Diesel Falls 4¢ to $2.524 a Gallon; Oil Still Below $47 a Barrel

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The U.S. average retail price of diesel dropped 4 cents to $2.524 a gallon, while crude oil prices remained below $47 a barrel.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 12, 2017

Diesel Slips 0.7¢ to $2.564, Gas Rises to $2.414

U.S. diesel and gasoline prices each made modest moves during the week ended June 5 but in different directions. Diesel slipped 0.7 cent a gallon and gas rose 0.8 cent, while crude oil dropped toward this year’s low point below $46 a barrel.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
June 12, 2017
Business, Fuel, Government

Indiana Approves 10¢ Motor Carrier Surcharge Increase

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Along with increasing its diesel tax by 10 cents, Indiana recently approved a 10-cent increase to a surcharge tax for trucks.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 14, 2017

Looking Beyond Diesel to Fuels of Tomorrow

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INDIANAPOLIS — Diesel fuel dominates the commercial truck world today and will continue to do so in the near future, but greenhouse gas regulations will force the industry to use it more efficiently and eventually could push fleets toward other, cleaner fuels, industry executives said here at the Green Truck Summit.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
May 1, 2017

Toyota Puts Fuel-Cell Semi-Truck to Test at Los Angeles Port

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The newest heavy-duty truck set to operate at the Port of Los Angeles emits an unusual byproduct that California could certainly use more of: water.

John Lippert | Bloomberg News
April 19, 2017
Technology, Safety

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April 15, 2017
Government, Fuel, Business

Red States Alaska, Oklahoma Seriously Mulling Fuel-Tax Hikes

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Oklahoma and Alaska are about as red as states can be. Oklahoma has only elected Republicans to the Senate going back to 1994. Republican Don Young has been Alaska’s only congressman since 1973. However, both states are considering raising fuel-tax rates for the first time since the 1980s.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2017
Government, Fuel

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin Proposes Gas, Diesel Tax Increase

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Oklahoma’s tax on gas and diesel would increase under a budget proposal Gov. Mary Fallin (R) presented to legislators this week.

February 7, 2017
Government, Fuel

Indiana, Tennessee at Forefront of Possible Wave of Fuel-Tax Hikes

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With the contentious 2016 election over and few officials on the ballot again until 2018, transportation stakeholders believe that the current state legislative sessions could see fuel taxes raised to cover large funding shortfalls. Only New Jersey, which has off-year elections, did so in 2016.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
January 30, 2017
Government, Fuel

Missouri Senate Fuel Tax Hike Sponsor Says It’s House’s Turn on Funding


A 5.9 cents per gallon fuel tax hike that had the support of then-Gov. Jay Nixon passed the Missouri Senate and two House committees last year, only to have the full lower chamber not even bring the bill up for a vote.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
January 17, 2017