Blog - The Commute

Observations on the current happenings in the world of vehicles and the fuels that power them from Fuels Institute Executive Director, John Eichberger.

A Core Motivation of Decarbonization
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed rules on Environmental and Social Responsibility (ESG) that may be finalized as early as December 2022. For this reason, and many others, it is critical that businesses engaged in the transportation sector pay attention to their environmental performance. Here’s a detailed explanation of why. 

E15 Summer Waiver: Key Questions About the Market
The sale of E15 during the summer months is currently prohibited due to environmental regulations. The goal of this action is to provide a lower price fuel option for consumers and encourage more retail facilities to offer the fuel. The Fuels Institute took a look at the market to better understand what impact this decision might have on fuel supply and prices.

MHD Vehicles – Dynamic, Complex and Deserving of Special Attention
The medium and heavy-duty vehicle (MHDV) market policies, targets, and expectations cannot be the same as those for light-duty vehicles because the MHDV market is vastly more complex. To inform the broad community on the nuances of MHDV decarbonization, the Fuels Institute collaborated with Guidehouse Insights to highlight the complexity of the market in a new report.

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Podcast - Convenience Matters

Hosted by the Fuels Institute and NACS, Convenience Matters brings you weekly podcasts talking all things convenience and fuels related. About half of the U.S. population stops at a convenience store every day. Hear what we're seeing at stores and what the future may hold for the convenience retail industry.

What’s Driving Higher Transportation Costs?
Vehicle sales trends have massive implications for the economy and the future of fueling. What’s affecting sales now, and what could change in the next five years?

Reimagining an EV Charging Experience
A vehicle charging area can be more than just chargers in the parking lot corner. Consider a customer-centric experience to surprise and delight charging guests.

ESG Planning
Whether privately held, publicly traded or seeking access to capital, bankers and investors are asking companies for their ESG plan. What will you show them?

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Press Releases

See Fuels Institute press releases regarding the fuels and vehicles market.

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Carpool Chats

The transportation-energy sector never slows down, and it’s hard to keep up with the most important news in each sector. Carpool Chats are the definition of a quick update delivered directly to you in 20-minutes or less. The Fuels Institute team does the necessary research and delivers the industry’s brightest minds discussing the most important topics to you ensuring you stay up to date with this fast paced industry. Carpool Chats work perfectly with your schedule; delivering content that’s brief and in a manner that everyone will understand.

Consumer Perspective and It's Impact on Efforts to Decarbonize | Episode 49
We will not be able to influence the environment through vehicle and energy options if consumers do not have access to them or decide not to purchase and use them. As part of his role at NACS, Jeff Lenard is responsible for overseeing consumer surveys that help explain what consumers want, and the critical elements that drive their decisions related to vehicle choice and driving patterns. Understanding the consumer's mindset is key to understanding what options might exist to guide consumers toward lower emission options.

FUELS2022 Preview With Keynote Speaker, Stephen Hightower | Episode 48
Stephen Hightower is the Chief Operating Officer of Hightowers Petroleum Company - a leading energy supplier in North America. Over their 40 years of existence, Hightowers has consistently navigated the changing conditions of the transportation energy industry to seek new opportunities for growth. Much can be learned from their progressive stance on things like Environment, Social, and Governance planning and performance and how their core values impact their ability to evolve.

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Takes the Spotlight | Episode 47
Increasing demands from investors, consumers, and policymakers make ESG pursuits a timely and fiscally responsible consideration. Without adequate ESG planning, public and private companies risk the loss of access to capital as well as customer loyalties. Listen in as we discuss the ESG movement and why it matters to your business.

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Video Series


Fuels Institute regularly creates video content including webinars and vlogs. Visit our library and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up to date on our latest releases.

Impact of E-Commerce on Last Mile | Webinar
Dr. Monique Stinson, Technical Manager of Freight Systems and Analytics with Argonne National Laboratory, presents results and insights on urban retail transportation trends from the SMART Mobility Capstone reports.

Joe Butler | Board Spotlights
Interview with Joe Butler, Senior Director of Supply-Gulf Coast at Pilot Company.

Brian Mormino | Board Spotlights
Interview with Brian Mormino, Executive Director, Technical and Environmental Systems at Cummins Inc.

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