As the Cost of Diesel Fuel Soars, The Cost of Goods and Services Will Follow

As the Cost of Diesel Fuel Soars, The Cost of Goods and Services Will Follow

by Kurt Stolz

While gas prices in the United States and abroad have been setting new records, it is the price of diesel fuel that is rippling through the global supply chain.
The average cost of a gallon of diesel fuel is currently $5.19 in the United States, up almost 45% from 33.61 in …

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Rising Oil Prices Cause Surge at the Pump, Setting New Records

by Kurt Stolz
Rising Oil Prices Cause Surge at the Pump, Setting New Records

The price for a gallon (3.79 liters) of gasoline in the United State as of Tuesday is $4.37, up almost $0.15 over the past week, and has climbed 47% from a year ago.
Tuesday’s figure eclipses the all-time high set on March 11, when the cost per gallon was $4.33, according …

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New York Auto Show Returns and Electric Vehicles Take the Spotlight

by Jonathan Spira
New York Auto Show Returns and Electric Vehicles Take the Spotlight

NEW YORK — The New York International Auto Show returned this week after a pandemic-induced three-year hiatus and electric vehicles are commanding the spotlight.
The show opened to the public on Friday following two press days and runs through April 24. The show dates back more than a century and was …

Gas Prices in U.S. Slowly But Surely Begin to Fall

by Kurt Stolz
Gas Prices in U.S. Slowly But Surely Begin to Fall

The average price motorists in the United States are paying for gas is slowly declining from recent all-time highs, not adjusted for inflation.
The average cost of a gallon of regular-grade gas at the pump at the start of the week was $4.17, according to figures from the U.S. Energy Information …

Four Seasons Hotels to Offer Luxury Driving Trips in Italy

by Anna Breuer
Four Seasons Hotels to Offer Luxury Driving Trips in Italy

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced a week-long driving experience in Tuscany that will take place in early fall.
The drive, dubbed “Beyond by Four Seasons: An Exclusive Driving Journey Through Tuscany,” will start in Florence and utilize the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze as a home base.
The week-long tour will start …

U.S. to Require New Vehicles to Average 49 MPG by 2026

by Paul Riegler
U.S. to Require New Vehicles to Average 49 MPG by 2026

The U.S. Department of Transportation unveiled new requirements for fuel economy that mandate a 49 mpg (4.8 l/100 km) fleet-wide average by 2026.
The action in the so-called CAFE or Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards was announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and  Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg on …

As Fuel Prices Rise, More Drivers Run on Empty… And Get Stranded

by Jonathan Spira
As Fuel Prices Rise, More Drivers Run on Empty… And Get Stranded

Some drivers are letting their cars literally run on fumes amidst higher gas prices.
Gas prices have hit record highs in the United States in the past two weeks, but after sharply increasing they hit a peak on March 11 and have since begun to decline, albeit slightly, except for prices …

Review and Test Drive: 1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 Elegance

by Jonathan Spira
Review and Test Drive:  1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 Elegance

Der Kleine Mercedes Offers Comfort, Safety, and Teutonic Engineering
While it seems as if the Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse, or C-Class, has been around forever, it was only introduced in 1993 as a replacement for the so-called “Baby Benz, the 190 range, of which 1.9 million models were sold and which had become …

Gas Prices in U.S. Ease Back From Record Highs

by Paul Riegler
Gas Prices in U.S. Ease Back From Record Highs

After what seemed like non-stop increases for the past three weeks, gas prices in the United States are easing back somewhat.
The average price for a gallon of regular gas in the United States was $4.25 on Sunday, down from a peak of $4.33 on March 11.  While this  is more …

Six Expert Tips on How to Save Gas Amidst Record Prices at the Pump

by Jonathan Spira
Six Expert Tips on How to Save Gas Amidst Record Prices at the Pump

Drivers are paying record prices at the pump now, and the cost of a gallon of gasoline is expected to increase even further following President Biden’s ban on Russian oil imports.
The average price of gas in the U.S. rose by $0.10 per gallon from Monday to Tuesday, hitting a record $4.17 …

U.S. Bans Russian Gas and Oil Imports, Targets ‘Main Artery’ of Russia’s Economy

by Paul Riegler
U.S. Bans Russian Gas and Oil Imports, Targets ‘Main Artery’ of Russia’s Economy

President Joseph Biden on Tuesday announced a ban on Russian oil, gas, and coal imports, taking aim at Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Such exports are a main source of revenue for the Russian economy.
“Today, I am announcing the United States is targeting the main artery of Russia’s economy,” Biden said. “We’re …

Average Price Per Gallon of Gas Crosses $4 Mark, Highest Cost Since 2008

by Kurt Stolz
Average Price Per Gallon of Gas Crosses $4 Mark, Highest Cost Since 2008

The price drivers are paying for a gallon of regular gasoline at the pump is at the highest level since 2008.
The Automobile Association of America reported on Sunday that the average cost per gallon was now over $4, as did GasBuddy, a site that tracks such information.
The price of premium …

The 3G Network Shutdown is a Problem for Millions of Vehicles on the Road from Acura to Cadillac to Tesla to Volvo

by Paul Riegler
The 3G Network Shutdown is a Problem for Millions of Vehicles on the Road from Acura to Cadillac to Tesla to Volvo

If telecommunications companies merely said they were sunsetting their 3G networks, many people might reply “How interesting “and then would have gone about their business, unaware of the consequences to come.
But what is actually happening is that older mobile networks, namely those using 3G technology – something commercially introduced in …

Remember the Tricolor! Car Carrier with Audis, Porsches, and VWs is Ablaze in the North Atlantic

by Kurt Stolz
Remember the Tricolor!  Car Carrier with Audis, Porsches, and VWs is Ablaze in the North Atlantic

If your Audi, Bentley, Porsche, or Volkswagen was on the high seas en route to the United States, it may be very, very late, if it arrives at all, that is.
The vehicle carrier Felicity Ace, operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines of Japan, is currently ablaze on the North Atlantic approximately …