Heard a great radio ad a few minutes ago. Some company is selling a "mileage improvement product" developed by "the Oil Companies" to use in their own vehicles and squirreled away from the rest of the writhing masses, because, of course, "the Oil Companies" want everyone to drive 4 mpg vehicles. This company managed to get "rights to the patents" of this product, apparently from the oil companies who are so set on not letting this technology out, and making it available for the first time.
Must have been a slip up in the bureaucracy, I guess, licensing this product to someone. In fact, patenting it in the first place was a big screw up as well, since you have to fully disclose to everyone your technology. The screw up part seems more believable than the secret development in the first place.
And once again, I never got told about this secret that has "helped the Oil Companies own gas mileage" even when I was with a Major Oil Company. I guess I am just not in the loop.