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California Intensifies Fossil Fuel Fight With New Drilling Ban

Fossil Fuel Fight Pump units pumping heavy oil from some of the 9295 wells producing a total of over 75 000 barrels of oil per day, at the Chevron Kern River Oil Field, in Bakersfield, Calif. (Ken James/Bloomberg News)

California intensified its battle against fossil fuels by seeking independent reviews of all pending hydraulic fracturing permits and halting approvals of a key production technique in an area that has pumped crude for more than a century.

November 20, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Nikola Announces Battery Technology Available to All

Nikola Trevor Milton via Nikola Motor Co.

Nikola Corp. announced it has battery technology that would double the range of its heavy-duty trucks that are either fully electric or use a hydrogen fuel cell.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 19, 2019
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Commodity Shippers Struggle to Obtain 2020-Compliant Fuel

refinery Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Ships are struggling to obtain the fuels they need to test them in time for the start of sweeping environmental legislation that takes effect in six weeks’ time, a situation that could ultimately result in vessels having to temporarily halt trading.

November 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Yamato Transport Rolls Out Electric Vehicles for Parcel Delivery Near Tokyo

A Yamato Holdings sign A woman walks past the logo of Yamato Holdings Co., the parent company of Yamato Transport Co. (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg News)

Yamato Transport Co. unveiled on Nov. 19 what it says is a greener, compact, driver-friendly electric truck that may offer hope for coping with the acute labor shortage in Japan’s door-to-door parcel delivery industry.

Masumi Koizumi | Japan Times
November 19, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

Industry Stakeholders React Positively to Biden's Infrastructure Plan

Presidential candidate Joe Biden Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's infrastructure plan would include spending $50 billion on repairing roads, highways and bridges in the first year of his presidency. (John Locher/Associated Press)

Industry stakeholders say 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden's $1.3 trillion investment plan in the nation’s infrastructure network is a good step.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Ike Maintains Automation Will Add Truck Driving Jobs

Ike truck Ike

Automated trucks developer Ike has a message for those behind the driver’s wheel of an 18-wheeler now: Automation can be complementary, not competitive.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Tesla Set to Bulk Up the World’s Largest Lithium-Ion Battery

Tesla Tesla Inc. Powerpacks that will be used to form the world's largest lithium-ion battery stand on display at the Hornsdale wind farm. (Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg News)

The world’s biggest lithium-ion battery is about to get even bigger, with Tesla Inc. set to beef up capacity at the Hornsdale site in South Australia.

James Thornhill | Bloomberg News
November 19, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Climbs 0.1¢ to $3.074 a Gallon

A driver fills a tank with diesel Diesel edged up 0.1 cent. Trucking's main fuel costs 20.8 cents less than it did a year ago. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. average retail price of diesel rose 0.1 cent to $3.074 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported Nov. 18.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 18, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

With Electric Cars, Lubricants Industry’s Future Is Fuzzy

Electric Cars An electric car charges. (Getty Images)

The $146 billion lubricants industry is at risk of suffering the same fate as Kodak, thanks to the rise of electric vehicles.

November 18, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Ford Unveils Electric Mustang SUV to Challenge Tesla Dominance

Electric Mustang SUV The Ford Motor Co. Mustang Mach-E GT electric sports utility vehicle is unveiled during a reveal event in Hawthorne, Calif. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Ford Motor Co. is reinventing one of its marquee models — the Mustang muscle car — as a battery-powered crossover to become a player in the electric-vehicle market that is expected to take off in the coming decade.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
November 18, 2019