Topics: Minnesota

Minnesota B-20 Mandate Reinstated

Beginning on July 1, 2018, all diesel sold in Minnesota must contain at least 20 percent biodiesel (B-20). More

Minnesota Suspends B-20 Mandate Through End of June

The Department of Commerce has suspended through June 30 Minnesota’s minimum biodiesel content requirement of 20 percent that went into effect on May 1, OPIS reported. Biodiesel offered for sale in the state during the suspension must meet the biodiesel minimum content requirement of 10 percent that was in effect prior to May 1. More

Minnesota to Implement Biodiesel B20 Mandate May 1

Effective May 1, all diesel sold in Minnesota must contain at least 20 percent biodiesel as the state officially implements the B-20 mandate passed in 2008. More

FTC to Investigate Oil Firms' Renewable Fuels Practices

The Federal Trade Commission said that it will look into allegations by two midwestern lawmakers that oil companies may be impeding competition for renewable fuels. More

Minnesota Senate Votes to Increase Gas Tax

After backing off a proposed gas tax increase in the face of opposition from Gov. Mark Dayton, the Minnesota state Senate voted to raise the gas tax by 5 cents over four years and impose an extra half-cent sales tax in the Twin Cities area over the same time span. More

National Truck Parking Information System Under Development

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the research arm of the American Trucking Associations, recently announced that it is working with several groups to develop a national truck parking reservation system that allows drivers and fleets to check on parking availability along an interstate corridor in real time using wireless devices. More

States Seek to Change Motor Fuel Taxes to Increase Transportation Revenues

The number of states seeking to generate transportation revenues by adjusting their state motor fuel taxes continues to grow, with lawmakers in Minnesota, Vermont and Pennsylvania marking the latest to introduce such legislation. More

Trucking Industry, DOT Host Truck Parking Webinar Dec. 6

The Transportation Industry Mobility and Technology Coalition and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will sponsor a free webinar on truck parking issues and innovative ways to address them. More

Minnesota Offers Fleets Loans to Buy APUs

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency offering loans to purchase idle-reduction devices. More

NATSO, Fuel Retailers Voice Support for Domestic Fuels Act

NATSO joined a group of petroleum retailers last week in expressing support for Domestic Fuels Act of 2012. More

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