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September 30, 2011 - Industry News

Promising New Biofuel Produced From Engineered Microbes

Researchers with the U.S Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute have identified a new potential biofuel made by engineering microbes

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September 26, 2011 - Industry News

Big Drop for Diesel; Oil Under Pressure; Libya Returns

National on-highway diesel prices dropped 4.7 cents on average from last week, accelerating from the previous week's 2.9 cent drop. Diesel was $3.786 per gallon

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September 22, 2011 - Industry News

Love's Travel Stop opens in Napavine, Wash.

Love's Travel Stops opened a new travel stop in Napavine, Wash., located at Interstate 5, Exit 72

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September 19, 2011 - Industry News

EIA Projects World Energy Use to Increase by 53% by 2035; China and India Lead

Worldwide energy consumption will grow by 53% between 2008 and 2035, according to a report by the Energy Information Administration

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September 19, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Down

Diesel prices fell for a second straight week, dropping 2.9 cents to $3.833 a gallon average nationwide, according to the Department of Energy's weekly report

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September 16, 2011 - Industry News

New Petro Stopping Center in Indiana

TravelCenters of America completed the renovations and rebranding of the newest Petro full-service travel center at Exit 23 off I-70, 1035 West State Road 42, Brazil, Ind

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September 15, 2011 - Industry News

Love's Travel Stop Opens in Bennett, Colo.

Love's Travel Stops opened a new truckstop in Bennett, Colo., located at I-70, Exit 304

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September 12, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Down; Oil Up Despite Demand Slide; Europe on the Brink

National on-highway diesel prices dropped six-tenths of a cent from last week to $3.862, following a rise of more than 4 cents the week previous

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September 9, 2011 - Industry News

Natural Gas for Trucking Building Momentum

Ryder is making 202 natural gas vehicles available for lease or rent in Southern California with the help of a public/private partnership.

Sales of trucks powered by natural gas will grow faster than the rest of the North American Market over the next several years, according to Frost & Sullivan, an industry analysis firm. A new report predicts that North American sales of Class 6-8 LNG and CNG vehicles will rise to nearly 30,000 by 2017. That's up from just 1,950 last year, slightly less than 1% of North American sales

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September 7, 2011 - Industry News

EIA Short Term Energy Outlook: Growth is Slowing, Fuel Will Go Up

The Energy Information Administration has significantly changed its predictions based on slower economic growth, and expects fuel prices to rise next year

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September 7, 2011 - Industry News

Shell Pursues LNG in North America

Shell announced plans to promote liquefied natural gas in North America, including a partnership with Westport Innovations and providing LNG in Canada

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September 6, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Up, Crude Down

Diesel prices were up nearly 5 cents a gallon this week, to $3.868 per gallon nationwide, according to the Energy Department's weekly figures

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September 6, 2011 - Industry News

SoCalGas, Oberon Fuels to Produce DME

Southern California Gas Co. and Oberon Fuels, a San Diego based low-emission alternative fuels company, will team up to design and build the first commercial facility in the United States to produce Dimethyl Ether from natural gas for use as a transportation fuel

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August 29, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Up Slightly; Crude Oil Surges

National on-highway diesel prices rose last week for the first time in over a month, but only by 1 cent to $3.82

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August 22, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Falls Again; U.S. Crude Up While European Crude Falls

On-highway diesel prices fell for the fourth week in a row last week, dropping 2.5 cents nationally to $3.810, according to the Department of Energy. All regions dipped below $4 per gallon

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August 16, 2011 - Industry News

Biodiesel Industry Producing Record Volumes

U.S. biodiesel production reached a new monthly high in June of 81 million gallons, marking a third consecutive month of record volumes. Biodiesel production in the first half of 2011 has already eclipsed production for all of 2010

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August 15, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Lowest in Nearly Six Months

Diesel prices dropped for the third week in a row and are the lowest they've been since late February. Weekly figures from the Department of Energy show the average retail price of on-highway diesel is $3.937 a gallon, down 6.2 cents from last week and down more than 11 cents over the past three weeks.

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August 9, 2011 - Industry News

Early Reaction to Truck Efficiency Standards Mostly Positive

Trucking interests are still poring through a nearly 1,000-page rule that sets first-of-their-kind fuel efficiency standards for trucks, buses, and other heavy-duty vehicles, but initial reaction has been largely positive

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August 9, 2011 - Industry News

Clean Energy Opens Four New CNG Stations

Clean Energy has opened for new compressed natural gas fueling stations: two in downtown Chicago, one at Las Vegas/McCarran Intl. Airport, and one at Austin-Bergstrom Intl. Airport

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August 8, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Drops Steeply; Oil Hits Lowest Price This Year

National on-highway diesel prices dropped 4 cents from last week, landing at $3.897, while crude prices fell Monday to their lowest this year. It was the second consecutive weekly drop for diesel prices, according to the Department of Energy's weekly fuel price report. Prices fell in every region.

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August 1, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Down; Crude Drops Amid Fears of Slowdown

The national average for on-highway diesel fuel fell 1.2 cents to $3.937 last week after several weeks of steady climbing

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July 27, 2011 - Industry News

SmartDrive Research Shows Instant Feedback Helps Drivers Save Fuel

The findings of an ongoing study by SmartDrive show that fleets can reduce fuel consumption by employing more fuel-efficient driving techniques, eliminating unnecessary idling and reducing excessive speeds, and that instant driver feedback can help

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July 25, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Up; Crude Down in Face of Debt Deal Deadlock

National on-highway diesel prices were up 2.6 cents from last week, continuing a recent climb

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July 18, 2011 - Industry News

Texas Governor Signs Three Natural Gas Bills

Texas Gov. Rick Perry signs a bill encouraging natural gas use in transportation in a ceremony at Peterbilt's Denton, Texas, plant.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed three bills supporting the development of natural gas initiatives in the state

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July 18, 2011 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Up Again; Crude Down as Nation Worries Over Debt

National on-highway diesel prices were up again last week, rising 2.4 cents to a $3.923 average. Prices are now $1.024 more expensive than the same time last year.

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