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Groups Urge Cautious Approach With EPA NOx Proposal

Trucks in traffic Frank Franklin II/ Associated Press

Transportation groups expressed general support for the goal of reducing nitrogen oxides emissions in comments filed with federal regulators regarding a proposal to set stricter NOx limits for trucks, but cautioned against an overly aggressive approach that could be harmful to motor carriers’ operations and ability to serve the public.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 19, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

House Passes Fuel Price Gouging Bill

fuel pump Stephanie Keith/Bloomberg News

Legislation that aims to expand federal provisions against price gouging in the marketplace for gasoline and other fuels passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on May 19.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 19, 2022
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Spot Market Normalization Signals Uncertain Future

truck at loading dock Getty Images

The spot market has been declining, but with rates and volumes still above historic norms it’s unclear where it will stabilize.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
May 19, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Gas Price Records Mount as Travel Nears Pre-COVID Norms

Fuel prices at a gas station in New York May 17 Fuel prices at a gas station in New York May 17. (Stephanie Keith/Bloomberg News)

Gasoline prices in the U.S. have hit fresh peaks for the past 10 days, the longest run of consecutive records just as travel is expected to approach levels seen before the pandemic, according to auto club AAA.

Chunzi Xu | Bloomberg News
May 19, 2022
Business, Fuel

Diesel’s Surge, Scarcity Creates Issues for Farmers

Fuel A worker sweeps after unloading corn from a grain truck in Princeton, Ill. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Farmers from Iowa to Ukraine are grappling with surging diesel prices and an unsteady supply, forcing them to spend unprecedented sums on fuel in a chaotic market and raising concerns about the autumn harvest.

May 19, 2022
Government, Fuel

Diesel’s High Cost Due to Refining Capacity Shortage, Exports, Experts Say

Flint Hills Resources refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas Flint Hills Resources refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Eddie Seal/Bloomberg News)

With record-high diesel and gasoline prices across the country, oil industry analysts told Transport Topics the runaway energy market isn’t being caused exclusively by higher crude prices or the U.S. economy driving demand for petroleum products.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 19, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

California to Join $8 Billion Hydrogen Hub Race

Energy Observer, a former race boat turned into autonomous navigation powered by hydrogen Energy Observer, a former race boat turned into autonomous navigation powered by hydrogen, sails off the coast of Long Beach, Calif. (Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press)

California will seek some of the $8 billion President Joe Biden set aside for building hydrogen production hubs, joining a crowded race among states angling for the money.

David R. Baker | Bloomberg News
May 18, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Supply Chain Woes Threaten Electric Grid

 The sun rises over power lines near Imperial, Calif. The sun rises over power lines near Imperial, Calif. (Bing Guan/Bloomberg News)

A vast swath of North America from the Great Lakes to the West Coast is at risk of blackouts this summer as heat, drought, shuttered power plants and supply chain woes strain the electric grid, according to a report.

May 18, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Europe’s Push to Cut Russian Gas Faces Race Against Winter

Russia A view of the business tower Lakhta Centre, the headquarters of Russian gas monopoly Gazprom in St. Petersburg. (Associated Press Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)

While Europeans bask in the warmth of spring, governments are in a race against winter.

May 18, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel

UK Startup Wants to Build Batteries for Boats

Batteries Lithium-ion battery cells. (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg News)

U.K. battery company Britishvolt Ltd. received an investment from shipping firm Scorpio Group as it looks to develop technologies to help decarbonize the maritime sector.

Eddie Spence | Bloomberg News
May 18, 2022

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