December 5, 2013 - Industry News
Biodiesel producers continue to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to cut the volume of renewable fuels next year. At a Thursday hearing, producers told the agency that the planned cutback threatens investments that already have been made and could lead to layoffs.
Tags: Biodiesel, National Biodiesel Board, EPA, Alternative Fuels, Fuel and Oil
A proposed ban on diesel-powered vehicles in the District of Columbia has drawn a strong response from a coalition of trucking industry groups. The coalition warned the D.C. Council that provisions in the recently introduced Sustainable D.C. Omnibus Act of 2013 would have “significantly harmful effects on the District’s economy and on the quality of life of District residents.”
Tags: Emissions, Legislation, ATA, Washington D.C.
Love’s Travel Stops opened a new location in Dayton, Ohio, off I-75, expanding its presence in the Buckeye State. The new Love’s is open 24 hours a day and features 98 truck parking spaces.
Tags: Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops, Drivers, Fleets, Fuel, Diesel Fuel, DEF, I-75, Ohio
A new study says the reduction in emissions in the newest clean-diesel engines has exceeded the amount required by law. The study by the Coordinating Research Council in cooperation with the Health Effects Institute highlights the low-emissions performance of the new generation of clean diesel technology manufactured starting in 2010.
Tags: Emissions, Diesel Engines, Diesel Emissions, EPA, Diesel Technology Forum, NHTSA
December 3, 2013 - Industry News
The California Energy Commission is seeking proposals to spend $100 million starting in 2015 to build out fueling stations and other infrastructure to support hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.
Tags: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Hydrogen Fueling Stations, Grant Funding, California Energy Commission, Medium-Duty Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Heavy-Duty Trucks, California
December 2, 2013 - Industry News
The average price of diesel continues moving higher, hitting its highest average cost since late October. The national average was up 3.9 cents from last week, to $3.883 per gallon, according to the U.S. Energy Department.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Oil Prices, Fuel and Oil
November 27, 2013 - Industry News
Blu will officially open Indiana’s first liquefied natural gas refueling facility, according to the company. The new Blu LNG Station is located in Sellersburg, Ind.
Tags: Natural Gas, Liquefied Natural Gas, Blu, LNG Fueling Station
November 25, 2013 - Industry News
The average cost of diesel has turned higher this week for the first time since the first of September while gasoline has increased for the second consecutive week.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
With the sign-off of a judge on a settlement, the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J can finally start to close a chapter in a drama that’s been playing out since mid-April.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Pilot Flying J, Truckstops, Fuel and Oil, Litigation
Wisconsin Clean Cities Inc. will host its 8th Annual Stakeholder Meeting and Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program Recognition Banquet on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.
Tags: Clean Cities, Events, WCC, Wisconsin Clean Cities
November 22, 2013 - Industry News
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is expected to sign legislation passed by state lawmakers on Thursday providing $2.3 billion over five years for transportation, about a 40% hike, but it’s leaving some questions unanswered.
Tags: Pennsylvania, Fuel Tax, Infrastructure Funding
November 21, 2013 - Industry News
Republic Services Inc. announced the deployment of an additional 49 compressed natural gas solid waste and recycling trucks to serve customers throughout greater Houston. The company has introduced a total of 104 new CNG trucks in greater Houston within the past year, replacing older diesel-powered trucks.
Tags: Republic Services, Natural Gas Vehicles
November 20, 2013 - Industry News
As red-letter day approaches in Federal Court in Arkansas next week for a judge to approve a class action settlement between the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J and trucking companies that claim they were cheated out of rebates from diesel purchases, no one in the class has yet to object to the deal, but some are pursuing their own remedies.
Kalmbach Feeds Inc. and TruStar Energy are celebrating the grand opening of a new compressed natural gas public fueling station. The station, designed and constructed by TruStar Energy, is located at 11790 County Highway 4, Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, TruStar Energy, Kalmbach Feeds Inc., CNG Fueling Stations
November 19, 2013 - Industry News
Washington could be headed in the direction of having the second highest state diesel and gasoline taxes in the nation. Legislation has been introduced in the state senate to boosting the current 37.5 cents per gallon levy by 11.5 cents, totaling 49 cents per gallon.
Tags: Washington, Fuel Tax, Diesel Tax, Gasoline Tax
November 18, 2013 - Industry News
The average cost of fuel in the U.S. continues falling with diesel hitting its lowest price since early July.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Oil Prices, Gasoline Prices, Fuel and Oil
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to cut the volume of renewable fuels next year. The agency is required to set annual standards for cellulosic, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel and total renewables. It gave two reasons why it needs to reduce the percentage of these fuels next year.
Tags: Biodiesel, National Biodiesel Board, EPA
November 17, 2013 - Industry News
Travel Centers of America LLC has agreed to acquire 31 convenience stores with retail gasoline stations for $67 million, before closing costs and customary working capital adjustments. The seller is a private company which operates these stores under its proprietary brand name Minit Mart.
Tags: Expansion, Mergers & Acquisitions, Travel Centers of America
November 14, 2013 - Industry News
The California Air Resources Board announced that it will give a break to some truckers who are working to meet a January deadline for upgrades to their aging diesel fleets.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, Regulations, California, DPF
Corridor Clean Fuels, in partnership with Home Oil Co. and the Southeast Alabama Gas District, will build a compressed natural gas fueling station at Home’s location in Dothan, Ala.
Falling Brent crude oil prices has once again lowered the projected average price for diesel in 2014. The U.S. Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration’s new Short-Term Energy Outlook expects diesel fuel prices, which averaged $3.97 per gallon in 2012, are projected to average $3.91 per gallon in 2013 and $3.73 per gallon in 2014.
Tags: EIA, Diesel Prices, DOE, Crude Oil Prices
November 13, 2013 - Industry News
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has announced multi-year fueling agreements with both UPS and Central Freight Lines. Clean Energy will supply liquefied natural gas to two private UPS stations located in Mesquite and Houston, Texas.
Tags: UPS, Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Central Freight Lines
November 12, 2013 - Industry News
Diesel prices continue to slide this week as the national average dropped to $3.83 per gallon, which is down 2.5 cents from last week and 14.8 cents from last year at this time.
Tags: Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, DOE, Crude Oil Prices, Energy Information Administration, Fuel and Oil
November 10, 2013 - Industry News
C.R. England Inc. announced that it will adopt ATDynamics' semi-trailer rear-drag aerodynamics technology.
Tags: C.R. England, ATDynamics, Aerodynamics, TrailerTails
November 6, 2013 - Industry News
The 2013 North American NGV Conference and Expo will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center Nov. 18–21 in Atlanta, Ga. The three-day event will feature a conference, a large exposition hall and numerous social functions.
Tags: NGVAmerica, Events, NGV
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