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Hydrogen Rises as Alternative Fuel, but Check the Feedstock

Hydrogen Olemedia/Getty Images

Hydrogen is rising as an eventual clean alternative option for fueling trucks but the feedstock used to produce it — by steam methane reforming, using coal or with solar panel-generated electricity — affects its carbon impact.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 8, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Reserves Could Be Tapped to Head Off Winter Crisis

President Joe Biden President Joe Biden by Samuel Corum/Bloomberg News

Officials within President Joe Biden’s administration are hunting for ways to head off a feared spike in oil prices later this year, including the possibility of an additional release from the nation’s emergency crude reserves.

Saleha Mohsin | Bloomberg News
September 8, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Nikola Wins Rulings Over Trevor Milton on Brink of Criminal Trial

Trevor Milton Trevor Milton, founder of Nikola Corp. (center) exits federal court in New York on July 29, 2021. (Angus Mordant/Bloomberg News)

Nikola Corp. won a court order preventing founder Trevor Milton from using certain company communications in his defense against criminal charges that he lied about the company’s products to mislead investors and prop up the stock.

Chris Dolmetsch | Bloomberg News
September 8, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel

GM Bets on EVs for the Masses With $30,000 SUV

2024 Equinox The electric version of the Equinox may go 250 miles on a single charge. (General Motors)

GM expects to make the electric model of its popular Chevrolet Equinox SUV available for sale in about a year with a $30,000 price tag.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
September 8, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Mercedes, Rivian Partner on Electric Vans in Cost-Saving Bid

Mercedes, Rivian The Mercedes and Rivian logos. (Mercedes-Benz)

Mercedes-Benz AG and Rivian Automotive Inc. plan to jointly manufacture electric vans in Europe as both companies try to share the rising costs of churning out battery-powered vehicles.

September 8, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

California Blackout Risk Spurs Diesel Demand for Generators

Generators Employees load a Champion Power Equipment generator onto a cart in a Home Depot Inc. store in Hercules, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Diesel demand in California is soaring as the risk of blackouts in the state spurs big power users to load up on fuel for generators.

Chunzi Xu | Bloomberg News
September 7, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Public Comment Mixed on FHWA’s Electric Charging Infrastructure Proposal

electric charger An electric vehicle charging station on the side of a road. (Photography By Tonelson/Getty Images)

Public comment on a proposed federal regulatory and funding road map for setting up a national electric charging station infrastructure received mixed comments from a wide variety of interested parties.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 7, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Louisiana’s Fuel Tax Can’t Meet Road Needs, Audit Says

gas fillup Tom Merton/Getty Images

Revenue from Louisiana’s gasoline tax is insufficient to meet the state’s road and bridge needs, Legislative Auditor Michael Waguespack said in a report issued Sept. 6.

Will Sentell | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
September 7, 2022
Business, Fuel, TCA

Sheetz Reduces Its Diesel Price for Truck Driver Appreciation

Sheetz station Sheetz via YouTube

ALTOONA, Pa. — In recognition of the country’s truck drivers, Sheetz has announced it has lowered the price of its diesel fuel to $4.49.

Donna Rovins | The Mercury, Pottstown, Pa. 
September 7, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Denies Cheniere Energy Request for LNG Pollution Waiver

Cheniere LNG plant The Cheniere Energy Inc. liquefied natural gas export terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Eddie Seal/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency on Sept. 6 denied a request by Cheniere Energy, a leading U.S. producer of liquefied natural gas, to exempt two Gulf Coast plants from a federal air pollution rule.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
September 7, 2022