I am getting numerous questions about the situation with California’s surging gasoline prices. Therefore, I want to take some time to explain what makes California’s gasoline situation unique.
The EPA defines gasoline specifications, but many states have more restrictive specifications. The reasons for this are varied, but are primarily a function of the climate and the population density of an area. A cold, sparsely populated location will not suffer the same air quality issues as a warm, densely populated area and therefore those two locations may require different fuel specifications. Fuel blends that are specific to specific states are called boutique fuels. CONTINUE»
Robert Rapier writes about his recent tour of Shell’s gas-to-liquids plant in Malaysia.
The latest in the snazzy series of useful tools and research on housing and transportation published by the Center for Neighborhood Technology is called Abogo.
Access to the system is made difficult by broken escalators and elevators, slow and unpredictable service, and dirty and crowded cars.
Everyone who thinks Big Oil should get $31 billion from U.S. taxpayers, please sign on the dotted line.
The number of walking trips taken by Americans has more than doubled in the last 20 years, from 18 billion in 1990 to 42.5 billion in 2009, according to a new report.
Here are five positive notes extracted from the USDA report on next generation biofuels.
The USDA has just issued a report detailing the outlook and challenges of next generation biofuels.
We should see $100/bbl crude oil shortly, and $4 gasoline is certainly not out of the question.
Here are just a few tidbits from a new national poll conducted by Transportation for America, Public Opinion Strategies, and Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz and Associates: An overwhelming majority (82%) of Americans believe the country would benefit from improved public transportation. Most Americans (57% “strongly”) would like to spend less time in their cars. An overwhelming majority of Americans find current public transportation either not available at all (47%) or not convenient (35%) in their communities. A strong majority (59%) see public transportation as the best strategy for reducing traffic congestion. There is much more. Here is an excellent slideshow summary of the poll results: Future Of Transportation Poll Summary (032910) Read more detail about the poll here, and federal… Continue»