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.

Wärtsilä Introduces New Hybrid and Energy Storage Solutions

Wärtsilä Introduces New Hybrid and Energy Storage Solutions

The technology group Wärtsilä today announced new hybrid power plants, engines+storage and energy storage solutions to power markets globally. These new and innovative solutions provide Wärtsilä’s existing and future customers added value by utilizing energy storage technology together with traditional engine based power generation. Wärtsilä also announced it would be

Reader Profile: Michael Edwards

Reader Profile: Michael Edwards

Throughout his career, Michael Edwards has developed a birds-eye view of just about every aspect of the energy sector. As such, he’s developed a keen sense of what makes an energy company—and its employees—successful.

The Evolution of the Transfer Station

The Evolution of the Transfer Station

Transfer stations initially became the answer to the problem of moving urban trash to rural landfill locations, efficiently and cost effectively. But changing attitudes of the public and government regulations are causing transfer stations to become so much more. During the Great Recession, municipal solid waste (MSW) generation rates actually

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

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