California “gasoline superuser” bill advances; focusing ZEV incentives on reducing gasoline use

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The bill, introduced by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), directs the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to maximize the climate and equity impacts of the state’s Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) incentive programs by linking the amount of incentive to a driver’s past gasoline or diesel consumption level, with larger amounts for lower income drivers. California’s biggest gasoline users currently are on track to be the last people to switch to ZEVs.

Use of leaded gasoline officially ends worldwide

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When service stations in Algeria stopped providing leaded gasoline in July, the use of leaded gasoline in cars ended globally. Tetraethyl lead was used as a gasoline additive to improve engine performance. By the 1970s, almost all gasoline produced around the world contained lead. When the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) began its campaign to eliminate lead in gasoline in 2002, leaded gasoline had become one of the most serious environmental threats to human health.


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HIF Global partners with Topsoe for eFuels facility in Texas; carbon-neutral gasoline

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Topsoe will deliver basic engineering and license for methanol synthesis and TIGAS gasoline synthesis technologies. This is our first involvement in a commercial scale Power-to-X facility producing gasoline. Our technology will be used to directly convert renewable hydrogen and CO 2 to methanol, which is further converted into plug-and-play gasoline. The gasoline synthesis from methanol has been commercially proven in a 15000-bpd plant in Turkmenistan since 2019.

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Recent trends in gasoline prices

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This brief note analyzes the changes in the price of gasoline during the first 13 weeks of 2020 and compares them with the changes during the first 13 weeks of 2019. The raw data (the average retail price of regular gasoline) came from the U.S. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research.

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Is Gasoline Becoming Unaffordable?

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In 1960, gasoline cost $0.31 If you think that’s … Continue Reading Is Gasoline Becoming Unaffordable? Not if you can remember the world before COVID. per gallon. Isn’t it outrageous that it costs more than $0.31 today?

Nissan introduces new Townstar LCV in gasoline and electric versions

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With a fully electric powertrain in addition to a gasoline-powered option in van and combi (passenger) versions, the new Townstar brings a suite of 20+ technologies to the compact van offering. In Europe, Nissan revealed the next-generation compact Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV), the Townstar.

Kia introduces 5th-generation Sportage SUV; gasoline, diesel, HEV, PHEV

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Developed on a new architecture, the all-new Sportage will offer gasoline and diesel powertrains at market launch later this year, followed by hybrid-electric (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) models. Kia has presented the fifth-generation Kia Sportage SUV.

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UW Madison team finds methylbutenol a potentially promising biofuel for blending with gasoline

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A team at the University of Madison-Wisconsin studied critical sooting equivalence ratios and subsequent particulate formation during spark-ignition combustion for blends of ethanol, isobutanol (2-methyl-1-propanol), and methylbutenol (2-methyl-3-buten-2-ol) with gasoline using premixed prevaporized (PMPV) fueling. Broadly, they found that increases in alcohol content consistently decreased the chemical sooting tendency and particulate emissions for all alcohol–gasoline blends tested.

Blue Bird working with Lightning eMotors to offer electric repower option for gasoline- and propane-powered school buses

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Blue Bird Corporation will offer a factory-certified electric repower program on select gasoline- and propane-powered Blue Bird school buses. Blue Bird will launch the repower program in 2023 for gasoline- and propane-powered Blue Bird Vision Type C school buses built after September 2021.

Bosch, Shell, and Volkswagen develop renewable gasoline with 20% lower CO2; rollout of Blue Gasoline this year

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Following on the introduction of R33 Blue Diesel ( earlier post ), Bosch, Shell, and Volkswagen have now developed a low-carbon gasoline. The new fuel, called Blue Gasoline, similarly contains up to 33% renewables, ensuring a well-to-wheel reduction in carbon emissions of at least 20% per kilometer driven. Shell will offset the remaining carbon emissions from the use of Blue Gasoline through certified offset arrangements.

Coltura: Federal & state EV policy & incentives must target gasoline superusers to achieve carbon emissions goals

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Advocacy group Coltura has published a report that finds converting the biggest users of gasoline to EVs in the next ten years is critical to reaching climate goals and that present EV policies are poorly suited to accomplishing that conversion. The top 20% of gasoline users burn 48%.

Nacero awards 20-year wind power purchase agreement to NextEra for natural gas-to-gasoline plant in Texas

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This agreement is a key component in Nacero’s plan to make its Penwell facility the first and largest supplier of lower and net-zero lifecycle carbon footprint gasoline for everyday American drivers.

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EIA: China processed record amounts of crude oil in 2021 but exported less gasoline and diesel

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In the second half of the year, China processed slightly less crude oil and began exporting significantly less gasoline and diesel than in the first half of the year to ensure sufficient domestic supply.

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DICP team demonstrates direct synthesis of isoparaffin-rich gasoline from syngas

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Bao Xinhe from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has achieved the direct synthesis of isoparaffin-rich gasoline from syngas using ZnAlO x -SAPO-11 oxide-zeolite (OXZEO) catalysts. A research team led by Prof. Pan Xiulian and Prof.

EIA expects summer US real gasoline and diesel prices to be the highest since 2014

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The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that retail gasoline prices will average $3.84 After adjusting for inflation, this summer’s forecast national average price would mark the highest retail gasoline and diesel prices since 2014.

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DOE: MY 2021 all-electric vehicles had a median driving range about 60% that of gasoline-powered vehicles

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According to the US Department of Energy (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), for the 2021 model year, the median driving range of all-electric vehicles (EV) was 234 miles while the median range for gasoline vehicles was 403 miles.

Gasoline consumption per capita in 2020 was on par with that in 1965

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This analysis examines the effect of this downturn in driving on gasoline consumption (both total and per capita), and places the consumption in 2020 in a historical context. The results show that gasoline consumption per capita in 2020 was on par with that 55 years ago. Total gasoline consumption for highway use dropped from 136,076 million gallons in 2019 to 117,251 million gallons in 2020, a drop of 14%. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research.

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2020 Thanksgiving week gasoline consumption in US lowest since 1997

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Gasoline sales fell 8.4% (nearly 185 million less gallons) from the previous week for the seven-day period ending 28 November, bringing consumption to the lowest level for a Thanksgiving Week in 23 years, going back to 1997. As we come out of Thanksgiving and look ahead to Christmas and the New Year, gasoline sales show that additional waves of the coronavirus are very much impacting travel decisions. Northeastern gasoline sales dropped 10.1%

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Driving 13 miles across a state line could save a dollar per gallon of gasoline

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AAA publishes a daily map that divides the states into five groups, depending on the average price of regular gasoline. This very brief post compares the lowest gasoline prices in two adjacent counties in these two states: Massac in Illinois, and McCracken in Kentucky.

IHS: US gasoline demand exceeds 2020 levels for first time; still trails pre-pandemic demand significantly

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Year-on-year gasoline sales in the United States have moved into positive territory for the first time on the one-year anniversary of the first major declines that resulted from COVID-induced stay at home orders. Nevertheless, same-store gasoline sales were still 16% below pre-pandemic levels.

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NREL: adoption of shared micromobility in US could save 2.3B gasoline-equivalent gallons per year

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billion gasoline-equivalent gallons per year nationwide, according to a new study by a team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). High adoption of shared micromobility in the US coud save 2.3

Machine learning PODA model projects the impact of COVID-19 on US motor gasoline demand

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The PODA model is a machine-learning-based model to project the US gasoline demand using COVID-19 pandemic data, government policies and demographic information. The Motor Gasoline Demand Estimation Module quantifies motor gasoline demands due to the changes in travel mobility.

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BMW invests in company aiming to produce zero net carbon gasoline

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BMW is investing in Prometheus Fuels, a company that plans to remove carbon-dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and convert it into gasoline. Gasoline

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KAUST researchers show blending ammonia with DME yields low-carbon fuel with combustion properties similar to gasoline

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Blending ammonia with a small amount of dimethyl ether (DME) gives a liquid fuel with low-temperature combustion properties very similar to gasoline, researchers at KAUST have shown.

What’s the Matter With Gasoline Prices?

Energy Institute at HAAS

As with any expertise, it takes thousands of hours to … Continue Reading What’s the Matter With Gasoline Prices? Political rhetoric from both sides is more distracting than enlightening. Being an energy economist isn’t as glamorous as it looks.

Study finds GHG emissions from corn ethanol now 46% lower than gasoline

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gCO 2 e/MJ) which is 46% lower than the average carbon intensity for neat gasoline.

DOE: Adjusted for inflation, the price of gasoline in 2019 was similar to the price in 1929

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The average annual price of gasoline has fluctuated greatly over the past several decades, but when adjusted for inflation (constant dollars), the price of gasoline in 2019 was only nine cents higher than in 1929, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE).

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Sandia team develops gasoline-like fuel blend with high renewable content that simultaneously increases ?-sensitivity, RON, and octane sensitivity

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A team at Sandia National Laboratories has designed a five-component gasoline-like blend containing 40% vol of a mixture of 2-methyl furan and 2,5-dimethyl furan (representative of products of a viable pathway to make furans from bio-feedstock). Regular gasoline is not very ?-sensitive

California will ban new gasoline car sales


to ban the sale of new gasoline cars by 2035, requiring all new cars sold in the state after that year to be 100 percent free of fossil fuel emissions. The post California will ban new gasoline car sales appeared first on TESLARATI.

Neste testing renewable gasoline in Sweden for possible commercialization internationally

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Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), is beginning the final phase of testing of a renewable gasoline for drop-in commercial use in the existing fleet. The final phase will complete commercial tests of the fuel, thereby enabling significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions from gasoline and hybrid cars. The product fulfills EN228 standard and can be used in both existing and new gasoline and hybrid cars.

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Maryland, Georgia suspend state gasoline and diesel tax

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On Friday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed emergency bipartisan legislation ( SB1010 / HB1486 ) to suspend immediately the state of Maryland’s gasoline and diesel tax for 30 days. cents per gallon tax for gasoline, and the 36.85 48-9-3, including, but not limited to, gasoline, clear diesel, aviation gasoline, liquid propane gas, gasohol, ethanol, liquified natural gas, and compressed natural gas.

Recent changes in the price of gasoline and in the amount of driving

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One possible consequence of the recent jump in the price of gasoline in the United States might be a reduction in driving. The other data set to be presented in the table below involves the corresponding changes in the price of gasoline. The raw data (the average daily national prices for regular gasoline) were kindly provided by GasBuddy. Price of gasoline. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research.

Gasoline is more expensive in blue states than in red states

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This brief post examines the differences between the prices of gasoline in blue and red states. The average prices of regular gasoline on July 14, 2022 came from AAA. by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Blue states were defined as those states where in 2020 Joe Biden won all or a majority of electoral votes (26 states); red states are those where Biden won no or a minority of electoral votes (25 states). The average of state averages in blue states was $4.81

Analysis: Electric pickups emit less CO2 than the average gasoline truck anywhere in the US

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Electric pickup trucks have a lower carbon footprint than the average gasoline or diesel truck anywhere in the United States, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) said in the latest update of its ongoing EV emissions analysis.

EIA: US average gasoline prices before Memorial Day highest since 2014

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The average retail price for regular gasoline in the United States on 24 May, the Monday before the Memorial Day weekend, was $3.02 The average US gasoline price on 24 May was $1.14/gal higher than a year ago.

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EIA: Average US retail gasoline price exceeds $3.00 for the first time since late 2014

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Disruptions to Colonial Pipeline operations prompted an increase in the average US retail price for regular grade gasoline (retail gasoline price) to $3.03 The average retail gasoline price in the Lower Atlantic (PADD 1C) increased 10 cents/gal from the previous week to $2.88/gal.

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How crude-oil prices influence gasoline prices

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Gasoline is one of the products refined from crude oil. Thus, the price of crude oil should have a strong influence on the price of gasoline. However, the retail price of gasoline includes other costs as well. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that in the United States from 2008 to 2017, crude oil represented only 61% of the retail price of gasoline. Gasoline prices are also influenced by gasoline demand relative to gasoline supply.

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Porsche claims it can be more profitable making EVs than gasoline vehicles

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The German automakers claims EVs can be more profitable than its current gasoline models, according to Automotive News. Some automakers have expressed concern about EV costs, but not Porsche.

EV vs. gasoline cost to fuel, Toyota and CARB, Polestar on water: Today’s Car News

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And EVs cost far less to “fuel” than gasoline vehicles. Polestar battery tech is going into some fast, efficient watercraft. Toyota and CARB are cooperating. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. According to recent estimates from the Department of Energy, every U.S.-market

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Study: gasoline is more important than healthcare for Americans

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Americans collectively spent $388 billion on gasoline in 2018, averaging to 34 million fill-ups a day. According to a study by GasBuddy, a smartphone app connecting drivers with the Perfect Pit Stop, the necessity, perception, and price of gasoline adversely impacts Americans across all age groups and income brackets, with 86% of Americans depending on gasoline for their everyday lives. In 2018 we collectively spent $49 billion more on gasoline than 2017.

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DOE: Life cycle GHG emissions for 2020 electric small SUV were half those of a conventional gasoline small SUV

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Using current technologies, all evaluated biofuel, battery electric, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicle pathways offer significant C2G GHG emissions reduction compared to the current gasoline internal combustion engine vehicle.

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MG Hector CVT evaluation: Actual world gasoline economic system examined

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We did not discover the Hector turbo-petrol DCT to be gasoline environment friendly after we final drove it. The post MG Hector CVT evaluation: Actual world gasoline economic system examined appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News.

2022 KIA Sorento PHEV joins hybrid, gasoline models

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The 2022 Sorento Turbo Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) SUV is the latest addition to Kia’s ambitious ‘Plan S’ electrification strategy and the fourth-generation Sorento model range, which was introduced last year in both gasoline-powered and turbo hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) forms.

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