The electricity in gasoline

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I just ran across the latest available data, from 2005, for the electricity consumption by petroleum refineries. Source: Energy Statistics Database | United Nations Statistics Division ) The US is, hoorah, #1. Almost 49,000,000,000 kWh. One electric car, roughly speaking, will use about 3000 kWh to go about 12,000 miles. That means the electricity alone we use to refine petroleum each year could drive over 16,000,o00 electric cars 12,000 miles each year.

EPA to study cutting amount of ethanol in U.S. gasoline

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Since 2007, the Renewable Fuel Standard has required increasing levels of ethanol in gasoline blends sold in the U.S. Most fuel stations across the United States no longer offer pure gasoline, with E10—a blend of 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gasoline—prevailing. Gasoline Biofuels EPA ethanol e85 United States E10 flex fuel alternative fuel vehicles e15

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@MisterFleming Says, “It’s Not About The Environment,” As He Pimps More Porsche Pollution In @LATimes. How Bad Does Climate Have To Crater Before Charley Gets A Clue? #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Southeast gasoline drivers to get range anxiety after pipeline rupture?

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But at the moment, many drivers of gasoline cars in the southern U.S. Fuel Gasoline oil Alabama gas stationThe term "range anxiety" is commonly associated with electric cars because of relatively short ranges for many of them, along with a lack of charging infrastructure in many regions. may begin feeling exactly the same thing. A pipeline rupture in Alabama has led to fuel shortages.

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Gasoline range anxiety 100 years ago made electric-car charging seem easy

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But a century ago, drivers of gasoline cars had just as much range anxiety as electric-car. Fuel Gasoline History plug-in cars range anxiety gas stationElectric cars have the great advantage that their batteries can be recharged anywhere there's electricity. It may not be particularly fast, though modern plug-in vehicles get at least 60 miles overnight, and often double or triple that.

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France plans to ban all gasoline, diesel vehicles by 2040

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Filling up with gasoline (or diesel) is as American as are dispersed low-density suburbs without mass transit, bike paths, or even sidewalks. Gasoline emissions government France Engines transportation policyTo most North Americans, the idea of banning all vehicles with internal-combustion engines seems unthinkable. Europeans, more of whom live in cities and most of whom have access to a more balanced set of.

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.

E10 Is Less Corrosive Than Ethanol-Free Gasoline, Research Says

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Gasoline ethanol E10Ethanol is a beleaguered fuel these days, with national availability E85 nowhere in sight, rollout of E15 seemingly stalled, and concerns over its full carbon footprint hotly debated. Most drivers pumping gas pay little attention to its ethanol content, which in several states may now be at 10 percent. Meanwhile, traditionalists seek out pure.

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Corning hits 1-million-unit milestone with gasoline particulate filter production

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Corning Incorporated’s Environmental Technologies business reached a significant production milestone at its Kaiserslautern, Germany manufacturing facility with the production of its 1 millionth Corning DuraTrap GC gasoline particulate filter (GPF) for automotive emissions control.

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E10 gasoline now standard, but E15 push stalled, so here comes E30

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Though the Environmental Protection Agency has already ruled on ethanol-blended gasoline mixtures for 2018, that hasn't stopped ethanol advocates from pushing for a higher 30-percent blend for non-flex-fuel vehicles. Gasoline Politics EPA ethanol e85 E10 flex fuel e15 Renewable Fuel Standard

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Leaded Gasoline Taken Off Sale 20 Years Ago This Month

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In that context, it's worth noting that lead was still a part of everyday gasoline more recently than many drivers remember. Leaded gasoline was sold in the U.S. Fuel Gasoline energy policy health transportation policyThe water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has brought the health effects of lead back into the public eye, and in a big way. until January 1996. DON'T MISS: Fuel-Economy Gains Slowed In 2014.

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Upstream Costs of Gasoline

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The United States uses 360 million gallons of gasoline each day. One tanker-truck load, a mere 8600 gallons of gasoline, exploded on a San Francisco Bay Area Freeway early Sunday morning, and the consequences will be felt for months. Tags: gasoline The effect of this one accident is being compared to the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, which also caused the collapse of Bay Area freeways.

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New study finds gasoline stations vent up to 10x more benzene fumes than previously thought

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A study led by environmental health scientists at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health examined the release of vapors from gasoline station vent pipes, and found benzene emissions were 10 times higher than estimates used in setback regulations that determine how close schools, playgrounds, and parks can be to the facilities. Gasoline vapors contain a number of toxic chemicals—notably benzene, a carcinogen.

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Is ethanol-free gasoline heading for the end of the road?

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Gasoline ethanol energy policy e85 E10 flex fuel alternative fuel vehicles e15 transportation policyThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is struggling with Congress and various corporate interests over the amount of ethanol that will be blended into the U.S. fuel supply. The Renewable Fuel Standard in place since 2007 calls for specific volumes of ethanol, but critics have tried to cap that amount while the EPA has tried to maintain or.

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Electrification, sure, but gasoline engines will endure: supplier

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Green 48-Volt mild hybrid Future Cars diesel particulate filter (DPF) gasoline engines parts suppliers start-stop systemIncreasingly stiff limits on carbon emission and minimum fuel economy in most of the world's car markets mean that more plug-in electric cars must be sold. With battery costs steadily falling and the pricetag rising for the new technologies that make cars more efficient, some now envision a world in which all new vehicles have dispensed with.

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EPA Proposes Lower Increases For Ethanol In Gasoline

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In 2007, the Federal government created the Renewable Fuels Standard, requiring increased amounts of corn-based ethanol and advanced biofuels to be blended into the nation's gasoline supply. Gasoline Biofuels EPA ethanol e85 transportation policyAt the time, it seemed like an ideal way to lessen dependence on foreign oil and cut emissions--without forcing drivers to drastically change their habits.

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Gasoline Car Test Drive: Noisy, Wasteful, Polluting, Fast But Pricey Refueling

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What if gasoline cars had only recently been introduced, and people weren't used to the sounds, smells, and other characteristics of a vibrating internal-combustion engine? Green Gasoline Humor air pollution emissions plug-in carsThe vast majority of drivers have never experienced an electric car, but what if it were the other way around?

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Peugeot presents its plug-in hybrid gasoline systems for 3008 and 508

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Peugeot is introducing gasoline plug-in hybrid systems for the Peugeot 3008 and 508 and 508 SW engines. The HYBRID engine and the HYBRID4 (four-wheel-drive) engine will be available for the second quarter of 2019. Peugeot 3008 PHEV. The 1.6L

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How Mazda's SkyActiv-X engine, based on HCCI, actually works (video)

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In 2019, Mazda will introduce a gasoline-powered Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition engine, dubbed Skyactiv-X, that the automaker promises will offer huge strides in efficiency and fuel economy. Gasoline HCCI Engines gasoline engines

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Gasoline Prices: Pinned to the Pump!

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Gasoline prices affect EV drivers, too. A bit about oil addiction and how driving electric cars can free us from dependency

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Gasoline demand rises in U.S., China, and India; more growth expected

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Gasoline prices, which fell below $2 a gallon in many parts of the United States over the winter, have been slowly rising again. Green Gasoline India fuel consumption oil supply and demandAnd given the supply-and-demand equations in the global oil industry, that means that demand has risen as supplies have stayed steady or fallen. So even though Saudi Arabia has refused to constrain its production to.

Enerkem, NREL team develops High Octane Low Carbon Gasoline (HOLCG) hydrocarbon blends

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In a paper presented at the 255 th National Meeting of the ACS, the team described an innovative integrated process to convert renewable and recycled carbon into High Octane Low Carbon Gasoline blends. Catalytic conversion of DME to High Octane Low Carbon Gasoline (HOLCG) hydrocarbon blends.

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Global Bioenergies and Audi renew their partnership in renewable gasoline

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Global Bioenergies and Audi signed a new agreement focused on the implementation of biomass residue feedstock usage, preparation of a path to commercialization and engine testing of new blends of renewable gasoline. The recent developments at Global Bioenergies support our vision that e-gasoline might be a game changer in the objective to reduce the GHG emissions in the transport sector in a fast and complete way.

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Trump expected to lift E15 ban limiting ethanol in summer gasoline

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President Donald Trump is expected Tuesday to direct the EPA to lift the seasonal ban on higher-ethanol E15 blends of pump gasoline linked to summer smog issues. The move has been anticipated for months. This timing for it, according to Reuters, is aimed at helping Republican candidates in farm-belt states during mid-term elections held in four. ethanol e85 e15 Donald Trump

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Hyundai and Kia reveal solar roof tech for electric cars—or gasoline ones

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As solar cells get more efficient, powerful panels can fit on smaller areas. For those looking to use renewable energy for transportation, that means solar panels can now move from home rooftops used to power car chargers to cars themselves. In Korea on Wednesday, Hyundai and Kia revealed some production-bound examples of that. solar roof charging solar

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DOE awards Hyundai $4.95M for work on advanced mixed-mode gasoline engine; Co-Optima

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million over three years as part of an $80-million Co-Optima funding round ( earlier post ) to conduct research and development for an advanced mixed-mode gasoline (spark/compression ignition) engine to attain significant improvements in both fuel economy and CO 2 emissions. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Hyundai America Technical Center $4.95

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IC Bus demonstrates gasoline powertrain

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IC Bus will demonstrate its Gasoline-Powered CE School Bus at the School Transportation News (STN) Expo Conference and Trade Show in Reno. V8 gasoline engine paired with commercial grade transmissions. This CE gasoline-powered school bus utilizes much of the same proven technology and engine architecture as the propane-autogas powered bus, the engine for which is also provided by PSI.

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Gasoline, Ethanol, Crude Oil Up in Price

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AP reports: Gasoline futures rose 3.31 Tags: ethanol crude oil gasoline cents to settle at $2.1918 per gallon on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Meanwhile, alternative fuel ethanol hit a 7-month high, corresponding to an overall rise in gas prices since last August. Ethanol futures rose 4.3 cents to settle at $2.280 on the Chicago Board of Trade. Light, sweet crude for May delivery rose $1.84 to close at $63.85 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

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Achates showcases 2.7L, 3-cylinder opposed piston gasoline compression ignition engine in F-150; estimated 37 mpg combined

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At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Achates Power and new development parter Aramco Services ( earlier post ) showcased a Ford F-150 fitted with a 3-cylinder, 2.7-liter Opposed-Piston Gasoline Compression Ignition (OPGCI) engine.

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When will buying gasoline cars seem weird? Twitter poll results

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This year, we decided to accompany it with a different question in our Twitter poll: When will buying gasoline cars seem weird (if not necessarily outright immoral.). In honor of Earth Day last weekend, we re-ran our story about when citizens might see cars with tailpipes as morally wrong, somewhat like they do smoking or polluting factories today.

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Study finds catalyzed gasoline particulate filters effective at reducing particulate and PAH emissions from GDI engines

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The researchers assessed the gaseous, particulate, and genotoxic pollutants from two current technology gasoline direct injection vehicles when tested in their original configuration and with a catalyzed gasoline particulate filter (GPF).

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CARB staff proposing amendments to Fill Pipes specs for gasoline-fueled cars

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The staff of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is proposing amendments to the Fill Pipes Specifications to help ensure new motor vehicle fill pipes continue to be compatible and to form a good seal with Phase II recovery nozzles that are certified for use at California gasoline stations, thereby reducing overpressure. Problematic interfacing between gasoline dispensing facility (GDF) nozzles and some newer vehicle fill pipes cause excess air ingestion at the nozzle.

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ORNL team finds catalytic EGR reforming can decrease fuel consumption 8% in gasoline engine

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The researchers suggest that these results indicate that multicylinder gasoline engine efficiency can be increased substantially with catalytic reforming combined with and higher EGR operation, resulting in a decrease of more than 8% in fuel consumption, compared to baseline operation.

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Gevo enters on-road automobile gasoline market in Houston with 12.5% isobutanol blend

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blend of its bio-isobutanol with gasoline marketed for use in automobiles has begun to be sold in the Houston area. Buc-ee’s, a 37-store regional chain of rest stops in Texas, is the first company to sell the blend, marketed as a high-performance ethanol-free gasoline. with gasoline.

Mahindra & Mahindra introduces compact gasoline SUV, first gasoline engine family

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M & M), India’s leading SUV manufacturer, revealed the new Mahindra KUV100 compact SUV, along with an all new engine family named mFALCON, marking the company’s entry into gasoline engine space. The KUV100 will be powered by the mFALCON, an all-new engine family with options of both gasoline (mFALCON, G80) and diesel (mFALCON, D75). The 1.2L, 82 HP and dual VVT gasoline engine and the 1.2L Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M

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Toyota details next-generation hybrids, more efficient gasoline engines

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That means that automakers continue to work ceaselessly on more efficient gasoline engines and lighter vehicles to put them in. Cars with plugs may be the cleaner and greener future, but at the moment, they make up only about 1 percent of global sales approaching 100 million vehicles a year. Last week, Toyota summarized its plans in that arena and. Future Cars Fuel Economy Transmissions

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Mercedes-Benz bringing series of 3rd-generation plug-in hybrids to market; EQ Power, gasoline or diesel; C-, E- and S-Class

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kWh battery in the hybrid vehicles is paired with either a gasoline engine or, for the first time, a diesel engine. Mercedes-Benz is delivering the first new third-generation plug-in hybrids—labelled EQ Power—to customers now and over the coming months.

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Studies highlight effects of different gasoline components on fuel economy, combustion and emissions

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Researchers at Jilin University (China) have investigated the effect of gasoline components on fuel economy, combustion and emissions in a GDI (gasoline-direct-injection) engine. The mean FSR of gasoline F with the highest aromatics content is 3.68%.

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EIA: US gasoline consumption hit all-time high in 2016

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Consumption of motor gasoline in the US hit an all-time high in 2016, reaching 9.327 million barrels per day, up 1.6%

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Study suggests GTL-naphtha-gasoline-ethanol blends can function as well as gasoline with lower emissions

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Results of a study by a team from the University of Birmingham (UK) and Shell Global Solutions suggest that blends of gasoline with gas-to-liquids (GTL) naphtha can perform comparable combustion and full power output to conventional gasoline, with less than 2% difference in normalized ISFC (indicated specific fuel consumption) and gaseous emissions similar to, if not lower than that of conventional gasoline. In this study, four gasoline fuels containing up to 23.5

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Study finds ethanol blending appears to reduce significantly genotoxic emissions from gasoline direct injection vehicles

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In the study, the team compared emissions of a flex-fuel Euro-5 GDI vehicle operated with gasoline (E0) and two ethanol/gasoline blends (E10 and E85) and reported effects on particle, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH), and alkyl- and nitro-PAH emissions and assessed their genotoxic potential.

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Teijin develops formable gasoline-resistant bioplastic film for vehicle door handles integrated with smart-entry systems

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Teijin Limited has developed a formable gasoline-resistant film made of PLANEXT bioplastic to replace chrome plating, which Honda Lock Mfg. Teijin’s gasoline-resistant film is ideal for vehicle doors, which of course have the possibility of coming into contact with gasoline.

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Shell bashes bans on gasoline cars, proposes carbon pricing instead

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The prospect of bans on gasoline and diesel new-car sales have become a much greater threat not only to automakers but to oil companies as well, now that China has said it is studying such a move. The world's largest car market has not announced any timetables for such a ban, which will likely be implemented to give domestic automakers the maximum. emissions government global warming energy policy climate change carbon dioxide plug-in cars Shell

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