July 29, 2013
While gasoline prices continued to decline this week, diesel prices continued on its journey upward.
July 24, 2013
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
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
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
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
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
[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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
June 27, 2013
Trillium CNG is expanding its compressed natural gas fueling network, with plans to build 101 public access Class 8 accessible CNG stations in 29 states by 2016.
June 26, 2013
The Environmental Protection Agency is more ambitious for the next phase of its heavy-duty truck fuel economy standards than it was for the first, and will look at trailers as well as new engine and transmission technologies.
Pilot, the largest truckstop chain in the country with more than 650 outlets and $29 billion in annual revenues, is being investigated for allegedly defrauding customers by withholding fuel rebates and discounts.
In 2011, commercial trucks burned 37.2 billion gallons of diesel and 14.8 billion gallons of gasoline, according to the American Trucking Associations.
June 25, 2013
In a speech Tuesday calling for tougher emissions for coal-fired power plants, President Obama also laid out what he wants when it comes to emissions from heavy trucks and the future of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
June 24, 2013
The price of diesel has declined to a level not seen since late last July, according to the new weekly roundup of prices from the U.S. Energy Department. It has fallen 0.3 cents in the past week for a U.S. average of $3.838 per gallon.
More than 28% of all trucks registered in the United States are now equipped with advanced new technology clean diesel engines, according to new data compiled by R.L. Polk and Company for the Diesel Technology Forum.
"Alternative Clean Transportation" means not only alternative fuels such as electric, hybrid and natural gas, but also the newest achievements in clean diesel technology, with the latter being showcased this week during the ACT Expo.
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