Topics: Fuel

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

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. More

China To Invest in U.S. Natural Gas Fueling Network

ENN Group Co Ltd, one of China's largest private companies, is rolling out plans to establish a network of natural gas fueling stations for trucks along U.S. highways. More

Governors Tell Congress to Support Renewable Fuels Standard

The Governor’s Biofuels Coalition last week sent a letter to members of Congress in support of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). More

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. More

U.S. Natural Gas Production to Remain Strong Through 2040

U.S. natural-gas production will accelerate over the next three decades and provide a growing source of moderately priced natural gas through 2040, according to an extensive study performed by the University of Texas that examined 15,000 wells in northern Texas. More

State Department Report Says Keystone Pipeline To Have Little Environmental Impact

The Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline cleared another hurdle last week after a draft report by the State Department concluded that building the pipeline would have little impact on the environment. The report quickly fueled renewed GOP pressure on President Obama to approve the pipeline. More

Canadian Crude Oil Pumps Supply for Local Refiners

Tom Kloza, the chief analyst at the Oil Price Information Service, said a concentration of crude from Canada, down through North Dakota, Missouri and West Texas is creating opportunities for local refineries, resulting in lower prices in some markets. More

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