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Cummins Begins Production at Chinese Fuel Systems Plant

Diesel engine maker Cummins Inc. said Tuesday it opened its first fuel systems manufacturing site outside of North America, the Cummins Fuel Systems Wuhan plant, in China.

April 8, 2008
Government, Business, Fuel

Clean Diesel Technologies Sets Agreement with Chinese Firm

Clean Diesel Technologies said Tuesday it has licensed its wire mesh filter technology to Headway Machinery Co. Ltd., the largest commercial diesel engine exhaust company in China.

April 8, 2008
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Dips 0.9¢ to $3.955; Gas Rises to Record $3.332

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The national average pump price of diesel fuel dipped 0.9 cent to $3.955 a gallon, while gasoline rose to a second straight record, the Department of Energy said Monday.

April 8, 2008
Business, Fuel

OEMs Tout 2010 Engine Choices; Analyst Sees Reshaped Industry

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As competing engine makers continued their public battle over the best technology for meeting 2010 federal emission standards, analysts said the outcome of the competition could dramatically transform the industry.

April 8, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Editorial: Picking an Engine Technology

As we move closer to the next federal mandate on emissions — which comes into force for 2010-model heavy-duty trucks — proponents of the two competing technologies are beginning to publicly argue over the superiority of their choices.

April 7, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

Originally Promoted to Cut Truck Idling Emissions, APUs Now Embraced by Fleets to Save on Fuel

Auxiliary power units, initially pushed by federal and state governments to reduce air pollution despite concerns by fleet owners and owner-operators over their initial cost, are attracting more buyers who purchase them for the fuel savings, now that average diesel prices are about $4 a gallon.

April 7, 2008
Business, Fuel

EPA Sets $50 Million in Grants for Clean Diesel Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it is making available almost $50 million in grants to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engines.

April 7, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics, Fuel

Diesel Dips 2.5¢ to $3.964

The national average retail diesel price dipped 2.5 cents a gallon last week after six straight increases, the Department of Energy reported, even as gasoline rose 3.1 cents to set a new record high.

April 7, 2008
Business, Logistics, Fuel

Diesel Jumps 7.6¢ to $3.015

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Diesel jumped 7.6 cents to a national average $3.015 a gallon — the first time in 17 months it has topped the $3 mark, the Department of Energy said Monday.

April 5, 2008
Fuel, Government, Business

Truckers Continue Protests Over High Diesel Prices

Spot protests by truckers over high diesel fuel prices continued in several states Friday, news services reported.

April 4, 2008