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AddF-35 fuel temperature sensitivity forces USAF to repaint tanker trucks

The F-35 Lightning II has yet another problem, folks. Apparently, it has a "threshold" for the fuel temperature, meaning that if the plane's jungle juice is too warm, the jet, which has cost literally billions and billions of dollars to develop, can't fly. This might not be a problem, if the United States weren't routinely operating in a desert.

111Experts predicting sub-$2/gallon gas for parts of US soon

Gas prices traditionally take a dive come winter, as demand cools faster than the daily temperature and producers switch to the cheaper "winter blend" of gas. That, however, doesn't account for the precipitous fall in prices, with 2014's nationwide average $3.69 high point, to last week's average of just $2.79. In fact, prices are expected to dive even further in the coming weeks.

32Visiting the Shell Technology Center, Part 1: The Rise of Additives [w/video]

How Gasoline Works And Why Your Engine Needs To Clean Up After Itself

Two of the most important additions to a car are also two of the most commonly ignored: gasoline and tires. Companies pour staggering amounts of money, energy and resources into designing, engineering and gaining percentile improvements in automobiles, and what they get in return from consumers is a staggering amount of "Which one is cheapest?"

23Ford calling in 28k Edge crossovers over fuel line leak

A problem with the fuel line on certain examples of the Ford Edge has prompted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to issue a recall. The issue revolves around the metal housing on the fuel line pulse damper, which was apparently improperly manufactured in the first place and is prone to crack in certain circumstances, leading to a fuel leak. And as we all know, a fuel leak is not a good thing.

376House proposes 15-cent federal gas tax hike [w/poll]

The cost of a gallon of fuel may go up if a Democratic representative from Oregon gets his way. Earl Blumenauer has reportedly proposed a bill in the House of Representatives to raise the federal gas tax 15 cents per gallon in a bid to cover a shortfall in transportation funding (we told you so?). The current federal tax is 33.4 cents per gallon on gas and 42.8 cents per gallon of diesel.

52Fuel smugglers costing Europe $4B+ in lost taxes

Cash-strapped European governments have been fighting a parasitic drain on their tax revenues from fuel theft and the tax fraud that goes along with it. According to a report from Bloomberg, individual governments are losing anywhere from 100 million to 1.3 billion euros ($133 million to $1.7 billion at today's rates) due to the scams. The increase in theft and fraud is being blamed on a 52-percent jump in diesel prices.

242SCOTUS rebuffs automakers, refuses to block 15% ethanol sales

The US Supreme Court has effectively rejected an effort to block sales of gasoline blended with 15-percent ethanol content (E15), refusing to hear a lawsuit and leaving in place an earlier ruling by a federal appeals court that confirms the fuel is legal to sell.

AddLast year's high gas prices stopping people from spending like they used to

Old habits die hard, and when it comes to changing our spending habits to account for gas price increases, newer ones do as well. About four in five Americans have held steady with their lower discretionary spending levels from last year – a time when gas prices spiked – despite the fact that the cost to fill up a tank has dropped since then. And those habits are consistent across age and income brackets.

1It Costs More To Own And Operate Your Car, AAA Says

Expenses rise almost 2 percent, according to AAA's annual "Your Driving Costs" study

The cost of driving is inching upward.

8Puegot Says Compressed Air Could Power Hybrid Cars In 2016

A look at 6 unusual experiments under way that could plausibly replace conventional gasoline

A car that could run on thin air? On the road by 2016? That's what Peugot-Citroen says it will be selling: A hybrid car that runs on a combination of gasoline and air.

24Federal court denies trade groups' request to ban E15

For those keeping score in the battle between advocates and opponents of higher ethanol blends in gasoline (fuels such as E15, which is 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline), chalk one up in the "advocates" column. Earlier this week, a US federal appeals court upheld last year's decision to allow public sales of E15 and denied a request from oil and food trade groups to look at possibly reversing the decision, Reuters says.

498How The Fiscal Cliff Bill Might Void Your Car's Warranty

Legislation could widen use of E15 fuel blend, which automakers say can corrode your engine

Thanks to the fiscal cliff bill signed into law last week, a blend of fuel that contains more ethanol could soon reach more consumers than ever. That's bad news, AAA tells car owners.

96How To Make Fuel Out Of Thin Air

A British company is doing just that

You know all about fuel-efficient alternatives to combat high gas prices. There are plug-in hybrids and electric cars, clean diesel and biodiesel. There's compressed natural gas and biomass and algae-based fuels. Now comes another development that makes those seem downright past their prime.

AddCalifornia takes wraps off dirtier, "winter" gasoline to ease prices

For Californians, the start of "winter" can't come soon enough.

57Mississippi tops Automotive Misery Index

Anyone who's ever laid claim to a set of keys can tell you car ownership is an expensive proposition, but according to CarInsurance.com, just how expensive can fluctuate significantly depending on where you call home. The site released a new study called "The Automotive Misery Index," which looks at each state's average household income compared to factors like the cost of fuel, the number of miles driven and the cost of full insurance coverage for a 2012 Honda Accord EX. Surprisingly enough, Mi

26Why gas stations in NJ, PA are selling $8/gallon gas in protest

Over 50 gas stations across New Jersey and Pennsylvania have raised the price of their fuel to more than eight dollars a gallon. They are all Lukoil stations, and their owners have raised prices in protest of practices by Lukoil North America that they say leave individual gas station owners at a competitive disadvantage.

16Unusual Recall Of The Week: BP gasoline

Recalls are quite common in the automotive world, but this recent recall is out of the ordinary. BP has just announced a recall for contaminated gasoline in the northwest Indiana and northeast Illinois areas that have evidently caused numerous drivability issues in customer vehicles. Apparently, this recall only applies to regular grade gasoline that originated from BP's Whiting, Ind. storage facility last week and purchased at BP gas stations and "other retail outlets," which according to the T

AddAnalyst suggests gas prices may have peaked at $3.92/gal

High gas prices burning through your checking account faster than a Bugatti Veyron through premium? At least one analyst says the pressure might drop soon. Patrick DeHaan, senior analyst for gasbuddy.com thinks fuel prices have peaked for the year, with the national average sitting at $3.92 for the last week. According to USA Today, DeHaan expects average national gas price to fall to $3.70 before May.

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