Business, Equipment, Fuel

Building A Realistic Bridge to Alternative Energies For U.S. Long Haul Transportation

Companies are interested in adopting zero-emission (ZET) alternatives, but there remain significant concerns for the near-term. This report discusses what we know today, details the pros and cons of alternative energies, and reviews what transportation fleets are doing to help ensure they are ready for the future.   

September 1, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Households Face Biggest Surge in Electricity Costs Since 2009

Households Face Biggest Surge in Electricity Costs Since 2009 A residential complex in New York lies under a blanket of snow. (John Moore/Getty Images)

U.S. consumers faced the biggest jump in their energy bills in more than a decade in October, with costs soaring for electricity, natural gas and fuel oil as cooler weather approaches.

Josh Saul | Bloomberg News
November 10, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Chevron CEO Warns of High Energy Prices, Supply Crunches

Chevron CEO Warns of High Energy Prices, Supply Crunches Chevron CEO Mike Wirth. (Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg)

The world is facing high energy prices for the foreseeable future as oil and natural gas producers resist the urge to drill again, according to Chevron Corp.’s top executive.

Kevin Crowley | Bloomberg News
September 16, 2021
Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Are you prepared for the alternative fuel future?

Uptake Whitepaper

Learn how maintenance and operations teams can get ahead of the energy transition. This white paper from Geotab and Uptake explores alternative vehicle adoption, mixed-asset fleet management, and how AI/ML is offering a road towards continued operational excellence. 

September 1, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

DOE Awards $60 Million for Zero-Emission Truck, Car Projects

Granholm Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm speaks at a past White House event. (Michael Reynolds/EPA/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. Department of Energy announced July 28 that it has directed $60 million toward projects meant to reduce emissions in trucks and cars.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 30, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Jigar Shah to Run Energy Loan Office

Energy Department Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The U.S. Energy Department has appointed Jigar Shah, a clean-power pioneer who helped bring solar into the mainstream, to run the loan-program unit that backed Tesla Inc. and failed solar manufacturer Solyndra.

March 3, 2021
Government, Technology, Equipment

House Panel Considers Rural Energy Aid Bill

Power lines in rural Indiana Rural areas would have a more direct path to grants and assistance from the Department of Energy under the EASE Act. (Chris Marshall/Getty Images)

Legislation meant to assist rural electric cooperatives was scheduled for consideration by the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on Sept. 9.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 8, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

‘Canada’ Is Becoming a Dirty Word in the Oil Patch

A machine that mixes sand and water before it is pumped underground during a hydraulic fracturing operation in Colorado A worker climbs down a from a machine that mixes sand and water before it is pumped underground during a hydraulic fracturing operation at an Encana Corp. well pad near Mead, Colo., on March 25, 2014. (Associated Press/Brennan Linsley)

Canada’s beleaguered energy sector suffered another morale blow as Encana Corp. — one of its marquee companies that was born out of the 19th-century railway boom — announced plans to move its headquarters to the U.S. and drop the link to Canada from its name.

Kevin Orland | Bloomberg News
October 31, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Report Urges Trucking Regulators to Evaluate Fuel-Efficiency, GHG Emissions Standards

Trucks fuel up at a Pilot Flying J Drivers fuel their trucks at a Pilot Flying J in Shepherdsville, Ky. Improving fuel efficiency is an important step in meeting climate goals, the National Academy of Sciences report said. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

A new study by the National Academy of Sciences urges federal regulators to conduct an “interim evaluation” of the federal medium- and heavy-duty truck Phase 2 greenhouse gas and economy rule with an eye toward more stringent standards.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 24, 2019
Business, Fuel

Energy Transfer Is Back to Dealmaking With SemGroup Buy

Pipelines in Oklahoma Pipelines run near oil storage tanks at the Enbridge Inc. Cushing storage terminal in Cushing, Okla., in 2015. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

U.S. pipeline giant Energy Transfer agreed to acquire rival operator SemGroup Corp. for about $1.35 billion in a stock and cash deal, building out billionaire Kelcy Warren’s empire even as investors demand financial discipline.

Rachel Adams-Heard | Bloomberg News
September 16, 2019