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Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

NHTSA to Issue Side Air Bag Rule

Federal officials next month are set to unveil a requirement that automakers install side air bags by the early part of the next decade, the Detroit News reported.

August 29, 2007
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Dips 0.5¢ to $2.863

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

The average national retail price of diesel fuel fell a half-cent to $2.863 a gallon, the Energy Department said Monday.

August 28, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Calif. Proposes NOx Limits; Hearing Set for Tuesday

Trucks built before 1994 would have to meet 2007 nitrogen oxide emission limits, according to a draft proposal released Aug. 17 by the California Air Resources Board.

August 27, 2007
Business, Safety, Fuel

Hino, Isuzu to Expand Partnership

Hino Motors and Isuzu Motors agreed have to develop cabs for heavy-duty trucks and research technology to trap emissions, expanding the two companies’ partnership, Bloomberg reported Monday.

August 27, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Fuel

Diesel and Gasoline Prices Rise

The national average prices of retail diesel and gasoline rose last week, even as crude oil futures fell to an eight-week low after Hurricane Dean passed without any significant disruption to U.S. oil production.

August 27, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

Oil Steady Below $70 Following DOE Inventory Report

Oil prices were steady Wednesday following a Department of Energy report that showed increases in inventories last week, Bloomberg reported.

August 22, 2007
Fuel, Business, Government

Diesel Rises 2.1¢ to $2.868

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The U.S. average retail price of diesel fuel rose 2.1 cents to $2.868 a gallon from a week ago, the Department of Energy reported Monday.

August 21, 2007
Business, Government, Fuel

Oil Steady as Hurricane Dean Bypasses Most Gulf Platforms

Crude oil prices were little changed Tuesday as Hurricane Dean bypassed most U.S. oil platforms and refineries in the Gulf of Mexico, Bloomberg reported.

August 21, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

California to Boost Ethanol Content

The California Air Resources Board has approved more use of ethanol as part of several changes to its reformulated gasoline regulations.

August 20, 2007
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Dips Thursday After Topping $73 on Storm Concerns

Eddie Seal/Bloomberg News

Crude oil saw its biggest gain of the month Wednesday on concern that Hurricane Dean could damage Gulf of Mexico platforms and on-shore refineries and pipelines, but the price rolled back in early trading Thursday, Bloomberg reported.

August 16, 2007

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