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Tag: diesel

A lifeblood of aggregate operations, diesel is still expensive compared to historic standards yet its prices have moderated of late. Photo: P&Q Staff

Diesel prices starting to settle down

January 18, 2023By

Prices for diesel fuel are finally moderating as panic buying eases nationwide – with more relief to come.

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Michele Stanley, vice president of government and regulatory affairs at the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), took part in a Q&A at the 2022 Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference. Photo: PamElla Lee Photography

Breaking down the industry’s legislative, regulatory agenda

June 29, 2022By

Michele Stanley provided Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference attendees with an overview of the issues the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association is currently focused on.

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The federal tax on gasoline has not changed since 1993. Photo: Willard/ iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Biden administration pushes for gas tax pause

June 27, 2022By

As gas prices continue to rise across the country, the Biden administration is asking Congress for a three-month pause to the 18 cents-per-gallon gas tax.

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How Russia’s war on Ukraine will impact construction

March 9, 2022By and

Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), discusses the economic ramifications ahead for industries that are huge consumers of diesel fuel.

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Lile Quarry is currently opening up a new pit in southwest Missouri, marking a new chapter at the operation that falls under owner Jim Lile’s purview. Photo courtesy of Kevin Yanik

Why talk of eliminating fossil fuels makes no sense

November 22, 2021By

As some policymakers make clear that the end of fossil fuels is their immediate end goal, the aggregate industry must be prepared to counter their interests. P&Q editor-in-chief Kevin Yanik explains.

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Diesel pickup trucks trending upward

January 25, 2021By

According to the Diesel Technology Forum, five of top 10 fastest-growing alternative technology vehicles in the U.S. last year were diesel powered.

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Dealing with dirty diesel fuel

June 19, 2019By

Find out how to combat fuel fraught with contaminants after its long journey from the refinery to your essential equipment.

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Ditching diesel for electric

November 3, 2018By

A gold mining company’s transformation from diesel-powered mobile equipment to electric provides a glimpse of tech that may come to the aggregate industry.

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Shell Rotella: Developing a new line of engine oils

August 22, 2016By

Shell Rotella Global OEM Technical Manager Dan Arsy discusses how the company developed its newest line of heavy-duty engine oils in the CK-4, FA-4 category.

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