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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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May 19, 2015