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Government, Business, Fuel, Technology

Tweaking Specifications on Truck Engines Can Raise Fuel Economy, Study Finds

Fleets can save fuel — possibly by as much as 5% — by “overspec’ing” engines, according to PHH FirstFleet, an asset, financial and technology management company for fleets.

September 4, 2007
Fuel, Business

GM Tests Process to Raise Fuel Economy

General Motors Corp. said it is testing a combustion process in concept cars that could raise fuel economy by 15% over current conventional engines, the Associated Press reported.

September 4, 2007
Business, Fuel

Oil Tops $73 Following DOE Report

Crude oil rose almost $2 to close at more than $73 a barrel Wednesday, a three-week high, following a Department of Energy report that showed oil and gasoline inventories fell more than expected, Bloomberg reported.

August 29, 2007
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

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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