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    I've seen this ad a few times now, basically touting why gasoline is so much better than other renewable sources of energy for vehicles. Kind of makes me angry.
    Because of gasoline's high energy density, your car doesn't have to carry as much fuel compared to other energy sources.
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    The dirty little secret behind this ad campaign is that while gasoline does have a high energy density, internal combustion engines are only able to use 30% or less of that energy for automotive propulsion. Thus, burning gasoline to drive a vehicle is still very inefficient.
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    There's another thread about these ads (so you'll probably get merged). The so called "energy quiz" ads. There's a couple others as well, including one stating that the US gets most of its energy from the US.
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    The oil companies are all running scared, Case in point, A couple years ago when the daily price of a barrel of oil went to $100.00 or more the price at the pump was $4.00 and over. They know that when the pump price is at $4.00 and over people trade in their guzzlers for something that uses less fuel that is why most of the country is around $3.50 for regular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Fallston Md. View Post
    The oil companies are all running scared, Case in point, A couple years ago when the daily price of a barrel of oil went to $100.00 or more the price at the pump was $4.00 and over. They know that when the pump price is at $4.00 and over people trade in their guzzlers for something that uses less fuel that is why most of the country is around $3.50 for regular.
    Sure was odd than as soon as gas hit $4.20 a gallon (here in southern IL) suddenly and without any real reason prices started to slowly decline, to a low of $3.06 a about a month ago. Odd that's about when holiday spending/shopping started. Funny today it's suddenly back up to $3.38. I bet it'll keep increasing to about $3.70 or so.

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    The price of unleaded gasoline is based on futures speculation, not pure supply and demand.

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    Perhaps Exxon got the gasoline powered cellphone idea here:



    here's another take:

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    Quote Originally Posted by aventineavenue View Post

    I like it! How about "How many times do most Volt drivers fuel at a gas station? Twice a week, twice a month, or twice a year?"

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