Supply, Marketing, Distribution, Transportation & Logistics News & Information
July 2015 Issue


Mobile Technology Use Among Shoppers Rises as Retail Habits Change, Synchrony Financial Study Finds

July 21, 2015

Synchrony Financial, a consumer financial services company with 80 years of retail heritage, released findings from its 2015 Digital Study that further confirm...

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EIA: California Gasoline Prices Rise Further as Lengthier Supply Chain is Strained

July 22, 2015

From This Week in Petroleum, July 15, 2015 West Coast spot prices for conventional gasoline increased sharply last week, while falling slightly on the Gulf...

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    July 22, 2015

    By Joe Petrowski After working for a few years out of college, so many young people desire to start, own and operate their own businesses. While most are likely inspired by the Steve Jobs and Bill Gates of the world, and many other tech tycoons who started in their garage or basement, this desire is ...

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    E85 Fueling Equipment – What You Don’t Know Could Hurt Your Bottom Line

    July 15, 2015

      “Fueled for Thought” By Joe O’Brien, Source North America Corporation   As the U.S. looks for ways to reduce its carbon footprint and its dependence on petroleum, renewable ethanol-based fuels deliver an alternative fuel at a price point that is accessible to most consumers. As such, the market for E85 has grown substantially over ...

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    Underground Storage Tanks—A Changing Marketplace

    July 8, 2015

    By Greg Cushard and Michael Manis, Lockton The environmental insurance marketplace has never seen more capacity and competition than now, yet changes are on the horizon for the underwriting and risk transfer mechanisms associated with underground storage tanks. Just a year ago, there were nearly 20 qualified insurance companies aggressively writing these tanks. At renewal, ...

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    Energy Secure Vs. Energy Independent

    July 1, 2015

    By Doug Haugh First of all “Energy Independence” is a ridiculously misunderstood and misapplied statement. For most of the energy we use in the United States we are incredibly independent. If we take energy as three streams— electricity, heat and transportation—on the first two fronts we are secure and independent. The U.S. electricity grid is ...

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    Export Restrictions on Crude: Not a Ban, But a Bother

    June 24, 2015

    By Nancy Yamaguchi, PhD Like any revolution, the Shale Revolution is causing change. Some of the changes are logical and predictable, but others are somewhat surprising and are having more wide ranging impacts than predicted. In the US, the shale revolution is causing a dramatic reversal of the downward slide in crude production, like an ...

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Weekly Energy Market Situation, July 27, 2015

July 27, 2015

Riding Along in My Automobile   Retail gasoline prices are now more expensive than retail diesel prices. U.S. gasoline demand approaches the all-time...


ACE submits comments to EPA on 2014-2016 RFS

July 27, 2015

Today the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted comments to EPA on the proposed blending volumes for 2014, 2015, and 2016 under the Renewable Fuel...


API: Work Ahead for Energy Legislation

July 22, 2015

Major elements of a national energy strategy should be added to a draft package approved today by the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and...

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NBB: Thirty-Six Senators Call for Biodiesel Growth

July 22, 2015

Thirty-six U.S. senators from across the country urged the Obama administration Monday to strengthen biodiesel volumes in a pending Renewable Fuel Standard...


25% of All Fuel Invoices are Inaccurate. How about Yours? Take a Hard Look at Excise Tax Calculations with this Avalara/FMN...

July 15, 2015

Invoice Accuracy is a Fuel Industry Problem—Fuel Tax Compliance is Key! An estimated 25% of all fuel invoices are inaccurate in some way. If you’re a...

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Set Aside July 28 for an Essential Webinar: Growing Your Business with Biodiesel

July 1, 2015

Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REG), The Fuels Institute and Fuel Marketer News (FMN) are partnering on this essential webinar covering diesel fuel trends and...