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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.

Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Inches Up 0.9¢ to $3.394 in Eighth Straight Increase

Trucks fuel up John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Diesel prices continue to move higher, increasing 0.9 cent to $3.394 per gallon, according to the survey by the U.S. Department of Energy on Oct. 15.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 15, 2018
Business, Fuel

Gas Flow Resumes After Canada Pipe Rupture Hits Oil Refiners

gas refueling Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Natural gas has begun flowing again on a pipeline in British Columbia after a rupture on an adjacent line forced oil refineries in Washington to cut output and sent gasoline prices soaring up and down the West Coast.

David Marino and Rachel AdamsHeard | Bloomberg News
October 11, 2018
Business, Fuel

Oil Falls Most in Eight Weeks as Investors Avoid Risky Assets

Oil refinery Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg News

Crude posted the biggest decline in eight weeks as a risk-off sentiment spread through global markets. Futures tumbled 3% in New York on Oct. 11. Investors eyed a sixth day of U.S. equity losses along with heightened volatility.

Jessica Summers | Bloomberg News
October 11, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Four Democratic Representatives Seek IG Investigation of TTU Glider Study

TTU Glider Study Daimler Trucks North America gliders at a 2017 show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Four House Democrats have asked the Environmental Protection Agency Inspector General to investigate a glider truck study by a Tennessee Tech University researcher. The study already is the subject of a research misconduct investigation by the university.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 11, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump Lifts Sales Restrictions on Gasoline With High Ethanol Blend

President Trump in Iowa President Donald Trump in Iowa Oct. 9. (Nati Harnik/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a boon for Iowa and other farm states that have pushed for greater sales of the corn-based fuel.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
October 10, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Jumps 7.2¢ to $3.385 a Gallon

Diesel Tanker trucks are filled with gasoline at the Valero Energy Corp. oil refinery in Memphis, Tenn., in 2015. (Luke Sharett/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. average retail price of diesel jumped 7.2 cents to $3.385 a gallon as oil prices remained at levels not seen in four years over supply concerns. The increase was the seventh consecutive weekly rise for diesel, and the fuel has risen 17.8 cents a gallon since Aug. 20.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 9, 2018
Business, Fuel

Exxon Puts $1 Million Into Hunt for Carbon Tax and Rebate

ExxonMobil Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Exxon Mobil Corp. is putting $1 million into a political campaign that, if successful, would effectively spawn a tax tied to the company’s core products.

Jennifer A Dlouhy and Christopher Flavelle | Bloomberg News
October 9, 2018
Business, Fuel

Love’s Offers Private Label DEF in Consumer Packaging

Truck at Love's John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Love’s Travel Stops now offers its own private-label diesel exhaust fluid in a 2½-gallon container for auto diesel customers and professional truck drivers.

Transport Topics
October 9, 2018
Business, Fuel

Natso Launches Management Service Tied to Renewable Fuels Standard

trucks refuel at Jubitz Jubitz

Natso, the national association representing the travel plaza and truck stop industry, and its newly launched Alternative Fuels Council initiated a renewable identification numbers management service Oct. 1.

Transport Topics
October 9, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Editorial

Editorial: Continuing to Do Business

Keeping trade moving among the United States, Mexico and Canada helps keep the wheels turning for U.S.-based operations.

Transport Topics
October 4, 2018