managers rated volatile fuel prices as their top concern for 2011, according to a survey conducted by General Electric Capital Fleet Services. The survey of 105 fleet managers found that driver safety and overall cost savings do matter. However, both are considered to be less of a concern than unstable fuel prices.

29WTF? Gas prices around the world range from $11 to 12 cents a gallon

Here's a frightening number (to anyone without a plug-in car, anyway): the average cost of 50 liters of gasoline reached €75 this month. As you can probably tell from the metric system usage there, we're not talking about fuel prices in the U.S. Instead, this is the situation in France, where the cost is expected to jump to €2 a liter soon. According to Autoblog France, the CEO of Total, Christophe de Margerie, said there is "no doubt" that €2 fuel is coming soon, adding that "Hop

29Former Shell boss predicts $5/gal gas in 2012

With fuel prices in a temporarily lofty spot thanks to the holidays, it's hard to think of the price of a gallon of gas as a bargain, but according to the former president of Shell Oil, that's exactly what it is compared to what we'll see just one short year from now. While speaking with Platt's Energy Week Television, John Hofmeister said that he fully expects gas prices to be above $5.00 per gallon by the end of 2012. That stance puts Hofmeister firmly in the worst-case scenario club, though o

140Former Shell boss predicts $5/gal gas in 2012

With fuel prices in a temporarily lofty spot thanks to the holidays, it's hard to think of the price of a gallon of gas as a bargain, but according to the former president of Shell Oil, that's exactly what it is compared to what we'll see just one short year from now. While speaking with Platt's Energy Week Television, John Hofmeister said that he fully expects gas prices to be above $5.00 per gallon by the end of 2012. That stance puts Hofmeister firmly in the worst-case scenario club, though o

AddWhy Is My Gas So Cheap?

In May 2008, Goldman Sachs analyst Arjun Murti projected that oil would climb from its then record cost of $129.60/barrel to $200/barrel. The New York Times had Murti predicting that American drivers would soon be facing $6 per gallon gasoline.

18Report: India goes on general strike to combat high fuel prices

Governments the world over are doing their best to stave off budget shortfalls, and India has taken to upping the cost of fuel to cover its overhead. Turns out the common man isn't much for those kinds of shenanigans. According to the BBC News, after fuel prices shot skyward, opposition to the ruling party initiated a strike that stuttered normal life in the country for a few days. Schools closed down, businesses shuttered their doors and transportation ground to a near halt with some flights an

59UK committee says fuel prices must stay high to force drivers into efficient cars

We all love to see high fuel prices, right? Well, some of us might, but the majority of us would rather not pay through the roof for a gallon of gas. There's definitely a consensus that high gas prices are good for the environment in many ways, but few of us are willing to foot the bill to help out Mother Nature's cause.

AddWhat's the "real" cost of gas? Dollar figures don't tell the whole story

Opening an article with the question, "how much does gas cost?" seems like it requires a fairly straightforward answer. You could hop in your car, drive to the nearest gas station and answer it in no time. Similarly, you could hit up the site GasBuddy and find an answer even quicker. Using either of those methods, you'll come back with an answer somewhere near $2.79 in the U.S. today. Though the answer may seem right, Ezra Klein of the Washington Post argues otherwise.

AddNew Hyundai Assurance provision locks gas at $1.49/gal for one year [w/VIDEO]

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21New Hyundai Assurance provision locks gas at $1.49/gal for one year [w/VIDEO]

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31Interactive map reveals our global oil useage by barrel, money

The Rocky Mountain Institute has created a nifty interactive map that shows you where the U.S. gets its oil from, along with how much - and who - the U.S. pays for its oil. Based on the thickness of the lines, you can see just how much black stuff is coming from where. The map goes as far back as 1973, the year of the first oil crisis, and is accompanied by a graph charting usage and dollars since then. As you'll notice in the pic above, we give a whole lot of money to Saudi Arabia, as well as o

58The NYT chimes in: time for a gas tax

Can you hear that? Those are the war drums, and more and more of them are beating the same tune: bring on the gas tax. An editorial in The Gray Lady is the latest and arguably the weightiest to join the shock troops advocating for higher gas prices. The writer proposes a fluctuating consumption tax that would keep gas at least $4 per gallon in 2008 dollars, while an economist suggests a sliding tax on the price of a barrel of oil to achieve the same effect.

100Cheap Gas = Trucks to outsell cars again this month

It's the same old story, people say one thing, yet do another. The price of fuel has fallen to the point that it's no longer financially ruinous to fill the tank on a full-size pickup, so looks like truck sales will eclipse cars in December. Despite the public's rhetoric about smaller and more fuel efficient vehicles, the populous has seemingly gone back for another feed at the truck trough. Winter tends to remind people of the things that SUVs and trucks are good for, like plowing and effortles

45Chrysler's $2.99 gas card promo pretty worthless, for now

Oh well. Those Chrysler "Let's Refuel America" gas cards undoubtedly sounded good to car buyers over the summer when gas was well over four bucks and it seemed like there was no limit to how high the price could go. Offered in lieu of rebates, the gas cards essentially locked drivers into the then-cheap pump price of $2.99/gallon. Now, several months (and countless hysterical media reports) later, the economy is in the tank and so, as it happens, is the price of gas. In what feels like a time wa

AddIn India, Hero Honda believes high fuel prices may be a blessing

In India, two-wheeled scooters and motorcycles are a very popular way to get around. Cars are out of the price range for many buyers, and until the Tata Nano comes out, will remain that way. Other factors are putting a crimp on the spending of many Indian households, including a huge inflation increase and the surging price of fuel. All of these things are likely to have a negative impact on the automotive sector. Some, though, believe that the two-wheeled market is set to pick up some of the sl

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