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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.

Business, Fuel

Diesel Prices Drop for Second Consecutive Week to $3.355 a Gallon

Diesel Prices Jupiterimages/Getty Images

The average price of diesel dropped for the second consecutive week, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported.

Transport Topics
October 29, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

EPA Honors 21 ATA Members With SmartWay Excellence Awards

AUSTIN, Texas — Twenty-one American Trucking Associations members received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Excellence Award.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

UPS, Walmart Find Electric Vehicles Offer Benefits, Opportunities

UPS electric vehicle A UPS electric vehicle. (UPS Inc.)

OAKLAND, Calif. — Representatives from UPS Inc. and Walmart Inc., two of the country’s largest fleets, said electric vehicles can provide environmental, economic and community benefits, which make efforts to work through challenges surrounding duty cycle, charging infrastructure and cost worthwhile.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
October 29, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS, Seattle to Launch eBike Downtown Delivery Program

UPS eBike in Seattle UPS Inc.

UPS Inc. and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced Oct. 25 the parcel delivery company will begin a pilot project aimed at reducing congestion downtown and addressing air quality concerns. Delivery drivers will use electric pedal-assist cargo bicycles with a customized modular trailer attached to the back of the bike.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 25, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Chevron Agrees to $160 Million Upgrade, Fines to End Pollution Probe

Chevron facility Paul Sakuma/Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — Federal officials said Oct. 24 that Chevron Corp. has agreed to pay a nearly $3 million fine and spend $160 million on environmental improvements and upgrading oil refineries to resolve allegations the company violated pollution laws.

Associated Press
October 25, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Glider Kit Study Drew ‘Inaccurate’ Conclusions, Tennessee Tech Finds

Fitzgerald glider kit A Fitzgerald glider kit on display at the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

A misconduct investigation completed by Tennessee Technological University concluded that university researchers erred when stating in an industry-funded glider kit study that emissions from the trucks are as clean or cleaner than those from newer trucks.

Joe Howard and Eric Miller | Staff Reporters
October 24, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Arctic Offshore Wells Approved Off Alaska’s Coast

Oil Rig Oil rig in the North Sea. (Svein Åge Berge/Flickr)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The first oil and gas production wells in federal Arctic waters have been approved by U.S. regulators. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Oct. 24 announced it issued a conditional permit for the Liberty Project, a proposal by a subsidiary of Houston-based Hilcorp for production wells on an artificial island in the Beaufort Sea.

Dan Joling | Associated Press
October 24, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

IMO Rejects US-Backed Plan for Phased Start of Ship-Fuel Rules

Cargo Ships David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

The International Maritime Organization rejected a proposal — supported by both the U.S. and shipping groups — for a phased start to rules that will limit the sulfur content of ship fuels starting in 2020.

Jack Wittels | Bloomberg News
October 24, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

New York Says Exxon Misled Investors About Climate Risks

Exxon Mobil Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

A few months ago lawyers for Exxon Mobil Corp. stood before a judge and told New York’s attorney general to “put up or shut up” after investigating the company’s public disclosures about climate change, saying it should sue the company or move on. New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said Exxon Mobil misled investors about the risks that climate change poses to its operations.

Transport Topics Wire Services
October 24, 2018
Government, Fuel

Trudeau Imposes Carbon Tax, With Rebates, on Four Provinces

Coal Plant Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Justin Trudeau is imposing a carbon tax on provinces that have balked at implementing their own, doubling down on what is set to be a core fight of Canada’s next election.

Josh Wingrove and Greg Quinn | Bloomberg News
October 23, 2018