About the SA Blog Network

Posts Tagged "gasoline"


What the EPA’s New Window Stickers Get Right

How many miles will an electric car go on a gallon of gasoline? This is not a trick question. Federal law requires all new cars sold in the U.S. to feature a window sticker that lists fuel efficiency as measured in miles per gallon. Electric cars—which, of course, use no gasoline—are not exempt. This was [...]

Keep reading »
Plugged In

What’s Our Top Energy Concern?


My last post explained why lower prices at the pump aren’t quite as black and white as most media outlets would have us believe. Sure it’s comfortable for our wallets, but the nuances don’t fit easily into a few bullet points for the mainstream media. Just yesterday, Melissa reported that oil prices are currently half [...]

Keep reading »
Plugged In

Don’t Panic at the Pump


Sometimes energy issues aren’t partisan, but are still poorly understood. According to the Spring 2014 UT Energy Poll, 84 percent of Americans say they are concerned about the cost of gasoline, including 83 percent of Democrats and 84 percent of Republicans. Nice to see something we can agree on. And it’s true that prices are [...]

Keep reading »
Plugged In

Corn-waste biofuels might be worse than gasoline in the short term


Biofuels made using corn waste could release 7 percent more greenhouse gases in the early years compared to conventional gasoline. As a result, this type of cellulosic ethanol could be inelligible to meet quotas under the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA). According to a new study published yesterday in Nature Climate Change, this [...]

Keep reading »
Plugged In

What’s In The Price At The Pump?


In April 2012, the average price at the pump for a gallon of gasoline in the United States was $3.90. Where does this price come from? According to the Energy Information Administration, this $3.90/gal can be roughly broken down into four buckets: 1. The price of crude oil  has the largest impact on the final [...]

Keep reading »

More from Scientific American

Email this Article