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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, Business, Fuel, Logistics

US Crude Production to Beat EIA’s Outlook by 23 Years

Crude Oil Angus Mordant/Bloomberg News

A year ago, the U.S. government envisioned American crude production averaging 11.95 million barrels a day in 2042. Shale drillers are set to exceed that this year.

David Marino and Stephen Cunningham | Bloomberg News
January 25, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to California’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

Trucks on Interstate 905 in San Diego Trucks on Interstate 905 in San Diego. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

An appeals court has rejected a challenge by a group of trade and energy organizations to block California’s low-carbon fuel standard aimed at reducing the rate of greenhouse gas emissions in the state’s transportation sector.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2019
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Railcar Loads for Canadian Oil Hit Record Amid Pipeline Bottleneck

Railroad tracks James MacDonald/Bloomberg News

Heavy Canadian crude isn’t getting cheaper, but that hasn’t stopped companies from splurging on costly rail shipments.

Robert Tuttle | Bloomberg News
January 24, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

CARB Aggressively Pursues Tougher NOx and PM Emissions Reductions

truck exhaust caseywest/Flickr

California environmental regulators are aggressively moving forward with plans to require significant reductions in nitrogen oxides and particulate matter emissions for heavy trucks, improvements in “real time” on-board diagnostics, and lengthening the “useful life,” durability and warranty periods for heavy trucks.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2019
Business, Fuel

Sunoco Announces Fuel-Distribution Acquisition, Divestiture of Ethanol Facility

Sunoco station Russ MacNeil

Sunoco has acquired the wholesale fuel-distribution business from Schmitt Sales as well as certain convenience store locations from Speedway to turn into wholesale distribution sites.

January 24, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

US Sanctions on Venezuelan Oil Could Benefit China, India

Oil Rig Bloomberg News

If the United States decides to deploy a slate of sanctions that it is said to have drafted against the Latin American nation, American refiners would be forced to cease purchases. That may mean more supply becomes available for the OPEC producer’s other big customers: China and India.

Serene Cheong and Sharon Cho | Bloomberg News
January 24, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

TRB Truck Size and Weight Panel Faces Political Headwinds Over Heavier, Larger Trucks

Twin 33-foot trailers Twin 33-foot trailers. Two Florida trucking companies are testing the fuel and capacity efficiency of Twin 33s on highways in the Sunshine State, a member of a TRB committee says. (TT File Photo)

WASHINGTON — Members of the Transportation Research Board’s Truck Size and Weight Committee said they continue to face stiff headwinds to garner public and political support for heavier and longer trucks, despite evidence that demonstrates the potential for reducing carbon emissions and increasing cargo efficiency.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
January 23, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Missouri Rep. Sam Graves Consistent in Support of VMT Funding Approach

Sam Graves Graves agrees with DeFazio's support of the VMT. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

When policymakers kick off debate on “pay-fors” for a long-term infrastructure plan, the vehicle-miles-traveled funding approach that seems to be gaining bipartisan support in Congress is expected to play a major role.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 23, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Waymo Announces Plan for Autonomous-Vehicle Factory in Michigan

Waymo-equipped Chrysler Pacifica undergoes testing A Chrysler Pacifica, equipped with Waymo's self-driving system, undergoes testing in Arizona. Waymo says its new factory will create 400 jobs to create autonomous vehicles. (Caitlin O'Hara/Bloomberg News)

LANSING, Mich. — Google self-driving car spinoff Waymo said Jan. 22 that it will bring a factory to Michigan, creating up to 400 jobs at what it describes as the world’s first plant “100%” dedicated to the mass production of autonomous vehicles.

David Eggert and Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 23, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Falls for 14th Consecutive Week

Diesel John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The U.S. average retail price of diesel dropped 1.1 cents to $2.965 a gallon for the week of Jan. 21, despite an increase in crude oil prices to $53 per barrel, or $3 higher than a week before.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
January 22, 2019

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