Government, Business, Fuel

Trump’s Economic Adviser Floats Idea of Gas Tax Hike for Infrastructure

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President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser raised the possibility of increasing the federal gasoline tax next year to help pay for the administration’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan, U.S. Representative Tom Reed said.

October 25, 2017
Business, Fuel

Gasoline Demand Slips, Leaving Other Fuels to Pick Up Slack

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

America’s most popular fuel hasn’t been feeling the love. U.S. gasoline consumption dropped even as overall fuel demand posted an increase this year.

Nico Grant | Bloomberg News
October 23, 2017

Diesel Climbs 1.1¢ to $2.787

Trucks fuel at a Pilot Flying J David C. Worley/Flickr

The U.S. average retail price of diesel rose 1.1 cents to $2.787 a gallon as oil prices increased along with Middle East tensions when opposing forces in Iraq clashed over control of the city of Kirkuk and nearby oil fields.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 16, 2017
Business, Fuel

Diesel Inches Up 0.4¢ to $2.792 a Gallon

Fuel delivery in Maryland Peggy Smith/Transport Topics

The U.S. average retail price of diesel crept up 0.4 cent to $2.792 a gallon, and oil dropped closer to $50 a barrel.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 2, 2017
Business, Fuel

Diesel Dips 0.3 Cent to $2.788 a Gallon

Trucks fuel at a California truck stop Todd Lappin/Flickr

The U.S. average retail diesel price fell 0.3 cent a gallon to $2.788, the Department of Energy reported Sept. 25.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
September 25, 2017
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Empire Petroleum Extends Network

Empire brands Empire Petroleum Partners

Empire Petroleum Partners purchases 70 Corner Store convenience store properties and fuel stations in six states from Circle K Stores Inc. and CST Brands Inc.

September 25, 2017
Business, Fuel

It Could Take Days Before Florida’s Thirst for Fuel Is Sated

A Chevron gas station is wrecked in Leesburg, Fla. on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS

Hurricane Irma may now be gone, but its fallout will continue to haunt Florida for at least the next few days as the largest U.S. gasoline market after California and Texas thirsts for the fuel.

September 12, 2017
Business, Fuel

Storms Hurt Fleets’ Ability to Pick Up, Deliver Fuel

Harvey causes long refinery lines Hurricane flooding surrounds refinery storage tanks in Texas City, Texas. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

Long lines at fuel refineries are shortening, but the crush in demand for fuel caused by Hurricane Harvey is still putting pressure on fleets that serve the petroleum industry.

September 7, 2017
Government, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

HOS Rules Relaxed as FMCSA Calls State of Emergency for 26 States, District of Columbia

Aerial view of Humble, Texas, on Aug. 28, 2017 David J. Phillip/Associated Press

Driver hours-of-service rules are being relaxed in 26 states and the District of Columbia under a state of emergency announced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Aug. 31.

September 1, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel

New Low-Sulfur Rules for Maritime Fuels Force Fleets to Scramble

The International Maritime Organization announced that shippers and global refiners must reduce sulfur content in marine bunker fuels by January 2020, five years earlier than had been expected.

August 29, 2017