Archive for the 'Gas' Category

General Motors Veep Talks Future Cars

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

Larry Burns on General Motors’ ideas for the next generation of automobiles, which include cars giving power back to the grid. We can talk all we want about how firms like GM have failed in the past couple decades, but they’re right at that point where they can really make a difference and it would […]

January 12th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Meanwhile, In Russia…

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Energy, Gas, Russia

Yesterday they cut off their natural gas supply to the Ukraine. Completely. That also means the supply to numerous European countries has been severely diminished. From AP: The Russia-Ukraine natural gas dispute hit Europe with the force of a winter storm Tuesday, cutting or limiting supplies to nearly a dozen nations. Tens of thousands of […]

January 7th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Truck And SUV Sales Up?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Cars, Economy, Energy, Gas, Oil

I’m glad to see we learned our lesson… From CNN: After nearly a year of flagging sales, low gas prices and fat incentives are reigniting America’s taste for big vehicles. Trucks and SUVs will outsell cars in December, according to researchers at the automotive Website Edmunds.com, something that hasn’t happened since February. Meanwhile the forecast […]

December 26th, 2008 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Oil Sinks On Recession Woes

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

Massive energy speculation mixed with much lower demand is driving the price down, down, down for the foreseeable future. From AP: A report by the Commerce Department showed that sales of new homes fell in November to the slowest pace in nearly 18 years, while new home prices dropped by the biggest amount in eight […]

December 23rd, 2008 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Gas Prices Could Hit $1 a Gallon

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Economy, Gas

While recent economic news has been grim, we can at least take a little solace that gas prices have plummeted. Currently, we’re more likely to see $1 a gallon gas than $4 a gallon gas in the immediate future. Since the price of gas peeked last July, prices have dropped 72% with a 25% drop […]

December 6th, 2008 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Meet The Press For 11/16/08

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Energy, Environment, Foreign Policy, Gas, Meet The Press, Television, Video

As always, the entire thing. Today’s was particularly good, with T. Boone Pickens making an appearance. Thoughts? Tweet

November 16th, 2008 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Oil Down To $88 A Barrel

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

As purse strings tighten and consumption plummets, the market runs screaming. Reuters has more… Oil dropped $6 to below $88 a barrel on Monday on expectations the growing financial crisis will further slow already faltering global fuel demand. Crude prices have plummeted from a peak over $147 a barrel set on July 11 as high […]

October 6th, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Gas Prices Steadily Falling, But…

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

This may seem like good news for people at the pump, but let’s not forget that even with oil falling to $115 a barrel, it’s still well above where it was just a year ago…and a year before that…and so on. And as the following graph from The Oil Drum illustrates, prices have dropped over […]

August 11th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

McCain Backs Proper Tire Inflation

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

“Obama said a couple of days ago says we all should inflate our tires. I don’t disagree with that. The American Automobile Association strongly recommends it. My friends, let’s do that, but do you think that’s enough to break our dependence on foreign oil? I don’t think so.” Yeah, because that was Obama’s entire energy […]

August 6th, 2008 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Offshore Drilling Vs. Tire-Gauge & Tune-Up

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Energy, Gas, McCain, Oil, Republicans

Why is McCain ridiculing Obama for a solution that would actually have an immediate impact on our fuel usage? I’ll give you one guess… From TIME: The Bush Administration estimates that expanded offshore drilling could increase oil production by 200,000 bbl. per day by 2030. We use about 20 million bbl. per day, so that […]

August 5th, 2008 | Permalink| 10 Comments »