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Lawmakers may end tax break on jet fuel, to Delta’s dismay

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A bill filed in the House would cut the exemption at Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson Airport. Supportive lawmakers say it would help the state get federal money for aviation improvements throughout the state.
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Agency to vote on reducing California gas tax by 7.5 cents

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The agency’s staff is recommending reducing the excise tax rate from 18 cents to 10.5 cents.
Derailed oil tanker train cars burn near Mount Carbon, W.Va., Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. A CSX train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed in a snowstorm, sending a fireball into the sky and threatening the water supply of nearby residents, authorities and residents said Tuesday. (AP Photo/The Daily Mail, Marcus Constantino)

Fuel-hauling trains could derail at 10 a year

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The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people if an accident happens in a den…
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Truckers with 35,000 openings seek jobless oil workers

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Attracting and retaining drivers is one of the biggest challenges for long-haul trucking companies, which can see annual driver turnover of more than 100 percent, according to Bloomberg Intelligence.
A fire burns Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, after a train derailment near Charleston, W.Va. (AP Photo/John Raby)

West Virginia oil train derailment: Fires for hours, smoke

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Emergency crews and environmental officials are responding to a train derailment in West Virginia that sent at least one tanker containing crude oil into a river and also caused a nearby house to catch fire.
A Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. train transporting oil leaves Hardisty, Alberta, Canada. (Brett Gundlock/Bloomberg)

Canada Pacific rail and Teamsters agree to arbitration, ending strike

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Canadian Pacific Railway and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference agreed to go into mediated arbitration, ending a strike that began over the weekend, Labor Minister Kellie Leitch said.
As a result, Canada’s federal government will no longer be pursuing back-to-work legislation, Leitch said at a press conference in Ottawa on Monday. “The strike is over,” Leitch said. “My expectation is that people return to work quickly.”
A Sikorsky model 76-D helicopter hovers over a runway during a demonstration of the new Sikorsky model 76-D helicopter designed for transporting offshore oil workers at West Houston Airport Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in Houston. Sikorsky just opened a Houston office to focus on oil & gas support. 
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Video: Sikorsky’s new helicopter takes flight

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Sikorsky doesn’t expect the drop in crude oil prices to hurt its business, even though the oil industry is a big customer.
A Sikorsky model 76-D helicopter hovers over a runway during a demonstration of the new Sikorsky model 76-D helicopter designed for transporting offshore oil workers at West Houston Airport Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in Houston. Sikorsky just opened a Houston office to focus on oil & gas support. 
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Helicopter company opens Houston office to serve offshore workers

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About 80 helicopters from Sikorsky’s S-76 model line are operating in the Gulf of Mexico, along with 50 in its S-92 line.
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Trucks triumph in 2014 as cheap fuel frees U.S. consumers

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Consumers bought more pickups, minivans and sport utility vehicles than cars in every month of 2014.
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How low can gasoline go?

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Collectively, drivers are saving an average of $315 million in fuel costs daily due to the price declines.