Fuel
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Climbs 2.9¢ to $3.133 in Fifth Straight Increase

Pilot Flying J station John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The U.S. average retail price of diesel fuel rose 2.9 cents to $3.133 a gallon as the benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude oil price closed at $68.93 a barrel April 23, a jump of $5.92.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 23, 2018
Business, Fuel

TravelCenters Receives $10.7 Million From Comdata in Lawsuit

TravelCenters of America reported that Delaware’s Chancery Court awarded attorney’s fees and costs that the company incurred in its litigation with Comdata Inc., the Brentwood, Tenn.-based payments firm and division of Fleetcor. TravelCenters reported that Comdata on April 13 reimbursed about $10.7 million in costs and interest.

Transport Topics
April 23, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

While Trump Has His Eye on Gasoline, Diesel Price Is Sneaking Up

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

As national average gasoline pump prices climb to near $3 a gallon for the first time since late 2014, the President Donald Trump made it known that he won’t stand for OPEC’s cartel tricks. Bad news, Mr. President: Diesel prices are there.

Laura Blewitt | Bloomberg News
April 23, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Renewable Natural Gas Facilities on the Rise

Compressed natural gas station TT file photo

The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas released a new map and project database that shows there are now at least 76 operational RNG facilities in the United States and Canada.

Transport Topics
April 23, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Fuel-Card Partnerships Proliferate Amid Growing Competition for Discounts

Conard Transportation driver A Conard Transportation driver with a QuikQ card at the pump. (Conard Transportation)

Cost savings and conveniences offered through fuel cards are spurring an increase in partnerships among card issuers, truck-stop chains and other industry players as competition heats up in the fuel-discount arena.

Susan L. Hodges | Special to Transport Topics
April 23, 2018
Business, Fuel

Trump’s Claim of ‘Oil All Over the Place’ Isn’t True Anymore

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump’s assertion that OPEC is propping up oil prices amid oversupply and an excess of floating storage has a problem: It’s only half true.

Brian Wingfield and Rupert Rowling | Bloomberg News
April 20, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Corn Belt Senators Ask EPA to Stop Issuing Waivers Exempting Refineries From Biofuel Laws

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Thirteen Corn Belt senators, led by Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar and Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley, have petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop issuing waivers that exempt certain oil refineries from federal biofuel laws.

Mike Hughlett | Star Tribune
April 18, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Travis Allen Spurs Feud Among California Republicans Over Anti-Gas Tax Campaign

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Leaders of the effort to repeal California’s new gas tax increase are blasting Republican governor candidate Travis Allen for using money raised to repeal the tax to broadcast ads featuring himself.

Casey Tolan | East Bay Times
April 17, 2018
Business, Fuel, TCA

Pilot Flying J Owner Jimmy Haslam Won’t Face Charges in Fraud Case

Paul Sancya/AP

The statute of limitations ended Monday without prosecutors filing new charges in the $56 million fraud committed by top executives of Pilot Flying J, the family business of Browns owner Jimmy Haslam.

John Caniglia | The Cleveland Plain Dealer
April 17, 2018
Business, Fuel

Diesel Jumps 6.1¢ to $3.104 a Gallon in Single Biggest Increase of Year

Fuel hoses David Acker/Bloomberg News

The U.S. average retail price of diesel jumped 6.1 cents — the largest single increase of the year — to $3.104 a gallon as oil climbed past $68 a barrel amid signs the supply glut is fading.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 16, 2018

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