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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, Safety, Fuel

Gov. Ralph Northam’s I-81 Funding Fixes Eye Trucking Industry

I-81 Funding Traffic moves on I-81. (D. Alan Covey)

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s proposed fundraising tools for Interstate 81 improvements include the trucking industry shouldering a significant portion of the financial burden.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 29, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Raising Fuel Taxes No Longer a Laughing Matter, Stakeholders Find

diesel fuel pump Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Since the start of the 116th Congress in January, the gas tax has been having a moment. At congressional hearings, keynote addresses and panel discussions inside the Beltway and around the country, a significant number of infrastructure proponents have called on transportation policymakers to raise the federal fuel tax.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 29, 2019
Business, Fuel

Western Global Adds Another Sales Division

Western Global, a provider of portable tanks and dispensing equipment for the storage and transportation of fuels, lubricants and other fluid, announced that it has formed a new sales division to focus on rental and equipment customers.

March 29, 2019
Government, Fuel, Autonomous

Senate Confirms Nason to Lead FHWA

Nicole Nason Nicole Nason speaks at a hearing. (c-span.org)

President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Federal Highway Administration was easily confirmed March 28.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 29, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Heil Adds 5-Axle Petroleum Trailer

Heil The Heil booth at an industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Heil Trailer International Co. has announced the availability of a 5-axle, 12,000-gallon petroleum trailer intended to enable customers in the Western United States to haul more in fewer runs.

March 29, 2019
Business, Fuel

BP, Shell Both Claim to Be No. 1 in Investor Returns

Shell Fuel Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg News

Both BP Plc and Royal Dutch Shell Plc are claiming the top spot for investor returns within their peer group from 2016 to 2018. That’s an important metric — taking first place was a significant element in the doubling of Shell CEO Ben van Beurden’s pay last year.

Kelly Gilblom | Bloomberg News
March 29, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Rushed Ethanol Plan so Trump Could Keep Pledge, Documents Show

Ethanol Sergio Flores/Bloomberg News

After President Donald Trump promised Iowa voters he would unleash high-ethanol gasoline, his administration fast-tracked a plan to lift summertime restrictions on the fuel, forgoing studies of its potential price tag and hastily ending a review of the measure.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy and Mario Parker | Bloomberg News
March 28, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump Asks OPEC to Increase Oil Output to Keep Prices in Check

Oil Rig Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of OPEC, saying the cartel should increase production because prices are getting “too high.”

James Herron and Salma El Wardany | Bloomberg News
March 28, 2019
Business, Fuel

Oil Slips as Growth in US Supplies Feeds Into Market Anxieties

Oil Martin Divisek/Bloomberg News

Oil prices dipped as an unexpectedly high jump in U.S. crude supplies unnerved a market already worried about weakening global demand.

Alex Nussbaum | Bloomberg News
March 27, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Global Emissions Hit Record as Energy Demand Boosts Fuel Use

Emissions Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

Carbon emissions from fossil-fuel use hit a record last year after energy demand grew at its fastest pace in a decade, reflecting higher oil consumption in the U.S. and more coal burning in China and India.

Mathew Carr and Jeremy Hodges | Bloomberg News
March 26, 2019