Business, Fuel

Exxon Quits Lobbying Group Backed by Fossil Fuel Interests

Exxon Mobil Corp. signage in Richmond, Ky, Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Exxon Mobil Corp. quit the American Legislative Exchange Council, a lobbying group bankrolled by fossil fuel companies, after a disagreement over climate change policy.

Kevin Crowley and Avi Natter | Bloomberg News
July 13, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

EPW Chairman, EPA Acting Chief Andrew Wheeler Discuss Plans for Senate Hearing

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WASHINGTON — The country’s top protector of the environment’s first U.S. Senate appearance should occur before the Environment and Public Works Committee, the chairman of the committee told Transport Topics on July 11.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 12, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Will Trucking Be Affected by New Pollution Rules for Ocean Shipping?

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on July 30 plans to begin reviewing the economic impact the transportation industry may face if tighter requirements remain in place that prohibit the use of high-sulfur fuel in cargo ships within 200 miles of the U.S. coastline.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 11, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, TCA

Road Repairs Jeopardized if New California Gas Tax Repealed, Stakeholders Say

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A November ballot measure to repeal California’s recent gas tax increase threatens road improvement and maintenance projects that receive funding through the tax.

Caitlin Chen | The Sacramento Bee
July 11, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

OPEC Sees Rival Supplies Growing Most in Five Years in 2019

An oil pump operates in an oil field in Awali, Bahrain Phil Weymouth/Bloomberg News

OPEC expects supplies from its rivals to increase by the most in five years in 2019, with extra oil from the United States alone sufficient to meet the growth in global demand.

Grant Smith | Bloomberg News
July 11, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Rises as Shrinking US Stockpiles Add to Global Tightness

Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS

Crude rose to a one-week high July 10 on concern shrinking U.S. crude stockpiles will exacerbate wide-ranging global supply disruptions.

Jessica Summers | Bloomberg News
July 10, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Billions of Dollars at Stake for Transportation in California Gas Tax Repeal Effort

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The sharpest statewide political battle this November will be fought over California’s still-new gas tax, with billions of dollars for road and transit upgrades at stake in a repeal measure that has now earned a place on the ballot.

Kevin Fixler | The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, Calif.)
July 10, 2018
Business, Fuel

Diesel Inches Up 0.7¢ to $3.243

Diesel fuel fillup Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

The U.S. average retail price of diesel inched up 0.7¢ to $3.243 a gallon while oil prices were flat.

Transport Topics
July 9, 2018
Government, Fuel, TCA

Trump-Ordered Talks on Future of Fuel Economy in California Stuck in Neutral

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Talks between the U.S. and California on auto emissions standards have made little progress since President Donald Trump told his agencies to pursue a deal, according to a top state official, who’s holding out hope that the Environmental Protection Agency will get more involved.

Ryan Beene, John Lippert and Eric Roston | Bloomberg News
July 9, 2018
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Limit of 300 Gliders Per Small Manufacturer Suspended, EPA Says

Fitzgerald Glider Kits A Peterbilt on display at the Fitzgerald Glider Kits booth during 2017 MATS. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has suspended through the end of 2019 a cap on the number of glider kits that a single builder may produce, the agency told Transport Topics July 9.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 9, 2018