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August 2017 Issue

Fuels & Supply

RFA: Happy Anniversary to the Original RFS

By Bob Dinneen, President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association   Twelve years ago today, I was in a canoe in the middle of Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire, celebrating the signing of the single most successful clean fuels policy in our nation—the original Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).   On August 8, 2005, President George ...

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EIA: United States Expected to Become a Net Exporter of Natural Gas This Year

August 9, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on EIA: United States Expected to Become a Net Exporter of Natural Gas This Year

Principal Contributors: Victoria Zaretskaya and Katie Dyl     Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Short-Term Energy Outlook   The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest Short-Term Energy...

EIA Gasoline and Diesel Retail Prices Update (Week Ended August 7, 2017)

August 8, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuel Price News, Fuels & Supply, Lower RightComments Off on EIA Gasoline and Diesel Retail Prices Update (Week Ended August 7, 2017)

Analysis by Dr. Nancy Yamaguchi   The Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly data on diesel and gasoline retail prices for the week ended August 7, 2017. At the national level, prices for both fuels rose. Retail diesel prices jumped...

Vendor View: Mapping Out a Positive Future for Roadway Funding and the Troubled Gas Tax

August 7, 2017 • App Homepage, Featured Articles, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on Vendor View: Mapping Out a Positive Future for Roadway Funding and the Troubled Gas Tax

By Joe O’Brien   The evolution of motor fuels and transportation technologies have far-reaching and counterproductive consequences for our highways, jeopardizing the funding on which all drivers depend. How did this happen, and why should fuel...

EIA: Seasonality of U.S. Distillate Consumption and Stock Levels Is Declining

August 4, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on EIA: Seasonality of U.S. Distillate Consumption and Stock Levels Is Declining

Changes in demand trends, trade patterns and fuel specifications have significantly reduced the role of traditional seasonal factors in driving U.S. distillate markets. Historically, distillate use in the United States was highly seasonal because of its use...

Diesel Vehicle Volumes Are Expected to Plateau in the Early 2020s as Manufacturers Shift to More Efficient Gasoline Models

August 4, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on Diesel Vehicle Volumes Are Expected to Plateau in the Early 2020s as Manufacturers Shift to More Efficient Gasoline Models

A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the market for technologies that improve the energy efficiency of light-duty vehicles with internal combustion engines (ICE) and low-voltage electrified propulsion, providing global market forecasts through 2026....

Ryder to Provide Fuel Management Solutions for Hydrotex’s New Clean Diesel Program

August 4, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on Ryder to Provide Fuel Management Solutions for Hydrotex’s New Clean Diesel Program

Ryder System, Inc., a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation and supply chain solutions, announced that Ryder, through its Ryder Fuel Services division, has been selected as a preferred fuel services partner for Hydrotex, a...

Newest Technology Clean Diesel Trucks Now Make Up 35% of Pennsylvania’s Commercial Vehicle Fleet

August 4, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on Newest Technology Clean Diesel Trucks Now Make Up 35% of Pennsylvania’s Commercial Vehicle Fleet

The introduction of new technology clean diesel truck engines and emissions control systems into Pennsylvania’s trucking fleet over the last five years is now at a 35% level, yielding significant emission reductions and substantial fuel savings,...

NBB Has Strong Showing at RFS Public Hearing, Calls for Higher Biodiesel Volumes

August 2, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on NBB Has Strong Showing at RFS Public Hearing, Calls for Higher Biodiesel Volumes

On August 1, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a public hearing on the proposal for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) had several witnesses testify before the EPA staff and advocate for higher volumes of...

ACE Legislative Counsel Testifies on Proposed 2018 RVOs

August 1, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on ACE Legislative Counsel Testifies on Proposed 2018 RVOs

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) legislative counsel Jonathon Lehman testifies today (Aug. 1) on behalf of the organization during the public hearing in Washington, D.C. on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Renewable Volume...