U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
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Renewable Natural Gas: Repurposing Waste to Fuel Vehicles

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Learn about ways to turn renewable resources into natural gas to fuel vehicles.


November 19, 2015

Six Tips to Cut Fuel Costs and Unnecessary Idling When Winter Hits

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Cold weather can cut mileage drastically. Here's how to save money, fuel, and avoid idling.


October 19, 2015

Alt Fuels are Taxed the Same? Think Again!

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Learn how highway excise taxes based on volume, not energy content, result in significant inequity among fuels.


September 22, 2015

As Returns from Gas and Diesel Taxes Decline, States Look to Alternative Models

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Read about how states are trying new methods to make up for shortfalls in traditional motor fuel taxes.


August 12, 2015

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.


July 20, 2015

Summer Road Trip in Your Future? Cut Fuel Costs When the Temperature Heats Up

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Improve your fuel economy and save money on fuel this summer with these simple tips.


May 19, 2015