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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

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
Government, Business, Fuel

Average Price of Diesel Rises 1¢ to $3.08 a Gallon

refueling Getty Images

The U.S. retail diesel average rose 1 cent to $3.08 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported, as the price of crude oil slipped just below $59 per barrel amid concern over a possible slowdown in the U.S. economy.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
March 25, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Mack Showcases Latest Hybrid Class 8

Hybrid Class 8 Mack's second-generation zero-emission capable Class 8 drayage truck. (Mack Trucks)

Mack Trucks announced it recently displayed its second-generation zero-emission capable Class 8 drayage truck at the California Air Resources Board’s Low Carbon Transportation Heavy-Duty Showcase in Sacramento.

March 25, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Fuel-Tax Hike to Assist Mobile Port Widening, Alabama Lawmakers Say

Mobile Port of Mobile, Ala. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Republican lawmakers who backed the 10-cents-per-gallon gas tax increase know that various irate constituents might be waiting at home to give them an earful on their spring break next week. But the coastal Alabama contingent will be able to point to a very tangible benefit from their supportive votes: a deepening and widening of the Mobile ship channel.

John Sharp | Alabama Media Group (Birmingham, Ala.)
March 25, 2019
Business, Fuel

Oil Falls From Four-Month High on Concerns of Economic Slowdown

Oil Rig Al Seib/Los Angeles Times

Oil fell from its highest closing level in four months in New York as signs of a slowing global economy stirred concerns about fuel demand.

Grant Smith | Bloomberg News
March 22, 2019