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.

Student-built hydrogen Le Mans style prototype beats gasoline-powered cars in Supercar Challenge race

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The “Forze VIII”, a hydrogen fuel cell Le-Mans-style prototype, became the first hydrogen-electric vehicle to beat gasoline-powered cars in an official race. In a field of 43 gasoline-powered race cars, the hydrogen race car started the last race of the weekend from the fourth position.

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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. In 2018 we collectively spent $49 billion more on gasoline than 2017. GasBuddy compiled results from a gasoline survey taken by 1016 respondents on 8 January 2019.

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British Columbia bans most gasoline and diesel cars after 2040

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British Columbia has followed through on a plan to ban sales of new gasoline and diesel cars starting in 2040. On Wednesday, the province passed the Zero Emissions Vehicles Act, which requires that all cars sold in the province by 2040 be "zero emissions vehicles."

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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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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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DOE: plug-in vehicles in US displaced 323M gallons of gasoline in 2018; ~0.25%

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In 2018, plug-in light-duty vehicles on the road displaced 323 million gallons of gasoline—about one quarter of a percent of all gasoline used in the United States, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE).

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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.

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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UK to ban diesel, gasoline car sales by 2040; follows France, Norway, Holland bans

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The United Kingdom will follow in the footsteps of some European countries as it announced plans to ban the sale of gasoline- and diesel-powered cars by the year 2040. Gasoline Europe Diesels emissions zero emissions UK fossil fuelsThe initiative closely follows a similar announcement from France, which also declared 2040 as the year it will phase out fossil-fuel vehicles Norway and the Netherlands have also.

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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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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 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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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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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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Report suggests low-speed electric vehicles could affect Chinese demand for gasoline and disrupt oil prices worldwide

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Low-speed electric vehicles (LSEVs) could reduce China’s demand for gasoline and, in turn, impact global oil prices, according to a new issue brief by an expert in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. “

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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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Gasoline direct injection was the most widely adopted emerging fuel saving technology in 2018: 51%

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Of all the emerging technologies, gasoline direct injection (GDI) has seen the highest level of adoption among manufacturers, reaching 51% for the 2018 model year, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE).

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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.

2016 63

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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EPA allows year-round sale of E15 gasoline

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US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed the final action that would remove the key regulatory barrier to using gasoline blended with up to 15% ethanol (E15) during the summer driving season and reform the renewable identification number (RIN) compliance system under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program to increase transparency and deter price manipulation.

2019 77

Gasoline Prices: Pinned to the Pump!

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Gasoline from solar and wind power: Zero-carbon doesn't assure clean or efficient

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Prometheus Fuels is a California startup aiming to scale up a process that can sound remarkably simple that several have tried before: “We remove CO2 from the air and turn it into gasoline.” ” The process, which recently has been either a holy grail or a red herring for the oil and gas industry, isn't new. But it’s been waylaid. Carbon Footprint carbon dioxide renewable energy

2019 79

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.

2018 88

Eni and FCA develop A20: 15% methanol, 5% ethanol high-octane gasoline blend

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The blend was designed to reduce direct and indirect CO 2 emissions and is compatible with the majority of gasoline cars sold from 2001 onwards—accounting for more than 60% of the gasoline cars in Italy—equivalent to approximately 12 million vehicles.

2019 109

EPA lifts smog-related ban, allows more ethanol in summer gasoline

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Today, the EPA acted on a proposed change to expand the amount of ethanol that can be mixed into pump gasoline from June 1 to September 1. In an official announcement, the agency made no comment about how the move might affect summer air quality or pollution issues.

2019 92

US average retail gasoline prices ended 2017 lower than they started

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US regular retail gasoline prices averaged $2.72 However, a rapid price decline beginning in October led to US average regular gasoline prices ending the year lower than they began for the first time since 2015, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

2019 106

Dalian team develops new process to synthesize gasoline- and jet-range blendstocks from PET waste

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Researchers from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics in China have selectively synthesized gasoline- and jet-fuel range C 7 -C 8 cycloalkanes and aromatics by the methanolysis of poly(ethyleneterephthalate) (PET) waste, followed by the solvent-free hydrogenation and hydrodeoxygenation (HDO).

2019 106

@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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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.

EPA proposes more smog-contributing ethanol in summer gasoline

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Ethanol is known as an alternative fuel, and is even renewable. But that doesn't always make it clean. The Environmental Protection Agency, after proposing watered down emissions and fuel economy standards for cars, has now released a proposal to increase the amount of ethanol blended into pump gas year-round, including selling E15 in the summer. EPA ethanol smog air pollution

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@LATimes The Real News Is The More Expensive Gasoline Is The More Electric Cars Get Sold. #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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EU engine-tech project could help gas catch up with gasoline

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Some biofuels, like biogas from landfills—or synthetic methane—are attractive for use in vehicles as they have a potentially low energy cost to produce. They also have lower criteria emissions, of the sort that affect human health and cause smog.

2019 93

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

2017 88

British Columbia bans most gasoline and diesel cars after 2040

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British Columbia has followed through on a plan to ban sales of new gasoline and diesel cars starting in 2040. On Wednesday, the province passed the Zero Emissions Vehicles Act, which requires that all cars sold in the province by 2040 be "zero emissions vehicles."

2019 52

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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Two new V6 engines with 48V mild hybrid system for Audi Q8; gasoline and diesel

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With the turbocharged gasoline engine, the Audi Q8 sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 Audi is expanding the engine line-up for its luxury SUV, the Q8—as well as its roll-out of its 48V mild hybrid system ( earlier post )—by adding two V6 engine versions.

2019 109

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.

2018 115

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.

2016 60

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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MIT team proposes flex-fuel gasoline-alcohol engine PHEV long-haul trucks

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In a paper being presented at WCX SAE World Congress Experience in Detroit this week, a team from MIT is proposing the use of a flex-fuel gasoline-alcohol engine approach for a series-hybrid powertrain for long-haul Class 8 trucks. Compared to a diesel engine vehicle, a gasoline-powered vehicle produces only a tenth as much nitrogen oxide (NO x ) pollution, a major component of air pollution.

2019 84

New Delphi Technologies 500+ bar GDi system cuts gasoline particulate emissions by up to 50%, reduces fuel consumption

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—Walter Piock, chief engineer, Gasoline Systems, Delphi Technologies.

2019 113

El Segundo’s @LATimes Says F**k You To Readers With Dirty Car Porn For Ultra Rich As Charles Fleming Creams Himself With Gasoline Joy #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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