New Zealand's fuel shortage hits more flights and petrol stations

WELLINGTON (Reuters) — New Zealand's jet fuel shortage on Tuesday forced 39 flights to be cancelled, 13 of them international, with concerns the fuel crisis may spread after fuel stations in the country's largest city Auckland halted high-octane gasoline sales.

Japan's rural elderly reverse gas station closures

TOKYO (Reuters) — In Shimukappu, a village on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido and home to a popular skiing resort, residents are to reopen the sole gas station in the area, which closed 4 yr ago as sales declined.

North Korea fuel prices soar after U.N. sanctions capping supply

(Reuters) — Gasoline and diesel prices rose sharply in North Korea after its sixth nuclear test and as the U.N. Security Council imposed new sanctions capping fuel supply, market data analyzed by Reuters on Monday showed.

New Zealand military called in after pipeline leak hits air travel

WELLINGTON (Reuters) — New Zealand called in its defense force on Monday to help move fuel around the country after a burst oil pipeline triggered a jet fuel shortage, causing dozens of flight cancellations and disrupting the plans of thousands of airline passengers.

Oil and chemical spills from Hurricane Harvey big, but dwarfed by Katrina

NEW YORK/BOSTON (Reuters) — More than 22,000 bbl of oil, refined fuels and chemicals spilled at sites across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, along with millions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of tons of other toxic substances, a Reuters review of company reports to the US Coast Guard shows.

US refiner Phillips 66 charters foreign vessel after Jones Act waiver

(Reuters) — Phillips 66 has chartered a Marshall Islands-flagged vessel, making use of a temporary waiver of the Jones Act that was put in place to meet fuel shortages in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Argus Media reported on Thursday.

EIA: Global use of liquid fuels to grow by nearly a fifth by 2040

NEW YORK (Reuters) — Global use of petroleum and other liquid fuels will grow by nearly a fifth by 2040, driven by the transportation and industrial sectors, the US government said on Thursday.

Mexico court temporarily blocks higher ethanol in gasoline

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) — A Mexican judge on Wednesday granted a temporary injunction against an increase in the ethanol content in gasoline for domestic consumption to as much as 10%, according to an environmentalist involved in the case.

US extends shipping waiver to Sept. 22 for storm relief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The US Homeland Security Department on Wednesday said it has extended through Sept. 22 a temporary waiver of a law that limits the availability of shipping vessels, in a move to help Hurricanes Harvey and Irma responders get access to fuel.

Magellan Midstream probes big Texas fuel spill during Harvey floods

(Reuters) — Magellan Midstream Partners LP said on Tuesday it was investigating the cause of a nearly 11,000-bbl gasoline spill from two above-ground fuel storage tanks at its Houston-area terminal in Texas during Hurricane Harvey.