Tag: fuel prices

The usage and pricing of gasoline (or petrol) results from factors such as crude oil prices, processing and distribution costs, local demand, the strength of local currencies, local taxation, and the availability of local sources of gasoline (supply). Since fuels are traded worldwide, the trade prices are similar. The price paid by consumers largely reflects national pricing policy.

Why Microgrids Are Inevitable

Why Microgrids Are Inevitable

The fledgling electric utility companies that emerged after Thomas Edison opened his small Pearl Street, New York City, NY, power station in 1882 originally focused on distributed energy generation (DEG) operating within a microgrid. Edison envisioned that the electric utility industry would involve small firms generating direct current (DC) power

Connectivity And Resilience

Connectivity And Resilience

The great northeast power blackout of 2003 was a reminder that reliance on large grids has widespread implications. The power outage—lasting several days in some areas—affected millions in the US and Canada. Nearly a decade later, Hurricane Sandy left the area without power for weeks. Many in the energy industry

Energy Impetus: What Will Drive Wastewater Energy Recovery?

Energy Impetus: What Will Drive Wastewater Energy Recovery?

Humans have been harnessing water’s energy for thousands of years. Archaeologists have discovered trip hammers powered by a water wheel—dating back to 202 BC and 9 AD—that were used to grind grain, break ore, and press paper in early China.

Today, we continue to rely on water to generate energy. Modern

Mack to Invest $70 Million in Pennsylvania Assembly Plant

Mack to Invest $70 Million in Pennsylvania Assembly Plant

Mack Trucks plans to invest $70 million over the next three years to modernize and expand its Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, plant, a signal that the company is committed to keeping the facility churning out big rigs for at least the near future.

The company announced the plan April 15, laying out

“Now Would Be a Good Time to Increase Fuel Taxes”

“Now Would Be a Good Time to Increase Fuel Taxes”

We’re continuing our countdown to Infrastructure Week with another interview—a very comprehensive look at the issues, with a lot of food for thought. A couple of quick spoilers: This week’s interviewee does see an advantage to public-private partnerships for some projects (not all of our experts agree), and he favors

Reader Profile: Chad Lennon

Reader Profile: Chad Lennon

Over the past four years since Chad Lennon started his own company, he has constructed it on a foundation of flexibility and faith. Faith in its success has been the driving factor, despite the fact that the business previously owned by someone else had been so adversely affected by the recession that it ended up

Choosing the Right One for the Dig – Part 3

Choosing the Right One for the Dig
– Part 3

The Big Excavators
Size will always be a sensible consideration. If you have a large excavation project, you will probably need a large excavator if you wish your job to be profitable. Again, however, check to find out the advantages for your project of one excavator over another. The US Open

Handling the Heat With CHP

Handling the Heat With CHP

There is a renewed emphasis in the distributed generation marketplace for solutions such as Combined Heating and Power (CHP) and cogeneration, with shale gas being one of the primary drivers, notes Clark Wiedetz, director of alternative and renewable energy for the Building Technologies Division of Siemens.

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