GEA shares fuel-saving tips as oil prices climb

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Oil prices are climbing globally after a planned phased European Union ban on Russian oil and a likely surge in demand from Shanghai as the Chinese city emerges from its latest COVID-19 lockdown, according to Reuters.

Against rising oil and gas prices, the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) in a press release, recommended energy conservation to vehicle owners as “a sure way to reduce fuel cost” and “save money.”

“By simply combining errands into one trip, one can save on fuel consumption,” advised Dr Mahendra Sharma,” Chief Executive Officer of GEA, who noted that “several short trips taken from a cold start can use twice as much fuel as one trip covering the same distance.”

Reducing speed is another way to save fuel, Dr Sharma further advised. This suggestion was particularly directed to public transport operators as “speeding, rapid acceleration, hard and constant braking wastes gas” the CEO went on to state.

Other simple solutions he concluded, which will help save money at the gas pump are “ensuring tyres are properly aligned and inflated, using air conditioners only when needed” and, “taking unnecessary weight out of the vehicle”

If you would like to find some additional tips for better gas mileage/fuel efficiency, check out the infographic below or www.gea.gov.gy.

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