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Archive for month: December, 2015
Plunging oil prices that may bring U.S. holiday travelers $1.6 billion in fuel savings remain a mixed bag in Houston, which will share in that gift even as forecasts portend a bleak Christmas and uncertain New Year for the city’s oil industry.
Oil prices have now fallen below $35 for the first time since 2007, but experts say low oil prices may serve the terrorist network’s goals.
An analysis of model-year 2016 warranty statements and owner’s manuals shows that auto manufacturers explicitly approve E15 use in more than 70 percent of new vehicles. This is up from 2015, when just over 60 percent of MY 2015 automobiles were clearly approved for E15.
You may not have noticed it on your heating bill yet but oil isn’t the only fossil fuel that is getting cheaper these days.
The OPEC oil cartel sees only a gradual improvement in the global crude market, with prices recovering to above $70 per barrel after four years, according to a report released Wednesday.
The United States has been observing Festivus for 18 years now, and this antidote to holiday crassness is vital as ever. As Frank Costanza so aptly described one of its central pillars (in “The Strike,” the episode of “Seinfeld” that originally aired on Dec. 18, 1997):
“The tradition of Festivus begins with the Airing of Grievances. I got a lotta problems with you people! Now you’re gonna hear about ’em!”
Almost a decade ago, oil magnate T. Boone Pickens set forth the “Pickens Plan,” which was supposed to end our reliance on imported oil. At the time, it wasn’t a bad idea. We were importing more than half our oil and were at the mercy of OPEC. Read more
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has joined several other industry heavyweights urging California to change its response to the Volkswagen emissions scandal.
Becka Burke was in no hurry. Even though two of her carrot-topped children, ages 2 and 4, scrambled about inside her giant GMC Yukon XL, Burke not only filled up her tank, she stepped back to take a photo of the meter at the pump. Read more