Topics: Alternative Fuel

States Offer Tax Incentives to Encourage Alternative-Fuel Vehicles

Several state legislatures recently offered tax incentives aimed at boosting usage of cars and trucks that run on alternative fuels. 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

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

Love’s Travel Stops Announces Addition of Compressed Natural Gas

Love’s Travel Stops announced the addition of fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling capability to service Class 8 trucks is underway at eight of its travel stops between Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, Texas. 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

House Committee Seeks EPA Information on RIN Fraud

The House Energy and Commerce Committee is asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to detail steps it is taking to prevent fraudulent renewable fuel credits, or RINs, from entering the marketplace. The committee also wants to know whether fraudulent credits have contributed to a “dramatic decline” in RIN prices since July 2012. The committee asked EPA to respond by Feb. 22. More

Obama Addresses Infrastructure, Energy and Minimum Wage in the State of the Union

In his State of the Union address, President Obama touched on several issues important to truckstop and travel plaza operators, including highway funding, alternative fuels and the minimum wage. More

IRS Releases Guidance on Retroactive Biodiesel Tax Claims

The Internal Revenue Service has issued guidance on how to claim biofuel tax incentives that were retroactively reinstated by Congress through 2012. More

U.S. Governors Focus on Increasing Natural Gas Use in 2013

The National Governors Association will make the increased use of natural gas a priority in 2013, said Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, the vice chair of the group. More

"Fiscal Cliff" Legislation Includes Biodiesel Tax Credit

The House and Senate passed legislation Tuesday designed to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, a combination of tax increases for individuals and cuts to government spending. The legislation overwhelmingly passed the Senate, 89-8, and passed the House 257-167, with 85 Republicans voting in favor of the legislation. More

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