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Transport Topics fuel coverage looks closely at what powers trucks. From the latest on battery, diesel and alternative fuel technology to the costs and prices associated with each, this news category covers today’s fuel ecosystem extensively. Topics include green house gas regulation, fuel prices, equipment costs, fuel infrastructure, surcharge and more.

Business, Technology, Fuel

Battery Maker ZAF Energy Systems Gets Investment From Wirtz Manufacturing

ZAF Energy Systems Inc., a developer of next-generation battery technology, has received investment capital from Wirtz Manufacturing, a global company specializing in equipment design and technology for the lead-acid battery market, according to a ZAF statement.

February 15, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

VW Targets Carbon-Neutral Production for First Electric Car

Volkswagen Logo Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

Volkswagen AG plans to save 1 million tons of carbon-dioxide emissions a year by making production of its first electric model carbon neutral, part of an effort to clean up its image in the aftermath of the diesel-cheating scandal.

Chris Reiter and Brian Parkin | Bloomberg News
February 15, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

New ARTBA President to Congress: Fix the Highway Trust Fund

Dave Bauer ARTBA CEO and President Dave Bauer. (ARTBA)

WASHINGTON — Dave Bauer, the new leader of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, said he believes that raising and indexing federal fuel taxes is the best way to achieve sustainable funding for infrastructure upgrades needed around the country.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Los Angeles Nixes Plan to Upgrade Three Natural Gas Generators

LNG Ken James/Bloomberg News

Los Angeles will ditch a plan to spend billions rebuilding three natural gas-fired power plants as the city moves toward getting all of its electricity from renewable energy.

Mark Chediak | Bloomberg News
February 14, 2019
Business, Fuel

Texas Shale Forces Big Oil Cost Revolution, Chevron CEO Says

Chevron Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The low break-even costs to pump in the Permian are forcing Chevron to be more efficient everywhere, Wirth said, from the deepwater platforms in the Gulf of Mexico to its liquefied natural gas plants.

Kevin Crowley | Bloomberg News
February 13, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

AAR Supports Gas Tax, Vehicle-Miles-Traveled Measure to Fund Infrastructure

Vehicle-Miles-Traveled Association of American Railroads/Twitter

WASHINGTON — A vehicle-miles-traveled tax would present a good long-term solution for funding the nation’s infrastructure, while higher fuel taxes could address more near-term needs, representatives from the Association of American Railroads said.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
February 13, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

OPEC Sees Weaker Demand for Its Crude as US Oil Supply Thrives

Oil Rig Jim Gehrz/Minneapolis Star Tribune

OPEC reduced its estimate for the amount of crude the world needs it to pump this year as U.S. production continues to thrive and the demand outlook falters.

Grant Smith | Bloomberg News
February 12, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Price Freezes at $2.966 a Gallon

Diesel pumps in the snow TT File Photo

The U.S. average retail price of diesel froze during the week of Feb. 11, remaining at $2.966 a gallon.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
February 11, 2019
Business, Safety, Fuel

TransCanada: Keystone Pipeline Likely Source of Oil Spill in Missouri

Keystone document Brett Gundlock/Bloomberg News

TransCanada Corp. said its Keystone pipeline, which carries Canadian crude to the United States, likely was the source of an oil spill in Missouri that prompted the company to shut a segment of the line.

Bloomberg News
February 11, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

Robot Package Delivery Trucks Developed in Detroit Ready for China, US

Quadrobot CEO and Chairman Mike Wang Quadrobot CEO and Chairman Mike Wang via Detroit Free Press/Tribune Content Agency

Looking like a delegation of toasters from space, a generation of electrically powered, self-driving mail trucks will roll out of a suburban Detroit industrial park later this year. Their mission: Revolutionize mail and package delivery.

Mark Phelan | Detroit Free Press
February 11, 2019