Stories tagged: fuel
Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 11:42 a.m.
U.S. exporting dirty fuel to already pollution-choked India
U.S. oil refineries that are unable to sell a dirty fuel waste product at home are exporting vast quantities of it to India instead.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 8:21 p.m.
Aid begins to flow to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico
Large amounts of federal aid began moving into Puerto Rico on Saturday, welcomed by local officials who praised the Trump administration’s response but called for the emergency loosening of rules …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 7:59 a.m.
China plans nationwide ethanol use by 2020
China plans to promote use of ethanol in gasoline nationwide by 2020, joining the United States, Brazil and other governments that use blended fuel to curb emissions and fossil fuel …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
Beware at the pump: Black market fuel making millions
A black market for diesel and gasoline has rapidly spread around the nation, with organized crime gangs using fraudulent credit cards to syphon millions of dollars in fuel from gas …
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 9:51 a.m.
US average fuel economy at record high of 24.8 mpg
DETROIT – Fuel economy is at a record high as new technology helps vehicles lose weight and drive more efficiently. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the fuel economy of …
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, 7:32 p.m.
Gas prices up, stations running out in South after pipeline spill
Lines formed at gas stations across the South on Saturday and drivers who were able to find fuel had to pay more for it in some cases, as prices edged …
Sun., May 22, 2016, 9:11 p.m.
U.S. gas prices jump by 5 cents over two weeks
The average price of gasoline has jumped by a nickel over the past two weeks to $2.32 a gallon for regular grade.
Fri., Dec. 11, 2015, 10:22 p.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: Paying roads tax by the mile holds promise
Would you be a winner or a loser if Washington shifted from taxing drivers per gallon to taxing per mile? City dwellers with short trips look like obvious winners. People …
Thu., March 12, 2015
Plane that crashed in Spokane wrongly filled with jet fuel, report says
A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board confirms the plane that crashed in downtown Spokane last month was filled with jet fuel before taking off. The plane was …
Wed., Sept. 24, 2014
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago Joe Rudersdorf, Spokane’s dogcatcher and “humane society” officer, announced a plan to prevent the abuse of horses by wagon drivers going up the South …
Sun., June 5, 2011
Ford hopes to introduce three-cylinder engine by 2013
DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Co. plans to introduce its smallest engine by 2013, part of the race to improve fuel economy across the industry. Ford said Thursday it’s working …
Sun., June 5, 2011
Caldwell: Military elevates biofuel’s status
When the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds spun, rolled and shrieked through two days of performances at Andrews Air Force Base a week ago, the demonstration was not just about aeronautic …
Wed., Feb. 9, 2011, 11:45 a.m.
Deer Park man, 85, assaulted, robbed in home
An elderly man was robbed in his Deer Park home Monday by a man who knocked on his door seeking money for gas, officials said today.
Thu., June 3, 2010, 10:21 a.m.
Significant fuel savings possible for cars, SUVs
A prestigious research panel has concluded that technology already widely available could significantly cut fuel consumption by cars and light trucks.
Mon., April 27, 2009
Gas prices show an uptick, but aren’t likely to climb steeply
If you drive, you’ve surely noticed a touch of volatility in the price of gas during the past year. Last April, prices in Spokane crested above $3.60 and were on …
Sat., Aug. 9, 2008
Schools mapping out savings
Burdened with a fleet of buses whose fuel mileage is measured in single digits, school districts are looking for ways to shave the miles they drive. Every time diesel increases …
Sat., Dec. 22, 2007
Residents concerned about test site
A company owned by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe is building a facility near the reservation town of Tensed to test 210,000-gallon jet fuel bladders for leaks. Berg Integrated Systems is …