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November 29, 2007

Surprisingly Refreshing


Coca-Cola is switching to hybrid delivery trucks. Starting Wed. in NYC, Coke is delivering the product in a new more environmentally friendly truck that operates just like a car with batteries and horse-power. Cancel the fumes & idling diesel engines.

And a bonus! The new trucks will have 32% better fuel economy with 90% less greenhouse gas emission than the regular trucks.

Says John Brock, President of Coca-Cola Enterprises:

“You get a return on the investment, but more importantly, it’s the right thing to do.”

FedEx and UPS are also building hybrid fleets in urban areas.

Filed under:Alternative Energy,Energy,Fuel Economy,Vehicle News | by Pump Girl @ 9:40 pm | 

November 27, 2007



Going down!! Oil below $95/barrel

Chart of the day for oil prices.

Coal may not be our savior.

The price of fear. Is $99/barrel that much better than $100/barrel?

Gas prices hold the line at more than $3/gal. after rising for more than a month in New England. Ave. $3.10.

We met Grandma half-way this year. Thanksgiving gas consumption 1.7% lower than last year.

Filed under:Energy,Fuel cost,Fuel Price Trends,Gas price | by Pump Girl @ 11:09 pm | 

November 20, 2007

Oil Trying For The Record


$100/barrel oil is not here yet, but traders keep trying — closed at $98.03 today. Only good news here is that pump prices have declined ever so slightly.

Tom Kloza of OPI Speaking of Oil blog blames high price of oil on Europe. He sees those pump prices as nothing more than a “head fake.” Higher pump prices on the way, but not $4 gas any time soon.

Filed under:Fuel Budget,Fuel cost,Fuel Price Trends | by Pump Girl @ 8:12 pm | 

November 19, 2007

Not the Fringe Anymore


It’s official. The Wall Street Journal (not some environmental tree-hugging pub) today has an article stating that producers could hit the ceiling on the number of barrels of oil that that can be pumped in a day by 2012. This would be roughly 100 million barrels, current production is something like 85 million barrels. Nice analysis and graphs on the Oil Drum.

Will this satisfy demand? Not a chance.

Not all see this as gloom, though:

Many leaders of the industry still dismiss the idea that there is reason to worry. “I am no subscriber to the theory that oil supplies have already peaked,” said BP’s chief executive, Tony Hayward, earlier this month in a speech in Houston.

Exxon Mobil Corp. Chief Executive Rex Tillerson has said that if companies had better access to the world’s oil reserves, production would increase and prices would go down. “Sufficient hydrocarbon resources exist to play their role in meeting this growing global demand, if industry is allowed to access them,” he said in a speech this month. If access were granted, Exxon Mobil believes the industry would be able to raise fuel production to meet demand in 2030 of 116 million barrels a day.

Calling Matthew Simmons!

Filed under:Energy,Fleet Managers,Fuel cost,Fuel Price Trends | by Pump Girl @ 7:41 pm | 

November 15, 2007

We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Gas


American Honda, Ford and GM have developed a hydrogen fuel-cell powered car (for limited test use). This would be a lease. Car companies won’t say how much they actually cost, but they want them back.

Southern California is the place. Automakers hope to gather data to study the commercialization of the lithium-ion batteries, and the behavior of plug-in drivers.

Go green!!

Filed under:Alternative Energy,Fleet Managers,Vehicle News | by Pump Girl @ 10:55 am |