Tag: Diesel

Kirby Corp. grows onshore with hydraulic fracturing boom

Kirby Corp., a Houston-based barge shipping company, is growing its business on shore. Since hydraulic fracturing took off, Kirby has found a growing market for its diesel engine services division. The engines power hydraulic fracturing pumps, and demand has been rising in recent years.  More »

Marathon Petroleum warns against lifting crude export ban as profits triple

Marathon Petroleum Corp. saw its profits triple on the widening price spread between crude and refined products and a record quarter for its convenience store segment.  More »

Ending ban on oil exports would mean cheaper gasoline, energy executive says

ConocoPhillips senior economist Helen Currie, citing a study by the energy consulting firm IHS Inc., said prices at the pump would fall by about 8 cents a gallon should crude exports be allowed.  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 »

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 »

Pirates pilfer fuel from Thai tanker off Malaysia

A maritime watchdog says pirates pilfered diesel fuel from a Thai tanker last week in Malaysian waters, making two such attacks in a week.  More »

Pirates rob Singapore tanker of diesel

the ship’s captain, chief engineer and a supporting crewmember are missing. Authorities are probing the possibility that the three may be involved in the robbery.  More »

Shale gas trucks crash in Pennsylvania

A western Pennsylvania intersection was shut down after crash involving a tractor trailer carrying diesel fuel and two trucks carrying water for natural gas drilling operations.  More »

US exporting a ‘tidal wave’ of gasoline, other fuels

U.S. refiners are sending a “tidal wave” of gasoline, diesel and other refined products onto the world market, taking advantage of the surge in domestic oil development that has helped drive Gulf Coast crude stockpiles to record levels, according to a new report.  More »

EIA: Natural gas will slash diesel’s dominance as rail fuel

Liquefied natural gas will likely eat into diesel’s market share in fueling freight locomotives over coming decades, largely because U.S. natural gas will remain cheap as domestic production surges, the Energy Information Administration projects.  More »

Another clean energy venture faces cloudy future

A Houston-area biofuels company once on the vanguard of clean energy hopes could be headed toward bankruptcy, prompting concerns about the technology it has helped develop.  More »

Top lawmaker proposes California fuel tax

California’s Senate leader on Thursday proposed a tax on consumer fuel purchases of gasoline, oil, diesel, ethanol and natural gas, with the money raised diverted to mass transit projects and households making less than $75,000 annually.  More »
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