[credit provider=”AP”] LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian lawmakers on Sunday turned against the president’s decision to end government fuel subsidies that kept gasoline prices low, just ahead of a planned labour strike that could paralyze Africa’s most populous nation.Meeting in an emergency session, Nigeria’s House of Representatives shouted down supporters […]
SHANGHAI (AP) — China’s chronic fuel shortages are worsening with the onset of winter, especially in inland areas, as output by refiners put off by price cuts lags behind surging demand.
[credit provider=”NASCAR” url=”http://www.nascar.com/”] Until a few years ago, NASCAR was still using dirty leaded gasoline, which regular cars ditched back in the 1970s. In a single season NASCAR drivers burned 450,000 gallons of the stuff.But now America’s second-most watched sport is trying to green its image.
There’s one energy challenge that outweighs all the others in terms of economic, military and ecological importance, according to a report from the Department of Energy (via NYT).
(This guest post by Gail the Actuary appeared at The Oil Drum. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 U.S. licence.)
[credit provider=”Petrobras News Agency” url=”http://www.agenciapetrobrasdenoticias.com.br/en_conteudo_exclusivo.asp?id_noticia=&tipo=F&pagina=2″] Brazil had expected to become a regional exporter of fuel when it discovered massive offshore crude reserves four years ago. The economic boom in the Latin American giant however has put a hole in those plans, making it rely heavily on imports, according to Reuters.In […]
The Obama administration has just announced new fuel efficiency standards for long-haul trucks, the first time the US government has attempted to set these sorts of rules for the big rigs:
Massive riots are going on for a second day right now in Uganda. Protesters swarmed the street yesterday after security forces stopped the car of opposition leader Kizza Besigye, smashed the windows, sprayed him with tear gas and arrested him at gunpoint, according to the WSJ.
The UK should turn its stockpiles of spent nuclear fuel into a £10 billion ($16 billion) economic opportunity, according to a report from the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment.