NW Natural, a utility company that sells fossil “natural” gas (e.g. methane), wants to raise prices for Oregon customers for a second year in a row. What they are planning to do with the money is, quite frankly, jaw-dropping, which is why OEC and a group of environmental and community-based organizations, represented by the Green Energy Institute at Lewis & Clark Law School and Earthjustice, are pushing back as formal intervenors in an ongoing public “rate case” proceeding. To get to the bottom of it, I sat down with Nora Apter, OEC’s Climate Program Director, to learn more about what NW Natural is doing and why their customers–or ...
When I was learning how to drive, back in the middle of the 1973 Arab oil embargo, with long lines and gas rationed on “odd/even” days, everyone was completely shocked when the price of gas rose from 39 cents to 53 cents.
Today, gas is selling at an average of $4.72 per gallon here in Oregon. As the old Bob Dylan song said, “the times they are a’changing” and it may be time for many drivers to consider making a change that can save you a lot of money. If you need to replace your car, think electric.
Consider this: for a 25 mpg car, paying $4.72 per gallon, it works out to 18.8 cents a mile. That’s more than four times higher than the ...
With today's prices at the pump, it pays to get the most out of your tank, while saving precious natural resources.
Keep track of your gas mileage
To calculate your gas mileage:
Record the gallons you put into your car. This is the TOTAL GAS you will use to calculate.
Notice the reading on your gas gauge. Try to start at a fixed position, i.e. 1/4 tank, the orange before E, etc. Write down the initial mileage from your odometer.
When you reach the same point on your gas gauge again, record the final mileage from your odometer.
Subtract initial mileage on your odometer from final mileage to get your TOTAL MILEAGE.
GAS MILEAGE = ...