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August 20, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Still on the Rise

Truckers are continuing to dig a little deeper into their wallets as diesel prices continue to climb, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. According to the Energy Information Administration's weekly report, the national average for a gallon of diesel fuel jumped 6 cents this week, which is a 22-cent increase over last year's prices.

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August 17, 2012 - Industry News

DEF Price Drops Dramatically at the Pump

After rising from a spike in agricultural demand for urea, diesel-exhaust fluid prices at the pump saw a sharp drop in July, according to DEF Tracker. The average U.S. DEF pump price dropped dramatically between June and July, to $2.70 per gallon

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August 16, 2012 - Industry News

Three Love's Locations to Open This Month

Love's Travel Stops will open three new locations in three different states in the next three weeks

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August 16, 2012 - Industry News

Companies Announce Florida Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition

A group of 15 companies announced the creation of The Florida Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition, advocating financial incentives similar to those in Texas and nearly a dozen other states to help with the purchase of natural gas vehicles

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August 13, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Spike

Diesel fuel topped $4 a gallon in three regions and hovered near it in others.

The national average price for a gallon of diesel fuel spiked 11.5 cents this week, according to the Department of Energy's weekly report, while gasoline prices rose a more modest 3.72 cents per gallon

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August 8, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Adding Two Stores This Month

Pilot Flying J recently announced plans to open two new travel centers in August

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August 7, 2012 - Industry News

Policy Group Urges Government Fleets to Use Alternative Fuels

A new report from a Washington, D.C., energy policy group urges the federal government to begin allocating its $150 billion budget for transport services to carriers that fuel their fleets on domestically produced natural gas, electricity, biofuels and other alternatives to diesel and gasoline

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August 7, 2012 - Industry News

DOE Price Predictions Rise

The Department of Energy's projections for oil and fuel prices for the rest of the year are higher than they were last month, according to the monthly Short Term Energy Outlook from the DOE's Energy Information Administration

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August 6, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel, Gasoline Prices Rise Again

Diesel prices rose again last week, with the U.S. Department of Energy reporting a national average of $3.85, up 5.4 cents from last week, while gasoline price surged by 13.7 cents per gallon

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August 6, 2012 - Industry News

Waste Management Opens CNG Fueling Station in Louisville, Ky.

Waste Management has launched a new local fleet of 25 clean-burning compressed-natural-gas trucks and unveiled Louisville, Ky.'s first public-access, 24-hour CNG fueling station

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July 31, 2012 - Industry News

Love's Goes Cardless

Love's Travel Stops has completed its first live RFID customer fuel transaction

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July 27, 2012 - Industry News

DOE Says Potential Diesel Shortage Averted in Northeast

The U.S. Department of Energy now says an expected shortage of ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel and gasoline in the Northeast will not be as bad as initially feared

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July 26, 2012 - Industry News

Million-Mile Engine Teardown Tests EcoPower Re-Refined Oil

A bearing from one of the million-mile engines, left, compared to a brand-new bearing.

Safety-Kleen Systems this week showcased a million-mile teardown of two Cummins ISX engines that have been running its Eco-Power re-refined engine oil since 2008. You're probably familiar with the name Safety-Kleen as a longtime maker of parts washers. You may even know that they provide used oil disposal. You may not know that it turns some of that used oil into re-refined engine oils

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July 26, 2012 - Industry News

Industry Sets New Biodiesel Standards

Standards-testing authority ASTM has a new voluntary standard for biodiesel, designed to meet the needs of customers using ultra-low-sulfur diesel and new diesel engine and after-treatment technology

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July 25, 2012 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Opens 100th DEF Pump Location

TravelCenters of America LLC has completed the installation of bulk Diesel Exhaust Fluid dispensers at 100 of its TA and Petro Stopping Center branded locations. These 100 locations offer DEF fueling at more than 400 fuel island lanes

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July 25, 2012 - Industry News

Michigan Governor Declares Energy Emergency

Gov. Rick Snyder Tuesday declared a state of energy emergency in Michigan due to the limited availability and temporary shortages of gasoline and diesel fuel in areas of the Upper Peninsula caused by a shutdown of the West Shore Pipeline in Wisconsin.

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July 23, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Rise 9 Cents, Price of Oil Falls 4.2%

Diesel and gasoline prices rose again this week, by 8.8 cents and 1.6 cents, respectively, reports the Energy Information Administration. Oil prices tumbled 4.2% Monday due to returning worries about Europe's debt crisis.

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July 23, 2012 - Industry News

Yara Expands DEF Capacity with Rentech Nitrogen Purchase Agreement

Rentech Nitrogen, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rentech Nitrogen Partners, L.P., and Yara North America Inc., diesel exhaust fluid producer, have entered into a long-term agreement for the exclusive rights to purchase and distribute the DEF produce

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July 23, 2012 - Industry News

Trillium CNG, AMP Americas Partner to Build CNG Stations

Trillium CNG, a business unit of Integrys Energy Group, and AMP Americas announced a joint venture focused on building a network of CNG stations across the U.S

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July 20, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J to Acquire Maxum Petroleum

Pilot Flying J will acquire a controlling interest in Maxum Petroleum for cash and Pilot Flying J's contribution of Western Petroleum into Maxum. Current investors, including Maxum management, Metalmark Capital and Waud Capital Partners will re-invest in the new venture.

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July 20, 2012 - Industry News

Clean Emission, Oasis Offer Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel in Detroit

Drivers will be able to choose from two types of biofuel: biodiesel and renewable diesel. Also available will be diesel exhaust fluid.

Detroit-based biodiesel company Clean Emission Fluids Inc. will open fueling stations at the Oasis Trucking Centers in southwest Detroit in the next two weeks, reports Crain's Detroit Business

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July 17, 2012 - Industry News

Report: Hybrid Truck Viability Hurt by Low Fuel Prices

President Obama has supported tax incentives for hybrid vehicles.

A report from Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs finds challenges to the economic viability of medium-sized diesel-electric hybrid trucks. These hybrids have a significantly higher sticker price than conventional diesel-powered trucks. With volatile fuel

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July 16, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel, Gasoline, Oil Prices Spike This Week

The average U.S. price of both diesel and gasoline rose this week, according to data from the Energy Information Administration. Also, oil prices climbed for a fourth day this week.

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July 16, 2012 - Industry News

Real Estate Development and Consultancy Companies Partner for 1,000 CNG Stations

Real estate development company DeBartolo Development and real estate consultancy Keystone Consulting Group announced the creation of the CNG Infrastructure Expansion Project, with the goal of significantly increasing the number of compressed natural gas fueling stations in the U.S

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July 10, 2012 - Industry News

EIA Lowers Price Forecasts for Diesel, Gasoline, Crude Oil

In its latest Short Term Energy Outlook, the U.S. Energy Information Administration lowered its forecasted prices for gasoline and diesel fuel as well as West Texas Intermediate crude oil. With crude oil prices falling over the last month, EIA expects that on-highway diesel fuel retail prices, which averaged $3.84 per gallon in 2011, will average $3.79 per gallon in 2012

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