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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Wonder why we pay more money at the pump for summer fuel? Find out why summer fuel costs more than winter fuel.
Doomsday scenarios about when the globe will run out of fossil fuels have been flowing since the 1950s, when Shell geologist M. King Hubbert created a mathematical model showing what would happen to United States domestic oil production in the coming years.
By Eric Baxter
The days of spilling gasoline all over our shoes are pretty much over. But it begs the question: How does a gas pump know when to stop? Read this simple explanation of the mechanics that cause a gas pump to shut off when the tank is full.
Vegetable oil as a fuel? While it certainly is an option for a few engines, we're probably a long way from using last night's grease as the fuel of the future.
Putting sugar in someone's gas tank has long been rumored to ruin someone's car. But does it really work?
Hydrogen gas is hard to store, so fuel processors are crucial to most commercial fuel cells. Learn how fuel processors supply the hydrogen and how efficient they really are.
By Karim Nice
I have read the question about crude oil and the different types of fuel. I was wondering: if gasoline is an aliphatic hydrocarbon why doesn't it burn cleanly forming just CO2 and H2O?
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.
The short answer is: yes. You could compress the air at your house using an air compressor fill a compressed-air tank in the car and the car could run off of it. But it's not quite that easy. Find out why.
Planning to change your own oil? You're probably wondering what the numbers on the can of motor oil mean. Find out what they mean and what oil is best for your car.
Ever wonder what kind of fuel race cars run on? Find out what kind of gasoline race cars from different motorsports run on.
I have heard that both race cars and some motorcycles (like Harley-Davidsons) use a dry sump oil system. What is the advantage of a dry sump?