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Category: Fuel and Oil

San Diego Metropolitan Transit Rolls with New Fleet of 77 Autogas Buses

San Diego Metropolitan Transit Rolls with New Fleet of 77 Autogas Buses

| December 8, 2016

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) has rolled out its new fleet of 77 buses fueled by emissions-reducing, economical propane autogas. The alternatively fueled buses are planned to help the agency reduce its operating costs, and are expected to reduce emissions by 2 million pounds per year. In all, MTS purchased 31 minibuses and […]

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What’s Next for Vehicle Fuel Economy?

What’s Next for Vehicle Fuel Economy?

| December 1, 2016

by Therese Langer, Transportation Program Director The Obama administration has been a great champion of higher fuel economy and corresponding reductions in vehicles’ emissions of greenhouse gases. There’s no reason to expect continuity in this area from the new administration, and an advisor to president-elect Trump has indicated that fuel economy and emissions standards are on their radar. […]

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New Tank Monitoring Division from SkyBitz

New Tank Monitoring Division from SkyBitz

| November 16, 2016

Telematics leader SkyBitz® has introduced the SkyBitz Tank Monitoring division. Previously known as TankLink, the new division supports SkyBitz strategy of providing solutions that lower operating costs and increase customer service and efficiencies. “Previously, as TankLink, we established a legacy of delivering a rapid ROI based upon reduced tank servicing costs and improved inventory management. […]

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Florida Area Schools Deploy All-Propane School Bus Fleet

Florida Area Schools Deploy All-Propane School Bus Fleet

| November 15, 2016

In a strong move to embrace environmental stewardship, KIPP Jacksonville Schools deployed a 100-percent propane-fueled school bus fleet — the first for a U.S. charter school. The charter school’s 14 Blue Bird Vision Propane buses will help lower its carbon footprint while providing dependable transportation to its students. According to sources, the buses emit 80 percent […]

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EPA Says Fuel Economy Labels Accurately Reflect Real-World Driving Conditions

EPA Says Fuel Economy Labels Accurately Reflect Real-World Driving Conditions

| November 14, 2016

If you’ve every wondered about the perceived accuracy of EPA fuel economy labels on new cars, a new analysis released by Consumer Reports (CR), says that “those labels do now largely reflect real world gas mileage.” “Consumers should be able to trust that the estimate they see on the label accurately reflects their gas mileage,” […]

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HUBB Debuts New Oil Filter for Class 2-6 Diesel Engines

HUBB Debuts New Oil Filter for Class 2-6 Diesel Engines

| September 7, 2016

HUBB has introduced a new 8-inch spin-on oil filter to its filter portfolio designed for use on class 2 through 6 light and medium duty diesel engines that are typically seen in hard working pickup trucks, off road equipment, agricultural vehicles, buses and other vehicles and equipment. HUBB noted that compared to gasoline-powered engines, “diesel […]

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Pro-diesel Group Touts Green Impact of “Clean” Diesel

Pro-diesel Group Touts Green Impact of “Clean” Diesel

| July 28, 2016

Pro-diesel lobby and information group, The Diesel Technology Forum, is touting the benefits of “clean” diesel, noting: “The introduction of more advanced diesel truck engines, innovative emissions control systems, and cleaner diesel fuel over the past decade have successfully resulted in major improvements in air quality and fuel efficiency.” The group points to a new […]

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Low Diesel Prices Drive Down Retail Sales of NG Fueled HD Trucks

Low Diesel Prices Drive Down Retail Sales of NG Fueled HD Trucks

| July 17, 2016

Thanks to the “power of the pump” — specifically the low price of diesel fuel at the pump — retail sales of natural gas fueled heavy duty trucks is down year to date and year over year. May enjoyed an uptick. ACT Research, which issued the report, attributes this to a high number of natural […]

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Diesel to Dwindle in Class 8 Engines in Five Years

Diesel to Dwindle in Class 8 Engines in Five Years

| June 21, 2016

The demise of diesel in class 8 engines may be a be premature, but according to a new study, the sector will contract within the next five years. According to a new analysis from ACT Research and Rhein Associates, while diesel engines made up 98.5% of the North American Class 8 vehicle market in 2015, […]

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Australian Firm Touts New Fuel Saving Device

Australian Firm Touts New Fuel Saving Device

| June 21, 2016

A South Australian company called Hydroflex is targeting mining and transport industries with a new device it claims can cut fuel use by 10 to 15 per cent while reducing the exhaust emissions of internal combustion engines. The company is is preparing for final trials of its version one hydrogen-based fuel reduction system in South […]

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