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Portland Sets Biodiesel Mandate, to Begin July 1

All diesel sold in Portland, Ore., will be required to contain at least 5% biodiesel beginning July 1, the Oregon Trucking Associations said.

June 4, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

CTA Opposes SoCal Port Plan

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The California Trucking Association opposes regulations that would allow only newer, lower-emission trucks access to marine terminals, the Fresno Bee newspaper reported.

June 4, 2007
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Climbs 1.4¢ to $2.817

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Diesel fuel’s national average pump price rose for a second straight week, gaining 1.4 cents to $2.817 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Monday.

May 30, 2007
Business, Fuel

Feds Push Coal-Liquid Technologies

Federal officials and the coal industry are making a push for big subsidies to develop technologies to turn coal into liquid fuel, the New York Times reported Tuesday.

May 29, 2007
Business, Fuel, Logistics, Government

Diesel Rises 3¢ to $2.803 a Gallon

Diesel fuel's national average price rose 3 cents to $2.803 a gallon last week, while retail gasoline spiked 11.5 cents to an all-time record of $3.218.

May 28, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

Biofuels May Boost Gas Prices, N.Y. Times Says

Michah Walter/Bloomberg News

Continued record high gasoline prices may become a trend, due in part to an expansion in biofuel development, according to some oil executives, the New York Times reported Thursday.

May 24, 2007
Fuel, Business

Oil Climbs Despite Inventory Gains

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Crude oil rose to near $66 a barrel Wednesday despite a Department of Energy report that showed fuel inventories rose last week, Bloomberg reported.

May 23, 2007
Business, Fuel, Autonomous

CVG to Shutter Seattle Operations

Auto and truck parts supplier Commercial Vehicle Group said Wednesday it will close its Seattle manufacturing facility and transfer operations from there by the end of this year.

May 23, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Calif. Seeks Stricter Greenhouse-Gas Rules

California has asked U.S. regulators for permission to set its own environmental rules for reducing global warming emissions from passenger vehicles, Bloomberg reported.

May 23, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Safety, Autonomous

FMCSA Moves to Protect Fleets From ID Theft

Brent Jones first got word March 27 that his trucking company’s name was being used as part of a freight load board fraud scheme.

May 22, 2007