Government, Business, Fuel

White House Stays Neutral on Fuel Tax Hike, Infrastructure Adviser D.J. Gribbin Says

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is sticking with its neutral stance on whether to increase federal fuel taxes to finance big-scale transportation projects, infrastructure policy adviser D.J. Gribbin said Dec. 12.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 12, 2017
Government, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Colorado’s Test on Mileage-Based Tax System for Roads Gets Good Reviews

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A four-month study designed to measure Coloradans’ appetite for overhauling how the state pays for roads offers a glimpse of the challenges that await as changing technology erodes the clout of gasoline taxes.

John Aguilar | The Denver Post
December 12, 2017
Government, Fuel

Diesel Drops 1.2¢ to $2.910 a Gallon

Diesel fuel Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The U.S. average retail price of diesel slipped 1.2 cents to $2.910 a gallon as oil prices closed in on $58 a barrel — but then forecasts for U.S. oil production pointed to record volumes next year, causing oil prices to ease some.

Transport Topics
December 11, 2017
Business, Technology, Fuel

Mack Catenary Vehicle Demonstrated Near SoCal Ports

A Mack Truck prototype equipped with a proprietary plug-in hybrid-electric driveline participated in a zero-emission eHighway demonstration in California near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Transport Topics
December 11, 2017
Business, Fuel

NGVAmerica Releases CNG Fuel System Inspection Guidance

CNG Station Rich Clement/Bloomberg News

NGV America, a national trade association advocating use of natural gas fuel in transportation, released its recommended Compressed Natural Gas Fuel System Inspection Guidance document after two years of discussion and review.

Transport Topics
December 11, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Rebuffs Biodiesel Makers, Won’t Increase Minimum Production Level for 2019

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters driver Todd Jones pumps biodiesel onto a company truck. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters driver Todd Jones pumps biodiesel. (Alden Pellett/Associated Press)

Despite pressure from biodiesel producers to require greater minimum production levels of biomass-based diesel, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has stuck to its proposed plan to maintain the 2018 level of 2.1 billion gallons for 2019.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
December 7, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Trump to Discuss Renewable Fuel With Ethanol Critic Ted Cruz

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President Donald Trump will confront the conflict between farm-state and oil-state Republicans over renewable fuel standards as he meets Dec. 7 with Texas Senator Ted Cruz, a leading critic of requirements for ethanol use, and other Republican lawmakers.

Jennifer A Dlouhy and Jennifer Jacobs | Bloomberg News
December 7, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

Defense Goes on Offense Against Key Witness in Pilot Flying J Fraud Trial

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - If Pilot Flying J’s top leaders knew its sales executives were cheating customers, why all the code talk, an attorney for the truck stop giant’s former president asked Dec. 6.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
December 7, 2017
Business, Technology, Fuel

Analysis: California Wants its Dairy Farms to Capture Methane and Sell it as Truck Fuel

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“California Regulates Cow Farts,” is how a New York Post headline put it, implying it was a wacky move by California Governor Jerry Brown. In fact, California’s methane law represents a serious attempt by America’s biggest dairy state to come to grips with a potent greenhouse gas.

Bloomberg News
December 6, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

California Bill in the Works to Banish Gasoline Cars by 2040

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A California lawmaker wants to put the state alongside China, France and the U.K. and have its legislature consider a ban on vehicles powered by fossil fuels.

December 6, 2017