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May 14, 2008 - Industry News

Minnesota To Require 20 Percent Biodiesel Blend

Minnesota, which was the first state to mandate biodiesel, will increase the state's current 2 percent biodiesel mandate to 20 percent by 2015

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May 12, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Skyrocket

The average retail price of a gallon of diesel fuel skyrocketed to $4.331, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly report, while crude oil briefly passed a record $126 a barrel Monday

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May 9, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Prices: How High Can They Go?

Crude oil hit a record $126 on the New York Mercantile Exchange Friday, almost double the price of a year ago, and analysts disagreed sharply last week on where oil prices are headed in the future

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May 7, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Prices Soar, DOE Ups Price Predictions, Senators Look for Relief

As crude oil prices soar to new records, the U.S. Department of Energy is predicting the price of a gallon of diesel will average close to $4 per gallon in 2008, and Democrats in the U.S. Senate are proposing measure

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May 5, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Hits New Record, Diesel Prices Fall Slightly

Last week's average retail price for a gallon of diesel fell nearly 3 cents from the previous week but was still $1.357 more than it was a year ago, and a new record for crude oil prices could send fue

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April 30, 2008 - Industry News

Fuel Tax Holiday Proposed in New York State

New York Assembly Republican Leader James Tedisco and the Assembly Republican Conference Wednesday called for relieving some of the pain at the pump by instituting a "summer holiday" from state fuel taxes

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April 29, 2008 - Industry News

Obama, Clinton Disagree on Fuel Tax Holiday

The issue of high fuel prices was addressed on the campaign trail Monday, as Democratic presidential hopefuls Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama disagreed on a proposal to suspend fuel taxes for the summer

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April 28, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Again Set Record Highs

Diesel prices hit another record last week, with the average price reported by the Energy Information Administration at $4.177 nationally, up $1.366 from a year ago and up 3.4 cents from last week's record-setting price

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April 28, 2008 - Industry News

Truckers Take Fuel Protest to DC

A convoy of truckers, horns blaring, drove into Washington, D.C., Monday morning to protest high fuel prices

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April 23, 2008 - Industry News

Tools to Cope with the Fuel Crisis

Fuel, the price of it and conserving it, remains the most critical issue facing truckers. On April 21, the price of diesel spiked to highs, of $4.60 a gallon in some areas

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April 22, 2008 - Industry News

Snowe Introduces the 'Diesel Tax Parity Act'

U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, introduced legislation yesterday, the 'Diesel Tax Parity Act,' which would lower the federal diesel tax

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April 21, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Hits Record $4.20 High as Crude Prices Rise

Diesel prices at the pump struck a record high, of $4.20 a gallon, according to AAA and the Oil Price Information Service, putting pressure on truckers and other shippers who rely on the fuel to transport goods to market

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April 20, 2008 - Industry News

FutureRack Live Offers Fuel Reduction Information

FutureRack Live is offering a two-week complimentary trial for fleets that buy bulk fuel.

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April 16, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Prices Top $115 a Barrel

It's starting to sound like a broken record - crude oil futures hit another new high Wednesday, rising as high as $115.07 on the New York Mercantile Exchange, and ending the day up $1.14 at a record $114.93 a barrel

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April 15, 2008 - Industry News

Crude Oil Prices Hit Record Again

The price of crude oil set new records again Tuesday,

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April 15, 2008 - Industry News

McCain Calls for Fuel Tax Holiday

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has called for a suspension of the federal gasoline and diesel fuel taxes from Memorial Day to Labor Day, prompting critics to say it would devastate transportation infrastructure funding

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April 14, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel, Crude, Hit New Highs

The national average price of diesel fuel broke the $4-a-gallon mark last week, while crude oil prices continue to set new records on the New York Mercantile Exchange

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April 9, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Prices Again Hit Record High

Crude oil prices again hit record highs Wednesday, surging to more than $112 a barrel during intraday trading after a government report showed an unexpected decline in crude supplies

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April 8, 2008 - Industry News

EIA: Don't Expect Significant Relief in Diesel Prices

The U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts that diesel prices will average $3.62 per gallon over the course of 2008 - 72 cents above the 2007 average prices - as crude oil prices continue to average over $100 a barrel

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April 7, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Drop, Crude Prices Rise

The average price of a gallon of diesel fell for the second week in a row, to $3.995, a little less than a penny drop from the previous week, according to weekly figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

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April 6, 2008 - Industry News

Smaller Biodiesel Producers Fail Quality Tests More Often

Small and medium producers of biodiesel had "significant failure rates" in the U.S. Department of Energy's 2007 biodiesel quality survey, while about 90 percent of all the biodiesel tested met specifications

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April 1, 2008 - Industry News

Congress Looks at Fuel Prices

On the same day independent truckers were involved in scattered protests about high diesel prices, a Congressional committee was grilling big oil company executives about high fuel prices and high profits

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April 1, 2008 - Industry News

Scattered Protests Bring Attention to High Fuel Prices

Despite quite a bit of media coverage of an independent trucker shutdown to protest high diesel prices planned for April 1, there were only scattered reports of protests across the nation Tuesday

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March 31, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices, Crude Prices Fall

Diesel prices fell slightly last week to a national average of $3.964, according to figures released Monday by the U.S> EPA's Energy Information Administration. Of course, that's still $1.174 higher than the price a year ago

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March 28, 2008 - Industry News

FTC Proposes Rules on Biodiesel Labeling

The Federal Trade Commission has instituted a proposed rulemaking that will require retailers of certain biodiesel blends to specify those blends by labels on their fuel pumps

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