Category: Transportation

Phillips 66 increases capital budget, approves more buybacks

Refining and midstream giant Phillips 66 announced that it would increase its 2014 capital budget by $1.2 billion this year in order to fund its liquefied petroleum gas project as well as a recent acquisition.  More »

Diesel demand projected to soar on economic growth

Economic growth in the United States will cause demand for diesel to rise over coming decades, even as gasoline use continues a steady decline, according to a federal analysis released this week.  More »

Building Beyond a Bill

This week, the House of Representatives approved a bipartisan bill aimed at improving the construction of critical infrastructure across national borders. The bill, H.R. 3301, rejects the current requirements for a Presidential permit to authorize construction of cross-border pipelines, as well as easing overly harsh environmental impact assessments. Why is this important? The North American […]  More »

Industry touts economic effect of Keystone’s southern leg on Texas

A business association whose members include some of the world’s biggest energy companies is urging the administration to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, arguing that the southern portion of the project has already shown the positive economic effect the infrastructure can have on the country.  More »

Coal: A ‘Million Dollar Mile’ Getting Longer In the U.S.

U.S. demand for coal has fallen in recent years and export has become ever more important to domestic coal producers. Asia is the obvious export target, but challenges abound.  More »

From A to B: The Future of Rail

As bureaucratic red tape ensnares pipeline projects, shippers are turning to railroads as an alternative mode of transportation. Sustained by the unexpected increase in shipping crude oil by rail, some companies are beginning to consider transporting natural gas as remote drilling locations emerge far from existing infrastructure. The booming natural gas industry is in desperate […]  More »

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 »
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