A special task force of the U.K. Department for Transport, the U.K. Petroleum Industry Association, the U.K. Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and the U.K. Downstream Fuel Association concluded that a new diesel-fuel “filter blocking tendency” test and limit is circumventing diesel car-engine failures.
The U.S. Patent Office announced recently that it awarded a patent to Aerojet Rocketdyne for a novel gasifier liner technology.
Caterpillar—maker of mostly diesel-powered, off-road equipment and vehicles—reported July 24 that its second quarter (2Q) 2014 profits rose year-on-year, to $999 million, up from $960 million in 2Q 2013.
Chevron on July 29 finally won approval from the Richmond, Calif., City Council to proceed with a long-delayed, $1 billion upgrade project at its 245,000 barrels per day Richmond refinery.
Changes to Germany’s renewable-energy policies has won state aid approval from the European Commission (EC).
Wood Dale, Ill.-based engine manufacturer Power Solutions International Inc. recently announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency certified its 8.8-liter propane and compressed natural gas (CNG)-fueled engine for on-highway applications.
The Port of Antwerp announced July 18 that it is seeking bids for a proposed liquefied natural gas bunkering station targeting Rhine river barge customers that normally use diesel fuel.