It takes 10 kilocalories of fossil-fuel to make 1kcal of food. You use 80kcal to walk a mile. There are 31520kcal per gallon of gasoline. 80kcal * 10 = 800kcal of fossil-fuel per walking-miles. 31520kcal/800kcal=39.4 walking-miles/gallon of gas? What am I missing? Can I trust the 10:1 fossil:food ratio?
Asking for a friend: Two times in the past six months, my oven/stove and a spot near my refrigerator (several feet away) have smelled *very strongly* of some petrochemical, like benzene or kerosene or gasoline or something sweet and fuelly like that (i.e., not natural gas, not propane). There is a similar, faint, lingering odor in the oven. What could be causing this? Some kind of propellant in the gas lines? Illicit neighbor activity? If it helps, I'm on the 4th floor of a 6-floor building in NYC.
Oil has fallen by more than 50% since July 2014. How can I benefit from that fall, either by: 1. Gas banking - Is there a way I can buy gas at the current low rate and use it later after prices have risen? 2. Buying stock - Either a sector fund through an investment firm like Smith Barney, or buying pieces of stocks individually like through Ameritrade or Sharebuilder? 3. Or some other way? Or should I just buy the cheap gas and enjoy the reduction as long as it lasts?
I spilled some gasoline in a rental car. How can I clean it and get rid of the smell before I return it in a few days? [more inside]
This is just a thought experiment at this point, and probably will remain so. In the back of my mind I have the idea that when my old SUV finally gives up the ghost I might rip out the internal combustion drivetrain and convert it to an electric vehicle, possibly with a removable range-extender generator. Setting practicality aside for the moment, can you help me envision what this would involve? [more inside]
I've become mildly obsessed with trying to improve the fuel efficiency of my old truck. I've already done all the basic things and I realize that I'm fighting physics at this point, but what else might I consider if I wanted to make a bit of a hobby out of it? [more inside]
How do I best get rid of some gasoline that got into where I really don't want it? [more inside]
New Jersey gasoline is more efficient than Massachusetts gasoline? I seem to get much better gas mileage with both my cars when they are filled up in NJ. What gives? [more inside]
Any uses for old gasoline (petrol)? [more inside]
I have a down jacket that appears to have something like petrol/gasoline on it (but I don't know where it came from) The instructions say 'no dry clean'. How can I get the smell out OR wash and dry the jacket. [more inside]
Neighbor's car smell like it has a gasoline leak. What to do? [more inside]
Why does my Subaru Forester smell like gasoline, and how can I make it not smell like gasoline? [more inside]
I smell gasoline very strongly in my car. The smell began suddenly when the weather got colder than usual. Should I be concerned? [more inside]
How much to gasoline detergents matter? [more inside]
Is there a way to tell if I have already added the oil into the gas can for my two-stroke trimmer? [more inside]
Did I just pay for Premium Gasoline when I was really pumping Mid-Grade? While I was fueling up the car I noticed 2 of the 3 nozzles were switched from their correct position; what did I pay for? [more inside]
Snowing like crazy in Virginia and I just filled our emergency generator so it is ready in case we lose power. I overfilled it and the overflow of gas went through the paper air filter and soaked it. I washed the filter out and it is drying, but if I need to run the generator if power goes out can I run it a) without the air filter and foam thing installed or b) while the filter is still stinking of gas?
Why do I smell gasoline when I'm in my car? [more inside]
Is supermarket petrol bad for my car? [more inside]
Not that I'm complaining, but why have gas prices dropped so dramatically in recent weeks? I understand how they rose so high-- chaos in the Middle East disrupted the oil supply and hurricanes destroyed some processing capability in the US-- but I'm seeing close to $1.80 a gallon now when I thought I'd never see under $3 again. Forgive me for my ignorance, but I feel like I missed something.
What's the fairest way to split gasoline and other costs between riders on a roadtrip? [more inside]
What are the differences between vehicles that are ethanol (e85+) compatible and those that are not? [more inside]
Can gasoline futures be used to predict the price we will pay for fuel at the local pump? [more inside]
What is the difference in cost to produce diesel fuel versus gasoline? Does one require more oil than the other? [more inside]
Does anyone have any ideas about why my 2003 Subaru Outback stutters on acceleration for the ten or fifteen minutes after I fill it up with gas? [more inside]
What would happen if I put gasoline with two-stroke oil in it into my conventional four-stroke lawnmower? [more inside]
OK, I know this is a little silly but it's really beginning to bug me. Is there a way to get the nozzle from a commercial gasoline dispenser out of my car without spilling a few drops of gasoline onto the car or the ground? I have tried shaking the nozzle every which way, i have tried fiddling with the hose, but nothing seems to work. Is spilling a little gas every time I fill up a law of nature, or am I missing something that everyone else knows somehow?
How does offering discounts for cash payments benefit gas stations? [more inside]
Is "brand" gas - like Chevron with Techron - worth the extra 10-15 cents/gallon?
Question about cruise control vs. a special acceleration/coasting technique in terms of fuel efficiency. [more inside]
I need to purchase a heavy duty gasoline brushcutter: I have to clear small trees, multifloral rose bushes, and lots of vines over 25+ acres. I need a 35 to 55 cc engine as some of these vines are 5+ inches wide. Have you used one, and do you have any suggestions as to make and model? I am not looking for a chainsaw.
If I were to drive from Columbia, SC, to Montgomery, AL, in the next few weeks, how much money would I need to set aside for gas? [more inside]
How do I get the smell of gasoline out of my shoes? [more inside]
RegionalGasPriceFilter: Around August 8, the price of unleaded regular gasoline in Ohio and Oregon were the same, at about $3.01/gallon. Since then, the price of gas in Oregon has dropped only a nickel ($2.96/gallon), whereas the price of gas in Ohio has dropped a whopping 60 cents a gallon ($2.41/gallon) (figures via gasbuddy.com). Why? [more inside]
In the late 70s or early 80s, I watched a movie, probably on network television, which was called something like, "The Last V8" or "The Last of the V8s". Help me find it! [more inside]
Why is biofuel diesel, instead of standard gasoline? [more inside]
How much does an x% ethanol gasoline blend product reduce mileage? Does the environmental benefit from ethanol blends outweigh the increased consumption of gasoline products? Or is the benefit negligible for the consumer? [more inside]
Is regular unleaded gasoline made with only petroleum-derived compounds better than gasoline containing ethanol? [more inside]
Why do some people find the smell of gasoline pleasant?
Why is Wyoming the cheapest US state for gas right now and why does this map of gas prices look strangely similar to the 2004 voting maps? [more inside]
All about gasoline. [more inside]
Ethanol Evil? I've heard having energy and food competing for land will be bad for the environment. I've heard ethanol burns cleaner and will create less CO2 which is good for the environment. Also a side question, how much ethanol is currently in gasoline, and is that a good or bad thing?
What is the shelf life of the gasoline/oil mix that is used in 2 stroke engines? I use my chain saw 2-3 times a year and mixing fresh gas/oil mix every time is both wasteful and creates a disposal problem. How often should the gasoline in my emergency generator be changed?
How do I get gasoline out of my clothes? [more inside]
Over the past few years, grocery supermarkets on the West Coast of the U.S. have been getting into the business of selling gasoline. Is this happening other places? Does anyone know why this is happening? Why gasoline? Why not fast food drive throughs or some other revenue producer in that section of their parking lot?
GasFilter: How do I learn more about the quality of various gasoline brands? Also, how can I determine who supplies gasoline to a particular retailer? For example, is Speedway gasoline really the same as Sunoco gasoline (since Sunoco purchased them), or do they still use their own gas? How about the gas at my local Sam's club, or Jewel-Osco -- who supplies that gas to them?
How many gallons does the average gas station's underground gas tank hold? [more inside]
Why hasn't solar energy been able to replace fossil fuels in Europe where gas is taxed so heavily? [more inside]
With the price of a gallon of gas now approaching/exceeding $ 2.50 , is the urban legend that it's cheaper to keep it running and that the car uses more gas in start-up than in running a few minutes at the drive through bank teller, railroad crossing, etc. , still accurate ( was it ever? ) I realize there are other mileage factors in the equation , but at some price point the theory must fail.
Is there a relatively safe way for me, a typical consumer, to hoard gasoline? [more inside]
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