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EIA: We're driving more while using less gas

Better, cleaner cars lets us drive more in 2015 than 2007, but burn less fuel.

More tires spun, less gas used up. That's what the EIA has calculated for the American population in 2015 compared to 2007.

E85 availability increasing across US, especially outside Midwest

E85. It's not just for flyover states anymore. That could be the newest slogan of the 85-percent ethanol blend now that the biofuel is proliferating in areas other than the Midwestern corn-growing states.

Idaho has highest percentage of transportation-related emissions

Is there a plethora of big rigs in the Gem State? Results of a US Energy Information Administration (EIA) report tracking state-by-state energy-related carbon dioxide emission makes that question worth asking, as Idaho was the state with the highest percentage of emissions stemming from the transportation sector.

US 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.

EIA: 2012 monthly average shows U.S. using less gas than at any time since 2007

124,000 barrels of oil a day sure sounds like a lot, doesn't it?

U.S. ethanol output dips... again

After falling to its lowest per-day output level in 2011, you might think that ethanol production would rebound. Well, that's not the case as U.S. ethanol production dipped again last week while as export demand depleted stocks by nearly three percent.

EIA: E85-capable vehicles dominate available alt-fuel models in 2009

Of the 1,076,350 alternative-fuel automobiles made available in the U.S. in 2009, nearly 75 percent (805,777) were flex-fuel capable (E85) vehicles, according to the report "Alternatives to Traditional Transportation Fuels 2009" recently released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The EIA notes that most of the E85-burning vehicles manufactured in 2009 were sold to private individuals and not to commercial or government fleets.

Insert corny title here: U.S. may not meet 2022 biofuels mandate

Baring a major breakthrough in cellulosic ethanol technology, the US Energy Information Administration doesn't think there's any way that the United States will meet its self-imposed Renewable Fuels Standard. The mandate in its current form would require that 36 billion gallons of ethanol be blended into conventional petroleum-based gasoline in America by 2022. Current estimates in