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    Featured: Visiting the Shell Technology Center, Part 2: The Law of Unleaded [w/videos]
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    Shell invited us to its Technology Center near Houston, Texas to learn more about its V-Power premium gasoline, and we ended up learning not only about detergent additives but also what the Internet thinks happens inside a car's engine. In Part One of the story of our visit, we tackled the ...

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    Featured: Visiting the Shell Technology Center, Part 1: The Rise of Additives [w/video]
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    Two of the most important additions to a car are also two of the most commonly ignored: gasoline and tires. Companies pour staggering amounts of money, energy and resources into designing, engineering and gaining percentile improvements in automobiles, and what they get in return from consumers ...

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    Report: Venezuela may be losing its nickel-a-gallon gas
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    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 ...

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    Report: US predicts gas will still be king in 2040
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    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. The report, from the DoE's Energy Information Agency, predicts that by ...

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    Report: House proposes 15-cent federal gas tax hike [w/poll]
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    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 ...

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

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    Report: SCOTUS rebuffs automakers, refuses to block 15% ethanol sales
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    The US Supreme Court has effectively rejected an effort to block sales of gasoline blended with 15-percent ethanol content (E15), refusing to hear a lawsuit and leaving in place an earlier ruling by a federal appeals court that confirms the fuel is legal to sell. The attempt to block E15 sales ...

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    Video: Gas or Diesel? Xcar asks which is better in Audi's A6
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    You know our answer. While gasoline certainly holds a special place in our hearts, it's difficult to deny the efficiency and power available from diesel fuel. XCAR recently added to their impressive list of videos by putting two Audi A6 models to the test: one with the company's stalwart ...

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    Report: ExxonMobil says diesel to surpass gas as global transportation fuel of choice by 2020
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    Diesel is seeing a huge surge in demand, and ExxonMobil says that jump will eventually lead the fuel to become the number one choice for transportation worldwide in just seven years. The move away from gasoline is being propelled by an increase in light-duty engine efficiency and an expansion ...

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    Video: This is how not to wash your car's windshield
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    We've heard of all manners of interesting ways to wash cars and car parts. Naturally, there's more store-bought specialized detergents than you can shake a rag at, but we've seen plenty of dish soap, vinegar, club soda and even Coke used to clean a stubborn part or two. Sometimes, though, you've ...

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    Report: How this summer's drought might affect your car's gasoline
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    In 2007, then-president George Bush signed a law that required increased production of ethanol. Swelling ethanol demand for fuel combined with this past summer's drought has driven the price of corn (used to make ethanol) up. In fact, prices have swollen some 400 percent in the last seven years. ...

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    Video: Lego creates six mini Ferrari kits for Shell
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    The best way we can think of to get customers into your gas stations is by offering complimentary fuel. The next best way? Lego Ferraris. For a limited time, Shell gas stations are offering six tiny Lego Ferrari kits when you fill up your tank. Unfortunately to take advantage of the offer, you ...

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    Report: Young motorists driving far less than even 10 years ago
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    A new study by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group indicates Americans are driving less than they were a few years ago. That drop is largely thanks to young people. Those between the ages of 16 and 34 drove 23 percent fewer miles in 2009 than they did in 2001. While it's tempting to attribute ...

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    Study: Gas pumps found to be germiest things we touch
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    We think Nissan has found its new spokesman for the all-electric Leaf. A microbiologist at the University of Arizona known as "Dr. Germ" says he's identified gas pumps as the biggest biohazard in modern society. According to The Los Angeles Times, the doctor's research results show 71 percent of ...

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    Report: Americans driving fewest miles since 2003
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    USA Today reports that Americans are driving less today than they were one year ago. According to a new study by the Department of Transportation, travel on U.S. roads has declined by around 1.3 percent through the first eight months of the year compared to the same period in 2010. That equates ...

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    Computer glitch causes gas station to sell 8,000 gallons at $1.10
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    When residents of Wilmington – a neighborhood of Los Angeles, California – got word that a local Valero fueling station was selling gas for the bargain price of $1.10 per gallon, almost immediately, vehicles lined up 'round the corner. This wasn't one of those promo deals on fuel, ...

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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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    BBC: At nearly $7.30/gal and climbing, UK gas prices hit record high
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    Think fuel prices are high in the United States? What Yanks pay is nothing to what our former colonial masters are forced to shell out at the pumps, as reports come in of record-high prices in the UK. According to the BBC, prices have hit an all-time high of 121.76p per liter in the United ...

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    Report: EPA sued by food and farm groups over E15 fuel approval
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    Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency approved the use of E15, a 15-percent ethanol and 85-percent gasoline blend, in vehicles from model year 2007 and newer. Now, nine food and farm groups, along with the American Petroleum Institute, are suing the EPA over this decision. According to ...

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    PSA: If you're a car thief, you'd best know your diesel from your gasoline
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    2010 Audi A3 TDI – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When stealing a vehicle, we imagine the last thing on a thief's mind is thinking is about type of fuel their "new" car requires. However, that's something Daniel Boxall should have considered after acquiring a new set of wheels ...

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