Fuel Prices

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June 30, 2014

Survey Examines Fuel Industry Priorities, Trends

Margin management and fuel invoicing were at the top of the list of business priorities in the second annual Eye on Energy survey conducted by FuelQuest.

January 7, 2014

Average Fuel and Oil Costs Forecast to be Lower in 2014

Expect the cost of on-highway diesel to average $3.81 per gallon this year, 11 cents less than 2013’s average price. The new monthly U.S. Energy Department Short-Term Energy Outlook is calling for the price to be even less in 2015, averaging $3.72 per gallon.

January 6, 2014

Average Diesel Cost Highest Since September

The average cost of diesel in the United States started off 2014 slightly higher than where it ended last year, according to a weekly U.S. Energy Department report and is also at its highest level since late September.

September 30, 2013

Oil and Fuel Prices Continue Recent Declines

The price of oil keeps edging toward going back below the $100 per barrel mark, bringing fuel prices along for the ride. Crude lost 54 cents in trading in New York on Monday, settling at $102.33 per barrel, hitting near a three-month low

September 23, 2013

Fuel and Oil Prices Decline Over Last Week

The price paid at the pump for diesel is down due to a drop in oil prices.

August 26, 2013

Average Diesel Price Increases for Second Week

The average cost of diesel in the United States has increased for the second straight week, putting it just below where it was four weeks ago.

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 12, 2013

Diesel Falls for Second Straight Week, Crude Hovering Around $106 Per Barrel

The price for diesel has fallen for the second straight week, putting it a little above where it was four weeks ago.

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 8, 2013

Request Denied to Consolidate Remaining Pilot Flying J Lawsuits

A request to consolidate remaining lawsuits against Pilot Flying J over claims of fraud has been denied, with judges saying it could interfere with a settlement recently reached between the truckstop chain and some of the companies suing it over underpaid fuel rebates.

July 26, 2013

Judges Mull Consolidating Remaining Pilot Flying J Lawsuits

The fate of about a dozen lawsuits against Pilot Flying J now rests in the hands of a panel of federal judges in Maine. The suits, which all stem from allegations the truckstop chain cheated customers out of fuel rebates, could be consolidated into one class action.

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 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.

June 20, 2013

Pilot Flying J: Top Management Indictments Coming?

In the wake of federal authorities disclosing an investigation into whether the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J cheated trucking customers out of money in the form of rebates from fuel purchases, some are wondering if indictments of top officials are a possibility.

June 18, 2013

Three More Guilty Pleas in Pilot Flying J Probe

The number of people who have pled guilty to charges is up to five as part of a federal investigation that the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J bilked trucking customers out of money due to them in the form of rebates from fuel purchases, according to published reports.

June 13, 2013

Another Week, Another Pilot Flying J Lawsuit; Separate Litigation Dropped

It wouldn’t be a week in trucking lately if there wasn’t some news about the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J. This one has been no exception, with a new lawsuit being filed, one being dropped, and questions arising over who owns the company that’s come under fire following the disclosure of a federal investigation into allegations of shortchanging customers on fuel rebates.

June 5, 2013

Court to Rule in July on Motion to Consolidate Pilot Flying J Lawsuits

The motion was filed last week for lawyers representing Ohio Auto Delivery, which filed a class action earlier this month. Many of the lawsuits that have been filed against Pilot Flying J are seeking class action status, make similar claims and are in federal court in various parts of the country.

June 4, 2013

Another Owner-Operator Suit Filed Against Pilot Flying J

Another lawsuit has been filed against truckstop chain Pilot Flying J in the wake of two guilty pleas in an apparent scheme to cheat customers out of fuel rebates, this one coming from an owner-operator trucker.

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