Home > Fuels (page 2)

Fuels

NYC Council Votes for Study of Alternative Fuels for Ferries

A bill designed to encourage use of alternative fuel and fuel technologies in New York City ferries unanimously passed the City Council. The legislation requires a two-year study of the feasibility of using alternative fuel, including biodiesel, and fuel technologies, including hybrid electric or fuel-cell electric, in city ferries, according to a statement issued Dec. 28 by the office of ...

Read More »

An Electrified Future?

Arthur Marin, executive director of the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM), sketched out scenarios for an energy future in the region, including one that focused primarily on electrification of heating. It would feature air-source heat pumps and ground-source heat pumps, Marin says. Referring to “the burgeoning air-source heat pump industry,” Marin notes, “Many of the major companies ...

Read More »

NATSO, NACS, SIGMA Commend EPA

NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, along with the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA) and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) commended Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt for soundly rejecting proposals to change the current compliance structure under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “We are gratified that Administrator Pruitt and his team at EPA ...

Read More »

Clean Diesel Strives for Prime Role in Commercial Vehicle Market

Building on clean diesel technology, diesel engine and vehicle manufacturers are now pushing commercial engine efficiency and systems integration to achieve greater fuel economy and other benefits, said Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum. Appearing on a panel at the 10 Integer Emissions Summit USA 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pa., Schaeffer shared with the audience insights on the ...

Read More »

Propane Exports Change the Retail Business

Today’s domestic propane supply is more subject to global pressures, and that means U.S. marketers of the fuel have to monitor international influences and be more responsive in their business practices, an analyst and trading expert told attendees at the New York Propane Gas Association Fall Conference in Canandaigua, N.Y. “This is an international market, and now there are more ...

Read More »

National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Fort Worth, Texas: Jan. 22-25

The National Biodiesel Conference & Expo will be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas, Jan. 22-25. The conference features educational sessions on a range of topics. The National Biodiesel Board, Jefferson City, Mo., the organizer, will hold its 25th anniversary gala during the conference. For more information, and to register, go to http://www.biodieselconference.org/.

Read More »

Trend Outlook: Oil Prices Face Heightened Geopolitical Risk

Relatively stable oil prices year to date have been jolted higher since Hurricane Harvey and the vote for independence in Kurdistan, reports contributing writer Paul Kuklinski. While surplus oil inventories have declined significantly since the OPEC production cut, a large surplus to the five-year average will likely remain the rest of the year without a supply disruption, he writes. Kuklinski ...

Read More »

NEFI: Fuel Oil and Propane Hold Healthy Share of Northeast Market

Heating oil and propane marketers serve more than six million homes, or approximately 30% of the residential space heating market in the Northeast, according to a new NEFI analysis, writes Jim Collura, director of legislative affairs for the New England Fuel Institute, Worcester, Mass. Market share is even higher in New England, where one of the two fuels is reportedly ...

Read More »

Biofuels Financial Conference: Minneapolis, Sept. 27-28

The preliminary agenda for the 13th annual Biofuels Financial Conference & Expo, Sept. 27-28 in Minneapolis, Minn., was announced by Christianson PLLP. The event focuses on the best ways for biofuels producers to become more familiar with the latest financial options in today’s ethanol and biodiesel industries. The two-day event will reveal various financial strategies for biofuels financial leaders and executives, so they ...

Read More »

​Research: Clean Diesel Trucks Make Up 30% of Commercial Vehicles in Operation in U.S.

Introduction of new technology clean diesel truck engines and emissions control systems into the nation’s trucking fleet over the last five years is now at a 30% level and has yielded significant emission reductions and substantial fuel savings, according to research commissioned by the Diesel Technology Forum. “Almost three million heavy-duty diesel commercial vehicles introduced in the U.S. from 2011 ...

Read More »