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Government, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Analysis: Reluctant States Raise Gas Taxes to Repair Roads

Foggy Gas Station Tim Vrtiska/Flickr

Motorists don’t like to pay more at the pump, and lawmakers worry that if they raise taxes on gasoline, they’ll be voted out of office.

Sophie Quinton | Stateline.org
July 26, 2017
Business, Fuel

Oil Climbs From Seven-Week High on Signs US Stockpiles Plunged

Oil Rig Robert Seale/Bloomberg News

Oil extended gains from the highest close in seven weeks as industry data showed U.S. crude stockpiles plunged, easing a glut.

Grant Smith | Bloomberg News
July 26, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Minnesota Truckers Seek Delay of B20 Biofuel Mandate

B20 option at the pump Micah Walter/Bloomberg News

The Minnesota Trucking Association has joined automakers and energy stakeholders in calling on state officials to delay a plan to increase the mix of biofuel to 20% of all diesel sold in the state beginning May 1.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 25, 2017
Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Clean Diesel Trucks More Prominent in Nation’s Fleet, Study Shows

Clean Diesel Truck Clean diesel truck at MATS (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

More clean diesel trucks are a part of the nation’s fleet, subsequently yielding lower emissions and greater fuel savings, new research shows.

Marissa Gamache | Special to Transport Topics
July 25, 2017
Government, Fuel

Diesel Rises 1.6¢ to $2.507; Crude Inches Up to $47

diesel truck stop driver fuel flickr Texas Flickr

The U.S. average retail price of diesel rose 1.6 cents to $2.507 as crude prices inched up toward $47 a barrel after Saudi Arabia said it would make additional cuts in its own production.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 24, 2017
Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Engine Maker Cummins Endorses Fuel Additives Amid Tighter Emissions Regulations

Steve Muth Steve Muth, Penray's chief chemist, mixes diesel fuel additive at the company's Wheeling, Ill., laboratory. (Penray)

Cummins Inc. recently endorsed two fuel additives, marking the first time the diesel engine maker has taken such a step.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
July 24, 2017
Business, Safety, Fuel

Kenworth Mixer, Dump Truck Demonstration

A T880S mixer fueled by compressed natural gas and a T880 dump truck take to the course at Dirtfish in Snoqualmie, Wash., during Kenworth Truck Co.'s ride and drive of vocational vehicles July 21, 2017.

Transport Topics
July 21, 2017
Business, Fuel

Oil Declines as OPEC’s Supply Is Seen at Highest Level This Year

Oil ship Shawn Baldwin

Oil declined after tanker-tracker Petro-Logistics SA said OPEC’s supply in July will be the highest this year.

Angelina Rascouet | Bloomberg News
July 21, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Rises 1¢ to $2.491; Gasoline Drops 1.9¢ to $2.278

driver pumps diesel Thinkstock

The U.S. average diesel price rose 1 cent to $2.491, the Department of Energy said July 17.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
July 20, 2017
Government, Fuel

Americans Say They Back Higher Gas Tax to Fix Crumbling Roads

Pothole in road chrisUK/Flickr

Congress hasn’t raised the federal gas tax since 1993 when Bill Clinton was president, but a narrow majority of Americans would support an increase to help fix crumbling roads and bridges in their own states.

Mark Niquette and John McCormick | Bloomberg News
July 20, 2017

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