January 20, 2015 - Industry News
The dip in oil prices is temporary and will not affect the way federal agencies set fuel economy standards, including upcoming new requirements for heavy trucks, said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.
Tags: Fuel Economy Standards, EPA, NHTSA, Regulations, GHG
January 19, 2015 - Industry News
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett awarded $7.3 million in funding to 18 companies, organizations and partnerships to make the switch from natural gas for their heavy-duty fleets.
Tags: Pennsylvania, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG Conversions, LNG, Bi-Fuel Conversions, State Grants
January 15, 2015 - Industry News
Total U.S. biodiesel consumption fell to 1.75 billion gallons in 2014, down slightly from nearly 1.8 billion gallons in 2013, according to data released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Tags: Biodiesel, EPA, U.S. Congress
January 14, 2015 - Industry News
ROUSH CleanTech will begin offering propane autogas versions of Ford medium-duty vehicles equipped with the 6.8-liter V-8, following certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
Tags: Ford F-450, ROUSH CleanTech, Ford, Ford F-650, CARB, Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford E-450
January 13, 2015 - Industry News
In the wake of diesel prices falling from an average of more than $4 per gallon nearly a year ago the U.S. Energy Department's Energy Information Administration has lowered its price forecast from last month’s prediction.
Tags: Oil Prices, Research, Forecast, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
Ram Truck has improved the fuel efficiency of its 1500 EcoDiesel pickup with a model that edges highway fuel economy for full-size pickups closer to 30 mpg highway — a bar once thought unattainable.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Fuel Economy, Ram 1500, 2015-MY, Ram Truck, Large Pickups
California fleets who use medium-duty diesel trucks older than 20 years may have to replace these Class 4-6 vehicles under a set of new regulations going into effect this year.
Tags: CARB, Regulations, Diesel Engines, Medium-Duty Trucks
January 12, 2015 - Industry News
The U.S. Energy Department reported Monday the average U.S. price for on-highway diesel fell another 8,4 cents over the past week to $3.053 per gallon. This is the lowest price since October 2010 and is 83.3 cents less than the same time last year
Tags: Diesel Prices, Oil Prices
Nissan is offering a 5.0-liter Cummins turbo diesel with its 2016 Titan pickup for the first time that will give work truck buyers greater capability for towing and payload, Nissan has announced.
Tags: Nissan, Diesel Engines, Nissan Titan, 2016-MY, Detroit Auto Show, Large Pickups
January 8, 2015 - Industry News
In his inaugural address this week, California Gov. Jerry Brown laid out what he called “bold commitments” to sustain the environment in the nation’s most populous state, by reducing energy consumption.
Tags: Emissions, Diesel, Regulations, California, Renewable Fuel, CARB
Westport Innovations Inc. has gained approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to produce a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of Ford's 2015 Transit van.
Tags: EPA, Natural Gas Vehicles, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Westport Innovations, CARB
January 7, 2015 - Industry News
Quantum Fuel Systems has received follow-on orders for its Q-Cab Lite and Q-Rail Lite compressed natural gas (CNG) system storage modules from a major carrier with over 200 terminals and operational locations in the U.S., the company announced.
Tags: Quantum Fuel Systems, Fuel Tanks, CNG, CNG Tanks
January 5, 2015 - Industry News
Diesel prices continued their recent and steep decline into the New Year, aided by oil prices that are the lowest in nearly six years.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices
Clean Energy Fuels sold a majority interest in the McCommas Bluff biomethane production facility to minority interest owner Cambrian Energy, but it will continue to have the right to market and sell biomethane produced at the facility.
Tags: Natural Gas, Clean Energy Fuels, Alternative Fuels, Biofuels, Biomethane
December 30, 2014 - Industry News
Rep. Bill Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said that one of his 2015 priorities will be a highway bill – but he does not expect it to be funded by a fuel tax increase, the AP reported.
Tags: Congress, Taxes, Fuel Tax, Highway Trust Fund, Legislation
December 29, 2014 - Industry News
The average price of on-highway diesel continued falling into final week of 2014, down significantly from its high for the year and hitting its lowest price since December 2010, according to the U.S. Energy Department.
December 24, 2014 - Industry News
December DEF prices will see some of the highest bulk DEF prices in 2014, according DEF Tracker. There has been large month-to-month increase in DEF prices for all modes of supply in December.
Tags: DEF, DEF Tracker, Diesel Fuel
December 23, 2014 - Industry News
The price of a gallon of gasoline in California could potentially increase by as much as 16 to 76 cents per gallon on Jan. 1 under a new state regulation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Tags: CARB, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices, Greenhouse Gas, Emissions Reduction, Legislation
President Obama signed into law two pieces of legislation extending alternative fuels tax credits and removing the federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program credit cap for bi-fuel natural gas vehicles (NGVs).
Tags: Alternative Fuels, CAFE Standards, President Obama, Tax Incentives, Bi-Fuel CNG, Natural Gas Vehicles, Legislation
Since the summer, the price of oil has plummeted 50 percent, hitting its lowest level in more than five years about a week before Christmas. Diesel has fallen from a yearly high of $4.021 in March to $3.419 in mid-December.
Tags: OPEC, Fuel Prices, Diesel Prices, Oil Prices
December 22, 2014 - Industry News
The price of oil has stabilized over the past week, but is still at its lowest level in years, while fuel prices show no signs of letting up from their dramatic declines.
Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices
A new report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room verifies what manufacturers and many users have been saying about modern self-shifting gearboxes for some time.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Industry Research, Resale, Automated Manual Transmissions, Driver Shortage, Transmissions, NACFE
December 19, 2014 - Industry News
Beverage companies have increased the fuel economy of their fleets by nearly 13% since 2010, according to recent findings by the American Beverage Association.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Alternative Fuels, Food and Beverage Fleets
December 18, 2014 - Industry News
Blu LNG named James Edward Burns as the company’s new President, to lead day to day operations and direct strategic focus toward expanding domestic use.
Tags: Leadership, People, Blu, LNG
The federal budget package approved by the U.S. House and U.S. Senate includes a 50 percent increase in funding for a clean air program that reduces emissions from older diesel powered engines, vehicles, and equipment.
Tags: Diesel Emissions, U.S. Congress, EPA, Legislation, Federal Grants
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