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Technology Works to Speed Fuel Transactions at Truckstops

March 1, 2017

Technology Works to Speed Fuel Transactions at Truckstops

With increased demands on drivers and hours-of-service regulations, professional drivers are eager to stop for what they need and get back on the road as quickly as possible. Locations are offering more convenient food options and working to speed transactions inside the store, but many have been limited with what they could do on the fuel islands.

Report Projects Decline of U.S. Diesel ​Demand After 2015

October 28, 2014

Report Projects Decline of U.S. Diesel ​Demand After 2015

A new report commissioned by the Fuels Institute with funding support from the NATSO Foundation projects that U.S. diesel demand will decline 12.5 percent to 3.5 million barrels per day (MMB/D) in 2030 from a near-term peak of about 4 million MMB/D in 2015.

Multiple Markets and Suppliers Help Operators Get the Best Price on Fuel

July 1, 2014

Multiple Markets and Suppliers Help Operators Get the Best Price on Fuel

Diesel fuel and gasoline are the lifeblood of a truckstop and travel plaza. Not only are they high-priced items, there is little margin, so finding the best price on each load is crucial. Plus, operators need to keep a steady supply flowing and work to minimize disruptions during periods of peak demand or bad weather. Diesel fuel and gasoline are too important to truckstop and travel plaza operations to leave the purchasing up to chance. Operators said they are working with multiple suppliers, utilizing contracts and securing lines of credit to ensure they always have product available and are getting it at a good rate.

Severe Diesel Outages in Pennsylvania and Ohio

February 5, 2014

Severe Diesel Outages in Pennsylvania and Ohio

Diesel fuel marketers in western Pennsylvania up through eastern and northern Ohio are struggling with acute diesel supply shortages, including some terminals that are out of product, OPIS has reported.

Diesel to Remain the Leading Fuel for Decades to Come

June 20, 2013

Diesel to Remain the Leading Fuel for Decades to Come

While alternative fuels and technologies may increase in the future, diesel will remain the primary fuel for the trucking industry for decades. The findings were part of a two-year study on the future of alternative fuels conducted by the National Petroleum Council. The U.S. Secretary of Energy requested the study, which looked at the full breadth of alternative-fuel options alongside traditional diesel and gasoline.

USA Today Editorial Calls For Increasing the Gas Tax

May 20, 2013

USA Today Editorial Calls For Increasing the Gas Tax

Increasing the federal motor fuels tax is the simplest, fairest and least invasive way to increase revenues for infrastructure spending, USA Today stated in a recent editorial.

U.S. Diesel Fuel Prices Dip Below $4 a Gallon for Second Week

April 15, 2013

U.S. Diesel Fuel Prices Dip Below $4 a Gallon for Second Week

U.S. diesel fuel prices dipped below $4 a gallon the past two consecutive weeks, putting diesel 17 cents below its price this time last year.

Diesel to Remain the Leading Fuel for Trucking

April 10, 2013

Diesel to Remain the Leading Fuel for Trucking

Diesel fuel will remain the primary fuel the trucking industry uses for decades to come, according to a two-year study on the future of alternative fuels conducted by the National Petroleum Council. The U.S. Secretary of Energy requested the study, which looked at a range of alternative-fuel options alongside traditional diesel and gasoline.

National Average Diesel Fuel Price Decreases Four Cents

April 1, 2013

National Average Diesel Fuel Price Decreases Four Cents

The national average diesel fuel price decreased four cents for the third consecutive week, to $4.01 per gallon, 14 cents lower than last year at this time.

MD Lawmakers Approve Gas Tax Increase

April 1, 2013

MD Lawmakers Approve Gas Tax Increase

Maryland lawmakers gave final approval Friday to the first increase in the state’s gas tax in 20 years. Under the bill, which passed the Senate 27 to 20, motorists can expect to pay between 13 and 20 cents more per gallon by mid-2016.

Maryland Latest State Seeking to Impose Wholesale Tax on Fuel

March 11, 2013

Maryland Latest State Seeking to Impose Wholesale Tax on Fuel

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) last week unveiled a new transportation funding plan that would lower the state's excise tax on gasoline and replace it with a sales tax on the wholesale price. The governor appears to be following the lead of neighboring state Virginia, which passed a similar plan last month.

Automakers to Meet Fuel-Efficiency Standards With Increased Electric Cars

March 11, 2013

Automakers to Meet Fuel-Efficiency Standards With Increased Electric Cars

Automakers tasked with meeting new federal fuel-efficiency standards of 54.5 miles a gallon by 2025 plan to trim fuel consumption by reducing automobile weights as well focusing on electric vehicles.

API Sues EPA Over Biodiesel Mandate

December 3, 2012

API Sues EPA Over Biodiesel Mandate

The American Petroleum Institute has filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency’s biodiesel mandate.

Companies Investing in Natural Gas Infrastructure, Technology

November 19, 2012

Companies Investing in Natural Gas Infrastructure, Technology

NATSO member Clean Energy Fuels is collaborating with GE to expand the infrastructure for natural gas transportation in the United States. As part of the project, Clean Energy will buy two MicroLNG plants from GE Oil & Gas. Each plant will support fueling stations along critical transportation corridors and has the capacity to produce 250,000 gallons of LNG per day.

Defense Works to Ease N.Y., N.J. Gas Shortages; Waivers Issued

November 5, 2012

Defense Works to Ease N.Y., N.J. Gas Shortages; Waivers Issued

The U.S. Energy Department is working with the Defense Department and National Guard to get emergency generators to gas stations that lost power in New York and New Jersey, creating long lines of customers.

EPA Issues Second ULSD Waiver for New Jersey

November 2, 2012

EPA Issues Second ULSD Waiver for New Jersey

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a second diesel sulfur waiver for the state of New Jersey.

How Do You Combat Shrinkage in Your Store?

November 1, 2012

How Do You Combat Shrinkage in Your Store?

By far our best asset protection is our employees.

EPA Awards $30 Million for Clean Diesel Projects

October 22, 2012

EPA Awards $30 Million for Clean Diesel Projects

EPA announced it has awarded $30 million for clean diesel projects as part of its Diesel Emission Reduction Program.

Fuel Prices Decline for the First Time in 12 Weeks

October 1, 2012

Fuel Prices Decline for the First Time in 12 Weeks

According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), last week diesel and gasoline fuel prices fell for the first time in 12 weeks.

51.4% Percent of Motor Carriers Consider Natural Gas-Fueled Truck

September 17, 2012

51.4% Percent of Motor Carriers Consider Natural Gas-Fueled Truck

A new survey found that 51.4% of motor carriers are considering natural gas-fueled trucks when buying new vehicles.

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