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August 2016 Issue

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EIA: Short-Term Energy Outlook

August 17, 2016

Release Date: Aug. 9, 2016 Highlights   EIA estimates that the amount of electricity generated using natural gas reached a record high during July,...

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API: New Report Confirms Pipelines Are One of the Safest Ways to Transport Energy

August 24, 2016

API today released a new report, with the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL), confirming that pipelines continue to be one of the safest ways to efficiently...

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    Vendor View: 2026 — A New Era in Fueling?

    August 24, 2016

    “Fueled for Thought” By Joe O’Brien, Source North America Corporation   Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk’s vision for future transportation calls for all cars to run on electricity, sending traditional gas stations the way of the Fotomat. Could a change this radical happen in the next 10 years? For fuel marketers and c-store operators, that ...

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    Maximizing Retail Sales through Loyalty

    August 17, 2016

    By Joe Petrowski Retailing 101 still stands on the four p’s (Product, Price, Promotion and Position). Traditional convenience retailers are certainly not as threatened as other box retailers by the internet given the nature of their sales and services, but they are not completely immune to technology. In fact, they can take advantage of innovative ...

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    NRF/Forrester Survey Says EMV Pushing Aside Other Payment Initiatives

    August 17, 2016

    Reducing credit and debit card fraud by implementing EMV chip card acceptance has become retailers’ top payment issue in 2016, but retailers are also busy with new data security enhancements such as point-to-point encryption and tokenization to better protect payment card data. That’s according to a new study released today by the National Retail Federation and Forrester ...

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    Routing the Driver Shortage

    August 10, 2016

    By Maura Keller The driver shortage facing the petroleum industry, and many others, is creating a challenging environment for businesses of all sizes. But rushing to fill empty positions rather than exercising due diligence when hiring transportation employees can cause problems to arise and hinder the effectiveness and efficiency of the transportation components of your ...

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    10 points: Hydrogen from a Retailer’s Perspective

    August 10, 2016

    By Joe Petrowski Hydrogen is clean, less expensive than gas or diesel and qualifies as a ZEV vehicle when the ZEV mandate is implemented in 3 years. But what does it mean for the retail fueling site? Here are 10 quick points to consider: An average 5 kilogram fill-up takes the same amount of time ...

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    Vehicles are Our Customers

    August 3, 2016

    By Joe Petrowski Engine manufacturers and fuel marketers have always worked closely together dating back to the days when Henry Ford, the Chrysler brothers and Alfred Sloan designed their engines to use surplus and abundant kerosene and gasoline as the early fuels for motor cars. While there is much hype about alternate fuels, including a ...

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Weekly Energy Market Situation, Aug. 22, 2016

August 23, 2016

Oil Price Direction Signals are Mixed Oil supply abundance ignored by market Autumn refinery turnarounds could increase crude oil supply DUCs, (wells, drilled...

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API: Gasoline Deliveries in July Were Highest on Record

August 24, 2016

Total motor gasoline deliveries, a measure of consumer gasoline demand, moved up 2.4 percent from July 2015, to average nearly 9.7 million barrels per day....

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Chain Restaurants: EPA’S Inspector General Report a ‘Wakeup-Call’ to Congress

August 24, 2016

The National Council of Chain Restaurants issued the following statement from Executive Director Rob Green following the release of an Environmental...

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Owner of CrossAmerica Partners LP’s General Partner, CST Brands, Inc., Enters into Merger Agreement with Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

August 24, 2016

CrossAmerica Partners LP, a leading wholesale fuels distributor, announced that its General Partner, CST Brands, Inc. has entered into a definitive merger...

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Truck and Engine Manufacturers Evaluating New Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Regulations That EPA/DOT Announced

August 17, 2016

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today released a second more stringent round (Phase 2) of new...

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FMN/REG Webinar: Growing Your Business with Biodiesel Blended Fuel

August 17, 2016

How can biodiesel help me? That’s a question fuel marketers have been asking themselves in recent years as they consider the number of alternative fuel...