Category: Transportation

AAA: Nearly 4 million more Americans on the road for holidays

Millions more drivers will look to take advantage of plummeting gas prices this winter.  More »

AAA: Consumers now saving $100 per month on gasoline

Gasoline prices averaged $2.60 per gallon Friday — the lowest level since Dec. 27, 2009.  More »

Cheap gas likely to spur greater truck sales

The pitch for alternative fuel vehicles has become a lot more difficult.  More »

Ford’s aluminum body F-150 makes its debut

Ford says it’s the first truck to have an aluminum body, and as a result, it weighs about 700 pounds less than previous models.  More »

Shipping can thank OPEC policy for $29 Billion in savings

Tanker owners’ earnings from hauling one-time, or spot, cargoes surged by almost 25 percent since the start of January even as oil companies and traders paid less to hire the vessels.  More »

Q&A: Oil eventually will lose its place as leading auto fuel

Henrik Madsen, the CEO of Norway’s international shipping and oil field equipment classifier DNV GL, says oil’s best value is as a chemical feedstock, and that eventually natural gas will replace it as a motor fuel.  More »

Report: U.S. airlines stagnate on improving fuel efficiency

The domestic airline industry made no net improvements on fuel efficiencies last year, raising questions about its ability to cut carbon emissions.  More »

Pirates target oil tankers in Asia route as attacks climb

Gangs of thieves armed with knives and guns are making Southeast Asian waters increasingly dangerous for small tankers carrying fuels such as gasoil or marine diesel.  More »

Berkshire Hathaway railroad adds surcharge on older oil tank cars

The railroad operator the first major U.S. operator using fees to encourage shippers to scrap the puncture-prone older cars.  More »

Guest Commentary: Anticipating the risks of oil and gas trucking

More shippers are exploring trucking as a way to move their products to diverse markets, but risk of spills are high.  More »

Automakers, utilities studying how to manage electric vehicles

A consortium of eight major automakers is poised to test the first-ever technology that would allow electric cars to communicate with utility companies in an effort to better manage vehicles’ power consumption.  More »

Holiday drivers closest to paying $3 gasoline in 4 years

With deep declines expected in gasoline prices this holiday season, Thanksgiving drivers should have one less thing to worry about on the busiest travel day of the year.  More »

Missing Vietnamese tanker likely captured by pirates

If confirmed, it would be the 12th such case of piracy since April in Southeast Asia, where tankers have been hijacked, cargo stolen and later released.  More »

New pipelines threaten U.S. Gulf Coast oil premium

U.S. Gulf crude is set to drop below international prices, after trading at a premium for the longest stretch in a year, as new pipelines bring additional supplies to the region.  More »

Enterprise Products proposes $6B buyout of crude transporter Oiltanking

Enterprise Product Partners said Wednesday that it had acquired the general partner of Houston-based crude transporter and also proposed a merger for a total $6 billion deal.  More »
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