Topics: Fuel

Sapp Bros. Travel Center in Columbus, Nebraska to Add Compressed Natural Gas

Sapp Bros. Travel Center on East 6th Avenue in Columbus, Nebraska will open a compressed natural gas station (CNG) in the fall of 2014. It will facilitate both large truck and automobile access. More

The Promising Future Of Fuels

While diesel will remain the primary fuel for the trucking industry for the near future, a growing number of manufacturers and carriers are embracing alternative technologies and fuels that will allow them to move away from diesel derived from crude. More

TA President Highlights Natural Gas Infrastructure Outlook at Alternative Transportation Expo

The adoption rate for natural gas trucks is increasing rapidly, according to Tom O'Brien, President and CEO of Travel Centers of America. More

Legislation Would Mandate Alternative Fuel Vehicles

With Congress increasingly critical of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), legislation introduced last week is taking a different tack: it would require that 30 percent of new automobiles in 2016 operate on non-petroleum fuels instead of, or in addition to, petroleum-based fuels. That figure would increase to 50 percent in 2017 and in subsequent years. More

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. More

North America Could Displace OPEC as Largest Oil Producer in Five Years

The development of U.S. shale resources will create a surge in North American oil production, making North America a larger contributor of new oil supplies than the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) by 2018, according to the International Energy Agency. More

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. More

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. More

Interest In Natural Gas Slow But Steady

Suppliers of natural gas fuel tanks promoting their products at the Mid-America Trucking Show said interest in alternative fuels continues to grow at a slow but steady pace and that new tanks and conversion kits could reduce fuel costs by as much as 30 percent by allowing heavy trucks to run on a mixture of diesel and natural gas, according to Transport Topics. More

Trucking Industry Drives Natural Gas Demand in Transportation

Significant infrastructure costs coupled with low consumer demand has many gasoline retailers hesitant to invest in natural gas. More

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