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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.

Government, Fuel

Biden Adviser Says US Won’t Rush to Fill Petroleum Reserve

The U.S. is committed to replenishing the Strategic Petroleum Reserve but won’t rush to do so despite the recent decline in oil prices, Biden administration adviser Amos Hochstein said.

Courtney McBride | Bloomberg News
March 17, 2023

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Government, Fuel

Premium Gasoline Is Getting More Expensive at the Pump

The premium paid by drivers of luxury cars and large SUVs over regular fuel is increasing due to a number of industry factors, including environmental regulations and refining capacity.

March 17, 2023
Government, Business, Fuel

California Regulators Could Decide Oil Profits Penalty

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said March 15 he wants state regulators to decide whether to impose the nation’s first penalty on oil companies for price gouging.

Adam Beam | Associated Press
March 16, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

Purolator Plans Largest Investment to Electrify Network

Purolator Inc. will make its largest investment at $1 billion to electrify its Canadian network over the next seven years, the company announced March 9.

March 15, 2023
Business, Technology, Fuel

Amazon, Rivian May End EV Van Exclusivity

Electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian and Amazon are in active discussions about ending the exclusivity provision of their delivery van deal, according to multiple media reports.

Zachary Hansen | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 14, 2023
Government, Fuel

Diesel Down 3.5¢ to $4.247

The national average price for diesel slipped 3.5 cents to $4.247 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released March 13.

March 13, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Hydrogen, Alternative Fuels Advancing Steadily, Natso Panelists Say

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Like other sectors of the trucking industry, truck stop plazas are learning firsthand the challenges and opportunities they will face as hydrogen, battery-electric and other alternative fuel sources become more widespread.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
March 10, 2023
Government, Equipment, Fuel

Keystone Oil Spill Probe Seen Cutting Back Pipeline Flows

A U.S. probe into the 13,000-barrel oil spill on TC Energy’s Keystone pipeline is expected to cut into crude flows ahead of the summer driving season.

March 8, 2023
Business, Fuel

Love’s Travel Stops Founder Tom Love Dies at 85

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores founder Tom Love, who grew the company from a single service station to a chain of more than 600 truck stop locations nationwide, died March 7, the company announced. He was 85.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
March 7, 2023
Government, Safety, Fuel, TCA

Michigan Roads See Funding Gap of Up to $3.9 Billion as Report Floats Tax Increase

Michigan has an annual funding gap of roughly $2.1 billion to $3.9 billion when it comes to money to maintain the state’s crumbling roads and bridges — even after record federal aid and state bonding is taken into account, according to a new study of the state’s infrastructure costs.

Beth LeBlanc | The Detroit News
March 7, 2023