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Infiniti Will Market Cars That Still Fill Up on Gas as Electric

Infiniti QX Inspiration concept vehicle sits on display in Detroit. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Infiniti bills itself as being a convention challenger, but the Nissan Motor Co. luxury-car division still sees the future of electrification much like the era of internal combustion.

Craig Trudell | Bloomberg News
November 4, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Old World Industries Acquires Dasco’s DEF Business

Old World Industries announced it acquired Dasco Inc.’s diesel exhaust fluid and prilled [pellet] automotive-grade urea global business and assets.

November 1, 2019
Business, Fuel

Exxon Profit Plummets With Plenty of Oil to Go Around

Mobil gas pump Rogelio V. Solis/AP

IRVING, Texas — Exxon Mobil’s profit tumbled with crude prices down about 15% from where they were last year, though a $300 million boost from a tax-related item helped.

November 1, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Keystone Pipeline Shutdown Raises Costs for US Gulf Refiners

A Keystone pipeline oil leak Spills from TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone pipeline are shown Nov. 17, 2017, when an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil leaked onto agricultural land near Amherst, S.D. (DroneBase via Associated Press)

The Keystone crude pipeline was shut Oct. 30 after leaking thousands of barrels of crude in North Dakota, the third spill along the pipeline’s route in less than three years.

October 31, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

‘Canada’ Is Becoming a Dirty Word in the Oil Patch

A machine that mixes sand and water before it is pumped underground during a hydraulic fracturing operation in Colorado A worker climbs down a from a machine that mixes sand and water before it is pumped underground during a hydraulic fracturing operation at an Encana Corp. well pad near Mead, Colo., on March 25, 2014. (Associated Press/Brennan Linsley)

Canada’s beleaguered energy sector suffered another morale blow as Encana Corp. — one of its marquee companies that was born out of the 19th-century railway boom — announced plans to move its headquarters to the U.S. and drop the link to Canada from its name.

Kevin Orland | Bloomberg News
October 31, 2019
Business, Fuel

Marathon Petroleum Bows to Activist Push With Spinoff, CEO Exit

Marathon gas station A Marathon gas station in DeKalb, Ill., on July 29, 2019. Company Chairman and CEO Gary Heminger will retire next year. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Marathon Petroleum Corp. buckled under pressure from shareholders and announced the spinoff of its retail fuel-station business and the departure of its chairman and chief executive officer, just five weeks after activist investor Elliott Management Corp. went public with demands for a radical overhaul of the company.

David Wethe and Scott Deveau | Bloomberg News
October 31, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump Push for Corn-Heavy Fuel Isn’t Reaching the Pump

gas pump non-ethanol John Raoux/AP

President Donald Trump’s effort to boost corn demand by allowing year-round sales of ethanol-blended gasoline has run into a logistical problem. Few stations offer it.

October 31, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Volvo Group CEO Martin Lundstedt Outlines Time of Transition for Trucking

Meritor CEO Jay Craig (left) interviews Volvo CEO Martin Lundstedt Meritor CEO Jay Craig (left) interviews Volvo CEO Martin Lundstedt. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Volvo Group CEO Martin Lundstedt said the commercial vehicle industry has entered a time of transition with the rise of electric-powered trucks, automated driving technology and connected vehicles.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 31, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Alberta Loosens Oil Output Limits With Railroad Allowances

oil cars Oil tankers sit at a rail yard. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Alberta took a step toward easing the pain of its crude-production caps by allowing oil companies to exceed output limits if they ship the extra production by rail.

Kevin Orland and Kriti Gupta | Bloomberg News
October 31, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Donaldson Announces Air Filter Test Results, GeoTab Contract

Donaldson Donaldson's Al Hovda speaks at the press conference. (Anneliese Mahoney/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Donaldson Co. said recent tests show the Donaldson PowerCore filters can save fleets up to $215 per truck per year, because the filters provide 27% less restriction.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2019