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Oil and Fuel Prices Continue Recent Declines

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 30, 2013

Fuel and Oil Prices Decline Over Last Week
Average Diesel Price Increases for Second Week
Average Diesel Price Turns Higher Over Weekly Oil Gain

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 Faces More Litigation, Responds to Reports of Financial Health
Request Denied to Consolidate Remaining Pilot Flying J Lawsuits

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.

August 8, 2013

Judges Mull Consolidating Remaining Pilot Flying J Lawsuits

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 26, 2013

Major Court Decision Against Three 'Hot Fuel' Claims

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 23, 2013

Diesel Rises For Third Straight Week as Oil Eases From Recent High
Class Action Settlement Reached Over Pilot Flying J Lawsuits
Diesel and Oil Prices Hitting Summer Highs

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

Pilot Flying J: Top Management Indictments Coming?

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 20, 2013

Three More Guilty Pleas in Pilot Flying J Probe

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 18, 2013

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

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 13, 2013