Oil’s New Economy

By |2018-09-14T18:12:52+00:00February 4th, 2016|Categories: Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends|Tags: , , , , |

Published February 4, 2016, Los Angeles Daily Journal - There are few commodities in the world that affect daily life like oil. It’s just everywhere. The easy application is gasoline, but the list beyond that is mind-numbing. Oil is used to make plastic, cosmetics, detergent, nylon and a host of other non-obvious consumer goods we use on [...]

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Swimming in a Sea of Oil

By |2018-07-17T23:50:32+00:00February 5th, 2015|Categories: Automotive Trends, CAFE, Corporate Average Fuel Economy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published February 4, 2015, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Last year the U.S. achieved a goal long considered unapproachable: It surpassed Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world’s largest producer of oil. At 12.5 million barrels per day, the U.S. now extracts more oil than any of the OPEC countries, and more than Iran, Iraq, Kuwait [...]

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There’s No Honor in the System

By |2018-07-18T00:48:09+00:00August 11th, 2014|Categories: Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, CAFE, Corporate Average Fuel Economy, Electric Cars, Fisker, Tesla|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published August 6, 2014, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Fuel economy is a funny thing. While it is always a consideration for some consumers, its presence on the central stage for others frequently follows world energy politics. In 1973, when the price of crude oil quadrupled in six months during the OPEC oil embargo, fuel economy consideration [...]

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Will Oil Become Extinct?

By |2018-07-19T18:40:03+00:00April 3rd, 2011|Categories: Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, CAFE, Corporate Average Fuel Economy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published April 4, 2011, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Twenty-one million barrels.  Crude oil, that is; or more specifically, the amount of crude oil the United States consumes on a daily basis.  What is surprising about this is not that most of our supply comes from foreign sources – that is a fact adopted by all but the [...]

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Electric Shock!

By |2018-07-23T16:42:45+00:00September 7th, 2010|Categories: Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, CAFE, Corporate Average Fuel Economy, Electric Cars, Environmental Protection Agency, Tesla|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published September 7, 2010, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Last Wednesday, the latest entrant to the burgeoning electric car market went on sale, the cleverly-named Nissan Leaf.  Rallying around claims of saving the environment and helping the nation rid itself of its dependence on foreign oil, consumers lined up in droves to buy the new commuter car.  In fact, [...]

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