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    Report: Is Detroit becoming 'Carjack City'? [w/video]

    You know things are getting ridiculous with Detroit when Dan Gilbert, owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers (!), is talking you-know-what about the Detroit Pistons. Now a story from the Associated Press piles on, declaring Detroiters "under siege in 'Carjack City.'" The nickname doesn't refer to the ...

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    Video: Are you ready for automatic drive-through gas fill-ups?

    The gigantic step between filling up your own gas tank and letting a machine do it for you has been a long time coming, but a cooperative effort between Husky and Fuelmatics has finally produced an automatic fuel-filling robot. The technology was demonstrated at the 2013 Petroleum Equipment ...

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    ETC: Stay in this converted 1918 gas station when you're in New Orleans

    New Orleans has great charm, awesome parties and some of the best food in the nation. We highly recommend a visit. And if you want to add some automotive flavor to your trip, this converted 1918 Sinclair gas station would certainly do the trick. The 2000-square-foot loft-style house is packed ...

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    Video: Ultralight makes a runway-free gas and go

    We will never stop being bitter about the lack of flying cars in our personal lives. It's not that we trust the drivers on the road with us to have yet another axis of travel to concern themselves with, but rather that we've been promised personal flying transportation our entire lives. One ...

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    Video: Watch this man's natural-gas pickup explode as he refuels it

    We've reported before on the proliferation of natural-gas powered vehicles in the heavily oil-sanctioned state of Iran. Now we've got some further very dramatic circumstantial evidence that not all of the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles are as safe as their Iranian owners would hope. It's ...

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    Video: This is what happens when you play with cigarette lighters while pumping gas

    It's easy to forget just how dangerous fueling your vehicle can be. Drivers visit gas stations hundreds of times a year, and topping off the tank is as second nature as tying your shoelaces. However, that doesn't mean gasoline has suddenly turned less flammable. Just ask one absent-minded guy in ...

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    Video: New pump technology prevents gas theft, lets you pay after pumping [w/poll]

    Depending on where you live and what gas stations you frequent, finding a pump that will let you pay after filling up is getting tougher and tougher. In an effort to curb absconders who drive off without paying, gas station owners have been forced to ratchet up security measures, leading most to ...

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    Video: Speed's new show Pumped! is like Cash Cab at the gas station

    Believe it or not, we cherish our time at the gas pump. Topping off the tank is a good excuse to step outside for a moment and let our minds wander for a spell. It's a little slice of meditation we've been practicing since before we could legally drive, so the thought of being dragged into an ...

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    Italian beauty and absurdity extend to gas stations in Cuneo, Italy

    When luxury becomes a commodity, there's little left but to make commodities luxurious. This is a newly constructed gas station in Cuneo, Piemonte, Italy, designed by Damilano Studio Architects, and it's rather pleasant to look at if modern architecture is your thing. Reinforced concrete ...

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    Why New Jersey motorists still can't pump their own gas

    Ding! There goes the charming little reminder that your car is getting low on fuel, as most new cars come straight from the factory with an audible reminder that it's time to fill up. No big deal, right? Just takes a quick second to remember which side the filler is on, then you get out, unscrew ...

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    REPORT: Half of California gas stations could face closure for failing to install costly new nozzles

    According to the Los Angeles Daily News, California gas station operators have known since 2000 that they would have to install new nozzles on their gas pumps by tomorrow's deadline. And yet at least 2,000 of the 3,900 stations in the Southern California region and 60 percent of stations statewide ...

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    Flying rat poop leads to collapse of gas station canopy

    Pigeons -- flying rats, rock doves, what have you -- are probably not on anyone's favorite list of fowl, but lately they've been bringing the house down. Well, not houses exactly, but bridges and awnings if you believe the news. Last year it was reported pigeon poop helped cause the bridge collapse ...

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    Man gets caught with custom-built gas-stealing truck

    With gas prices exceeding $4 per gallon, it's no surprise that fuel stealing is on the rise. What's amazing is the lengths to which thieves are willing to go to swindle the pricey commodity in larger-than-normal quantities. An Orlando man was recently arrested for having a hidden, professionally ...

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    2009 HUMMER H2 and H2 SUT will be E85 compatible

    In Dallas, a businessman has spent half a million dollars to install nine pumps that dispense E85, E10, and biodiesel. The catch: the businessman is a HUMMER dealer, and the pumps are next to his dealership. The station is called Classic Clean Fuels, and it is intended to make a statement for next ...

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    VIDEO: Felipe Massa shills for Shell, makes us chuckle

    Shell's PR people appear to have a handle on how best to exploit the company's relationship with Scuderia Ferrari. Whether it's the spine-tingling spot that depicts historic Ferrari grand prix cars running on the streets in famous locales, or the very amusing "What will Schumi do next?" series ...

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    Union 76's balls removed, museums get to hold them

    Not too long ago, the 8-foot tall orange Union 76 globes towering over gas stations could be found almost as easily as a Starbucks can today. But as those stations were renovated or as new ones were built, the glowing balls were taken down and newly built outlets got more conventional (i.e. ...

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    Mimicking a similar project in the UK, a US-based organization has launched to help drivers save some cash on gas. The idea is seemingly simple: get a bunch of people together and give them a gas discount card, promise a popular, nationwide gas station chain that the group of people ...

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    GM's newest incentive - $1.99/gallon gasoline in Florida and California

    General Motors promised that it would develop some innovative sales promotions this summer, and we have to say that it delivers with a newly-announced offer for Florida and California residents who buy selected SUVs and midsize sedans. Buyers will be issued a pre-paid credit card, which ...

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    Gas stations in Texas run dry

    Filling stations in the heart of the oil industry were out of gasoline Friday after logistical problems delayed distribution of ethanol to fuel terminals.The problem surfaced as oil companies switch from MTBE to ethanol as an anti-smog additive. Similar problems caused supply problems on the U.S. ...


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