Category: Transportation

Southton Rail Yard is part of Eagle Ford shale boom

Southton Rail Yard is one of the latest rail sites in South Texas to expand — or appear from scratch in a swath of cleared brush and mesquite — as part of the ripple effect of the Eagle Ford Shale drilling boom.  More »

Texas businessman sees promise in propane

The founder of Texas-based propane company CleanFUEL USA, which made news this year when it entered a major deal to supply UPS with 1,000 trucks and more than 50 fuel stations, explains why he sees promise in the alternative transportation fuel.  More »

Economics of natural gas don’t always add up for fleets

Commercial fleet operators at the Natural Gas Vehicles USA conference in Houston say despite the promises of natural gas as a cheap and clean transportation fuel, the economics of making it work can be tricky.  More »

Hydrogen fuel finally graduating from lab to city streets

Once relegated to the realm of science projects, hydrogen fuel cells are starting to displace fossil fuels as a means of powering cars, homes and businesses.  More »

Vancouver City Council opposes oil train terminal

The Vancouver City Council has voted to oppose what would be the Pacific Northwest’s largest crude oil train terminal  More »

Hyundai and diesel vehicles leading charge for cleaner auto fleets

New technology and stronger fuel economy standards drove universal declines in average emissions from the eight top automakers’ fleets this year, though Detroit’s Big Three are lagging, according to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists.  More »

AAA: Gas prices flat or down slightly this Memorial Day

An estimated 36.1 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles this holiday weekend, the highest total since the recession, AAA forecasts.  More »

Vancouver council weighs resolution against oil terminal

Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies are proposing a terminal at the Port of Vancouver that could handle as much as 380,000 barrels of crude per day.  More »

Commentary: On electric plug-in cars, men and women two different sides of same coin

In a study based on two sets of focus groups conducted in 2011 and 2012, it was revealed that women and men engaged their electric cars differently despite having similar driving experiences.  More »

Railroad wants to send oil into town where 47 died

John Giles, president and CEO of Central Maine and Quebec Railway, said he hopes to have an agreement with officials in Lac Megantic, Quebec, within 10 days that would allow the railroad to ship non-hazardous goods, restoring the vital link between the railroad’s operations to the east and west of the community.  More »

Dominion LNG export project clears U.S. environmental review

Dominion Resources plan to export liquefied natural gas cleared a U.S. environmental review, a key step toward final approval as supporters in Congress seek to expedite overseas shipments of the fuel.  More »

Valero Energy Partners income hit by winter weather

Pipeline and storage company Valero Energy Partners said Wednesday that its first-quarter net income fell 28 percent because of costs incurred as a new publicly traded company and because harsh winter weather stifled demand for products and slowed crude oil supplies.  More »
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