Tag: Gasoline

Prototype driving “coach” improves mileage, car safety

Prototype driving “coach” improves mileage, car safety

| March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sure, cars are useful… but they’re also energy-consuming, environmentally-unfriendly and even life-threatening. Recent research led by researchers from the University of Oulu, “Personalised Assistance for Fuel-efficient Driving,” develops a prototype for a driver assistance system that would — after gathering what we might call context clues — improve safety and fuel efficiency and reduce environmental […]

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Lower oil prices wreak havoc on state budgets

Lower oil prices wreak havoc on state budgets

| December 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

This New Year’s Eve, motorists can celebrate at the pump, where the price of gas has, as of this writing, a national average of $2.273 per gallon, according to the AAA. In fact, except for Vermont, Alaska, and Hawaii, all states saw the average price of gas drop at least a dollar between June and […]

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EIA: Gas prices don’t affect miles traveled

EIA: Gas prices don’t affect miles traveled

| December 17, 2014

The price of gas has little impact on how much people travel by car, reports the U.S. Energy Information Administration, though Americans certainly seem to think it does. Gas is a “relatively inelastic product,” which means that price drops (or hikes) don’t influence demand much. The EIA’s report may run counter to commonly held logic, […]

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