Fuel and Oil

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September 19, 2013

California’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standard Upheld

A three-judge federal panel on Wednesday upheld California’s controversial and first-in-the-nation law requiring fuel-makers to reduce carbon, that detractors say will lead to higher prices for diesel and gasoline.

August 27, 2013

But Which Fuel?

Natural gas. Biodiesel. Algae-based diesel. Hydrogen fuel cells. Dimethyl-ether. Hybrids. There's a virtual smorgasbord of potential fuel sources or supplements for truck and engine makers to choose from. The critical question becomes which one, or which combinations of fuel sources, represent the best path forward.

August 20, 2013

Energy Sector Services

PeopleNet announced at its annual user’s conference in San Antonio Tuesday that it would partner with ALK Technologies and GeoTrac Systems to build a suite of applications specifically for the energy transportation sector.

August 19, 2013

Average Diesel Price Turns Higher Over Weekly Oil Gain

Just as soon at it looked like diesel was starting to trend lower it has done an about face. The average U.S. price has increased 0.4 cents per gallon over the past week, registering $3.90 per gallon.

August 19, 2013

Pilot Flying J Answers Common Questions Over Legal Settlement

This week Pilot Flying J published an interview on its website with one of the attorneys representing the company, as the clock counts down toward key court dates in a settlement over allegations it withheld rebates and discounts on fuel.

August 12, 2013

Pilot Flying J Faces More Litigation, Responds to Reports of Financial Health

Despite having reached a settlement with some trucking customers, Pilot Flying J faces new litigation over claims it cheated some operations – and there is another move to depose CEO Jimmy Haslam.

August 6, 2013

Diesel, Gasoline and Oil Prices Expected to Move Lower

Diesel prices this year are expected to average slightly less than they were last year and continue moving lower next year, according to a new forecast.

August 5, 2013

Diesel Prices Retreat From Four Straight Weekly Hikes

The price of diesel continues to seesaw, falling just slightly this week following a just over one-penny hike last week.

July 29, 2013

Gasoline Slips, Diesel Prices Increase

While gasoline prices continued to decline this week, diesel prices continued on its journey upward.

July 24, 2013

Revised Pilot Flying J Settlement Covers Longer Period for Claims

The truckstop chain Pilot Flying J has revised a settlement it reached last week with eight trucking companies that filed suit against it earlier this year over claims it cheated them out of fuel rebates and discounts.

July 23, 2013

Major Court Decision Against Three 'Hot Fuel' Claims

Late last week a federal judge in California ruled to dismiss three cases against Chevron filed by plaintiffs who claimed the oil and fuel giant failed to disclose the effect warmer temperatures have when it comes to dispensing fuel at the pumps causing customers to overpay.

July 22, 2013

Diesel Rises For Third Straight Week as Oil Eases From Recent High

Prices for diesel and gasoline moved higher again over the past week as the cost of oil eased back Monday following its highest closing price on Friday since March 2012.

July 19, 2013

Oil Prices Rise

More signs of improvement in the U.S. economy helped drive the price of oil to above $109 a barrel on Friday, its highest price since March of 2012. Oil futures have risen more than $11 a barrel this month.

July 18, 2013

CARB Fines Chevron $422,500 for Selling Non-Compliant Gasoline and Diesel in California

Chevron U.S.A. Inc. has paid $422,500 in penalties for supplying gasoline and diesel fuel in violation of California regulations designed to protect air quality. Chevron agreed to pay the penalties as part of three separate settlements it reached with the California Air Resources Board.

July 16, 2013

Class Action Settlement Reached Over Pilot Flying J Lawsuits

[UPDATED] -- Truckstop chain Pilot Flying J has reached a multi-million dollar settlement agreement with some of the trucking companies that filed suit against it alleging the company cheated them out of fuel rebates.

July 15, 2013

Diesel and Oil Prices Hitting Summer Highs

The prices for diesel and oil are all surging. A new report released Monday by the U.S. Energy Department shows the average cost of diesel has risen 3.9 cents over the past week to $3.867 per gallon.

July 15, 2013

Federal Grand Jury Reportedly Looking Into Pilot Flying J

Problems for truckstop operator Pilot Flying J and CEO Jimmy Haslam show no signs of letting up, as an Ohio TV station reports that a federal grand jury is looking into possible indictments.

July 8, 2013

Diesel Posts First Weekly Gain Since May as Oil is Over $100 Per Barrel

The national average price of diesel has posted its first increase for the first time in several weeks, following a big spike in the price of oil. This is the first increase since the week of May 20 and puts the price of diesel 14.5 cents a gallon higher than the same week a year ago.

July 8, 2013

Lawsuits Widen Against Pilot Flying J Amid Other New Concerns

Three more lawsuits have been filed against the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J over claims it shortchanged customers out of money they were due in the form of rebates from fuel purchases.

July 1, 2013

Diesel, Gasoline Prices Retreat While Oil Moves Higher

Prices for oil and gasoline turned lower over the past week, with diesel on its sixth week of falling prices in a row. Crude oil, however, is approaching the $100 per barrel level again.

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