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Ready-mix concrete firm saving big on alternative fuel

Ready-mix concrete firm saving big on alternative fuel

Ready-mix concrete maker Ozinga Bros. has been saving a significant amount of money by fueling its distinctive candy-striped trucks with natural gas, and is making the alternative fuel more accessible to the general public.

November 10, 2013 10:05 am
FUEL: High prices pinching gas station owners

FUEL: High prices pinching gas station owners

High gas prices have squeezed the wholesale and retail gasoline industries, said Tom Collins, the chief executive officer of Luke Oil.

July 21, 2013 12:00 am
The power of waste

The power of waste

Two regional facilities produce enough electricity to power several thousand homes, or offset municipal power bills by hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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BP says current gas shipments meet standards

BP said all gasoline shipped from its Whiting Refinery and its network of storage terminals meets quality specifications and is authorized for sale, according to a news release issued Monday.

August 27, 2012 7:30 pm

Hammond woman says gas damaged car prior to recall

Seretha Harvey, of Hammond, thought she was having tough luck with her vehicle when it started to "act funny" in early July.

August 25, 2012 7:00 pm

Gas price hike follows rise in crude futures

After enjoying a few weeks of gas price declines, unsuspecting customers received sticker shock at local gas stations prior to the Independence Day holiday.

July 03, 2012 11:30 am
Clean Cities annual meeting highlights environmental successes

Clean Cities annual meeting highlights environmental successes

HOBART | Carl Lisek said his wife asked him to take her somewhere really expensive for Valentine's Day.

February 14, 2012 1:42 pm Photos

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U.S. Steel tries to free itself from oil

U.S. Steel tries to free itself from oil

Company officials say the success from a natural gas vehicle fueling pilot program in Gary is helping justify an expansion of the program to other facilities.

September 26, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Steelmaker freeing itself from oil

Steelmaker freeing itself from oil

GARY | It may be difficult to imagine drivers waiting at the pump for 15 minutes to fill up a vehicle with gasoline. But if the lengthier fill-up could save $12,500 annually and reduce nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide and other pollutants, as is the case for United States Steel Corp., it may …

September 20, 2011 5:15 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Coke research likely to sizzle, not fizzle

The New Coke product rolled out in 1985 was a colossal flop, but potential upgrades to the process of making coke — as in steelmaking ingredient — being researched at Purdue University Calumet look promising.

August 11, 2011 12:00 am
Purdue professor innovating coke-making process

Purdue professor innovating coke-making process

More than four years ago, Purdue University Calumet professor Robert Kramer was approached with a challenge to boost the value of Indiana coal. "Let's throw away the old molds, and let's try to do something different," Kramer said.

August 08, 2011 8:00 am Photos

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Purdue professor working to innovate coke-making process

Purdue professor working to innovate coke-making process

HAMMOND | More than four years ago, Purdue University Calumet professor Robert Kramer was approached with a challenge to boost the value of Indiana coal. "Let's throw away the old molds, and let's try to do something different," Kramer said.

August 07, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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South Shore Clean Cities is helping find alternatives to oil

South Shore Clean Cities is helping northern Indiana's drivers and businesses—even its national park—transition to a new energy age

May 16, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Ethanol one of the fuels of the future

Clean Cities is a U.S. Department of Energy partnership with industry designed to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector. It advances the use of alternative fuels and vehicles, idle reduction technologies, hybrid electric vehicles, fuel blends and fuel economy.

January 15, 2011 12:00 am
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