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Judge Orders New Federal Review of Keystone XL Pipeline

Keystone XL Pipeline The Keystone Steele City pumping station, into which the planned Keystone XL pipeline is to connect to, is seen in Steele City, Neb. (Nati Harnik/Associated Press)

LINCOLN, Neb. — A federal judge has ordered the U.S. State Department to conduct a more thorough review of the Keystone XL pipeline’s proposed pathway after Nebraska state regulators changed the route, raising the possibility of further delays to a project first proposed in 2008.

Grant Schulte | Associated Press
August 16, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood’s Sentencing Delayed

Mark Hazelwood Former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood (left) was arraigned Feb. 9, 2016. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel)

A federal judge has postponed the sentencing date for convicted former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood until Sept. 26.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 16, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

EPA Challenged Administration’s Safety Projections From Mileage Freeze

A car tailpipe Rick Bowmer/AP

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency privately challenged the Trump administration’s rationale for freezing Obama-era mileage standards, saying the proposal actually would increase U.S. highway deaths.

Ellen Knickmeyer | Associated Press
August 15, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

US Retail Sales Rose at 0.5% Annual Rate in July

Citi Trends manager Crystal Bowman counts a customer's school clothes and uniforms in Jackson, Miss. ( Citi Trends manager Crystal Bowman counts a customer's school clothes and uniforms in Jackson, Miss. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP)

WASHINGTON — Americans shopped at a healthy pace in July, buying more cars, clothes and appliances, evidence that confident consumers are helping drive robust economic growth.

Christopher Rugaber | AP Economics Writer
August 15, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Shipping-Fuel Rule Change Cuts Demand for Canadian Oil

TransCanada's Hardisty Terminal 1 TransCanada's Hardisty Terminal 1. (Brett Gundlock/Bloomberg)

New rules limiting the amount of sulfur allowed in shipping fuel is expected to cut demand for high-sulfur fuel oil and the sour crude that yields it. In Canada, that could extend — or worsen — the biggest price slump in nearly five years.

Robert Tuttle | Bloomberg News
August 14, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump Trade Spat Threatens US LNG Exporters

Cheniere Energy's LNG terminal in Sabine Pass, La. Cheniere Energy's LNG terminal in Sabine Pass, La. (Cheniere Energy via Bloomberg)

PetroChina, a unit of the state-owned China National Petroleum Corp., may suspend its buying of U.S. liquefied natural gas cargoes during the colder months, just as new American LNG terminals start up.

Rachel Adams-Heard and Ryan Collins | Bloomberg News
August 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Will Your Next Truck Be a Plug-In?

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Are electric vehicles poised to break through in commercial transportation? Episode 3 of RoadSigns has the answer. Click to listen.

Transport Topics
August 13, 2018
Business, Fuel

Diesel Slips 0.6¢ to $3.217

Diesel tanker Matthew Staver/Bloomberg

The U.S. average retail price of diesel inched down 0.6 cent to $3.217 a gallon while crude oil prices fell amid ongoing international currency and political issues that could sap demand.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

NHTSA Certifies eNow Truck Rooftop Mounting Systems

eNow Truck Rooftop Mounting Systems ENow solar power panels at the 2017 Green Truck Summit and Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Renewable energy company eNow announced that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration certified its method of mounting solar power systems on truck rooftops as meeting federal safety standards.

Transport Topics
August 13, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Trailer Makers Seek Timeline for Review of Phase 2 GHG Rule

Trailer John Sommers II for Transport Topics

A trailer makers group is asking a federal appeals court to require that two federal agencies state when they plan to make a final decision on a 2016 Obama-era heavy-truck greenhouse gas rule. Whether revised or kept in place, the rule would regulate trailers for the first time.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 10, 2018

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