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August 2017 Issue

American Economy and Consumers Benefit from Government Streamlining of Energy Infrastructure

August 16, 2017

American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Jack Gerard called President Trump’s executive order to streamline energy infrastructure...

Georgetown Students Win “Future of Transportation” Competition

August 15, 2017

A proposed future transportation model comprised of liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered autonomous vehicles by students at Georgetown University, McDonough...

  • Vendor View: Automated Hedging Strategies

    August 16, 2017

    By Darren Dohme, Powerline   August just began, and that means the summer driving season will soon be coming to an end. Gasoline demand typically starts to decline during August and eventually falls further after the Labor Day holiday weekend. While demand does typically start to taper as summer wraps up, August is still a ...

  • A Quantum Leap for Natural Gas Is Coming

    August 14, 2017

    By Joe Petrowski   Current natural gas production in the U.S. is 27 Bcf (1 Bcf is 178 million barrels of oil), which grew moderately but sustainably from 9 Bcf in 1954 to 18 Bcf in 1992. The larger, more recent jump in production came from shale—better technology is available to find, drill and recover ...

  • ACE Conference Reveals Global Ethanol Demand Opportunities

    August 10, 2017

    The 30th annual American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference August 15 – 17 in Omaha, Nebraska, will highlight key efforts underway here and abroad to set the stage for higher ethanol blends.   One of this year’s featured speakers is Jim Galvin, CEO and Director of Lakeview Energy and the appointed leader of the U.S. Grains ...

  • Vendor View: Mapping Out a Positive Future for Roadway Funding and the Troubled...

    August 7, 2017

    By Joe O’Brien   The evolution of motor fuels and transportation technologies have far-reaching and counterproductive consequences for our highways, jeopardizing the funding on which all drivers depend. How did this happen, and why should fuel retailers care? Motor fuels taxes have been the bedrock of most roadway funding for decades. Because the relationship between ...

  • Vendor View: Dispenser Filters—It’s Time to Take Them Seriously

    August 2, 2017

    By Dwight Rutledge   “The only constant is change.” This saying is especially applicable to the fuel industry, where change is a way of life. Everything seems to be in flux—from regulatory requirements and vehicle technology to fueling equipment and even the fuels themselves. Today’s fuel retailers have to stay on top of an ever-evolving ...

  • Biodiesel Incentives for Government Fleets and Marketers

    July 26, 2017

    Photo Above: Rochester Public Transit has been using biodiesel blends in its buses for nearly two decades. It has achieved financial savings and emissions reductions with biodiesel.   By Jon Scharingson, REG   There are several reasons why Rochester, Minnesota, runs its public buses on biodiesel blends. But when the city made the switch nearly 20 ...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, August 14, 2017

August 14, 2017

U.S. Oil Supply Tightening Domestic crude supply down 10% from highs Distillate fuel oil demand up 8% year-over-year Propane loses nearly 40% of days supply...

EIA Gasoline and Diesel Retail Prices Update (Week Ended August 14, 2107)

August 15, 2017

Analysis by Dr. Nancy Yamaguchi   The Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly data on diesel and gasoline retail prices for the week...

Ontario Convenience Store Coalition Kicks Off “Save Our Stores” Campaign

August 11, 2017

Ontario’s independent convenience store owners are banding together to protest provincial government policies they say are driving them out of business....

Trucking Industry Revenues Were $676.2 Billion in 2016

August 14, 2017

American Trucking Associations (ATA) released the latest edition of ATA American Trucking Trends 2017, the annual compendium of data about the trucking...

RFA: Happy Anniversary to the Original RFS

August 11, 2017

By Bob Dinneen, President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association   Twelve years ago today, I was in a canoe in the middle of Lake Winnipesaukee, New...

National Biodiesel Board Welcomes New Membership of SCB Brokers

August 16, 2017

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) welcomes SCB Brokers, LLC. SCB Group is the newest member to NBB, bringing over 10 years of experience working in the...