A cold winter's coming, while heating fuel prices are at multiyear highs

Oct 25, 2021
A lot of people may be facing energy insecurity, or the "heat or eat dilemma" that already affects 1 in 3 households, one expert says.
The price of propane is at a multiyear high and is likely to stay that way through the winter. Above, propane is delivered to a Clinton, Wisconsin, farmhouse in 2014.
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Some smaller airports are facing a jet fuel shortage as air travel picks up

Jul 28, 2021
Aircraft fighting wildfires are increasing demand, too, but the real problem is a shortage of truck drivers capable of delivering fuel.
A worker monitors a fueling hose as he pumps fuel into a plane in 2008 at Oakland International Airport in Oakland, California.
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Colonial Pipeline shutdown prompts federal, state action to move fuel

May 12, 2021
Georgia, for example, has increased the amount of weight trucks are allowed to carry on its roads and bridges.
The pipeline network carries 2.5 million barrels of fuel a day from the Gulf Coast all up along the East Coast.
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Limit eased on summer ethanol sales

May 31, 2019
Farmers love it. Environmentalists and gasoline refiners? Not so much.
A field of corn sits next to an ethanol plant in Palestine, Illinois.
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Maritime rule change could push up costs

Jan 18, 2019
The United Nations agency regulating shipping wants ships to use cleaner fuel.
A container ship from China Shipping Line is loaded at the main container port August 13, 2007 in Hamburg, Germany.
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As fuel prices go up, so do bottom line worries for smaller, regional airlines

Sep 4, 2018
Fuel prices are on the rise, and that’s a problem for budget airlines that need fuel  prices to stay low so they can keep ticket prices competitive. Fuel can account for up to 25 percent of airline operating costs, so it’s a big expense, but one that’s easier for the larger airlines to absorb. Smaller […]
A plane.
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Automakers ask EPA for a chance to revisit strict fuel mileage rules

Feb 22, 2017
One of former President Barack Obama’s environmental victories was getting automakers to agree to much higher fuel efficiency standards back in 2011. In his last days in office, his administration worked to finalize those standards through 2025. That came as a bit of a shock to carmakers who had expected a chance to revisit the […]

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New York to shutter huge nuclear energy plant

Jan 10, 2017
Big challenges on the horizon for replacing nuclear power.

GM responds to demand for bigger cars by thinning its workforce

Dec 20, 2016
Consumers are shifting gears away from compact cars as gas prices remain low.
A 2013 Cadillac ATS gets ready to come off the assembly line at the General Motors Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant July 26, 2012 in Lansing, Michigan. 
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Pipeline denial is a victory for opponents of fossil fuels

Dec 5, 2016
Environmentalists hope to block new gas and oil pipelines while renewables catch up.
Activists celebrate at Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota. The Army Corps of Engineers notified the Standing Rock Sioux on December 4 that the current route for the Dakota Access pipeline will be denied. 

 
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