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96White House urges Congress to shore up depleted Highway Trust Fund

The United States Highway Trust Fund is getting closer to running out, and the federal government is scrambling to find a way to keep it in the black. The fund pays for a significant portion of the upkeep for the country's interstates, bridge repairs and some public transportation projects. It's currently backed under a two-year law that expires in September, but Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx claims the actual money in the account will be gone by the end of August. Without new financi

198Big Oil says California's cap-and-trade system will raise gas prices

You try to do a good thing, but someone always has to come around and say there's a down side. In this case, the good thing is AB 32, also known as California's greenhouse gas emission reduction law, and the potential down side is one that could generate a lot of bad publicity.

36Venezuela may be losing its nickel-a-gallon gas

There aren't many places in the world where one can buy a gallon of gas for the equivalent of a nickel, but, for the time being, Venezuela is one of those places. There the price of gasoline has been frozen for nearly two decades, but the country's president, Nicolas Maduro, says he favors raising prices gradually over three years to help fight the country's economic crisis, The Detroit News reports.

149US predicts gas will still be king in 2040

A new report from the Department of Energy predicts that gasoline will still be the fuel of choice for a vast majority of the auto industry over 25 years from now, although it will be slightly less dominant than it is today.

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.

AddUniversity of Maryland study reiterates Peak Oil threat

Just because gas prices have been steadily declining since March doesn't mean we should all get comfortable with the idea of lower refueling costs and a dependable fuel supply. In fact, a University of Maryland study titled "Economic Vulnerability to Peak Oil" pushes the panic button a bit.

142Gas prices could fall below $3/gallon before year's end [w/video]

Here's a welcome holiday present for motorists - gas prices may fall below $3 a gallon before year's end, with some 35 states already reporting at least one station with prices below the mark, according to a report from CNBC. That's a big drop from the current $3.25/gal national average, and it could expand.

13Gas Prices Falling Could Mean Less Demand For Green Cars

Prices at the pump expected to continue falling through end of 2013

Gas prices have tumbled over the past two months. That's a good thing for consumers, but not so good for sales of green-friendly cars.

4American Drivers May Have Hit Their Peak

The "Peak Car" theory says U.S. citizens will buy fewer cars

Compared with the rest of the world, the U.S. has long been known as the gas guzzler country--the nation of the widest roads, largest vehicles and the least amount of reliable mass transit for the geography. That image could be changing, according to a new study that says driving in the U.S. has already peaked and will decline.

458Electric Car Sales Have Doubled, Thanks To High Gas Prices

EVs selling at faster pace than hybrids after their introduction to market

This is a good time to be in the business of selling electric vehicles. Once moribund, sales of electric cars have more than doubled in the U.S. during the first six months of 2013.

27Matte Graphite Tesla Model S rolls into station with $11 gas

It is an era of $11 gallons of gas. Somewhere, apparently, someone has run out of fuel. To the rescue will come a personalized Matte Graphite Tesla Model S, ready with a frunk full of gas cans. Watching the Tesla drive away on cheap electricity, the stranded motorist out there will be able to continue his gas-powered journey, wondering if perhaps next time will be the right time to get plugged in.

AddMemorial Day weekend gas tab likely to hit $1.44 billion in US

Americans are about to spend a lot of money on gasoline. If the number crunchers at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) are correct, US drivers will spend a tidy $1.44 billion filling up for their Memorial Day travels as 31.2 million people use the long weekend to participate in the time-honored tradition of a road trip.

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.

56Gas Prices Slightly Higher This Memorial Day Weekend

AAA says high domestic production and lower use push prices down for the rest of the summer

There will be more Memorial Day travelers on the road this year, facing a slight increase in gas prices, according to AAA.

198What price makes gas too expensive?

Gas prices are substantially lower than they were a year ago, but according to a new gas-price index released by AAA, about 61 percent of those polled said that prices are too high when gas is above $3.50 per gallon – the current national average for regular gasoline is $3.51 per gallon. Forty-six percent of those polled felt that anything above $3.00 per gallon is too high, but as Robert L. Darbelnet, president and CEO of AAA, points out, prices have been around $3.00 for more than two ye

14Summer Gas Prices Expected To Be Lowest In Three Years

The national average is projected to be $3.63 per gallon

The average retail price for a gallon of gas is expected to be $3.63 this summer.

AddEPA proposes new Tier 3 emission rules, requiring cleaner cars and gasoline in 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added a new word to the wider public lexicon today when it proposed new emission and fuel standards for cars and gasoline: Tier 3. This new regulation is "sensible" and will "significantly reduce harmful pollution, prevent thousands of premature deaths and illnesses, while also enabling efficiency improvements in the cars and trucks we drive," the EPA says. Unsurprisingly, not everyone agrees.

28Key To Better Fuel Efficiency May Lie In Carpools, Not Hybrids

New study says fuel efficiency of vehicles has improved more than efficiency of drivers

Cars on American roads have improved their fuel economy. The people who drive them? Not so much.

AddUS gas prices to fall over next two years

US gas prices are expected to fall over the next couple of years as fuel consumption levels off, indicating that vehicle fuel-economy gains may have positive long-term effect on everyone's wallets.

AddUCS: Buying an efficient car takes a bite out of Big Oil

Here's an unsurprising fact: Big Oil is making huge profits. Here's one that might catch your eye: car owners are spending nearly as much gassing up as they paid to buy their car.

188US families spent an average of nearly $3,000 on fuel last year

Does it feel like more of your paycheck is going to pay to fuel up your vehicle? According to the US Energy Information Administration, it is. Last year, the average US household paid $2,912 for gasoline, which represents almost four percent of the average household annual income. The government agency notes that this is the highest percentage of household income spent on fuel in almost 30 years (save 2008, when the numbers were similar).

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