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…
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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…

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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A new administration, a new mandate. So let the lobbying begin.

Nov 16, 2016
That’s the story of Washington this past week. Case in point: top automakers, represented by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, have asked President-elect Trump to review standards for cars’ fuel economy and emissions regulations, which were center points of President…
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What does GE's deal with Baker Hughes mean for the oil industry?

Oct 31, 2016
General Electric wants to combine its oilfield services with a bigger competitor.
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Shipping companies play for time as new fuel rules beckon

Oct 25, 2016
Ships are big polluters, and next week, maritime nations could require them to use fuel that generates less sulfur content. But that kind of fuel is expensive, and the shipping business is in a bit of a slump just now.…
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