Investors have pushed so much capital into natural gas drilling that prices have collapsed, helping consumers. But the investor subsidy won't last as drillers pull back.
Gas prices will increase faster than expected in 2013, according to the US Department of Energy. The slight rise in gas prices is due partly to an increase in the price of crude oil, Ingram writes, and refinery outages in January both in the US and Europe.
The New York Times report of a Tesla's failed test drive misses the point. You can't bring gas-powered car expectations to an all-electric vehicle.
Clue: It's also homeplace of the world's cheapest gas.
Gas prices soared last week on signs of economic health. The annual transition to summer-blend gasoline also contributed to the largest one-week increase in average US gas prices since February 2011.
Argentina has made an agreement with major supermarkets and appliance stores to freeze prices until April. Price freezes are the sledgehammer of economic policy tools, says a guest blogger.
USPS owns and operates the world's largest civilian vehicle fleet, paying $1 billion a year for fuel. Ending Saturday letter delivery will help cut those costs, but the savings for the USPS are less than you might expect.
Global warming skeptics worry environmentalism may cripple economies with assorted misguided energy-related boondoggles, Finley writes. Anti-nuclear environmentalists, Finley adds, have increased electric bills and greenhouse gas emissions, over fears of global warming.