| May 11, 2012
| 4:32 PM
John and Helen Taylor really know how to stretch a tank of gas. The couple squeezed 1,626 miles out of one tank of diesel fuel in a Volkswagen Passat TDI, breaking previous records. During a three-day trip, the couple set......
| Sep 1, 2010
| 8:26 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — The Catalina Flyer, a popular 500-passenger catamaran that makes daily trips to Santa Catalina Island from the Balboa Pavilion, may halt operations for a few months to buy and install a new engine that complies with a state...
| Oct 5, 2010
| 8:10 PM
Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority officials considered acquiring diesel-electric hybrid buses in earnest in 2007 and 2008, when crude-oil prices topped $100 per barrel, pushing the cost of diesel fuel for the agency's buses from $2.15 to $3....
| Jul 8, 2011
| 3:56 PM
On the evening of Feb. 2, 1942, an unarmed tanker with 66,000 barrels of crude oil on board was steaming in the Atlantic, about 90 miles off Ocean City. Without warning, it was struck by German torpedoes. The attack set the W.L. Steed ablaze, and sank it;...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Not long ago, carmakers were touting hydrogen as the silver bullet for energy independence and environmental redemption. But massive roadblocks to building the hydrogen highway forced automakers to follow detours to other green technologies. Just as no...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Sure, the prices of crude oil -- and gasoline at the pump -- are through the roof, denting everyone’s pocketbook. TV pundits talk grimly about the nation’s overdependence on oil from politically shaky parts of the world, including the Middle...
| Apr 2, 2011
| 9:56 PM
SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN -- On an island chain located halfway between Africa and Argentina, local authorities say a massive penguin rescue operation is under way.
A mix of island officials and resident volunteers are struggling to save tens of thousands...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 3:48 PM
Fueling up your car may one day be as easy as cleaning out the refrigerator or taking out the trash, according to Edmunds.com.
Here's a list of some of the innovations in alternative fuels being researched:
• Garbage: Waste Management Inc. is...
| Apr 23, 2011
| 7:25 PM
Diesel fuel is leaking into the Susquehanna River in Cumberland County. The spill originated on the property of Norfolk Southern Railroad in West Fairview Township.
The fuel has spread 18 miles down the shore, hugging the shoreline.
| May 21, 2011
| 1:37 PM
As federal regulators continue to look for lessons from Japan's nuclear disaster, critics are pleading for changes in three key nuclear emergency areas.
It matters to Floridians because the state has five reactors, four of which are slated to expand,...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 12:12 PM
Purdue University has announced gifts of goods and services worth nearly $74 million to benefit students and researchers in the colleges of Engineering, Science and Technology.
The gifts range from software licenses to diesel engines.