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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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Eco-driving study from University of Michigan confirms results of similar studies from around the world

The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) study on eco-driving found that vehicle maintenance, driver training, and route selection can reduce a vehicles fuel efficiency up to 45%. (Download the study as a pdf.) Business Fleet magazine brings the news to the thousands of business fleet  managers in the January/February 2012 issue (pages 20, […] Continue reading

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