Topics: Fuel & Trucking

NATSO Supports California Measure Requiring Multiple Payment Options for EV Charging

NATSO on June 17 expressed support for California’s amended AB 1424, which would require electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to have multiple payment options available for drivers without mandating one form of payment technology. More

House Ways and Means Chairman to Propose Three-Year Tax Extenders

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) on June 11 discussed a proposal with members to extend a series of expired business tax benefits known as “extenders” that include the biodiesel tax credit. More

Biofuels Coalition Applauds House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal for Three-Year Tax Extenders Proposal

NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, along with the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA), American Trucking Associations (ATA), National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), the New England Fuel Institute, the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA), and the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA) issued the following statement today in response to reports that House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) plans to introduce legislation that would extend temporary tax provisions through 2020. More

Rep. Finkenauer Urges Congress to Extend the Biodiesel Tax Credit

Rep. Finkenauer (D-IA) urged Congress to extend the biodiesel tax credit during June 4 testimony at a Members’ Day Hearing before the House Committee on Ways and Means. More

EPA Issues Final Rule on RFS Reform

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued a Final RIN Market Reform rule that authorizes the sale of E-15 year-round throughout the United States and enhances disclosure requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard. More

Trends Alert: Diesel Engines Still Power America — and Will for a Long Time

There’s a lot of buzz going around about new fuels for medium- and heavy-duty trucks. While research and development of cleaner fuels is always a good idea, the reality is liquid fuels will power U.S. fleets for decades to come. That’s led some fleets to ask about renewable diesel as a solution. Renewable diesel is a good fuel, but most of the nation’s supply goes to the West Coast, and it will be a long time before it’s readily available elsewhere. The fact is, biodiesel blends are needed to meet U.S. fleets’ fuel needs and sustainability initiatives for decades to come. More

Tips for Preparing to Store, Blend and Distribute Biofuels at Your Truckstop

There is a long process a gallon of fuel goes through before it flows through the nozzle at the pump, and it is crucial that fuel remains on spec. That holds true for those investing in biofuels as biodiesel has to be on spec before it gets into ultra-low sulfur diesel to get a renewable identification number [learn more about renewable fuels and RINs here]. During NATSO Connect, the Alternative Fuels Council offered a Renewable Fuels Workshop. During the workshop, Paul Nazzaro, president of Advanced Fuel Solutions, also discussed biodiesel and shared his tips to help operators ensure fuel quality. When determining whether or not to carry biofuels, operators should conduct a market analysis, assess mandates and incentive, Nazzaro said. He noted that demand dictates the size of the tank and required handling equipment. “Success will ultimately be determined by price, supply and product positioning,” he told attendees. More

Fuel Retailers Urge Lawmakers to Support Private Investment in Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

NATSO along with the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA) and the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA) are encouraging lawmakers to support private investment in electric vehicle charging infrastructure and to reconsider a provision of the Leading Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s (LIFT) America Act (H.R.2741) that would allow public utilities to use rate payer dollars to invest in electric vehicle charging infrastructure. More

EPA Sends Draft Proposal For RFS Volumes to White House for Review

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent a draft proposal to set 2020 renewable blending obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review. This marks the final step before a proposed rule is released for public comment. More

Five Things Truckstop Operators Need to Know About Renewable Fuels

For more than a decade, the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program has required fuel refiners and importers to incorporate an increasing volume of renewable fuel annually. For truckstop and travel plaza operators, the standard can create several benefits. Here are the top things operators need to know about the Renewable Fuels Standard. More

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