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Feeling Pain at the Pump? Factors That Affect Fuel Prices

Graphic comparing regular gasoline retail price of $2.72 per gallon to diesel retail price of $2.89 in May 2015. For gasoline, the price consisted of 17% taxes, 10% distribution and marketing, 22% refining, and 51% crude oil. For diesel, the price consisted of 18% taxes, 17% distribution and marketing, 17% refining, and 48% crude oil.

When gasoline and diesel prices go up, it's often due to numerous and complex factors.

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July 20, 2015


Ready or Not, Here They Come! Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Commercialization

A photo of a dark maroon-colored sedan parked in front of a hydrogen fueling station.

Learn about what's happening with hydrogen and fuel cell electric vehicle deployment.

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June 22, 2015


EPA Proposes New Volume Requirements for Renewable Fuel Standard

Photo of a person's hand using a green fuel nozzle to fill their car with biofuel.

See what the agency is planning for biofuel volume requirements in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

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June 11, 2015


Alternative Fueling Station Locator Cruises Past 20,000

Screenshot of the Alternative Fueling Station Locator tool website.

It's now easier than ever for drivers of alternative fuel and plug-in electric vehicles to find a place to fill up.

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June 5, 2015


CNG Pumped Five Miles to Fuel Grand Junction's Fleets and Buses

A Grand Valley Transit bus preparing to refuel at Grand Junction's CNG station.

Learn how the city is leading the way in CNG by producing the fuel from wastewater.

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May 21, 2015


State-Specific Fuel and Vehicle Data at Your Fingertips

A screenshot of the new AFDC website State Information pages with videos, graphs, and data sets.

See the new data sets available about transportation and vehicles in your state.

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May 20, 2015