Category: Transportation

Average pump price passes $3.50 for first time in 6 months

The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline passed $3.50 for the first time since Sept. 18, jumping 23 cents over the last 34 days, according to AAA.  More »

Does a 1,000-mile, international pipeline need a permit?

Enbridge insists its planned $7 billion pipeline doesn’t require a presidential permit. But the reality may be less clear.  More »

Shell puts pioneering natural gas-based motor oil on store shelves

Royal Dutch Shell has produced motor oil from natural gas, a product that is now available in stores, the company will announce Friday.  More »

Feds detail tests for crude moved by rail

Federal regulators offered more details on testing requirements for oil transported by rail on Thursday and warned companies against skirting the rules after a spate of explosions caused by crude train derailments in the U.S. and Canada.  More »

Oil demand won’t peak for decades, Valero CEO says

growing need for transportation fuels in developing countries will stave off a peak in global oil demand over the next decade, despite shrinking oil use in the U.S. and other mature markets, panelists said Tuesday.  More »

Natural gas vehicles show ‘phenomenal growth’ in China

When it comes to running vehicles on natural gas, China appears more interested than the United States.  More »

A Turbulent Winter For Jet Fuel

2014 thus far has been more turbulent than usual for the US crude complex, as wickedly wintry weather has shaken up both supply and demand for the products like a snow globe (probably a bad turn of phrase). Just as gasoline demand has hit the brakes and heating oil demand has been simmering, the jet […]  More »

Researchers: Natural gas vehicles will see rapid rise globally through 2023

The number of light-duty vehicles running on natural gas will more than double over the next decade to 39.8 million traveling on roads worldwide, according to a new report by research firm Navigant.  More »

Plug Power climbs on Wal-Mart fuel-cell forklift order

Plug Power Inc., the supplier of fuel cells for electric forklifts that’s doubled in market value this year, surged the most in two weeks after announcing an order from Wal-Mart Stores Inc.  More »

Lengthy Panama Canal delays could pose risk for LNG

Commercial analysts at Wood Mackenzie warned Wednesday that lengthy delays to the widening of the Panama Canal could impact profitability for some U.S. liquified natural gas producers, but the firm doesn’t expect disputes that have interrupted construction to cause lengthy disruptions.  More »

Obama to talk up benefits of fuel-efficient trucks

President Barack Obama says having a more fuel-efficient truck fleet will boost the economy and help combat climate change.  More »

Smaller companies join move to natural gas vehicles

Natural gas has become the fuel of choice for several large companies with vehicle fleets. Now, smaller firms are beginning to catch on to the trend, too.  More »
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