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    Read This: US energy boom thwarted by... bad oil field roads?
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    With all the money they generate, you'd be forgiven if you thought the roads to America's oil wells and shale fields would be paved in platinum and lined in gold. The reality is, though, that these roads are so devastated that they're starting to actively hurt the oil industry. A large portion ...

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    Report: BP says we have 53.3 years of oil left
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    Okay, okay, okay – it's not as bad as that headline says it is. First of all, even if we did only have 53.3 years of oil left, it'd represent a 1.1-percent improvement over last year's estimate, to 1.69 trillion barrels of oil left. But more importantly, we probably have a hell of a lot ...

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    Official: Porsche Classic launching branded motor oil for air-cooled boxer engines
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    It's hard not to love the look of a classic Porsche. Whether it's the upside-down bathtub styling of the 356 or the gradual evolution of the 911, there is a little beauty in all of them. However, the older they get, the more that needs repaired to keep them on the road. Porsche Classic is helping ...

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    Report: 10,000 gallons of oil spill onto LA streets [w/video]
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    A massive early morning oil spill in Los Angeles has spewed some 10,000 gallons of black gold onto the city's streets. It happened in Northern LA's West Glendale, when a 20-inch pipeline burst and spattered oil on everything within in a half-mile radius. A fire department spokesman tells USA ...

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    ETC: Nearly two years later, we get our hands on Lubricheck's "blood tester"
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    In May of 2011, we ran a story about a small company seeking backers for an innovative do-it-yourself device engineered to measure the level of contaminants in a vehicle's motor oil. Armed with the knowledge, consumers could extend oil change intervals, save money and help the environment. Things ...

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    The U.S. is exporting oil products, so why is the price of gas still high?
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    It has always been the habit of the party that doesn't occupy the White House to blame various ills on the party that does. Especially in the past few years when it has come to gas prices, the party-in-waiting has blamed the POTUS for "pain at the pump." We're not taking sides here – ...

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    Report: Shell struggles to pay $1B oil bill to Iran due to sanctions
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    With the price of a barrel of oil beyond $100 per drum, global oil powerhouse Royal Dutch Shell is raking in some serious coin. But while Shell is bringing in the big bucks, it still cannot pay one very important client. Bloomberg is citing four sources who claim that Shell is finding it ...

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    Opinion: What if it turns out there's plenty of oil? [w/video]
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    As the relative price of gasoline drops, people are not motivated to buy small, fuel efficient cars.
    All the top executives in the auto industry tell me that oil supplies will only get tighter this decade. They predict that fuel prices will do nothing but go up. And they say customers will be ...

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    Report: Saudi prince worried over increasing fuel economy standards and technology
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    This may sound surprising, but Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal has gone on record saying he wants the price of oil to decrease. Why's that you ask? It's all about the long-term game, says the Saudi Royal Family's stock market and real estate magnate. In a recent interview with "CNN's Fareed ...

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    Senate votes down bill to end oil company subsidies, see how they voted and who gets oil money
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    As expected, a Democratic bill that would have put an end to the multi-billion-dollar annual tax subsidies for oil companies Chevron, Shell, BP, ConocoPhillips and Exxon Mobil failed to overcome a Republican filibuster on Tuesday evening. The heavily partisan 52-in-favor, 48-against vote fell ...

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    Video: Lubricheck digital "blood tester" for engine oil seeking backers
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    Most of us maintain our vehicles either by the manufacturer's recommended service intervals or some arcane calendar handed down from generation to generation. Either way, changing a vehicle's oil is usually done on either a time or mileage basis, not the actual level of oil degradation inside ...

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    Wikileaks: U.S. believes Saudi Arabia is running out of oil
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    Peak oil, according to Wikipedia, is the point in time when the maximum rate of global petroleum extraction is reached, after which the rate of production enters terminal decline. Opinions vary on when the world will actually reach a peak oil scenario, but a new report detailed by Julian ...

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    DOE: Oil will average $99/barrel by end of 2012; gas $3.29 per gallon
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    According to the DOE's Energy Information Administration (EIA), crude oil prices are expected to steadily increase over the next two years, hitting $99 per barrel by the end of 2012. Tightening of world oil markets, along with a growth in consumption, will continue to drive oil prices up from the ...

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    Report: Americans using 8% less gasoline than 2006 peak, will never go up again
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    Peak oil, according to the great and all-knowing Wikipedia, "is the point in time when the maximum rate of global petroleum extraction is reached, after which the rate of production enters terminal decline." Regardless of your opinions on whether or not the planet has entered into its Peak Oil ...

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    BP "buzz" rating falls below Toyota after oil spill
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    British consumer research firm YouGov BrandIndex polls 5,000 adults every weekday to allocate a so-called buzz rating to some of the most important consumer brands in the world. The buzz rating of a brand can fluctuate wildly if, for example, a new product or service is announced. Let loose a ...

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    Technology Alert: The dipstick's demise is blamed on dilatory drivers
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/The_dipstick_s_demise_is_blamed_on_dilatory_drivers'; The practice of opening the hood at every fuel stop used to be routine. With an oil-soaked rag in hand, the worker reached over and pulled out the hot metal dipstick, and after a quick cleaning swipe, ...

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    Video: Shell makes a Nissan 370Z for the Invisible Man to showcase lubricants
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    Shell Helix commercial – Click above to view the videos after the jump
    Shell's commissioned ad agency JWT to create a spot showing off the wondrous properties of Shell's Helix lubricants. JWT then commissioned Asylum Models and Effects to create a transparent Nissan 370Z out of Perspex. ...

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    REPORT: BP finds big oil in Gulf of Mexico
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    Even during the recession, oil is hovering at around $70 per barrel. There are many reasons for elevated oil prices, such as emerging markets demanding more crude and market speculators. Perhaps the biggest reason of all, however, is that oil is just harder to come by, as all the obvious spots have ...

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    It's a Fuel Problem, Not a Fuel Economy Problem - Autoline with John McElroy
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    Every single day, the United States ships $600,000,000 out of the country. That's what it costs us to pay for the oil we buy from other countries at $50 a barrel. It is the single biggest cause of our massive trade deficit. The U.S. uses roughly 20 million barrels of oil every single day, and ...

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    Russia expected to be third largest global market by 2012
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    Russia has long been included under the "emerging markets" umbrella that carmakers have been saying would lead to future industry growth. The economic fallout put an end to those predictions, with Russia suffering just as badly – and if you include the oil sector, some would say even worse ...

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