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

National Retail Systems Inc

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
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Washington State Seeks Alternative to Gas Tax

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With fossil fuel usage trending downward, Washington state officials are rethinking the taxation methods the state applies to road users.

Scott Jackson | Moscow-Pullman Daily News (Moscow, Idaho)
December 6, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

ExxonMobil Launches New Synthetic Engine Oils to Meet Expected Growth

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ExxonMobil introduced three Mobil Delvac 1 synthetic heavy-duty diesel engine oils for use in on-highway and off-highway applications, with the expectation that the oils’ promised improvements in fuel efficiency and maintenance will spur greater industry adoption.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
December 6, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

UPS Switching to Three-Wheel Deliveries in Florida Town

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Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will soon become the first city in the state to use electric tricycles to deliver packages to businesses and homes, according to UPS Inc. and city officials.

Wayne K. Roustan | The Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
December 5, 2017
Business, Fuel

Oil Climbs as OPEC Tightening Dovetails With US Supply Drop

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Crude rallied as lower OPEC production and signs of shrinking U.S. oil inventories bolstered expectations for an end to the global surplus.

Jessica Summers | Bloomberg News
December 5, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel

New Jersey Congressman Endorses Federal Fuel Tax Increase

Vehicles travel up to an express toll on the New Jersey Turnpike Vehicles travel up to an express toll on the New Jersey Turnpike near Newark. (Doug Kerr/Flickr)

An increase in federal taxes on fuel would significantly help fund repairs for highway infrastructure along Interstate 95 in Newark, N.J., Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D) said amid Congress’ consideration of tax reform legislation.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 5, 2017