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Fuel consumption is a major issue in today's world. Because oil reserves are running low, we will need to cut our fuel consumption or else the cost of gasoline will only go up. Check out these great fuel consumption articles from HowStuffWorks.

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What is the problem with MTBE in gasoline?

If you have ever pumped gas that claimed to "oxygenated" -- something that is common in most urban areas in the winter -- then you have used gasoline containing MTBE.


5 Environmental Solutions for Fleet Fuels

5 Environmental Solutions for Fleet Fuels

How much do you know about fleet fuels? Keep reading to to learn about transportation and discover 5 Environmental Solutions for Fleet Fuels. See more »

When will we run out of fossil fuels?

When will we run out of fossil fuels?

When will we run out of fossil fuels? Keep reading to discover when we will run out of fossil fuels and learn about new alternatives! See more »

Who consumes the most fossil fuels per capita?

Who consumes the most fossil fuels per capita?

Who consumes the most fossil fuels per capita? Keep reading to learn about fossil fuel and discover who consumes the most fossil fuels per capita. See more »

Is diesel fuel better for the environment?

Many countries are using more diesel fuel for a variety of reasons. Learn whether diesel fuel is good for the environment from this article. See more »

How can a speed bump harvest electricity?

How can a speed bump harvest electricity?

How can a speed bump harvest electricity? Read how engineers could potentially get green energy from speed bumps and kinetic plates. See more »

How does a gas pump know when my tank is full?

How does a gas pump know when my tank is full?

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What are fuel mapping computers?

What are fuel mapping computers?

Fuel mapping computers regulate the mixture of air and fuel in your car's engine to keep it running smoothly. Learn more about fuel mapping computers here. See more »

Will a drought affect the price of ethanol?

Will a drought affect the price of ethanol?

Many scientists fear the many ways that drought would affect the price of ethanol. Learn about ways that drought would affect the price of ethanol here. See more »

Paying at the Pump: Gas Prices Quiz

Paying at the Pump: Gas Prices Quiz

The gas prices quiz will test your knowledge about gas prices and how they work. See how much you know about gas prices and take the gas prices quiz. See more »

Can I really burn used vegetable oil in my car?

Can I really burn used vegetable oil in my car?

Vegetable oil powered cars could become commonplace with an energy crisis looming in America. Learn more about using vegetable oil to power your car. See more »