Government, Business, Fuel

American Roadtrippers to Face $3 a Gallon Gas This Summer

Memorial Day 2017 traffic Northbound traffic on the Henry Hudson Parkway, leading out of Manhattan, on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend last year. (Julie Jacobson/AP)

U.S. drivers might be feeling flush after getting tax cuts amid a growing economy as they embark on the summer driving season, but road trips will cost more this year.

Barbara Powell | Bloomberg News
May 17, 2018
Government, Fuel, Editorial

Editorial: Paying at the Pump for Infrastructure

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao kicked off Infrastructure Week with the hopeful message that the Trump Administration is keeping its options open for ways to pay for its planned 10-year, $1.5 trillion infrastructure program. But that message — and, perhaps, the very goal of the weeklong initiative itself — was somewhat offset by the reality that U.S. lawmakers likely won’t get anything done on infrastructure this year.

Transport Topics
May 17, 2018
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Morgan Stanley Says Shipping Revolution Has Oil Headed for $90

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Brent crude will reach $90 a barrel by 2020 as new international shipping regulations take effect, overhauling the types of fuels produced by refiners, Morgan Stanley analysts said in a report.

Alex Longley | Bloomberg News
May 16, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Uniform Road Laws, Reduced Congestion Could Ease Interstate Trucking, Experts Say

Oil tanker North Dakota An oil tanker truck drives along a road in Williston, N.D. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

WASHINGTON — Harmonization among states on road laws relating to capacity would vastly improve interstate trucking, according to industry experts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 16, 2018
Business, Fuel

Total S.A. Agrees to Buy Major Stake in Clean Energy

Clean Energy fueling station Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced that French oil and gas company Total S.A. has become its largest stockholder and will underwrite a leasing program meant to accelerate the use of natural gas fuel in North American heavy-duty trucks.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 15, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Leaps 6.8¢ to $3.239 a Gallon; California Nears $4

Speedway station in Zelienople, Pa. Speedway station in Zelienople, Pa., by Keith Srakocic/AP

The U.S. average retail price of diesel fuel surged 6.8 cents to $3.239 a gallon, the eighth straight week that trucking’s main fuel has gone up in price, according to the weekly report from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration on May 14.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
May 14, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Parties to White House Biofuel Deal Disagree What’s Agreed

A research associate takes a sample of algae being cultivated for biofuel research in California, U.S. Photographer (David Maung/Bloomberg News)

A tentative deal on U.S. biofuel policy struck at the White House would allow year-round sales of higher-ethanol gasoline in exchange for possible policy changes to rein in compliance costs for refiners.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy and Mario Parker | Bloomberg News
May 11, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Charging All-Electric Trucks

Tesla Inc.

As trucking fleets prepare for the availability of all-electric, plug-in Class 8 tractors, they are evaluating existing power capabilities at terminal locations and working through what’s needed for charging infrastructure to support these vehicles.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
May 11, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Cargo Ships May Switch to Diesel Fuel by 2020

Cargo Ship The Taicang Dragon container ship at the Port of Los Angeles by Tim Rue/Bloomberg

A move to curtail emissions produced by cargo ships and cruise liners could in a few years put new pressure on prices and supplies of diesel fuel.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Roush Gets Electric With Ford F-650

Roush ACT Expo 2018

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Roush CleanTech unveiled its all-electric technology in a Ford F-650, marking an expansion of its alternative-fuel market beyond propane autogas and compressed natural gas.

Transport Topics
May 8, 2018