Category Archives: Gasoline

Texas Doubles Oil Production in Last 3 Years

Seven year ago (seven?!) when I started writing this blog, I would have never believed that a chart like this would be possible: For 25 straight months, the state’s oil production rate has increased by more than 25 percent year-over-year, notes economist Mark J. Perry, a professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Management. […] Continue reading

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Bi Functional Bio Fuel Enzymes Coming Soon

Brookhaven National Lab scientists studying an enzyme that naturally produces alkanes, the long carbon-chain molecules that could be a direct replacement for the hydrocarbons in gasoline, have figured out why the natural reaction typically stops after three to five cycles. Recently an enzyme was discovered known as aldehyde-deformylating oxygenase (ADO), which naturally makes alkanes from […] Continue reading

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Ford Makes a Case for Ethanol and Methanol Blends

A team of researchers from Ford Motor Company are asserting in a paper published in the journal Fuel that “substantial societal benefits” would arrive for consumers by using higher volume blends of ethanol to leverage the alcohol’s inherent high octane rating to produce ethanol-gasoline blends with higher octane numbers. Octane numbers measure in scale the […] Continue reading

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Who Else Is Feeling Gas Pains?

We’re very happy today to get referenced in a Yahoo Finance post about the winners and losers in the run up on gas prices: The efficiency complex. When push comes to shove, Americans are really good at figuring out how to do more with less, and how to get more for their money — and […] Continue reading

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AAA Finds That Despite Low Demand, Oil Prices Are Keeping Gas Prices High

Source: Automotive Fleet Overall, gasoline demand was reported at a little more than 8 million barrels per day, which AAA said is a 400,000-barrel-per-day year-over-year decline and at the lowest level since 2003, according to a recent U.S. Department of Energy report. Despite ample supply and low demand for gasoline, though, the national average for […] Continue reading

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Keeping An Eye On ExxonMobil

For nearly a year and two hundred plus posts we’ve looked at the leading edges of the energy and fuels context coming at us.  The leading one for half a century is petroleum and its not going away.  With fusion, man made alternatives, solar and geothermal in an even longer list, the one we need […] Continue reading

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Biomass to Gasoline On the Cheap?

Steven D. Phillips has led a team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with a claim from their study of making gasoline via the methanol-to-gasoline (MTG) route using syngas from a 2,000 dry metric ton per day (2,205 U.S. ton/day) biomass-fed facility for unit sale price of prices for gasoline at $1.95/gallon ($0.52/liter) and […] Continue reading

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