What kind of power do the people of Futurama use currently?

In the film Bender's Game, Farnsworth rendered all dark matter inert with his anti-backwards crystal. After that, he "invented" a new source of power (Nibbler Power). But in later episodes, cars and ships still fly.

What energy is being used to power these vehicles?

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    Continuity is not a common thing in Futurama. – Chad Levy Jun 19 '12 at 20:45
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    @Paperjam While there are many absurdist throwaway jokes, continuity is a very common thing in Futurama. See the setup of Fry's grand-parentage. – user1027 Jun 19 '12 at 22:27
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    @Keen, if you ax me, even the absurdist jokes are part of the continuity. – DampeS8N Jun 20 '12 at 0:24

Whale Oil

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Leela and Fry get ready to top up.

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    This was actually set up in Season 3 "Bending in the Wind." The Professor states that fossil fuel was used up, so now they use Whale Oil as an alternative for gasoline. – Douglas Kraemer Jun 30 '12 at 23:02

After the collapse of Dark Matter, the crew turned to whale oil for fuel. It was revealed in 'Into the Wild Green Yonder' and has been used ever since.

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