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Gas Prices Hit Highest National Average In History


Gas prices around the world hit daily records, putting famous London cab drivers out of work


Gas Prices Continue To Climb Shocking Americans


High-stakes meeting on gas prices


Record Inflation, Rising Gas Prices Put Growing Strain On Americans

Gasoline or petrol is a transparent, petroleum-derived liquid that is used primarily as a fuel in spark-ignited internal combustion engines. It consists mostly of organic compounds obtained by the fractional distillation of petroleum, enhanced with a variety of additives. On average, a 42-U.S.-gallon (160-liter) barrel of crude oil yields about 19 U.S. gallons of gasoline after processing in an oil refinery, though this varies based on the crude oil assay.
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  • Carbon dioxide production 

  • Comparison with other fuels