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    Report: OPEC quietly telling oil market to get comfy with lower prices
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    If you haven't noticed, it has been a little cheaper to fill up at the gas station for the last few weeks. According to the US Energy Information Administration, the current national average cost for a gallon of gasoline is $3.299. That's down about a nickel from the previous week and around ...

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    Report: Saudi Arabia may institute higher fuel economy standards; keep 45-cent/gallon gas
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    When it comes to global oil production, Saudi Arabia is one of the absolute leaders, producing nearly 10 million barrels of crude every day. That means it can offer its citizens gas prices of about 45 cents per gallon. Despite this remarkably low price, though, the controversial, monarchical ...

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    Official: Range Rover Sport claims record for crossing Arabia's Empty Quarter
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    The Empty Quarter of the Arabian peninsula is one of the harshest terrains on the planet. It's the second largest desert in the world, with temperatures regularly exceeding 122 degrees Fahrenheit. And that's just the landscape which Land Rover has conquered with the new Range Rover ...

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    Report: Saudi cleric under fire after saying women risk hurting ovaries if they drive
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    In Saudi Arabia, where only men can earn a driver's license, a conservative cleric is drawing criticism for saying that women risk damaging their ovaries and bearing children with clinical problems if they drive, The Guardian reports. The cleric, Sheikh Saleh bin Saad al-Lohaidan, made the ...

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    Report: Jaguar Land Rover may build factory in Saudi Arabia
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    The Middle East is one of the fastest-growing markets for Land Rover, so it makes sense that the automaker is looking to set up shop in the region. According to Automotive News, Jaguar Land Rover is in talks with the people of Saudi Arabia to build a factory in the country at an expected initial ...

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    ETC: Why are Saudi youths mounting cars on brick plinths?
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    We're not going to pretend that everything American kids do with their cars makes sense. Ghost riding, tray sliding and soaping sayings like "Sexy Seniors 2012 XOXOXO!!!" on car windows comes to mind. To be young and a car owner (or car borrower, in the case of most kids) often means doing ...

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    Report: Saudi man sentenced to beheading by sword for joyriding deaths
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    A Saudi man in his thirties, identified by the name Mutannish in reports, has been sentenced to death for causing two onlookers to die during a driving demonstration of Hagwalah – one of the wild displays of drifting we're used to seeing from that part of the world. During the show, two ...

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    Video: Middle East drifting daredevils go beyond the bounds of sanity... in family sedans
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    As a genre, automotive journalists have seen (and done) some pretty stupid things done in some pretty stupid cars. Collectively, we've been airborne in more vehicles than are worth counting, roasted enough tires to make Al Gore weep, and generally made asses of ourselves on closed-course ...

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    Video: Why yes, a garbage truck can drive on two wheels
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    Here in the U.S., garbage trucks are mainly for picking up, crushing and dumping trash. The same garbage trucks roles no doubt apply in Saudi Arabia, except when the trash hauler doubles as a crowd-pleasing stunt car. Beyond the jump is video of a thankfully trash-less garbage truck that has a ...

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    Report: 14 female U.S. senators call on Saudi Arabia to lift female driving ban
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    The relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia is a tenuous one. For better or worse, it usually involves the American government siding with the Saudi royal family – arguably at the expense of the people over which the latter rule. But this time, the roles have changed, with ...

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    Video: Vaughn Gittin Jr. drifts his way through the Al Reem Circuit
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    If you like Ken Block's series of Gymkhana videos, then you'll definitely want to check out Vaughn Gittin Jr's latest flick featuring his Formula Drift Mustang. Gittin was recently visiting Saudi Arabia to perform a drifting demo at an event at the Al Reem Circuit, and he decided to stick around ...

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    Report: Five Saudi women in custody for breaking driving ban
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    The Saudi authorities have stepped in to temper the momentum of Saudi Women for Driving. It is against religious law for women to drive in the Arabian country, a fact of life that Saudi women have now decided to fight. The campaign began earlier this year, headed by Manal al-Sharif, with a video ...

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    Video: Saudi Women For Driving urges Subaru to stop selling cars where women can't drive
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    In their ongoing quest to secure the ability to legally drive, a group of Saudi women are beseeching Subaru to stop selling vehicles in countries that prohibit female drivers from taking to the road. According to Change.org, more than 1,000 people an hour are signing a petition that hopes to ...

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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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    Video: Saudi woman's "right to drive" protest video circulates online despite gov't. efforts
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    The Arab Spring has brought a wave of change and reform to the Middle East, but that tide has seemingly stopped at Saudi Arabia. According to The New York Times, the Saudi government has effectively squelched a movement championed by Manal al-Sharif. The woman wasn't campaigning for the ...

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    Video: Yes, you can change a tire on a moving car
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    Changing tires while moving – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Can you change a tire quickly? It doesn't matter, because your skills fail to impress this crew of suicidal Saudi stunt drivers. No need for a jackstand when you have three friends, a long stretch of road and the ...

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    Video: Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah knows how to make an entrance
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    King Abudallah returns home - Click above to watch video after the jump
    It's kind of a big deal when Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz returns home from overseas. Following a massive welcome ceremony at the airport that includes hundreds of men performing a traditional sword dance, ...

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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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    Xenatec Maybach Cruiserio coupe enters production with Saudi investment
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    Xenatec Maybach Cruiserio coupe – Click above for image gallery
    Want to get your hands on a Maybach coupe? You've got two options. First would be to commission a replica of the Exelero concept car on the chassis of a Dodge Viper. That'll set you back €550,000, or about $730k at today's ...

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    Report: Saudi university to start $500 million carmaking enterprise
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    King Saud University Gazal-1 – Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Few took them seriously when the students of King Saud University unveiled their first design in Geneva last March. But the Saudi institute of higher education is reportedly putting their plans to begin producing their ...

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