Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Industry Money Pours Into Fight Over Washington Carbon Fee

Petroleum plant Ted S. Warren/Associated Press

A campaign bankrolled by the oil industry has raised $20.46 million to defeat a carbon-pollution fee on the ballot in Washington state aiming at tackling climate change.

Phuong Le | Associated Press
September 28, 2018
Government, Technology, Fuel

Consumer Spending Up 0.3% in August

Consumer Chuck Burton/Associated Press

U.S. consumer spending edged up a moderate 0.3% in August, the smallest gain in six months, as sales of cars and other durable goods fell.

Martin Crutsinger | Associated Press
September 28, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Carrier Transicold Highlights Vector HE 19 at IAA

Supra CNG Supra compressed natural gas-powered refrigeration unit. (Christelle Glémet/Carrier Transicold)

Carrier Transicold Europe showcased several new products at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hanover, Germany, as well as its sustainable transport solutions.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
September 27, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Ex-Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood Sentenced to 12½ Years

Former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood and his wife, Joanne Former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood and his wife, Joanne, exiting the federal courthouse on Sept. 26, 2018. (Caitie McMekin, Knoxville News-Sentinel via AP)

Former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood was sentenced to 12½ years in prison and fined $750,000 on Sept. 26 for his leadership role in a multimillion-dollar scheme to cheat truckers out of diesel fuel rebates.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 26, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Construction on Keystone XL Pipeline Set to Start in 2019

TransCanada pipe yard Scott Dalton/AP

LINCOLN, Neb. — The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline plans to start construction next year, after a U.S. State Department review ordered by a federal judge concluded that major environmental damage from a leak is unlikely and could quickly be mitigated, a company spokesman said Sept. 24.

Grant Schulte | Associated Press
September 25, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Allison to Market 9-Speed Transmission Globally

Allison 9-Speed transmission Allison 9-Speed transmission. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Allison Transmission announced it will offer its new medium-duty, fully automatic 9-speed transmission globally and that it also developed an electric hybrid system with an extended range up to 9 miles.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 25, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Cummins Introduces Diesel, Hybrid-Electric Innovations

Cummins PowerDrive hybrid truck Cummins PowerDrive hybrid truck. (Cummins)

Independent engine maker Cummins Inc. introduced innovations for the diesel engine intended to achieve a low nitrogen oxide-emissions future, a reduction in the carbon footprint and improve fuel mileage. It also presented a hybrid-electric powertrain.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 25, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Shipping Lobby Proposes Phased Start to Historic Fuel Change

A cargo ship spews black smoke Getty Images

The shipping industry is pressing for a phased start when new rules governing vessel fuel take effect in less than 16 months’ time.

Bloomberg News
September 25, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump Plan to Roll Back Fuel Standards to Get Second Hearing

Rollback protester Paul Gipe protests the proposed rollback in Fresno, Calif. (Gary Kazanjian/AP)

FRESNO, Calif. — The Trump administration’s proposal to roll back national fuel-economy standards was headed for its second public hearing a day after California officials and scores of speakers blasted it as a danger to the environment and public health.

Sudhin Thanawala | Associated Press
September 25, 2018
Business, Fuel

Diesel Prices Keep Climbing for Fifth Straight Week

Trucks fuel up at a Petro Stop TT File Photo

The nationwide average price of diesel continued to climb last week, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report released Sept. 24.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 24, 2018