Oil and the Tax Bill

Gas and Cars
Gas prices might continue to get lower. This is because the government is going to allow more drilling. The current tax bill, which is making its way through Congress, includes a provision about oil exploration. Why is it in a tax bill, you may ask? Well, that's just what Congress does. Both parties, depending on the bill, have been known to include side projects in bills. I suppose it’s a way of sneaking extra things in the bill that might not necessarily pass if they are on a separate bill. For example, Congress is also about to repeal the individual mandate for health care. This is also attached to the tax bill. It's amazing what types of things, which have nothing to do with the main bill, can be attached…
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Drill, Baby, Drill

Gas and Cars
"Drill, baby, drill!" That was a slogan used during the 2008 Republican National Convention. This slogan was used during the gas crisis at the time. The national average of a gallon of gas was around $4.11 per gallon. Now, the national average is about $2.49 per gallon. What changed? The easy answer can be found in the slogan and basic economics. First, let's talk supply and demand. When there is more of something, the price goes down if demand is held constant. When there is less of something, the price goes up if demand is held constant. The key to lower gas prices was that more oil was extracted from the ground. I remember when the U.S. and Saudi Arabia started pumping more in a price war. It was more…
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Mileage

Mileage

Gas and Cars
If you want to calculate your own average gas mileage, you can take a few easy steps to do so. First, fill up your gas tank to “full” and take note of how many miles are on your car. Second, when it is time to fill up your car again, take note of how many miles are on the car and compare it to how many miles you had when you filled the tank before. That number will reflect how many miles you traveled since your last fill up. When you are finished filling the tank, look at the gas pump or on your receipt to see how many gallons of gas you used to fill the tank. That number is the number of gallons you used to travel the…
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The Evolution of Cars

The Evolution of Cars

Gas and Cars
Since Henry Ford and the Roaring 20’s, cars have been a favorable mode of transportation in the USA and around the world. The evolution of cars, trucks, SUV’s, and vans has spread across the globe since the first models of cars. Countries export vehicles to other countries and import vehicles that aren’t made locally. For example, Toyota, Honda, Suzuki, Mazda, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Nissan, and Lexus are all car brand that are imported to the United States from Japan. This global market has been active for decades and efficient vehicles continue to be in high demand. Car manufacturers have to continuously produce new, evolved models in order to stay competitive in the market. With the threat of global warming, climate change, and increasing gas prices, cars that have high gas mileage…
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Gas Mileage

Gas and Cars
In a progressing world where communities are becoming increasingly interconnected, transportation is becoming more important by the day. Many people will agree that having one’s own car is the most efficient form of transportation because one can travel at any time for any desired duration without having to rely on anyone else. However, for many of those people, having their own car can prove to be expensive. The cost of gas can be detrimental to wallets around the world. No one wants to spend thirty dollars or more every time they need to fill up on gas, so getting a car with good gas mileage is a top priority, especially for those who travel a lot. Gas mileage in vehicles refers to how many miles one can travel per gallon…
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