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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.

Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Gains as US Stockpiles Seen Falling, China Plans Tax Cuts

Oil Field Angus Mordant/Bloomberg News

Oil rose amid estimates of another decline in U.S. crude inventories and signs that China is stepping up efforts to combat an economic slowdown.

Grant Smith and Simon Casey | Bloomberg News
January 15, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Jan. 14: The Transportation Industry's Big 12

Graphic of TRB's Top 12 issues for policymakers 2019 Debra Devine/Transport Topics

Organizers for this year's gathering of the Transportation Research Board in Washington have come up with a list of a dozen topic areas that policymakers need to address to ensure a sustainable transportation network.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 15, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Down 3.7¢ to $2.976 a Gallon in 13th Straight Decline

Kenworth trucks fuel up Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The U.S. average retail price of diesel dropped 3.7 cents to $2.976 a gallon, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Jan. 14, even as crude oil prices climbed above $50 per barrel.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
January 15, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Fuel Producers, ATA Seek Supreme Court Review of Oregon Low-Carbon Fuel Program

Supreme Court Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers and American Trucking Associations have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reject an appeals court ruling that upheld the state of Oregon’s program to reduce the carbon intensity of fuel by 10% by 2025.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
January 14, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Petroleum Industry Meeting World Demand While Polluting Less, Institute Reports

The Royal Dutch Shell Plc Norco Refinery at night in Norco, La. Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The U.S. petroleum industry is meeting record world demand while decreasing the amount of carbon emissions released into the skies, but challenges lie ahead if it hopes to maintain that momentum, according to the American Petroleum Institute’s annual report, “State of American Energy 2019.”

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 14, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Electric, Automated Trucks Offer Glimpse of Industry’s Future at CES

Automated Trucks Event organizers say more than 182,000 technology professionals convened in Las Vegas for CES 2019. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

LAS VEGAS — Amid a sea of gadgets, drones, robots and virtual reality demos, commercial trucking carved out a significant niche for itself here at the Consumer Electronics Show, the world’s largest technology event.

Seth Clevenger and Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporters
January 11, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Kenworth, Toyota Partner to Develop 10 Hydrogen-Electric Trucks

Kenworth and Toyota showcased a hydrogen-electric tractor Kenworth and Toyota showcased a hydrogen-electric tractor based on Kenworth's T680 model and branded with both companies’ names at CES. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

LAS VEGAS — Kenworth Truck Co. and Toyota are collaborating to develop 10 hydrogen-electric tractors for drayage operations in the Los Angeles basin, the companies announced.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 10, 2019
Business, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Crowley Launches Second LNG Cargo Vessel

Crowley tugboat A Crowley Maritime Corp. tugboat (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)

Taino’s arrival gives Jacksonville a fourth cargo ship powered by natural gas for Puerto Rico shipments, putting the port at the vanguard in using a fuel source that only recently became tried and tested in cargo ships. Jacksonville-based Crowley Maritime owns two of the ships.

David Bauerlein | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
January 9, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

TransCanada to Be Rebranded TE Energy in Second Quarter

TransCanada storage tanks TransCanada facility (Associated Press)

TransCanada Corp. is taking the Canada out of its name. The Calgary, Alberta, firm that was created in 1951 as TransCanada Pipelines Ltd. to bring natural gas to eastern Canada from Alberta, will change its name to TC Energy in the second quarter.

David Scanlan | Bloomberg News
January 9, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Race for Next-Generation Battery Supremacy Has an Early Leader

Tesla charger A Tesla Supercharger station in Kriegstetten, Switzerland. (Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg)

To deliver an electric vehicle that’s cheaper, safer and capable of traveling 500 miles on a single charge, the auto industry needs a breakthrough in battery technology. Easier said than done.

David Stringer and Kevin Buckland | Bloomberg News
January 8, 2019