With oil prices recently rising to over $80 per barrel, increased costs at the pump for motorists is expect...
With oil prices recently rising to over $80 per barrel, increased costs at the pump for motorists is expected. While price per barrel peaked in July of 2008, it declined until January of 2009. But since then prices have been steadily climbing.
According to the Associated Press, the yearly high price per barrel is not due to demand in the United States where demand remains sluggish. However, demand in other parts of the world, especially China, is driving demand higher. Industry experts predict motorists in the USA can anticipate gasoline prices in the $3 per gallon range this year.
The good news is you dont have to accept increased gas prices without a fight. Joel Robinson, Director of National Fuelsaver Corp. in Boston, Massachusetts, states, Its no wonder theres been a lack of progress in the area of increased engine efficiency. The principles of automotive engineering have been grossly misunderstood. National Fuelsaver Corp. devised the Platinum Gas Saver in 1977, which today increases the mileage of gasoline-powered engines by 22 percent, meeting federal and state emission standards. Their premise was as significant as their invention.
While prices at the pump have been volatile over the last several years, the overall trend is higher with drivers seeing their budgets eroded. Further, with governmental budgets in stress, there will be pressure to seek additional tax revenues, with gasoline a candidate for raising additional funds.
Even with rising prices, new government standards announced in May 2009 require auto manufacturers to improve both mileage and emissions, with an average of 35.5 miles per gallon. On the surface this seems good, but methods to achieve the levels of improvement require improved technology that is yet to be fully developed. The proposed 30% improvement government standards mandate will result in additional costs of each vehicle, which amount to an estimated cost of $1300 per car. The increased cost is expected to be offset by better mileage, projected to be recovered in three years or less. Even if procedural and technological issues are resolved, replacement of existing vehicles will not be achieved until well after the 2016 date.
A challenge to the federal rules is the means to achieve them. In 2001 the National Academy of Sciences concluded that improving fuel efficiency is both achievable and desirable. However, to accomplish significant efficiencies could result in trade-offs for the consumer. The list of trade-offs include limiting consumer choice and compromising safety due to weight reductions of vehicles.
Also, some proponents of improving mileage efficiency see gas taxes as a vehicle to reduce overall demand. The idea is that increasing taxes will tend be a disincentive to vehicle use.
Fortunately, the consumer has access to innovative technology without compromising choice, safety or waiting for new rules to be implemented. The Platinum Gas Saver is a modest device about the size of a video tape and holds a pre-measured platinum formula. The engine vacuum draws microscopic quantities of vaporized platinum into the intake manifold where it joins the fuel/air mixture entering the engine. With platinum in the flame zone, the fuel burn percentage inside the engine increases from 68 to 90 percent, a significant increase of 22 percent. That allows a vehicle to travel 22 percent faster, or 22 percent more miles per gallon, with the original amount of fuel.
Sound too good to be true? Federal Consumer Protection conducted a 5-year study of this device. The result was confirmed in Federal District Court proceedings, stating that, Independent testing shows greater fuel savings with the Gas Saver than the 22% claimed by the developer.
The device developer, Joe Robinson states, Since the government concluded its study we have sold over a half million Gas Savers. He concludes, Although many of our customers buy the Gas Saver to extend engine life or to raise octane, most of our customers appreciate the 22% more miles per gallon.
Regardless of federal rules and standards, the consumer has a choice that is available today to help fight rising pump prices.
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