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August Truck Tonnage Posts First Monthly Gain Since March

tonnage John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Truck tonnage in August notched its first sequential monthly gain in five months, and dipped just slightly on a year-over-year basis, American Trucking Associations said.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 21, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

OPEC+ Can Proceed With Reviving Supply, Key Members Say

Suhail Al Mazrouei Suhail Al Mazrouei in 2019 by Christinne Muschi/Bloomberg News

OPEC and its allies can likely continue reviving oil production, two key Middle East members said as the group prepares to consider its next supply hike.

September 21, 2021
Business, Fuel

ConocoPhillips Says Shell Deal Cuts Emissions Per Barrel of Oil

Conoco station in Louisiana Bryan Tarnowski/Bloomberg

ConocoPhillips’ $9.5 billion deal to buy shale assets from Royal Dutch Shell Plc will boost oil production and, inevitably, greenhouse gas emissions as well. Yet the company says the pact will actually allow it to reach one of its climate goals faster.

Simon Casey | Bloomberg News
September 21, 2021
Government, Fuel

Diesel Rises 1.3¢ to $3.385 a Gallon

Diesel fuel pump Diesel's price increase is the third in the past four weeks for a total of 6.1 cents a gallon. (Getty Images)

The national average price of diesel increased 1.3 cents to $3.385 a gallon one week after remaining virtually unchanged, according to Energy Information Administration data released Sept. 20.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 20, 2021
Business, Safety, Fuel

GM Says Production Starts on Replacement Batteries for Bolts

An unsold 2022 Bolt electric vehicle An unsold 2022 Bolt electric vehicle at a Chevrolet dealership in Englewood, Colo. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

General Motors said Sept. 20 that production has resumed for battery modules used in recalled Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles, and customers could start getting replacement parts by mid-October.

David Koenig | Associated Press
September 20, 2021
Business, Fuel

Shell’s Storm Damage Pinches One-Sixth of Gulf Oil

   The Royal Dutch Shell Plc Norco refinery ahead of Hurricane Ida in Norco, La., Aug. 28. The Royal Dutch Shell Plc Norco refinery ahead of Hurricane Ida in Norco, La., Aug. 28. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Royal Dutch Shell Plc warned that production from two of its largest Gulf of Mexico fields won’t resume until next year after Hurricane Ida inflicted “significant structural damage.”

September 20, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Kruger Energy Adds First Peterbilt 579EV Models in Canada

Peterbilt 579EV Kruger Energy

Kruger Energy announced it purchased two Class 8 Model 579EV trucks from Peterbilt Motors Co., marking the first of the vehicles the truck maker has sold in Canada.

September 17, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Embark, HP Introduce EV Drayage Within Autonomous Truck Operations

Embark HP trucks Embark Trucks Inc.

Embark Trucks Inc., developer of self-driving software for the trucking industry, has partnered with HP Inc. to combine electric and autonomous truck technology, the companies announced Sept. 14.

September 17, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Democrats Call Oil Giants to Testify on Climate Campaign

Democrats Call Oil Giants to Testify on Climate Campaign Exxon Mobil CEO Darren Woods. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

Congressional Democrats are calling top executives at ExxonMobil and other oil giants to testify at a House hearing as lawmakers investigate what they say is a long-running, industrywide campaign to spread disinformation about the role of fossil fuels in causing global warming.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
September 16, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel

Exxon’s Gulf Coast Carbon Hub Gains Support of Energy Titans

Exxon’s Gulf Coast Carbon Hub Gains Support of Energy Titans Exxon Mobil Corp. signage is displayed at a gas station in Richmond, Ky. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

An ambitious project aimed at capturing millions of tons of carbon emissions along the U.S. Gulf Coast in Texas garnered the support of some of the world’s biggest refiners and chemical manufacturers.

Kevin Crowley | Bloomberg News
September 16, 2021

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