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Chevron partners with Clean Energy On Adopt-A-Port initiative to supply renewable natural gas for port trucks
Chevron is partnering with California natural gas retailer Clean Energy Fuels Corp. on Adopt-a-Port, an initiative that provides truck operators serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with cleaner, carbo...
Lithia reports June sales gain, two acquisitions
The third-largest U.S. new-vehicle retailer said it acquired Smolich Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge and Smolich Nissan in Bend, Ore.
New Scooter Racing Series Launches With Tron-Like Visuals
eSkootr Championship has big-time racing personalities involved.
Chevron Partners with Clean Energy to Distribute RNG
Chevron says it is partnering with California natural gas retailer Clean Energy Fuels Corp. on Adopt-a-Port, an initiative that provides truck operators serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with cleane...
Land Rover Range Rover PHEVs Get 19 Miles EPA Electric Range
EV mode doubles the efficiency of Land Rover's plug-in hybrids, but it's still just... 42 MPGe - 802 Wh/mi (498 Wh/km)
2020 Honda e Gets Highway Range Tested
We love the looks, but not the range...
Dealers took at least $7.6B in PPP loans, saving more than 746,000 jobs
Small Business Administration data shows that three-quarters of new vehicle dealers took advantage of Payroll Protection Program loans in the second quarter of between $150,000 and $10 million.
FCA worker stabbed outside of Ram plant
An FCA spokeswoman said there was an altercation between two employees outside of the plant, which produces the Ram 1500 pickup.
Ghosn wired $860,000 to alleged escape plotters, U.S. says
Ghosn wired the money in two installments to Promote Fox LLC, a company managed by Peter Taylor and one of his brothers, the government said in a Tuesday court filing.
Walmart Jumps With Amazon Prime Challenger Nearing Debut
Walmart Inc. will introduce a subscription service this month to compete with Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime program, according to a person familiar with the plans.
Tesla's stock rally brings Wall Street’s contradictions to light
According to Bloomberg data, 16 analysts currently recommend selling Tesla, while 11 advise holding, and 9 say buy.
Renault Is Launching European Charging Infrastructure Subsidiary
It's called Elexent and will help fleets to go electric.
Watch SEAT Mii Electric Perform Poorly In Moose Test Avoidance Maneuver
If there was an actual moose in the moose test, it would be rolling on the floor laughing at the Mii EV.
Tetra Tech, CGRS Partner with Colo. City on Biogas Project
This project will enable the city to qualify for grants available to renewable fuel producers under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard.
The Fountain Valley Hydrogen Station Officially Opens
The Fountain Valley hydrogen station has officially opened to the public. The Fountain Valley True Zero station, located in Orange County, Calif., was developed by FirstElement Fuel.  It will be open 24 hours a d...
British Gas Places UK's Largest Commercial EV Order
1,000 Vauxhall Vivaro-e vans to be deployed over the next months.
Biden Promises to Bolster US Medical Equipment Supply Chain
Joe Biden is promising to shift production of medical equipment and other key pandemic-fighting products “back to U.S. soil,” creating jobs and bolstering a domestic supply chain he says has been exposed as inade...
GM small cars probed by NHTSA for fuel leaks
There are 208 owner complaints with 39 specifically noting "puddles or drips" from leaks. No injuries, accidents or fires have occurred because of the leaks.
Tesla Model Y Performance Tested: Fastest 1/4-Mile Time Attempts
How do you go about getting the quickest quarter-mile time with your Tesla Model Y?
Audi Q4 Sportback E-Tron concept steers sensible electric SUV toward “dynamic elegance”
The upcoming Audi Q4 won’t include just one body style but two, the brand revealed on Tuesday. With the Q4 Sportback E-Tron concept, Audi presents a sexier alternative to the Q4 E-tron SUV concept, both of ...
Fleet Management
Corporate manslaughter charge not pursued despite double death
Firm found guilty under health and safety legislation but, despite the deaths of two employees in a works van, no corporate manslaughter charge brought.
Merchants Fleet Offers Contact-Free Maintenance Solution for Clients
Merchants Fleet launched a partnership with mobile maintenance and repair services provider YourMechanic to establish contact-free vehicle maintenance services for its clients
Gas Prices Inch Up
The national average price for gasoline rose one cent to $2.18, despite a dip in U.S. demand for gasoline.
Gas Prices Inch Up
The national average price for gasoline rose one cent to $2.18, despite a dip in U.S. demand for gasoline.
Fleet Sales Continue to Decline in June
Commercial fleet sales from nine manufacturers totaled 53,628 in June 2020, representing a 26% decrease when compared to the same time last year, though the declines are not as significant as seen in the last two...
Fleet Sales Continue to Decline in June
Commercial fleet sales from nine manufacturers totaled 53,628 in June 2020, representing a 26% decrease when compared to the same time last year, though the declines are not as significant as seen in the last two...
Call for Nominations: 2020 Fleet Visionary Awards
The Fleet Visionary Award is open to any fleet professional with 10 years or fewer in the industry with a commercial fleet of 50 vehicles or more.
Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions and Manheim announce sale event
Manheim Auction Services and Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions (HCVS) are hosting an exclusive online event on Friday, July 10, featuring a rang of quality cars and hand-picked heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).
Workplace parking levies and charging schemes to aid transport-led recovery
Campaign for Better Transport suggests wants Government intervention so local transport networks are based on active travel, shared and public transport.
£1m project to assess motorways for self-driving vehicles
Highways England and Loughborough University project will look at the challenges connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) could face on motorways.
Will company car mileage cut help more drivers choose an EV?
The coronavirus pandemic is changing the way people work, with fewer face-to-face meetings and an inevitable decline in company car mileages.
ADAS Market Expected to Grow 10% in Six Years
The growth is majorly attributed to rising concerns about vehicle safety and increasing government regulations to integrate advanced safety systems into vehicles.
NSC, CellARide Launch Recall Notification Program
The National Safety Council (NSC) and CellARide have partnered to launch a vehicle recall concierge platform that enables drivers to identify and stay up to date on vehicle safety recalls via text message through...
Trucking
Chevron Partners with Clean Energy to Distribute RNG
Chevron says it is partnering with California natural gas retailer Clean Energy Fuels Corp. on Adopt-a-Port, an initiative that provides truck operators serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with cleane...
Walmart Jumps With Amazon Prime Challenger Nearing Debut
Walmart Inc. will introduce a subscription service this month to compete with Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime program, according to a person familiar with the plans.
The Fountain Valley Hydrogen Station Officially Opens
The Fountain Valley hydrogen station has officially opened to the public. The Fountain Valley True Zero station, located in Orange County, Calif., was developed by FirstElement Fuel.  It will be open 24 hours a d...
Biden Promises to Bolster US Medical Equipment Supply Chain
Joe Biden is promising to shift production of medical equipment and other key pandemic-fighting products “back to U.S. soil,” creating jobs and bolstering a domestic supply chain he says has been exposed as inade...
Truck arrivals return to normal
OTTAWA, Ont. – Truck arrivals have returned to normal for the first time since Covid-19 struck four months ago, the Canada Border Services Agency said Tuesday. It said 87,549 truck drivers entered the country dur...
Werner expanding final mile services to Canada
OMAHA, Neb. – Werner Enterprises is expanding its final mile delivery service to Canada. It says it will utilize a network of strategic alliance agents to serve all provinces and territories. Its final mile servi...
Greenlane Renewables Signs Supply Contract with Grupo Cocal
Greenlane Renewables Inc. says its wholly-owned subsidiary, Greenlane Biogas North America Ltd., has signed a $1.8 million contract with Grupo Cocal, a Brazilian sugar mill operator that refines sugar and produce...
White House Wants Stimulus by August Recess With $1 Trillion Cap
The White House wants Congress to pass another stimulus package by the first week in August, before lawmakers head home for their annual summer recess, and to keep the cost at $1 trillion or less, according to Vi...
Tesla Bull Case Raised Above $2,000 a Share at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analysts lifted their bull-case price target for Tesla Inc. to $2,070 after an “extraordinary” rally saw the stock overshoot a previous best-case scenario of $1,200. But they still don’t recommend ...
I-440 Project in Nashville Wraps Ahead of Schedule
A major Interstate 440 reconstruction project has been completed ahead of schedule, Tennessee government officials recently announced.
Ballard Power Systems Receives Order For MEAs
Ballard Power Systems has received a purchase order for $7.7 million of membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) for use in manufacturing FCvelocity-9SSL fuel cell stacks from Guangdong Synergy Ballard Hydrogen Power...
Electric Vehicles Are Starting to Buoy the Global Metals Market
The market gloom over the metals that will power the cars of the future is starting to lift.
FHWA Announces Funding Opportunity for Technology Grants
The Federal Highway Administration recently announced the availability of $60 million in grant funding for groups working on projects that involve transportation technologies.
Lion Electric delivers waste truck to Waste Connections
QUEBEC CITY, Que. — The Lion Electric Co. and Boivin Evolution (BEV) have sold their first Lion8 chassis with fully automated side load bodies to Waste Connections, a provider of non-hazardous solid waste c...
Diesel Continues Slow, Steady Upward Climb
The national average retail price of diesel rose for the fifth consecutive week, up seven-tenths of a cent to $2.437 a gallon.
McConnell Expects New Virus Relief Bill by End of Month
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted Congress will pass one final coronavirus rescue package later this month and appealed to everyone in public life to urge people to wear masks to control the spread.
US Stocks Rally, Sending Nasdaq to Record High
U.S. stocks jumped, with tech shares pushing the Nasdaq Composite to a record high. The dollar fell for a fifth day and Treasuries dipped.
Sen. Tom Carper Challenges Freight, Transit Committees to Craft Infrastructure Plans
Delaware Sen. Tom Carper, the Environment and Public Works Committee's ranking Democrat, recently reminded fellow senators in the Republican-led chamber about unfinished infrastructure business. Here's ...
CVSA moves annual meeting online due to Covid-19
GREENBELT, Md. – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), which oversees roadside inspection activities across North America, has canceled its annual conference and exhibition – replacing it with a virtual ...
Hyundai to ship first hydrogen fuel cell heavy trucks
SEOUL, South Korea – Hyundai Motor is shipping its first 10 Xcient Fuel Cell trucks, claimed to be the world’s first mass-produced fuel cell heavy-duty trucks, to fleets in Switzerland. It plans to produce 50 tru...
Automotive News
Lithia reports June sales gain, two acquisitions
The third-largest U.S. new-vehicle retailer said it acquired Smolich Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge and Smolich Nissan in Bend, Ore.
Dealers took at least $7.6B in PPP loans, saving more than 746,000 jobs
Small Business Administration data shows that three-quarters of new vehicle dealers took advantage of Payroll Protection Program loans in the second quarter of between $150,000 and $10 million.
FCA worker stabbed outside of Ram plant
An FCA spokeswoman said there was an altercation between two employees outside of the plant, which produces the Ram 1500 pickup.
Ghosn wired $860,000 to alleged escape plotters, U.S. says
Ghosn wired the money in two installments to Promote Fox LLC, a company managed by Peter Taylor and one of his brothers, the government said in a Tuesday court filing.
Tesla's stock rally brings Wall Street’s contradictions to light
According to Bloomberg data, 16 analysts currently recommend selling Tesla, while 11 advise holding, and 9 say buy.
GM small cars probed by NHTSA for fuel leaks
There are 208 owner complaints with 39 specifically noting "puddles or drips" from leaks. No injuries, accidents or fires have occurred because of the leaks.
Electric Vehicles
New Scooter Racing Series Launches With Tron-Like Visuals
eSkootr Championship has big-time racing personalities involved.
Land Rover Range Rover PHEVs Get 19 Miles EPA Electric Range
EV mode doubles the efficiency of Land Rover's plug-in hybrids, but it's still just... 42 MPGe - 802 Wh/mi (498 Wh/km)
2020 Honda e Gets Highway Range Tested
We love the looks, but not the range...
Renault Is Launching European Charging Infrastructure Subsidiary
It's called Elexent and will help fleets to go electric.
Watch SEAT Mii Electric Perform Poorly In Moose Test Avoidance Maneuver
If there was an actual moose in the moose test, it would be rolling on the floor laughing at the Mii EV.
British Gas Places UK's Largest Commercial EV Order
1,000 Vauxhall Vivaro-e vans to be deployed over the next months.
Tesla Model Y Performance Tested: Fastest 1/4-Mile Time Attempts
How do you go about getting the quickest quarter-mile time with your Tesla Model Y?
Audi Q4 Sportback E-Tron Concept Presents Audi’s Version Of The VW ID.4
They share the same dimensions and platform, the MEB.
Tesla Model Y Hot Weather Desert Range Test At 70 MPH
"Normal" EV range tests are becoming more common, as are cold-weather range tests. However, what about range in blazing heat?
Italy’s BEV Market Soars 53% As Tesla Model 3 Leads June 2020 Sales
Electric car sales keep their strong momentum in Italy.
See Tesla Model Y And Ford Mustang Mach-E Side By Side For First Time
At least these are the first pictures we've seen of these two EVs next to each other.
Watch Electric Porsche Taycan Drag Race BMW M8 Gran Coupe Competition
It's an epic electric versus gas-powered luxury performance car matchup.
T-REX Creator Updates Us On The Trailer And His Failed Tesla Experience
At least he managed to make Tesla buy his Model X back.
Is The Tesla Model 3 The Best Car In 2020? AutoTrader Takes A Look
Does the Model 3 deserve all the attention and awards?
Want Some S3XY Branded Tesla Short Shorts? Sorry, They’re Sold Out
The perfect item of clothing for the S3XY Tesla fan proved really popular.
BMW Group Plug-In Car Sales: Down In Q2, But Up In H1 2020
Last quarter, sales went down by almost 5%, but the first half of the year was actually positive.
02 Reminiscence Study By Independent Artist Puts BMW’s Current Design To Shame
It’s an homage to the Bavarian automaker’s first EV, the 1602 Elektro-Antrieb, and it’s wonderful.
Mercedes-Benz Confirms 100 Km/62 Miles Of Electric Range For New S-Class PHEV
The next-gen S-Class plug-in’s pure-electric range will probably be enough for your daily commute.
Jay Leno Is Impressed After Ride And Drive In New Canoo EV People Carrier
But even if you like it, you won’t be able to buy one since it’ll only be available as part of a subscription service.
Mercedes-Benz Seeks To Sell Smart EQ Fortwo Plant In France
Days of the current generation smart EQ fortwo are limited, so the plant is for sale.
Vehicle Emissions
Green Transportation Summit & Expo
The 10th annual GTSE is the region's premier clean transportation mecca. This year's conference breaks into new space with the inclusion of the EPA's West Coast Collaborative Partner's Meeting focusing on heavy-d...
Neste delivers first batch of sustainable aviation fuel to SFO; first company to deliver it via pipeline
Neste, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced from waste and residue raw materials, has delivered its first batch of sustainable aviation fuel to San Francis...
Solano County transit agency selects AMPLY to manage electric bus charging
AMPLY Power (earlier post) is managing the charging of electric buses for SolTrans, a public transportation provider for south Solano County, California. Unique to this application, AMPLY is operating its cloud-b...
Chevron partners with Clean Energy On Adopt-A-Port initiative to supply renewable natural gas for port trucks
Chevron is partnering with California natural gas retailer Clean Energy Fuels Corp. on Adopt-a-Port, an initiative that provides truck operators serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with cleaner, carbo...
Tetra Tech, CGRS Partner with Colo. City on Biogas Project
This project will enable the city to qualify for grants available to renewable fuel producers under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard.
Audi Q4 Sportback E-Tron concept steers sensible electric SUV toward “dynamic elegance”
The upcoming Audi Q4 won’t include just one body style but two, the brand revealed on Tuesday. With the Q4 Sportback E-Tron concept, Audi presents a sexier alternative to the Q4 E-tron SUV concept, both of ...
Prius recall, Canoo subscription electric van, RAV4 Prime vs. Escape PHEV: Today’s Car News
We look at how the Toyota RAV4 Prime compares to plug-in hybrid rivals. Toyota recalls Prius models over hybrid-system concerns. And Jay Leno gets to drive a Canoo. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Toyot...
2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime: How its 42-mile range and 38 mpg compare to rivals
Official EPA ratings were posted Monday for the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime, and they’re exactly as anticipated by Toyota ahead of the model’s launch. That includes a rating of 42 all-electric miles on the...
Jay Leno drives Canoo's subscription-only electric van
Canoo won't put its subscription-only electric van on the road for customers until sometime next year, if all goes well, but Jay Leno already got to drive it for a recent episode of his "Jay Leno's Garage" YouTub...
2013-2017 Toyota Prius models recalled for potential hybrid-system defect
Toyota is expanding a recall of Prius hybrid models over a hybrid-system defect that could cause a sudden loss of propulsion. The fault lies with the inverter in the Intelligent Power Module (IPM), a part of the ...
New serpentine optical phased array could support medium- to long-range lidar
University of Colorado Boulder researchers, with colleagues at Boston University, have developed a new optical phased array concept—the serpentine OPA (SOPA)—that could support medium- to long-range lidar. An ope...
Toshiba introducing new compact, high-efficiency silicon photo-multiplier (SiPM) for solid-state LiDAR
Addressing the ongoing migration towards autonomous driving, Toshiba has introduced a high-resolution, long-range light-receiving technology for deployment in solid-state LiDAR systems. By removing the need for b...
European automakers request 6-month postponement of new Euro standards due to COVID-19
Mike Manley, the CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and the current European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA) president, has sent a letter to Thierry Breton, Commissioner for the Internal Market, I...
Conversion of Volkswagen Emden plant for EV production underway
Volkswagen has begun conversion of its Emden, Germany plant to support the production of Evs; the first electric cars are to roll off the production line there from 2022. With the conversion of our plant at Emden...
Rheinmetall logs €250M order for electric vacuum pumps for PHEVs
Rheinmetall Automotive AG, part of technology group Rheinmetall AG, has received a major order from an international OEM for electrical vacuum pumps. The order extends to a lifetime volume of €250 million. The co...
Semcon developing new robotic cell with vision technology to streamline fuel cell production
International technology company Semcon is currently deepening its collaboration with fuel cell manufacturer PowerCell (earlier post) through a new framework agreement and by developing and deploying an entirely ...
Fountain Valley, CA hydrogen station opens; 100% renewable H2
The Fountain Valley, California hydrogen station has opened. The Fountain Valley True Zero station, located in Orange County, was developed by FirstElement Fuel. It will be open 24 hours a day and is located at 1...
Uber to acquire Postmates in $2.65B all-stock deal
Uber Technologies will acquire delivery service Postmates for approximately $2.65 billion in an all-stock transaction. This transaction brings together Uber’s global Rides and Eats platform with Postmates’ delive...
Dominion Energy & Duke Energy cancel $8B Atlantic Coast Pipeline due to delays and cost uncertainty
Dominion Energy and Duke Energy announced the cancelation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) due to ongoing delays and increasing cost uncertainty which threaten the economic viability of the project. The Atlan...
Hyundai’s First Fuel Cell Truck Heads to Europe
Hyundai has shipped the first 10 of its Xcient Fuel Cell trucks to Switzerland, which will be available for lease through H2 Energy with no initial investment for fleet customers.
Alternative Fuels
Neste delivers 1st batch of SAF to San Francisco Int’l Airport
Neste delivered its first batch of sustainable aviation fuel to San Francisco International Airport via pipeline. Biodiesel Magazine speaks with Jeremy Baines, president of Neste U.S., about the U.S. market and t...
San Francisco Int’l Airport gets 1st piped batch of SAF via Neste
Neste delivered its first batch of sustainable aviation fuel to San Francisco International Airport via pipeline. Biodiesel Magazine speaks with Jeremy Baines, president of Neste U.S., about the U.S. market and t...
International geothermal plant project tender launches in Mexico
The post International geothermal plant project tender launches in Mexico appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The state-owned Comision Federal de Electricidad power company is seeking a developer for the facil...
Warming oceans are becoming too hot for over half of marine fish species
The post Warming oceans are becoming too hot for over half of marine fish species appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . Fish embryos are particularly sensitive to water temperatures, making them especially vulne...
he Role of Modern Circuit Boards in Clean Energy
The post he Role of Modern Circuit Boards in Clean Energy appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . In conversations about green energy and general sustainability, there tends to be a fair amount of talk about vario...
The Role of Modern Circuit Boards in Clean Energy
The post The Role of Modern Circuit Boards in Clean Energy appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . In conversations about green energy and general sustainability, there tends to be a fair amount of talk about vari...
Are Fuel Cell Generators the Future for RVs?
The post Are Fuel Cell Generators the Future for RVs? appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . Fuel Cell generators – you may have heard of them. This age-old technology has had some interesting developments ...
JCB moves ahead with hydrogen fuel cell excavator
The post JCB moves ahead with hydrogen fuel cell excavator appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The mechanical engineering firm from the United Kingdom has launched a 20-tonne machine. JCB, a mechanical enginee...
European plastic recycling exports are leading to dumping in Asian waters, study
The post European plastic recycling exports are leading to dumping in Asian waters, study appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . Up to 31 percent of these materials intended to be recycled are contributing to oce...
Pushing Through the Pandemic
Several U.S. biodiesel producers share their experiences during the height of the coronavirus crisis, painting a picture of the industry’s health during these uncertain times.
Vätterhem developing new self-sufficient hydrogen powered housing
The post Vätterhem developing new self-sufficient hydrogen powered housing appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The Swedish municipal housing provider plans to use fuel cell tech for fully off the grid apartmen...
Vestas partnership to bring 2 wind turbine farms to Japan
The post Vestas partnership to bring 2 wind turbine farms to Japan appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The Danish company is partnering with Tokyu Land Corporation and Japan Wind Development. Danish firm Vesta...
Colonial to purchase 3 terminals in southern US from Lincoln
Colonial Terminals Operating Company has entered into an agreement to purchase three refined product terminals from Lincoln Terminal Company Inc. The acquisition provides an opportunity for Colonial to move into ...
House Biofuels Caucus urges Trump to reject ‘gap’ SRE petitions
The letter, sent to Trump July 2, expresses concern that the “gap” petitions undermine a U.S. Court of Appeals decision, Congress’ intent for the Renewable Fuel Standard, and EPA’s legal obligation to consider ex...
US DOE funds 7 ‘performance-advantaged’ biofuel projects
The U.S. DOE announced July 2 the selection of seven projects totaling $1.94 million to conduct research and development to accelerate the adoption of performance-advantaged biofuel blendstocks. These fuels are d...
Biodiesel Leaders Gather for 1st Virtual Membership Meeting
Meeting with elected leaders is one of the key reasons the National Biodiesel Board meets with its membership each year. NBB organized more than 80 virtual teleconference Hill visits in June for members to meet w...
Yara launches green hydrogen trial to reduce food production carbon emissions
The post Yara launches green hydrogen trial to reduce food production carbon emissions appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The fertilizer manufacturer is aiming to decarbonize the food production through Pilba...
Porsche unveils Taycan electric car headed to Chinese market
The post Porsche unveils Taycan electric car headed to Chinese market appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The automaker has revealed its base model for the EV which, so far, is headed exclusively to China. Por...
Approving gap SREs would deal ‘devastating blow’ to soy farmers
The American Soybean Association this week urged the U.S. EPA to immediately reject the pending retroactive small refinery exemption (SRE) petitions listed on the agency website and stand with U.S. soybean grower...
Biodiesel Coalition of Missouri names Amick executive director
The Biodiesel Coalition of Missouri is moving into its third year with new leadership, naming Matt Amick of Jefferson City executive director. Amick is a well-known figure among those working with renewable fuels...
Gasoline and Diesel Fuels
World’s Biggest Oil Importer Is Running Out Of Storage
When the bottom fell out of international crude oil markets earlier this year, global oil storage was at a premium. In the United States, finding sufficient crude oil storage became such a challenge that the West...
Why The Bakken May Not Come Back
The Bakken shale is already declining because of financial struggles and the oil market downturn, but the potential shuttering of the Dakota Access pipeline could close off the possibility of a rebound. The 570,0...
Emission standards: Korea: Ship Emissions
Added summary of Korean programs to reduce fine dust emissions from ships.
Big Oil’s Investment Risk Is Spiking
The major integrated oil companies: Shell,(NYSE:RDS.A, RDS.B); ExxonMobil, (NYSE:XOM); BP, (NYSE:BP); Chevron, (NYSE:CVX), and a few others, so named for their vertical stewardship of the hydrocarbon molecule fro...
Abu Dhabi Raises Much-Needed Cash In Landmark Gas Deal
With a projected budget breakeven oil price of US$69.1 per barrel of Brent this year, according to IMF figures, but accounting for around 96.8 per cent of the UAE’s 98 billion barrels of proved oil reserves (the ...
Oil Price Rally On Hold After API Reports Rising Crude Inventories
The American Petroleum Institute (API) estimated on Tuesday a build in crude oil inventories of 2.048 million barrels for the week ending July 3. Analysts had predicted an inventory draw of 3.114 million barrels....
EIA Raises Brent Crude Oil Price Outlook
The Energy Information Administration raised its price outlook for Brent crude to $41 per barrel for the second half of 2020—this is $4 per barrel higher than the EIA’s forecast last month. In its Short-Term Ener...
Huge Debt Payments Come At Worst Time Possible For Canadian Drillers
The collapse in oil prices has significantly deteriorated Canada's oil companies' finances and has made repaying their debt more challenging. Over the past decade, Canadian firms have borrowed money to survive th...
Oil Prices Edge Downward
Crude futures in New York were unable rise above $41.
Libya’s Oil Production Set To Halve In Next Few Years
Libya’s oil production that has dropped sharply in recent months is set to nearly halve in the coming years thanks to an oil blockade that has been in force since January. Libya’s production has dropped from 1.18...
Oil Prices Range Bound As Pipelines Come Under Pressure
US oil and gas pipelines have hit yet another snag, leaving crude prices in limbo for the time being.  Chart of the Week-    Exports of natural gas from the U.S. to Mexico account for 40 percent of total U.S. gas...
Bill Gates Backed Miner Looks For Cobalt In Canada
KoBold Metals, a start-up backed by a coalition of billionaires led by Bill Gates, plans to scour for cobalt in Canada using advanced mapping technology and it’s targeting northern Quebec, just south of Glencore’...
COVID-19 Set To Hasten UK Ban On Sales Of Gasoline And Diesel Cars
The pandemic is hitting hard economies worldwide, but it is also an opportunity to jumpstart an economic recovery to achieve the net-zero emission ambition of the United Kingdom, according to the Committee on Cli...
Venezuela’s Oil Riches Are Quietly Falling Under Russian Control
For decades during the Cold War, Latin America was a focal point of conflict between the two superpowers, the U.S. and Soviet Union. While the U.S. emerged victorious after the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991, Put...
Berkshire Expands Energy Empire with $4B Deal
It's getting harder to build pipelines and other infrastructure in left-leaning states.
European Oil Giant Slashes Oil Price Forecast To $48 Per Barrel In 2021
Italy’s Eni lowered its long-term oil price assumptions on Tuesday, saying that the coronavirus pandemic would have “an enduring impact” on the global economy and energy industry.   Weeks after BP and Shell revis...
Will Working From Home Increase Emissions?
It sounds far-fetched. It sounds counterintuitive. Nevertheless, analysts from the International Energy Agency (IEA) say that the work-from-home trend that the coronavirus pandemic has encouraged may not be as go...
Atlantic Hurricane Forecast Gets Update
Colorado State University has raised its annual forecast to call for 20 named storms, up from its outlook issued in June calling for 19.
U.S. Approves Oregon LNG Project That Could Boost Supply To Asia
The U.S. Department of Energy issued a final long-term order to authorize exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from a project in Oregon that they expect will help the U.S. sell gas to the fastest-growing import...
Pemex Seeks IOUs from Contractors
Pemex's nearly $105 billion in debt already makes it the biggest borrower of any oil company.
Public Organization
Green Transportation Summit & Expo
The 10th annual GTSE is the region's premier clean transportation mecca. This year's conference breaks into new space with the inclusion of the EPA's West Coast Collaborative Partner's Meeting focusing on heavy-d...
NERC report outlines how pandemic mitigation could affect electric reliability this summer
Despite heightened uncertainty—stemming from efforts to slow the progression of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)—in demand projections, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation's (NERC) recent ...
Data For 07/06/20
Summary Excerpt: Regular Gasoline Retail Price (Dollars per Gallon) 2.177 .. U.S. 2.100 ... East Coast 2.097 .... New England 2.239 .... Central Atlantic 2.015 .... Lower Atlantic 2.102 ... Midwest 1.859 ... Gulf...
U.S. natural gas exports to Mexico set to rise with completion of the Wahalajara system
Exports of natural gas by pipeline are the largest component of U.S. natural gas trade, accounting for 40% of all U.S. gross natural gas exports in 2019. EIA expects these exports to increase with the completion ...
Puerto Rico's electricity generation mix changed following early 2020 earthquakes
According to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) latest Power Plant Operations Report, electricity generation in Puerto Rico has shifted toward heavier reliance on petroleum following two...
April data indicate record increase in U.S. crude oil inventories, record decreases in refinery runs and demand (7/1/2020)
On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared a national emergency in the United States in response to concerns regarding the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. The U.S. Energy Information Administ...
Nonfossil sources accounted for 20% of U.S. energy consumption in 2019
Overall energy consumption in the United States totaled 100 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2019, only slightly less than the record set in 2018 and the third-highest level of annual U.S. energy consum...
U.S. commercial crude oil inventories reach all-time high
Recent declines in demand for petroleum products have led commercial crude oil inventories in the United States to reach an all-time high of 541 million barrels as of the week ending June 19, which is 5 million b...
U.S. refinery capacity sets new record as of January 1, 2020 (6/24/2020)
U.S. operable atmospheric crude oil distillation capacity increased 0.9% during 2019, reaching a record of 19.0 million barrels per calendar day (b/cd), up 0.2 million b/cd from the previous record of 18.8 millio...
New Research Documents the Scale of Nuclear Verdicts in the Trucking Industry
Highlights Multi-faceted Approach to Controlling Litigation Losses FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Dan Murray(651) 641-6162June 23, 2020 Arlington, VA – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today r...
Understanding the Impact of Nuclear Verdicts on the Trucking Industry
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Breakeven crude oil prices are one metric of the economic constraints facing OPEC+ members (6/17/2020)
On June 6, 2020, members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreed, along with 10 other partner countries (OPEC+), to extend their pre-existing 9.7 million barrel per day (b/d) produc...
Rebecca talks with Truck Boss about the Operational Costs Data collection
If your company is interested in participating in ATRI’s Operational Costs data collection, you can download the form here: https://truckingresearch.org/2020/06/02/2020-operational-costs-data-collection/. T...
EIA raises its 2020 crude oil price forecast in the June STEO (6/10/2020)
Brent crude oil prices rose in May, reflecting a tightening in the global oil market balance. Initial data show that increased global oil demand and a high adherence to production cuts by the Organization of the ...
Jeremy Reymer, Founder and CEO of DriverReach chats with Rebecca Brewster, ATRI President and COO
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ATRI Issues Call for Motor Carriers to Participate in Annual Operational Costs Data Collection
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Rebecca Brewster(404) 247-8787June 3, 2020 The American Transportation Research Institute today issued a call for motor carriers to participate in ATRI’s annual update to its Operati...
2020 Operational Costs Data Collection
For-hire motor carriers are encouraged to provide operational cost data to ATRI by Friday, August 21, 2020. Participating motor carriers will receive an advance copy of the full report. Click here to download the...
ATRI Board Approves 2020 Top Research Priorities
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Rebecca Brewster(404) 247-8787May 12, 2020 Arlington, Virginia – The American Transportation Research Institute Board of Directors has approved the 2020 Top Research Priorities as id...
ATRI and OOIDA: COVID-19 Impacts on the Trucking Industry
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Joint Research Confirms COVID-19 Impact on Trucking
           ATRI, OOIDA Identify Industry Impacts and Recommendations FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Dan Murray(651) 641-6162May 5, 2020 The American Transportation Research Institute and the Owner-Operator Indepen...
Climate
Virtual Energy Audit
Virtual Energy AuditCompanies and institutions that want to capture opportunities in the energy field need to start with an audit.Auditing has traditionally been a face-to-face activity. In these new times, with ...
Indonesia Consider Molten Salt Nuclear Reactor Cheaper than Coal Power
Scientists attending the International Conference on Emerging Nuclear Energy Systems in Bali, Indonesia, were excited by ThorCon CEO Lars Jorgensen’s presentation of the design of the TMSR-500 liquid fission powe...
Australian Lobby Group Points to One Million Jobs in Green Recovery Plan
Flickr.comCountering Canberra’s fossil-backed call for a gas-powered pandemic recovery plan, the Australian lobby group Beyond Zero Emissions has mapped a solar- and wind-powered path to the swift creation ...
Fossils Hit ‘Turning Point’ as Shell Follows BP in Declaring Stranded Assets
NASA JPL/WikipediaThe coronavirus pandemic may have produced a tipping point in the transition off fossil fuels, with two colossal fossils declaring in the last two weeks that they will downgrade the value of the...
eTrucking
We are in the midst of a war-of-words over the future of trucking. The main event is Evil-Elon with his Tesla Semi vs. Mauler Mark Russell with his Nikola One, Two, Tre Punch. There are also many undercard bouts ...
Congressional Climate Crisis Action Plan Can Hit Net Zero Carbon Emissions, Add $8 Trillion In Benefits By 2050
Net zero emissions pledges are proliferating among states, cities, corporations, and utilities across the United States, and many are pointing to clean energy as a road to economic recovery in the face of CO...
California Should Go All-Electric in New Construction—State’s Largest Utility Agrees - Rocky Mountain Institute
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), California’s largest combined gas and electric utility, became the first dual-fuel utility in the country to formally support ending new gas hookups in buildings...
How to Optimize Maintenance Scheduling
All organizations strive to make their plants as efficient as possible. This requires making sure technicians and engineers can focus on work while reducing the amount of wasted time and resources. Maintenance wo...
Rationalizing your Oil & Gas Assets through AI, BI and Big Data
Artificial intelligence (AI), business intelligence (BI) and big data are the terms that are getting more popular with each passing day. In enterprises, AI and BI are usually misunderstood. Talking about artifici...
What’s It Like to Be a Renewable Energy Project Developer?
In this new GTM series, we're asking people in cleantech to tell us what their job is like. We hope the series can serve as a source of information and inspiration for recent graduates, professional...
World’s Largest Green Hydrogen Project Unveiled in Saudi Arabia
Air Products & Chemicals, the U.S. industrial gas giant, announced plans on Tuesday to build a green hydrogen plant in Saudi Arabia powered by 4 gigawatts of wind and solar power, the world's la...
Energy and "order of magnitude" in Brazil
Energy and "order of magnitude" in BrazilWe live in our country in another order of magnitude.Especially in relation to "timing". Our time scale is very particular and special.In more advanced...
New UCS Analysis: How to Protect Democracy and Public Health During 2020 Election
While the COVID-19 pandemic may have kept us from celebrating Independence Day as we should, we still have time to protect the foundation of our democracy: voting.
Sunrun to Acquire Vivint Solar, Creating Home Solar Giant
Leading U.S. home solar installer Sunrun has agreed to acquire its biggest rival, Vivint Solar. Sunrun plans to buy Vivint Solar for an enterprise value of $3.2 billion, a price tag that rivals that of ...
Masking Scientific Truth: What It Means for US Climate Policy
The coronavirus pandemic is a constant reminder that facts matter and that objective reality cannot be wished away.            .. Click headline for ful...
Do you see any changes in the industry that would change the direction of flows on the pipelines in the near future?
If so, which pipelines?Thanks!********Producer's Note: This question was posed during a recent webcast hosted by Energy Central: 'ScottMadden's Energy Industry Update – "Take It t...
Trump will delay but not destroy an electric car future for America
The US has the most to gain in reducing transport emissions, but a series of federal policy rollbacks have put a dent in electric vehicle uptake. Even so, in the car market contraction induced by the coronavirus ...
As Fossil Fuel Pipelines Fall to Opposition, Utilities See Renewable Energy as Safe Bet
Legal challenges halted several major pipeline projects across the U.S. in recent days, underscoring a seismic shift facing the U.S. utility industry: the rise of renewables as a potentially less c...
Blaming the COVID-19 Messengers: Public Health Officials Under Siege
The vilification of public health officials in the COVID-19 crisis reminds us of their vital role as the crossing guards of science. When their vigilance gives us the green light to eat, drink, and recreate, we h...
Safety
U.S. Department of Transportation Sponsors Capitol Christmas Tree During Journey Across the United States
Highlights critical role of commercial trucks during holiday season and reminds public to share the road safely Language English Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes $74 Million in Cost Savings By Reducing Burdensome Rules on the Commercial Buses
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has published a proposed rule to reduce regulatory costs by $74 million per year by...
FMCSA Declares Ohio Truck Driver to be an Imminent Hazard
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Ohio-licensed commercial driver Gregory Alan Barnhart to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ord...
US Department of Transportation Offers New Resource to Help Military Reservists and Servicemembers Find Jobs in the Trucking Industry
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has published a new job opportunities website to help 18-20-year-olds who possess t...
FMCSA Opens Registration for Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that registration is now open for the Congressionally-mandated Commercial Driver’s License ...
U.S. Department of Transportation Awards Over $77 Million in Grants to Improve Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has awarded $77.3 million in grants to states and educational institutions to enhan...
FMCSA: 5 changes to the HOS rule
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) unveiled a proposal on August 14 to revise its hours of service (HOS) regulations for commercial motor vehicle drivers. The FMCSA estimates its proposal wou...
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Publishes Hours of Service Proposal to Improve Safety and Increase Flexibility for Commercial Drivers
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on changes to hours of service (HOS) rules to increa...
Exempt from the Canadian ELD Mandate? Here’s 5 reasons to comply anyways
With the Canadian Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate taking effect in less than two years, details are beginning to surface around who’s going to be affected — and who’s not. Until adopted by any one or more...
Department of Transportation Revises Bus Lease and Interchange Regulations and Reduces Regulatory Costs by Over $8 Million Annually
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a final rule that revises the agency’s regulations governing the lease and interchange of c...
FMCSA Declares Missouri Truck Driver to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Missouri-licensed truck driver Bruce Andrew Pollard to be an imminent hazard to public safety ...
U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes Permanent Crash Preventability Determination Program
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today proposed a permanent crash preventability determination program to gain additional data to recognize ...
Final Canadian ELD Mandate Rules Announced
The final Canadian electronic logging device (ELD) Mandate was announced today by Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau. As expected, the rules state that ELD solution providers must obtain certification from ...
10 Steps to ELD Migration Success
It has almost been a year since the first electronic logging device (ELD) Mandate deadline passed. Many carriers that were able to take advantage of the grandfather clause opted to use automatic onboard recording...
Canadian ELD Mandate Updates
Updated October 16, 2018 The final Canadian ELD Mandate rule is expected to release this year or in the first quarter of 2019 (best guesses). While the full information is still not available, fleets can still ed...
The ELD Mandate: What We’ve Learned So Far
It has been over six months since the first electronic logging device (ELD) Mandate deadline passed. Since then, the FMCSA has granted new exemptions and guidance, and the hard deadline has been enforced. In a re...
Post-ELD Enforcement Date: Regulatory Update
April was a busy month since the hard ELD enforcement date starting April 1. Changes continue to be made in agriculture and tank hauling. CVSA is focused on day-to-day enforcement as well as an Hours of Service e...
ELD Enforcement Starts April 1. Are Your Drivers Prepared?
During the “soft enforcement” period since the ELD Mandate took effect on Dec. 18, drivers caught running without proper ELD equipment, documentation, or training have been written up, but neither they nor the co...
New FMCSA Guidance on AOBRDs
On Friday, March 9, 2018, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provided an answer in response to requests to extend or exempt certain fleets as it relates to the ELD Mandate grandfather clause....
Debunking the Myth Around ELD and Crossing Borders
There have been many different stories in the trucking business throughout the past six months when it comes to questions of ELD compliance among Canadian and Mexican drivers and trucking companies operating in t...