Category: Gas

A woman used a rewards card software glitch to steal $27,000 of gas over 6 months, report says

A stock photo shows a woman pumping gas. RunPhoto/Getty Images A Nebraska woman exploited a software glitch to steal over $27,000 worth of gas, report says. She stole an estimated 7,413 gallons of gasoline over a period of six months, per KOLN. The glitch allowed anyone swiping a rewards card twice to pump gas for free. A Nebraska woman used a rewards card software glitch to…

‘Porous’ sanctions haven’t stopped Russia’s war, but there’s still more the West can do to squeeze its economy

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to chairman of the Supreme Court Vyacheslav Lebedev at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, on February 6, 2024. Alexander Kazakov, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP Western sanctions against Russia haven’t significantly hindered its wartime economy.  Analysts say the “porous” nature of sanctions has allowed Russia to sidestep restrictions.  Sources say additional sanctions could pick better targets to put the…

Vast reserves of clean hydrogen fuel could be hiding beneath our feet

Hydrogen could be a key fuel of the future. Benoit Tessier/Reuters Clean hydrogen fuel may occur naturally in large underground reservoirs across the planet. Big companies, startups, and the US government are all trying to tap into this carbon-free fuel. It’s unclear how much natural hydrogen exists, where it is, or if it’s economic enough to drill. Believe it or not, drilling for a certain…

Ukraine appears to be attacking Russia’s oil-and-gas industry with small, cheap drones that can bypass its air defenses

Firefighters extinguish oil tanks at a storage facility in the Bryansk Region in Russia on January 19, 2024. Russian Emergencies Ministry/Reuters Oil and gas facilities in Russia have caught fire in recent weeks following suspected drone attacks. In the latest attack, an oil refinery in the southwestern Volgograd region was ablaze on Saturday. Russia’s air-defense systems have proven to be less effective against small drones….