Supply, Marketing, Distribution, Transportation & Logistics News & Information
September 2016 Issue


Biodiesel Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple’s Carbon Emissions

September 28, 2016

The City of New York has taken another significant step in reducing the region’s carbon footprint by passing legislation today that incrementally...


Retailers Encouraged by Scheduled House Vote to Delay Career-Killing New Overtime Rule

September 28, 2016

The National Retail Federation welcomed the announcement today that the House of Representatives would vote this week on a six-month delay of the Labor...

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    Downside to Future US Petroleum Demand

    September 28, 2016

    By Joe Petrowski We currently drive 3 trillion miles in the US annually (all vehicles) with an average 15 gallons per mile for a 2 billion gallon fuel usage (70% gasoline/30% diesel). There several significant macro factors that are pushing that number down: Driving patterns—Because of urbanization, demographics (older people drive less and more erratically) ...

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    Vendor View: Think Tank

    September 28, 2016

    How to Chart a Cost-Effective Compliance Program for the Future By Bobby Hayes, OPW Fuel Management Systems Compliance management is becoming increasingly demanding for today’s retail and commercial fuel site operators as regulatory agencies continue to implement more stringent compliance requirements. For instance, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently revised its underground storage tank regulations, ...

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    EIA: Pipeline Shutdown Disrupts Gasoline Supply in the Southeast

    September 21, 2016

    Principal contributor: Mason Hamilton  A partial shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline system, a major source of transportation fuels to the Southeast, has disrupted gasoline supplies, leading to higher prices and product shortages in parts of the region.On September 9, Colonial Pipeline shut down its Line 1 pipeline in response to a leak in Shelby County, ...

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    EMV Merchant Adoption Remains Sluggish a Year Later

    September 21, 2016

    The Strawhecker Group (TSG), a management consulting firm focused on the global payments industry, released survey results that estimate 44%  of U.S. card-accepting merchants have EMV terminals. TSG also found that less than a month away from the anniversary of the EMV liability shift, 29% of U.S. merchants are actually able to accept chip-based transactions. ...

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    Vendor View: New Installation Testing: Why Test Before Concreting?

    September 14, 2016

    By Reed Leighton, CEO and Director of Leighton O’Brien Picture this: A conversation two petroleum industry executives might have at a trade conference or a chance encounter at an airport gate lounge in Dallas, Denver, or Detroit. The topic of conversation is testing newly installed underground storage tanks. “I’m not convinced you guys in the ...

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    Commercial CNG in Today’s Marketplace

    September 14, 2016

    By Keith Reid Way back in 2012 the hottest buzz at most of the trade shows with an audience interested in commercial fueling was the conversion to compressed natural gas from diesel. This was certainly a market-driven phenomenon due to the fact that the price spread between diesel and natural gas during the buzz period ...

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Weekly Energy Market Situation, Sept. 26, 2016

September 26, 2016

Crude Price Talk Turns Bullish OPEC members talk up an “extraordinary” meeting Production data are bearish Shale production in U.S. now more...


Trucking Industry’s Operational Costs Decline in 2015 Driven by Fuel Prices

September 28, 2016

The American Transportation Research Institute today released the findings of its 2016 update to An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking. Using...


Propane Council Donates $25,000 to Schools Driving Propane Buses

September 28, 2016

School buses already make up the largest share of mass transportation in the U.S. and are the safest mode of transportation to and from school. This year,...


NRF/Forrester Survey Says Facebook Leads Digital Marketing Spend for Retailers

September 28, 2016

Paid search and email marketing lead retailers’ lists of effective customer acquisition channels, however, social media and mobile marketing are gaining...


Webinar: Growing Your Business with Biodiesel Now Online!

September 29, 2016

One of the most detailed and informative webinars presented through the FMN Webinar Series is now online! As one independent attendee commented after the...


Conexxus Releases Mobile Payments Standards Version 2.0

September 28, 2016

Conexxus, the convenience and fuel retailing industry’s standards non-profit group, announced the ratification and immediate release of its Mobile Payments...