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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.

Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

Here Comes the Sun

eNow solar charging A demonstration of eNow's solar charging. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

As truck makers prepare to test and introduce Class 8 battery-electric and hydrogen-electric trucks in the next 12 to 24 months, one must wonder why only a very small number of truck operators have adopted clean solar technology.

Phil Romba | Contributing Writer
November 9, 2018
Business, Fuel

Love’s Opens Travel Stop Near Oklahoma City

Love's Travel Stop in Oklahoma City Love's has made 95 spaces available for truck parking in El Reno, Okla. (Love's)

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores added 95 truck parking spots in Oklahoma with the opening of a facility in El Reno on Nov. 8, according to a company press release. The 11,000-square-foot location about 27 miles outside Oklahoma City also created 50 jobs.

Transport Topics
November 9, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Keystone XL Ruling Comes as Canada Faces Pipeline Capacity Crunch

Keystone sign Nati Harnik/Associated Press

A Montana federal judge’s ruling that threatens to further delay TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline comes at one of the worst possible times for the Canadian oil industry.

Kevin Orland | Bloomberg News
November 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Top Lithium Miner Forced to Stay Nimble in Fickle Battery Market

Lithium ore Lithium ore. (Bloomberg)

Albemarle Corp., the world’s largest lithium producer, is planning to expand production in Australia, chasing the market for a form of the metal increasingly being used by the makers of electric car batteries.

Laura Millan Lombrana | Bloomberg News
November 8, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Voters Decide Fate of Transportation Funding Measures on State Ballots

Transportation Funding Measures Congestion on Interstate 70 in Denver. (Colorado Department of Transportation)

Voters demonstrated a reluctance to approve new funding measures but a commitment to securing existing funds for transportation purposes during the Nov. 6 election.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 8, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

OPEC Considers 2019 Oil Production Cuts in Yet Another U-Turn

Oil pump Shutterstock

The wind changed again in a stormy oil market as OPEC signaled it will consider a return to cutting output next year, potentially making the second production U-turn this year.

Grant Smith and Javier Blas | Bloomberg News
November 8, 2018
Government, Fuel, TCA

California Voters Reject Gas Tax Repeal

Woman pumping gas Getty Images

California voters on Nov. 6 rejected Proposition 6, a measure to repeal a recent increase in the state’s gas tax and one that, in many ways, determines the fate of California’s roads, bridges and transit.

Erin Baldassari | East Bay Times
November 7, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Colorado Drillers Rise as Voters Reject Limits on Oil Production

Oil drilling George Frey/Bloomberg News

Anadarko Petroleum Corp., Noble Energy Inc. and other companies exploring for oil and natural gas in Colorado jumped in pre-market trading Nov. 7 after voters rejected a plan that sought to limit their ability to drill in the state.

Catherine Traywick and Simon Casey | Bloomberg News
November 7, 2018
Business, Fuel

TravelCenters of America Reports Mixed 3Q Results

TravelCenters of America sign Hillary Hartley/Flickr

TravelCenters of America reported higher third-quarter revenue and a net loss tied to the sale of its convenience store business.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

GE’s Latest Offspring Sees Green Boost for Gas Engine Sales

GE Engine Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The latest company born out of General Electric Co. expects sales of its industrial engines fired by natural gas to benefit from the spread of renewables such as solar and wind.

Jonathan Tirone | Bloomberg News
November 6, 2018