OTA, politicians urge feds to relax fuel rules during shortage
TORONTO -- The Ontario Trucking Association is hoping Ottawa will heed the call to relieve the shortage of truck fuel by allowing truckers to use off-spec a brand of diesel, which was used for more than a decade until this past October and is still used in off-road applications.
Oil per barrel tumbles; but diesel still surging
OTTAWA -- Crude oil prices fell nearly $5 a barrel yesterday, only after hitting an all-time high of $111 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. When the dust settled, the price per barrel was at about $106, a few bucks below the record average over this last week.
Diesel soars 23 cents/g; Bill seeking LCVs introduced
NEW YORK -- The average price of diesel in the US skyrocketed 20 to 30 cents a gallon this past week, depending on the part of the country, with the national average at $4.7 per gallon, according to weekly figures from the U.S. DOT's Energy Information Administration.