From: Paul Geary, ENN
Published March 10, 2005 12:00 AM

Saving at the Pump

With oil prices holding steady at more than $50 per barrel, gas prices have headed well north of $2 in most of the US and could hit $3 in the nation's typically high-price areas this summer.


ENN's Jerry Kay spoke with Kateri Callahan, President of the Alliance to Save Energy, on ways you can combat the high price of gasoline.



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Callahan mentioned that the best thing to do is to buy a hybrid vehicle such as a Toyota Prius, which gets more than 50 miles per gallon.


However, if you can't afford a new car right now, simple things such as routine mainetance can help improve the mileage on the car you already have. Also, curtailing aggresive driving can help: Every mile an hour you drive over 60 is equivalent to increasing the price of gas by 10 cents per gallon.


We've featured several stories recently on hybrid cars and other alternative auto fuels at ENN:


Auto Club Rewards Hybrids, Surcharges Gas Guzzlers
Shell Executive Speaks About Alternative Fuels
'Hot' Hybrids Forecast To Do Slow Burn in Marketplace
AAA Questions EPA Gas-Mileage Reporting
February US Hybrid Sales Second-Strongest Ever
Ethanol to Fuel Racecars


Also, you can get more information about saving energy on the Alliance to Save Energy's website: www.ase.org
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