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May 3, 2012 - Industry News

DEF Prices Steady in March/April, Will Increase In May

The average U.S. diesel exhaust fluid pump price remained at $2.74 per gallon between March and April 2012, after declining by 1 cent between February and March, according to discoverDEF.com

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April 30, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Drops for Third Straight Week, Oil Falls Due to Europe Concerns

Gasoline and diesel fuel prices dropped again this week, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly fuel update. Oil prices fell because of continuing concerns over Europe's economy. The average U.S. diesel price fallen for the third

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April 26, 2012 - Industry News

Costco "Hot Fuel" Settlement Approved

In an approved settlement for a lawsuit over hot fuel, Costco Wholesale Corp. has agreed to convert gasoline pumps in some states during the next five years to automatically compensate for expansion in fuel due to changing temperatures, reports the Kansas City Business Journal

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April 25, 2012 - Industry News

"California-Only" Diesel Will Come at High Cost for State, Study Says

A new study found that by 2020, CARB's Low Carbon Fuel Standard, in combination with the AB 32 Cap-and-Trade Program, could increase the price of diesel fuel by $2.22 per gallon.

Significant job losses will be directly attributable to California Air Resources Board's fuel policies, says a new study by the California Trucking Association. Goods movement and agriculture sectors will be especially hard hit if the policies are allowed to go into effect as currently designed

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April 24, 2012 - Industry News

Canadian Agency Says Fleets Could Save With Natural Gas

Despite the higher upfront costs for engines that run natural gas, The Conference Board of Canada says that converting fleets to natural gas could produce savings of approximately $150,000 per truck over a 10-year period

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April 23, 2012 - Industry News

$20 Million Available for Clean Diesel Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the availability of up to $20 million in FY 2012 grant funding to establish clean diesel projects aimed at improving air quality and Americans' health

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April 23, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel, Gas Prices Drop; Concerns About Europe Drive Oil Prices Lower

Drivers some some relief at the pumps this week as prices fell.

Gasoline and diesel fuel prices fell again this week after modest decreases last week, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly fuel update. Concerns over Europe's economy drove oil prices down this week after reports that government debts keep rising

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April 23, 2012 - Industry News

Three Midwest Truckstops Join Idle-Reduction Plug-In Power Network

David Shoemaker, co-owner of Shoemaker's Travel Center, sees offering shore power as a way to incorporate an alternative energy distribution method into his company's locations, which in turn offers customers a way to save money.

Truckers traveling through Nebraska and Iowa now have three more locations at which they can plug in to grid power instead of idling their engines to run in-cab comfort and convenience appliances

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April 23, 2012 - Industry News

Waste Management Dedicates Illinois' Largest CNG Fueling Facility

Waste Management's new commercial compressed natural gas fueling facility in Stickney, Ill., has 55 slow-fuel stations.

Waste Management of Illinois has dedicated the state's largest commercial compressed natural gas fueling facility in Stickney, Ill

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April 19, 2012 - Industry News

Three More Companies Settle in 'Hot Fuel' Suits

Lawsuits in recent years have charged oil companies and fuel providers with failing to adjust prices for temperature changes.

Three companies, Walmart (and its Sam's Club subsidiary), Valero Energy Corp. and Casey's General Stores have joined the ranks of businesses settling "hot fuel" lawsuits, reports the Kansas City Star

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April 18, 2012 - Industry News

Clean Energy Partners with Waste Pro USA for New CNG Station

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. partnered with Waste Pro USA to build, operate and maintain a new CNG station for Waste Pro in Fort Pierce, Fla.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has contracted with major Southeast U.S. solid waste collection, recycling and disposal company Waste Pro USA to build, operate and maintain a new compressed natural gas fueling station on Waste Pro property in Fort Pierce, Fla

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April 17, 2012 - Industry News

President Calls for Measures to Address Oil Speculation

High fuel prices prompted President Obama to call for measures to limit oil market manipulation.

President Barack Obama proposed new measures Tuesday to address oil market manipulation, calling on lawmakers to increase penalties on those involved in manipulative practices and for increased funding for the agency that's supposed to police the markets

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April 16, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Drops the Most Since 2011, Oil Prices Fall After Iran Meeting

(Photo courtesy of Marathon Fuel Corp.)

This week, fleet operators will get some relief as diesel and gas prices drop. Oil prices also fell this week due to easing tensions over Iran

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April 13, 2012 - Industry News

Industry Stays Focused on Efficiency as Fuel Costs Rise

With fuel costs rising and a driver shortage creeping up, fleets are still doing all they can to get the most miles out of their trucks, say truckstop executives

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April 10, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel to Average $4.21 This Summer; Crude to Average $112

Diesel fuel prices, which averaged $3.94 per gallon last summer, are projected to average $4.21 per gallon this summer, according to the Energy Information Administration's Short-Term Outlook

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April 9, 2012 - Industry News

Love's Says Bulk DEF Rollout Hits Halfway Point

Love's Travel Stops is now offering bulk DEF at more than half of its travel stop locations across the country and says it's on track to have bulk DEF available at all travel stops by the end of the year

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April 9, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Back on the Rise, Oil at Seven-week Low

Last week's diesel price decrease was short-lived as the average price rose by 0.6 cents per gallon this week to $4.148 per gallon, while the price of gasoline stayed nearly the same. However, crude-oil futures ended at a seven-week low Monday

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April 6, 2012 - Industry News

Three Major Oil Companies Settle in "Hot Fuel" Lawsuit

BP Products North America Inc., ConocoPhillips Co. and Shell Oil Products US have agreed to settle lawsuits accusing the oil companies of profiting from "hot fuel," gasoline or diesel fuel for which price has not been adjusted for temperature

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April 3, 2012 - Industry News

DEF Pump Price Continues Downward Trend

The average U.S. diesel exhaust fluid pump price fell by 1 cent to $2.74 per gallon between February and March 2012. This continued a marginal downward trend, which has seen the price drop 2 cents since December 2011

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April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Illinois Plans Nation's Largest Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging Network

Illinois is planning 280 electric charging stations in the state, including stations at Tollway Oases.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and representatives from the Illinois Tollway, 350Green LLC and 7-Eleven Inc. announced plans to create the nation's largest network of fast-charging electric vehicle stations

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April 2, 2012 - Industry News

EPA to Allow 15% Ethanol Fuel in Gasoline

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved the first applications for registration of ethanol for use in making gasoline that contains up to 15% ethanol - known as E15

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April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall, Rising Oil Prices Spark Talk of Opening SPR

The price of oil has prompted discussion about releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

The average price of diesel dropped by half a cent this week to $4.142 per gallon, ending a nine-week trend of price increases. Despite the decline, the price of diesel is still an average of 16.6 cents higher than this time last year, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly fuel update

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March 31, 2012 - Industry News

Alaska, Producers Reach Agreement on Point Thomson Natural Gas

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell and a group of gas producers have reached an agreement to begin commercializing North Slope natural gas resources within the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act.

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March 28, 2012 - Industry News

Irving Oil Offers First DEF Pump in Northern New England

Irving Oil in Kittery, Maine offers the only DEF pump in Northern New England, which is made up of Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire.

Irving Oil's travel plaza in Kittery, Maine is now equipped with a diesel exhaust fluid pump, making it the most northern DEF pump dispenser in New England

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March 26, 2012 - Industry News

Diesel Sees Slight Increase, Oil Ends Modestly Higher

Average diesel prices went up just a hair this week, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly fuel update. The half-cent increase took the average price to $4.147 per gallon

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