Gallery: Spain Lowers Speed Limits to Reduce Oil Usage

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Unrest in the middle east has caused gas prices to rise across the world. As a precautionary energy-saving initiative, Spain has announced that it will lower its highway speed limits, cut train ticket prices and use more biofuels to reduce oil consumption. Thirteen percent of the oil Spain consumes comes from Libya, so a $1.37 per barrel increase in oil prices will cost Spain an extra $690 million per month.

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