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Still Baby Still…

By donar | Related entries in Cartoons, Energy, Gas, News, Oil

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May 16th, 2011 | Permalink| No Comments »

$5 Gas In 2012?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Energy, Gas, Oil

That’s what one former oil exec is saying and based on the increased demand we’re seeing in China…this doesn’t seem unlikely. From CNN Money: NEW YORK ( — The former president of Shell Oil, John Hofmeister, says Americans could be paying $5 for a gallon of gasoline by 2012. In an interview with Platt’s Energy […]

December 28th, 2010 | Permalink| 35 Comments »

How NOT to pay for highways

By Solomon Kleinsmith | Related entries in Energy, Gas, Legislation, Money

In one of those “every silver lining has a cloud” kind of situations, state and federal government road maintenance funds are dwindling as people drive less and use less gasoline per mile as they buy more fuel efficient cars. The federal government had to put $8 billion into the Highway Trust Fund because plummeting gas […]

July 24th, 2009 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Cellulosic Ethanol no longer in its infancy

By Solomon Kleinsmith | Related entries in Business, Economic recovery, Economy, Energy, Environment, Fiscal Responsibility, Fiscal stimulus, Gas, News, Oil, Politics, Polls, Science, Spending, Stimulus, Technology

Thanks to Justin and company for welcoming me on here as a regular contributor. I will be posting on a number of issues, but one area you can expect that I will regularly be tracking is technology related developments and how they interact with the political world and policy. I also live less than ten […]

July 13th, 2009 | Permalink| 13 Comments »

Rolling Stone Blows The Lid Off Oil/Gas Speculation By Goldman Sachs

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Banks, Business, Energy, Gas

Most people don’t realize that the insane gas prices last year had nothing to do with increased demand and had everything to do with market speculation and hoarding encouraged by the top investment banks. Now True/Slant’s own Matt Taibbi uncovers the truth behind the scam. Read the rest at True/Slant. Tweet

July 3rd, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Obama To Announce Tougher Fuel Standards

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, California, Cars, Energy, Gas, Obama

This is a pretty big stake in the ground, because they’ll be using California’s standards…the toughest in the nation. No doubt you’ll be hearing that this is bad for business, but that’s what they said about seat belts, airbags and every other time CAFE standards were raised. And I think we’re all fairly aware that […]

May 18th, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

China Wants To Lead The Electric Car Revolution

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cars, China, Energy, Gas

Oh, and hybrids too. From NY Times: The goal, which radiates from the very top of the Chinese government, suggests that Detroit’s Big Three, already struggling to stay alive, will face even stiffer foreign competition on the next field of automotive technology than they do today. […] To some extent, China is making a virtue […]

April 2nd, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Obama Shoots Down Mileage Tax Idea

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Energy, Gas, Taxes

The moment I heard this idea it sounded like box office poison, and it looks like the administration did too. Because not only does it mean you’d have to have some sort of Orwellian GPS system attached to every car, but it completely negates the benefits of higher mileage hybrids that are in the pipeline. […]

February 20th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Investment Banks Hoarding Oil Offshore?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Business, Energy, Gas, Money, Oil

Following up on my earlier post about oil speculation, there’s news that 50 million barrels of oil are being hoarded on supertankers. The market calls it “contango.” I call it irresponsible. From Marketplace… “Contango” refers to a market condition in which the future price of a commodity is higher than the cost of buying it […]

January 12th, 2009 | Permalink| 16 Comments »

60 Minutes Looks At Oil Speculation In 2008

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Energy, Gas, Oil, Video

And they find that the folks who were trying to make a quick buck were affecting oil prices far more than the normal market forces of supply and demand. Gee, that sounds oddly familiar… Last year I argued time and time again that the energy speculators were the cause and that supply and demand couldn’t […]

January 12th, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »