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ACEA study finds 100-fold increase in zero-emission trucks needed in EU fleet in 10 years to meet goals
A new study by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has found that there are currently 6.2 million medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles on the EU’s roads, the average age of which is 13...
Ørsted takes final investment decision on green hydrogen project H2RES
Ørsted has taken final investment decision on the Danish demonstration project H2RES, which will use offshore wind energy to produce renewable hydrogen. (Earlier post.) The project is expected to produce its firs...
Geely Auto Group and Tencent to cooperate on intelligent cockpits, digitalization, autonomous drive, and low-carbon development
Geely Auto Group and Tencent signed an agreement to carry out strategic cooperation in the fields of digitalization, intelligent cockpits, autonomous drive, and low-carbon development. The two parties will work t...
DOE awarding more than $50M to 15 projects to advance critical material innovations
The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding more than $50 million in funding for 15 projects focused on field validation and demonstration—as well as next-generation extraction, separation, and processing techn...
Mercedes-Benz introduces the EQA: entry-level to the electric EQ vehicle family
Mercedes-Benz has introduced the EQA, the new entry-level model to the all-electric world of Mercedes-EQ vehicles. The EQA is the first all-electric member of the compact car vehicle from Mercedes-Benz. A close r...
DOE partners with Youngstown State and ORNL to support battery manufacturing workforce
The US Department of Energy (DOE) is partnering with Youngstown State University and DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to advance workforce development for the battery manufacturing industry. The $1-mill...
Bridgestone collaboration with NRGene achieves new milestones in assembly of multiple guayule genomes; alternative to natural rubber
Bridgestone Corporation announced results of its four-year collaboration with genomic big data solutions company NRGene to advance the commercialization of guayule, an alternative to natural rubber, as part of th...
Cree delivers industry leading efficiency to EV fast charging & solar markets with new SiC power module portfolio
Cree, Inc. launched its Wolfspeed WolfPACK power modules. Using 1200V Wolfspeed MOSFET technology, the new modules deliver maximum efficiency in easy-to-use packages that allow designers to increase efficiency an...
Former NADA President Leon Edwards dies at 89
Edwards, a Chevrolet dealer from Birmingham, Ala., was NADA president in 1995.
USDA Says It Lacks Jurisdiction to Issue Hemp Transport Shipping Document Guidance
A final hemp rule announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture does not include requirements for shipping documents that could help motor carriers avoid being stopped, inspected or subject to detention by law ...
VW ends Golf production in Mexico
The higher-priced Golf R and Golf GTI will continue in the U.S. for the 2022 model year, imported from Germany. The base-model Golf hatchback will be phased out in the U.S.
Gerald Wiegert, creator of the Vector supercar, dies at 76
The Vector W8 was aimed at the fastest, sexiest supercars from Italy.
C.H. Robinson Launches Consumer Brand for Fresh Produce
C.H. Robinson’s fresh produce business division will roll out its own brand of fruits and vegetables nationwide, the motor carrier announced Jan. 19.
NHTSA received complaints concerning Ford tailgate recall
The original recall covered 300,000 2017-20 Super Duty pickups. The defect was caused by water entering the electrical wiring system.
Amazon Offers to Help Biden Administration With Vaccinations
Amazon .com Inc. is offering to help the Biden administration accelerate the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, including to its own employees.
Europe: Tesla Noticeably Lowers Model 3 Prices
Great news for those who are in the market for a new Tesla Model 3 in Europe.
DeLorean DMC 12 May Come Back Solely As An Electric Car
The combustion engine it was supposed to receive is nearing its end-of-life. Aren’t them all?
Cardinal Expands Delivery Capability With NRX Acquisition
Cardinal Logistics Management Corp. announced Jan. 20 that it had acquired last-mile delivery provider NRX Logistics.
Incoming Administration ‘Looking to the Future,’ Buttigieg Says
A day before his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the country’s transportation policy affairs championed a pandemic aid package that includes funds for transit systems.
Fleet Management
Royal Mail and Asda to debate future of transport sector post Covid-19
Senior leaders from Royal Mail and Asda are among the panellists taking part in a Fleet News and Everywoman webinar next week, looking at transport post Covid-19.
Addison Lee supports coronavirus vaccination effort with discounted rides
Addison Lee has launched its Vaccination Drive initiative, which sees the company offering discounted rides to and from major vaccination hubs in and around London.
Broker partnerships expand Select Car Leasing business
Select Car Leasing has partnered with several leasing brokers throughout the UK to expand its customer base.
Paul Willcox to replace Stephen Norman as Vauxhall MD
Vauxhall Motors has named Phil Wilcox as its new managing director following Stephen Norman’s appointment to Opel/Vauxhall worldwide.
Fleet News Awards 2021 - Your time to shine
Winning a Fleet News Award trophy doesn’t come easy, but the effort is worth every moment when the envelope is opened, and your name is read out.
XL Fleet Announces New Executive Team Appointments
XL Fleet Corp. announced two additions to its executive leadership team to support the company’s rapid expansion plans in 2021 and beyond.
A Battery That Charges As Fast As Filling A Gas Tank
The electric-vehicle battery takes only five minutes to charge and could boost the appeal of EVs to drivers skeptical about range and charging times.
A Battery That Charges As Fast As Filling A Gas Tank
The electric-vehicle battery takes only five minutes to charge and could boost the appeal of EVs to drivers skeptical about range and charging times.
Last chance to nominate for the Barbara Cox Woman of the Year Award 2021
Time is running out to nominate someone inspirational in the fleet industry for the 2021 Barbara Cox Award Woman of the Year Award.
Budget must provide certainty to boost confidence, says BVRLA
The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has written to HM Treasury ahead of the Spring Budget to outline fiscal measures required to support the fleet sector's recovery.
Mycardirect expands services with Avalon Vehicle Rental acquisition
Flexible car subscription provider Mycardirect is forecasting its fleet will grow tenfold this year after acquiring Avalon Vehicle Rental.
Mercedes reveals EQA compact electric SUV
Mercedes-Benz will expand its EQ range of electric cars this Spring with the introduction of the EQA compact SUV.
FIAG launches free post-Covid-19 fleet strategy guide
The Fleet Industry Advisory Group (FIAG) has released a series of recommendations on how companies should face up to a post pandemic future.
Nissan Announces 2021 Armada MSRP Pricing
The Nissan Armada is powered by an advanced 5.6L Endurance V8 engine, which boasts 400 horsepower and 413 lb.-ft. of torque.
National Average Gas Prices Rise Steadily in 2021
The national average price for gasoline is a nickel more than last week, but is still cheaper year-over-year by 17 cents.
National Average Gas Prices Rise Steadily in 2021
The national average price for gasoline is a nickel more than last week, but is still cheaper year-over-year by 17 cents.
Switzerland Fleet Sales Down in 2020 Despite Strong Hybrid Vehicles Sales
Fleet vehicles with alternative powertrains continued to be the focus of Swiss fleet managers in December. In the last month of the year, 45.9% more electric vehicles were registered. The growth of plug-in hybrid...
Trucking
USDA Says It Lacks Jurisdiction to Issue Hemp Transport Shipping Document Guidance
A final hemp rule announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture does not include requirements for shipping documents that could help motor carriers avoid being stopped, inspected or subject to detention by law ...
C.H. Robinson Launches Consumer Brand for Fresh Produce
C.H. Robinson’s fresh produce business division will roll out its own brand of fruits and vegetables nationwide, the motor carrier announced Jan. 19.
Amazon Offers to Help Biden Administration With Vaccinations
Amazon .com Inc. is offering to help the Biden administration accelerate the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, including to its own employees.
Cardinal Expands Delivery Capability With NRX Acquisition
Cardinal Logistics Management Corp. announced Jan. 20 that it had acquired last-mile delivery provider NRX Logistics.
Incoming Administration ‘Looking to the Future,’ Buttigieg Says
A day before his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the country’s transportation policy affairs championed a pandemic aid package that includes funds for transit systems.
Biden Unveils Sweeping Climate Plan, Moves to Rejoin Paris Pact
President Joe Biden will unveil sweeping action to combat climate change hours after becoming president, moving to rejoin the Paris accord and imposing a moratorium on oil leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife ...
Volta Receives Financing to Expand Future Electrification
Volta, a company that specializes in commerce-centric electric vehicle (EV) charging networks, says it has received oversubscribed Series D financing of $125 million. Goldman Sachs acted as exclusive placement ag...
Safety Equipment, Training for Contractors Doesn’t Endanger Status, DOL Says
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued an opinion letter ruling that motor carriers can supply independent contractors safety equipment such as dash cams, speed limiters and driver monitoring systems, and also r...
Blue Bird Building Propane Buses with New Ford Engine
This spring, Blue Bird Corp., an independent designer and manufacturer of school buses, says it will begin production of its propane and gasoline Vision school buses integrating Ford’s all-new 7.3 L V8 engine and...
Companies Developing Chargers for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles
Ozop Energy Solutions, a company that invents, designs, develops, manufactures and distributes chargers, inverters and power supplies, says its fully owned subsidiary, Power Conversion Technologies Inc. (PCTI), h...
Oil Tanker Owners Pay to Move Crude in Wake of Supply Cuts
Saudi Arabia’s oil production cuts have hit the tanker market so hard that owners of the biggest vessels are effectively subsidizing cargo deliveries on the industry’s main trade route.
Werner Invests in TuSimple to Spur Autonomous Trucking
Transportation and logistics provider Werner Enterprises announced it invested in TuSimple, an autonomous trucking technology company founded in 2015, and described it as an important milestone in the journey to ...
Technology, Pandemic Reshape Industry’s Business Models, Panel Says
Advancements in technology and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic have driven major changes in trucking, a panel of experts said Jan. 19.
Maryland DOT Weighs Three Proposals for Major P3
The Maryland Department of Transportation has received three proposals from teams composed of private sector firms interested in becoming the developer for major interstate improvement work.
Nikola Partners with APS to Roll Out Hydrogen Fueling Solutions
Nikola Corp., a designer and manufacturer of zero-emission battery-electric and hydrogen-electric vehicles, has secured an electric rate schedule with Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) that makes possible the acce...
GM’s Mary Barra Boosts Stock as Tech Story Gains Credibility
All General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra needed to hit a stock record was $27 billion and a bit of braggadocio.
Anthony Levandowski Receives Trump Pardon
Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump pardoned Anthony Levandowski, saving the engineer from more than a year in prison for stealing trade secrets from his former employer Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo.
Current Stock Prices for Trucking, Logistics Companies
Same-day data for publicly traded trucking and transportation stocks in the truckload, less-than-truckload, package, logistics and leasing categories.
Diesel Rises 2.6¢ to $2.696 as Price Continues to Increase
For the second week in a row, drivers in 2021 are seeing higher diesel prices as the nationwide cost of trucking’s main fuel ticked up, this time 2.6 cents to $2.696.
Plaintiff Attorneys Often Use 'Reptile Theory' to Win Nuclear Trucking Jury Verdicts, Experts Say
In trucking accident lawsuits, the "reptile theory" is a method plaintiff lawyers have deployed in pursuit of so-called “nuclear” jury verdicts.
Automotive News
Former NADA President Leon Edwards dies at 89
Edwards, a Chevrolet dealer from Birmingham, Ala., was NADA president in 1995.
VW ends Golf production in Mexico
The higher-priced Golf R and Golf GTI will continue in the U.S. for the 2022 model year, imported from Germany. The base-model Golf hatchback will be phased out in the U.S.
Gerald Wiegert, creator of the Vector supercar, dies at 76
The Vector W8 was aimed at the fastest, sexiest supercars from Italy.
NHTSA received complaints concerning Ford tailgate recall
The original recall covered 300,000 2017-20 Super Duty pickups. The defect was caused by water entering the electrical wiring system.
Electric Vehicles
Europe: Tesla Noticeably Lowers Model 3 Prices
Great news for those who are in the market for a new Tesla Model 3 in Europe.
DeLorean DMC 12 May Come Back Solely As An Electric Car
The combustion engine it was supposed to receive is nearing its end-of-life. Aren’t them all?
Watch This Epic Drag Race Featuring 8 Compact Electric Cars
This matchup pits several fast but compact EVs against each other in an epic drag race.
Opel (And Vauxhall) Announce Combo-e Compact Van
Customer deliveries to start this autumn.
United Chargers Unveils Selectable Warranty, Announces Grizzl-E Smart Price
You can now get a Grizzl-E home EV charger with your choice of a 3- or 5-year warranty.
Porsche Pits Taycan Turbo Against 911 GT3 RS & 911 GT3 Cup: Track & Drag
It's an epic gas versus electric car performance battle on the twisty track and at the drag strip.
Project Trinity Is Likely Volkswagen's Slice OF Audi's Artemis Project
Such trinity consists of a new EV architecture, a new production approach, and level 2 autonomy.
Does Tesla Model 3 Chill Mode Reduce Energy Consumption, Or Is It A Myth?
One would have to assume Chill Mode saves energy, but that may not actually be the case.
US: BMW i3 Sales Down 70% In 2020
Weakening demand, probably combined with prioritization of Europe, seems to be the cause.
Buying An Electric Mini Cooper SE & Road-Tripping It Home
What does it take to get an electric vehicle with only 100 miles of range to cross three states and 500 miles in one shot?
China: BYD Plug-In Car Sales Continue To Recover In December 2020
The full-year 2020 is noticeably below 2019, but 2021 should be strong.
Automakers Switching To An EV Future Must Deal With Stranded Assets
It seems doubtful EVs will deliver the profit margins carmakers enjoy on gas-powered cars.
Tesla & Other EVs Win Big In 'What Car?' 2021 Car Of The Year Awards
Tesla's Model 3, Model X, and over-the-air updates all earn a major award.
Nissan Unveils e-NV200 Winter Camper Concept
It looks pretty cool, but will its battery capacity be enough?
Rivian's First 2021 Investment Round Brings In $2.65 Billion
Rivian is certainly making sure it has adequate funds and support for a successful electric vehicle launch.
Chevrolet Teams Up With Disney To Reveal The Magic Of The Bolt EUV
GM must be serious about EVs if it's teaming up with Disney on Valentine's Day.
2021 Porsche Taycan Comparison Reveals New Boosted EPA Range Estimates
It seems that the EPA range ratings for the 2021 model year will be noticeably higher.
James May Sees The Point Of The Fully-Electric MGB From RBW Classic Cars
Remember, there is no donor car here: this is a brand new classic MG roadster with a fully-electric powertrain.
Smart Electric SUV Reportedly Coming In 2022 To Rival Peugeot e-2008
The e-2008 is so popular, it’s no wonder other automakers want in on the action.
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...
ACEA study finds 100-fold increase in zero-emission trucks needed in EU fleet in 10 years to meet goals
A new study by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has found that there are currently 6.2 million medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles on the EU’s roads, the average age of which is 13...
Ørsted takes final investment decision on green hydrogen project H2RES
Ørsted has taken final investment decision on the Danish demonstration project H2RES, which will use offshore wind energy to produce renewable hydrogen. (Earlier post.) The project is expected to produce its firs...
Geely Auto Group and Tencent to cooperate on intelligent cockpits, digitalization, autonomous drive, and low-carbon development
Geely Auto Group and Tencent signed an agreement to carry out strategic cooperation in the fields of digitalization, intelligent cockpits, autonomous drive, and low-carbon development. The two parties will work t...
DOE awarding more than $50M to 15 projects to advance critical material innovations
The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding more than $50 million in funding for 15 projects focused on field validation and demonstration—as well as next-generation extraction, separation, and processing techn...
Mercedes-Benz introduces the EQA: entry-level to the electric EQ vehicle family
Mercedes-Benz has introduced the EQA, the new entry-level model to the all-electric world of Mercedes-EQ vehicles. The EQA is the first all-electric member of the compact car vehicle from Mercedes-Benz. A close r...
DOE partners with Youngstown State and ORNL to support battery manufacturing workforce
The US Department of Energy (DOE) is partnering with Youngstown State University and DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to advance workforce development for the battery manufacturing industry. The $1-mill...
Bridgestone collaboration with NRGene achieves new milestones in assembly of multiple guayule genomes; alternative to natural rubber
Bridgestone Corporation announced results of its four-year collaboration with genomic big data solutions company NRGene to advance the commercialization of guayule, an alternative to natural rubber, as part of th...
Cree delivers industry leading efficiency to EV fast charging & solar markets with new SiC power module portfolio
Cree, Inc. launched its Wolfspeed WolfPACK power modules. Using 1200V Wolfspeed MOSFET technology, the new modules deliver maximum efficiency in easy-to-use packages that allow designers to increase efficiency an...
Biden and EVs, base Porsche Taycan, 5-minute fast-charging: Today’s Car News
Porsche revealed a rear-wheel-drive version of the Taycan. Climate gains from EVs are being offset by SUVs. The five-minute fast-charge might be just a few years away. And the Biden Presidency will likely help fo...
How the Biden presidency will accelerate change to electric cars: 10 talking points
President Joe Biden, as a candidate, proposed a $2 trillion climate agenda that includes provisions ranging from coordinating climate priorities in transportation infrastructure spending to rebooting “Cash ...
BP partner StoreDot produces cells with 5-minute fast-charging tech
Isareli startup StoreDot has long promised a Holy Grail of battery technology: a battery that can recharge in about the same amount of time it takes to pump gasoline. Now the startup is delivering the first sampl...
Report: Emissions gains from EVs in 2020 were canceled out by added emissions from SUVs
Added emissions from SUVs cancelled out emissions reductions by electric cars in 2020, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). Emissions from SUVs increased last year, even as overal...
FLITE consortium building Europe’s first Alcohol-to-Jet plant; Lanzatech technology
The FLITE (Fuel via Low Carbon Integrated Technology from Ethanol) consortium, led by SkyNRG and with LanzaTech as the technology provider, will build the first-of-its-kind LanzaJet Alcohol to Jet (AtJ) facility....
Cruise and GM partner with Microsoft to commercialize autonomous vehicles; $2B in new funding, Cruise sending test vehicles to Japan
Cruise and General Motors have entered a long-term strategic relationship with Microsoft to accelerate the commercialization of self-driving vehicles. Microsoft is joining GM, Honda and institutional investors in...
PACCAR and Aurora partner to develop and commercialize autonomous Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks
PACCAR and Aurora have signed a global, strategic agreement to develop, test and commercialize autonomous Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks. This collaboration will integrate PACCAR’s autonomous vehicle platform with...
TRI and Stanford working to combine vehicle automation with AI algorithms inspired by professional drift drivers
Researchers at Toyota Research Institute (TRI) are conducting research with Stanford’s Dynamic Design Lab into how to bring together the instincts of professional drift drivers and automated driving technology. T...
Porsche extends all-electric Taycan model range with new entry-level model with rear-wheel drive
Porsche has introduced the fourth variant of its first all-electric sports sedan. The new Taycan model lines up alongside the Taycan Turbo S, Taycan Turbo and Taycan 4S. It features rear-wheel drive and is availa...
EV charging network builder Volta announces $125M in Series D funding
Volta, a builder of commerce-centric electric vehicle (EV) charging networks, announced an oversubscribed Series D financing of $125 million. Goldman Sachs acted as exclusive placement agent to the company in con...
BNEF: global investment in energy transition hit $500B in 2020; $139B on EVs and infrastructure
A new, broad measure of “energy transition investment”, compiled by BloombergNEF (BNEF), shows that the world committed a record $501.3 billion to decarbonization in 2020, beating the previous year by 9% despite ...
Alternative Fuels
Nikola locks in a special APS electricity rate for hydrogen fuel production
The new deal helps the H2 producer to move closer to efficient production in Arizona. Nikola Corp. has announced that…
Shell unveils “Decarbonising Road Freight: Getting into Gear” report
The energy giant involved global experts and executives to advise regarding net-zero emissions goals. Shell commissioned report “Decarbonising Road Freight:…
Velocys: Shell withdraws from sustainable aviation fuel project
Velocys announced on Jan. 18 that Shell International Petroleum Co. Ltd. will no longer participate in the development of the Altalto Immingham project, a proposed 20 MMgy sustainable aviation fuel production fac...
Biodiesel industry honors those who helped it ‘rise’
Long-time advocates, biodiesel friends, and industry movers and shakers headline the recipients of the 2021 “Eye on Biodiesel” awards. The honors are awarded annually by the National Biodiesel Board.
Abu Dhabi signs green hydrogen export agreement for producing H2 as fuel
The memorandum of understanding was also signed by Mubadala and ADQ earlier this week. United Arab Emirates capital city, Abu…
Hydrogen fuel research and development partnership signed by MSC ocean carrier
The second largest ocean carrier in the world has joined other shipping giants like CMA CGM and NYK. MSC, the…
EPA issues last-minute approval of 3 SREs
The U.S. EPA late on Jan. 19 published updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data showing that the agency has approved three new SRE petitions, one for Renewable Fuel Standard compliance year 2018 and two for co...
Now is the time to cut carbon with biodiesel, renewable diesel
“Achieving zero emissions from our products is becoming a higher priority for our customers, our communities, and our company,” said Wayne Eckerle of Cummins Inc. at the the 2021 National Biodiesel Conference & E...
AFCC announces cost breakthrough in DOE loan guarantees
The Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition has announced legislation recently signed by President Trump makes important changes to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Title XVII Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee ...
TÜV Rheinland InterTraffic to develop hydrogen application standard for rail
The German government assigned this task to the testing and certification service provider. TÜV Rheinland InterTraffic has accepted an assignment…
Hydrogen fuel cell agreement signed by AFC Energy and Ricardo
The deal between the two companies will have a direct impact on global decarbonizing efforts. AFC Energy has announced that…
USDA releases AIA research strategy summary, dashboard
The USDA on Jan. 12 released a report and online dashboard that integrates the information collected by the agency as part of its Agriculture Innovation Agenda, an initiative that aims to help the U.S. agricultur...
Iowa biodiesel production up in 2020 despite COVID-19 headwinds
Although only nine of Iowa’s 11 biodiesel plants operated in 2020, they still managed to bump up production to 351 million gallons despite market challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and Renewable Fuel S...
Equinor, Thyssenkrupp, OGE form Duisburg steel hydrogen plan
The goal of the strategy is to significantly reduce carbon emissions from the production plant. Equinor, Thyssenkrupp, and OGE have…
Linde purchases 24MW ITM Power electrolyzer for green hydrogen
The new equipment will be installed in Germany at the Leuna Chemical Complex. ITM Power recently announced that Linde had…
EPA opens comment period on RFS waiver requests
The U.S. EPA announced on Jan. 15 it will open a 30-day comment period on several petitions it has received asking the agency to waive Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements for 2019 and 2020.
DOE makes changes to biomass, biofuel advisory committees
The U.S. Department of Energy is terminating the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee, but a newly established Fuels of the Future Advisory Board will have a standing subcommittee dedicat...
Solvay announces the launch of a new hydrogen platform
The company is aiming to make its polymer membranes tech a central element in the H2 market. Solvay recently announced…
Largest green hydrogen plant in France to receive Total and Engie solar power
The French utility plan and oil major are using photovoltaic power for an H2 electrolyzer. French utility Engie and oil…
EPA proposes to extend 2019, 2020 RFS deadlines
The U.S. EPA is scheduled to publish a proposed rule in the Federal Register on Jan. 15 extending certain Renewable Fuel Standard deadlines for compliance years 2019 and 2020. A public comment period is open thro...
Gasoline and Diesel Fuels
Shell Reshapes Malaysia Business
Shell (NYSE: RDS.A) has announced that its Malaysia business will be implementing changes to ensure that the company thrives through the energy transition and becomes a simpler organization.
Nikola locks in a special APS electricity rate for hydrogen fuel production
The new deal helps the H2 producer to move closer to efficient production in Arizona. Nikola Corp. has announced that…
Oil Dips on Demand Pessimism
Oil dipped as pessimism over the short-term demand outlook in the world's two largest economies was partially offset by more weakness in the dollar.
North Sea SURF Decom Project Concludes
MDL has completed a SURF decommissioning project in the U.K. Continental Shelf. PHOTO SOURCE: MDL
Malaysia Subsea Tieback Contract Goes to JDR
UMD Energy has awarded JDR a contract to manufacture and supply a subsea production umbilical. PHOTO SOURCE: JDR
Shell unveils “Decarbonising Road Freight: Getting into Gear” report
The energy giant involved global experts and executives to advise regarding net-zero emissions goals. Shell commissioned report “Decarbonising Road Freight:…
Can Shale Resist The Lure Of Another Output Surge?
U.S. shale changed global oil markets. It shook the foundations of OPEC as the one single swing producer group. And last year, it crumbled under the weight of the pandemic that sent oil prices to all-time lows, i...
The Biden Boom Is Coming And These Stocks Could Soar
The world’s first trillionaire will be a green-tech entrepreneur. New York Times veteran tech journalist Kara Swisher boldly declared this a year ago--right before the outbreak of a pandemic that would hasten our...
Biden Plans To Kill Keystone XL Oil Pipeline
U.S. President Joe Biden is rescinding the Presidential permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline project on his first day in office, raising concerns about Alberta’s oil industry and the potential increased depend...
Big Oil Is Buying Into The Solar Boom
After a difficult year in the oil world, Total is planning to invest in heavily India’s solar sector going into the next decade.  The French company plans to invest $2.5 billion for a 20 percent stake in Adani Gr...
Oil Prices Steady On Small Inventory Build
The American Petroleum Institute (API) reported on Tuesday a build in crude oil inventories of 2.562 million barrels for the week ending January 15. Analysts had predicted an inventory draw of 1.167 million barre...
Oil Prices Rise Despite Consumption Concerns
Oil pared a rally late in the trading session amid concerns over lackluster consumption.
Canada Is Cleaning Up Its Oil Sands
Until very recently, nearly any news out of the Canadian oil sands was certain to be a tale of woe. While Alberta’s oil and gas industry didn’t suffer from lack of demand nor lack of supply, a major pipeline shor...
NBB Celebrates 30th Year in 2022 with Commemorative Book
Industry's successes highlighted through memoirs, milestones
Saudi Arabia Remained China’s Top Oil Supplier In 2020
Saudi Arabia narrowly beat Russia to hold onto the title of the single largest oil supplier to the world’s biggest oil importer, China, in 2020, according to Chinese government data.   For most of last year, Saud...
Western Companies Abandon Russia-Led Nord Stream 2 Project
The U.S. imposed on Tuesday sanctions on the Russian pipe-laying vessel that was expected to complete the construction of the gas pipeline Nord Stream 2, while several Western companies are said to have abandoned...
U.S. Oil Product Demand Is Set For A Biden Boost In 2021
After a devastating 2020, Rystad Energy projected demand for oil products in the US to grow by 1.08 million bpd in 2021 to 19.1 million bpd. This projection left politics aside but if President Joe Biden lives up...
Saudi Production Cuts Erase Oil Tanker Earnings
Reduced availability of seaborne crude oil shipments from the world’s top oil exporter, Saudi Arabia, and a rising number of oil tankers available on the market, have hit the earnings of supertanker owners so muc...
What’s Next For Very Volatile Natural Gas Markets
Last week’s record-high spot prices of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Asia may not hold for long, but the surge could be a sign of what the future holds for natural gas prices globally. The growing LNG trade and ...
Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Industry Honors Those Who Helped it "Rise"
NBB recognizes individuals with a great impact on its industry
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...
Data For 01/18/21
Summary Excerpt: Regular Gasoline Retail Price (Dollars per Gallon) 2.379 .. U.S. 2.349 ... East Coast 2.361 .... New England 2.519 .... Central Atlantic 2.238 .... Lower Atlantic 2.278 ... Midwest 2.113 ... Gulf...
EIA forecasts less power generation from natural gas as a result of rising fuel costs
In its latest Short–Term Energy Outlook (STEO), released on January 12, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that generation from natural gas–fired power plants in the U.S. electric power se...
Fossil fuel production expected to increase through 2022 but remain below 2019 peak
In 2020, fossil fuel production in the United States declined by an estimated 6% from the 2019 record high of 81.3 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu). Based on forecasts in the U.S. Energy Information Admini...
U.S. oil and natural gas production to fall in 2021, then rise in 2022
In its January 2020 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that annual U.S. crude oil production will average 11.1 million b/d in 2021, down 0.2 million b/d f...
EIA expects higher wholesale U.S. natural gas prices in 2021 and 2022
In its January 2021 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that the annual natural gas spot price at the Henry Hub will rise 0.98¢ per million British thermal...
EIA forecasts higher crude oil prices in early 2021, driven by inventory draws (1/13/2021)
In its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects global oil inventories to generally draw in 2021 and 2022 as a result of increasing forecast global oil dem...
Nuclear and coal will account for majority of U.S. generating capacity retirements in 2021
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) latest inventory of electric generators, 9.1 gigawatts (GW) of electric generating capacity is scheduled to retire in 2021. Nuclear generating capac...
Crude oil prices in 2020 were the lowest in more than 15 years (1/6/2021)
In the first half of 2020, responses to the COVID-19 pandemic led to steep declines in petroleum demand, highly volatile crude oil markets, and rising U.S. and global liquid fuels inventories. In January 2020, th...
This Week in Petroleum: Best of 2020 (12/30/2020)
The following This Week in Petroleum articles were originally published throughout 2020. New feature articles of This Week in Petroleum will return on January 6, 2021. The retail price and inventory paragraphs, c...
U.S. average regular gasoline and diesel prices increase (12/23/2020)
The U.S. average regular gasoline retail price increased nearly 7 cents to $2.22 per gallon on December 21, almost 31 cents lower than the same time last year. The Midwest price increased more than 11 cents to $2...
Trucking Industry Asked to Rank Top Concerns
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Rebecca Brewster(404) 247-8787September 8, 2020 ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organizati...
Take the 2020 Top Industry Issues Survey
Since its inception in 2005, the ATRI Top Industry Issues Survey continues to serve as a unique and vital tool for the trucking industry.  Just a few minutes of your time will provide valuable informati...
Tom Balzer, President and CEO, Ohio Trucking Association talks with Rebecca Brewster, ATRI President and COO about ATRI’s latest research
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ATRInsider Newsletter
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Food Logistics Editor-in-chief Marina Mayer talks with Rebecca Brewster about Driver shortage
Editor-in-chief Marina Mayer talks with Rebecca Brewster, president and COO of American Transportation Research Institute, about how the labor shortage of the past is almost non-existent in today’s COVID-19 envir...
New York Truck Stop Radio talks about ATRI’s Latest Nuclear Verdicts Report with Dan Murray
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Understanding the Impact of Nuclear Verdicts on the Trucking Industry
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Trucking Toward a New Reality as part of ITS Georgia’s Webinar on the Impact of COVID-19
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Climate
2021 Energy Predictions: U.S. Clean Energy Standard, Tripling Energy Storage, State Shift From Gas, Electricity Transition, Billions In Climate Investment
2020 was among the most unexpected years in American history but despite a global pandemic, a renewed civil rights movement, and the most tumultuous election in memory one trend held steady: clean energ...
Energy: ... well, well!!
Energy: ... well, well!!There is a consensus that proactivity, curiosity, teamwork, strategy creation and plan for its operationalization are part of a winning posture.These characteristics are part of the speech...
Resonance Podcast: Has 2020 skewed perspectives on energy prices?
Has 2020 skewed perspectives on energy prices? In this episode of the Resonance podcast, Jeremy Nicholson and Jason Durden discuss what effects last year has had on overall perspectives on energy prices...
Shell Says Hydrogen Is Heavy Transport’s Future. What Now For Biofuels?
Hydrogen will be the key energy source for global road freight, according to a new report commissioned by European oil major Shell. Electrification is the most economic and environmental solution for smaller deli...
Understanding Transition & Transformation in Oil & Gas Industry
My, 3-minute video on challenges faced by Oil & Gas industry and steps need to be taken   Click headline for full article
Biden's Executive Order to agencies to review all of the Trump era climate regulations
As a favor to the community I'm posting President Biden's order to agencies to undertake a review of Trump era environmental regulations.Yesterday was also an important day for Mother Nature and the natio...
Big themes and risks for energy in 2021
In this insightful article, Simon Flowers Chairman, Chief Analyst and author of The Edge at WoodMackenzie looks at 5 themes to watch:1-From economic
Felder: NEPOOL’s Pathways to the Future Grid Process Project Report
Dr. Felder demonstrates a clear understanding of the objectives, and challenges, associated with a future pathway forward for NEPOOL to address State energy goals while simultaneously ensuring a reliable electric...
Alok Sharma to work full-time on preparation for COP26
Alok Sharma, the UK's business secretary, will be working full-time on preparations for the COP26, which is taking place this November in Glasgow, and Kwasi Kwarteng will take over his business brief. Cl...
Inauguration of President Biden Kicks Energy and Climate Agenda Into Action
U.S. President Joe Biden hit the ground running Wednesday, signing a raft of executive orders meant to start the process of reversing Trump administration environmental and energy regulations and set the groundwo...
How Long Will Coal Remain King in India?
This is the final piece in a three-part series. Read part one here and part two here . Despite market turbulence brought by the coronavirus pandemic, 2020 proved to be a formative year for India’s clean ene...
Solar100’s Jon Powers: The Chief Sustainability Officer of Solar
You know him as Cofounder of CleanCapital. You might not know that he’s also an army veteran, former Federal Chief Sustainability Officer under the Obama Administration, and a multi-hyphenate who’s de...
HUD needs a Chief Climate Officer.
President-elect Biden has put forward the most aggressive housing plan in several generations, and an expansive climate plan that includes “direct[ing] the U.S. Department of Housin...
Reaching Rural Communities With Renewable Energy
Renewable and sustainable energy has the potential to positively impact all kinds of communities, both small and large, condensed and rural. However, not all areas have made the jump or recognized the benefits of...
IP Week
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WW Nuclear Progress/Decline in 2020
Long lead times for nuclear projects mean that projects which started construction in 2020 will be completed in the second half of the decade. Based on this, we have a good idea of what WW nuclear capac...
Climate Change Case Raises Recusal Questions Involving Justice Barrett
 Please see this article regarding the question of recusal by Justice Barrett in climate change court cases. The article can also be accessed here.In addition to working for Shell from 1978 to 2007, Barrett&...
Trump’s Affordable Clean Energy Rule Is Out
The Affordable Clean Energy rule , a cornerstone of President Trump’s environmental deregulatory efforts, has been deemed “legally flawed” by a federal appeals court.   A Tuesday ruling fro...
Visualizing Eagle Ford Oil & Gas Production (Through October 2020)
This article contains still images from the interactive dashboards available in the original blog post. To follow the instructions in this article, please use the interactive dashboards. Furthermore, they allow y...
Under Biden Administration, a New Decade Has Dawned—Passenger Car Regulations Must Keep Up
With a new administration taking office and a new decade upon us, it's a perfect opportunity to recommit to holding the automobile industry accountable under the Clean Air Act. While manufacturers continue to be ...
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...