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

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    Recalls: Ford calling in 28k Edge crossovers over fuel line leak
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    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 ...

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    Report: House proposes 15-cent federal gas tax hike [w/poll]
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    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 ...

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    Report: Fuel smugglers costing Europe $4B+ in lost taxes
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    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 ...

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    Report: SCOTUS rebuffs automakers, refuses to block 15% ethanol sales
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    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. The attempt to block E15 sales ...

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    Study: Mississippi tops Automotive Misery Index
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    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 ...

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    Report: Why gas stations in NJ, PA are selling $8/gallon gas in protest
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    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 ...

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    Report: 2,100 gallons of gas stolen from Indiana BP station... all at once
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    To steal 2,100 gallons of gasoline, you'll need a really big tank and story that's at least somewhat believable. Someone in Hammond, Indiana apparently had both. A clerk at a Hammond BP station says a tanker driver's story about checking the station's tank levels sounded legit, especially ...

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    Recalls: Unusual Recall Of The Week: BP gasoline
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    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, ...

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    Report: Rising fuel prices got you down? Blame Twitter
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    The power of social media has revealed itself today in the form of fluctuation in fuel prices based on a false tweet. According to The Wall Street Journal, a Twitter account claiming to be Russian Interior Minister Vladamir Kolokoltsv tweeted that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad had been ...

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    Report: Analyst suggests gas prices may have peaked at $3.92/gal
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    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 ...

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    Report: Americans driving fewest miles since 2003
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    USA Today reports that Americans are driving less today than they were one year ago. According to a new study by the Department of Transportation, travel on U.S. roads has declined by around 1.3 percent through the first eight months of the year compared to the same period in 2010. That equates ...

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    Study: Americans driving less, log fewest miles since 2004
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    The price of a gallon of gasoline has been a major downer so far in 2011, and data shows that it may be affecting driving habits. According to The Detroit News, the Federal Highway Administration claims that Americans drove 1.453 trillion miles in the first half of 2011. That's down 1.1 percent ...

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    Reuters: Gasoline prices begin falling, may be past 2011 peak
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    The price of a gallon of crude may have dropped by $16 in the past month, but for the most part, gas prices haven't followed suit. In fact, the nationwide average hit $4 per gallon just last week, or $1.10 higher than it was at this time in 2010. But while relief at the pump feels far from ...

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    Report: Price of oil plummets below $100, gas may fall to $3.50/gallon by June
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    The United States economy has been on the up-swing over the past year and a half, but recent data shows that economic growth is slowing and unemployment is once again creeping upward. That certainly isn't good news, but but those factors are starting to take their toll on the fuel prices... for ...

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    API: June demand for gasoline at lowest level in six years
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    According to the American Petroleum Institute's (API) Monthly Statistical Report, U.S. gasoline deliveries for the first half of 2010 averaged 8.88 million barrels per day, 0.6 percent lower than the corresponding period a year ago. Though the drop in demand is minuscule, it does provide us with an ...

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    Volvo recalls over 140K 2001-2005 and 2010 MY vehicles over fuel system issues
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    2010 Volvo XC60 - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Vehicles manufactured by Volvo are the subject of two different recalls newly announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA). The recalls, both involving problems with fuel systems, cover more than 140,000 vehicles ...

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    Nearly 7,000 2008-2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, Ralliart, and Sportback Ralliart models recalled over fuel pipe crack concerns
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    2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ralliart - Click above for high-res gallery
    The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a recall of potentially 6,903 Lancer Evolution, Ralliart, and Sportback Ralliart vehicles fitted with 2.0-liter turbocharged engines falling ...

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    VIDEO: Codemasters' FUEL features 5,000+ square miles of drivable terrain
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    Codemasters Fuel – Click above to watch the video
    Getting tired of driving over the same virtual circuits over and over again? Sure, it's a good way to get to know a track, but if can get tiresome. That's why Codemasters – the game studio behind DiRT, Grid and the upcoming F1 series ...

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

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