Laura Blewitt

Business, Logistics

Road Travel Projected to Rise 4.7% for Memorial Day Weekend


The highest gasoline prices since 2014 won’t stop 37 million Americans from clogging up the nation’s motorways next week as summer kicks off with Memorial Day weekend.

Laura Blewitt | Bloomberg News
May 14, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

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

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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
Equipment, Fuel

Blame Animal Fat if Your Diesel Engine Freezes Up This Winter

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When freezing weather strikes, cold-weather pros know to treat diesel with additives to prevent the fuel from gumming up their engines.

Laura Blewitt | Bloomberg News
January 10, 2018
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Icy Rivers Slow New York Barges Trying to Deliver Heating Fuel

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Penobscot Bay helps break free tug Stephanie Dann from the ice on the Hudson River near Kingston, N.Y. Jan. 2, 2018. Photo by U.S. Coast Guard.

Shivering New Yorkers may have to pay more to get warm as ice in the Hudson River delayed fuel-barge deliveries and the U.S. government warned of a home heating-fuel shortage from the East Coast to Texas.

Laura Blewitt | Bloomberg News
January 2, 2018
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Gas Shortage Shifts From Texas to Florida

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Truckers who hauled gasoline to Texas last week from Florida may run the same route in reverse next week as Hurricane Irma bears down on the Sunshine State.

Laura Blewitt | Bloomberg News
September 8, 2017
Business, Fuel

World Buying American Diesel as Fast as Refiners Can Make It

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The international market has a message for American refiners: Stay calm and keep turning crude into diesel.

Laura Blewitt | Bloomberg News
May 4, 2017
Business, Fuel

US Petroleum Exports Climb to Record as Crude Output Grows

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The year 2017 started off with a bang for American oil companies as total crude and petroleum products exports rose to a record 5.69 million barrels a day in January, government data show.

Laura Blewitt | Bloomberg News
April 3, 2017
Business, Fuel

Awash in Gasoline, US Refiners Export Fuel at Record Pace

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Gasoline exports have risen above imports for three consecutive weeks as recurring pipeline outages and higher production levels by refiners caused Gulf Coast inventories to grow.

Laura Blewitt | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2016

Gasoline Jumps Most Since 2008 After Pipeline Blast

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Gasoline in New York jumped the most in almost eight years, and its premium to crude prices soared 60% after an explosion and fire Oct. 31 in Alabama shut the largest fuel pipeline in the United States, killing one person and injuring more. Traders rushed to book cargoes from Europe.

Dan Murtaugh | Bloomberg News
Laura Blewitt | Bloomberg News
November 1, 2016
Business, Fuel

Midwest Drivers May See Gasoline Below a Dollar

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Drivers in Chicago and other parts of the Midwest may see gasoline prices at the pump fall to 99 cents a gallon as regional stockpiles swell.

Laura Blewitt | Bloomberg News
February 10, 2016