Supply, Marketing, Distribution, Transportation & Logistics News & Information
August 2014 Issue


Texas CNG, LNG Sales Double FY 2014 Estimate

August 22, 2014

As of July 31, fiscal 2014 tax revenue from sales of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) motor fuel totaled $2,178,199, according to...


Veeder-Root Acquires FuelQuest, Inc.

August 26, 2014

The Veeder-Root Company has acquired FuelQuest, Inc. Located in Houston, Texas. FuelQuest is a recognized software as a service (SaaS) provider for retail and...

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    Oil Speculation

    August 27, 2014

    By Joe Petrowski Oil Prices have been remarkably less volatile than in the recent past, and trending lower.  This is despite the tensions in the Mideast and in Ukraine. While the primary driver has been the dramatic rise in U.S. production coupled with significant demand destruction, not be overlooked has been the decrease in speculation ...

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    Can Tesla Ever Break Even?

    August 20, 2014

    By Dr. Barry Stevens, TBD America, Inc. The media resonates with the quintessential EV – Tesla. From the groundbreaking Roadster and family oriented S Sedans to the upcoming Model X SUV and Model 3 for the mass market, a day does not go by without hearing something about Tesla. Now with the not so Americanized $5 ...

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    Three Big Trends Driving Change in Fuels Distribution and Marketing

    August 13, 2014

    Guest Blogger Doug Haugh First, the biggest trend impacting the US fuels industry at every level is the long-term decline in gasoline demand. Gasoline demand is expected to drop 30 billion gallons—yes billion.  With the average fuel marketer being around 30 million gallons a year, we are looking at the potential demise of 1,000 distributors.  ...

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    WEX, Inc. Divests of Pacific Pride Services

    August 6, 2014

    By Shane Dyer It was announced on July 30th that WEX, Inc. has sold the Pacific Pride Services, LLC subsidiary to Fleetcor for approximately 50M.  This came as a surprise to most in the industry who are involved in the reciprocal commercial fueling network model.  The reasons cited for the divesture were the complexity of ...

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    Can Hydrogen Fueling Stations Be Far Behind?

    July 22, 2014

    By Dr. Barry Stevens, TBD America, Inc. This piece is a sequel to, “Are Hydrogen Fuel Cells Vehicles Dead on Arrival?” What follows is a deeper look at the infrastructure, specifically hydrogen fueling stations, needed to support fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV). “Though hydrogen fuel cells have become much smaller, cheaper, and infinitely more efficient ...

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Weekly Energy Market Situation, Aug. 25, 2014

August 26, 2014

Oil Prices Hold Support Oil prices are holding support despite a more geopolitically bearish situation. Euro-zone economic growth has stalled. Libyan exports...


EPA Sends Renewable Fuels Rule to White House

August 22, 2014

The National Biodiesel Board released the following statement from Vice President of Federal Affairs Anne Steckel today after the EPA sent the proposed final...


Fed Up at the Pump Statement: Steinberg Denies AB 69 Hearing

August 26, 2014

Below is a statement from Fed Up at the Pump in response to Friday’s letter from Senate pro Tem Darrell Steinberg to Assembly Member Henry Perea denying AB...

Ed Grisetti of Capitol Petroleum Group (CPG), Terry Fitzgerald of CPG, Don Villamar of CITGO Petroleum, Victor Iroh of CPG, Mike Moran and Joe Marino of Certified Gasolines at CITGO Marketer Capitol Petroleum and Certified Gasolines' Muscular Dystrophy Association Golf Tournament in Staten Island, N.Y. (PRNewsFoto/CITGO)

Capitol Petroleum and Certified Gasolines Host Golf Tournament to Benefit Local Chapter of The Muscular Dystrophy Association

August 26, 2014

On Thursday, July 31, Staten Island, N.Y. CITGO Marketers Capitol Petroleum Group and Certified Gasolines came together to promote and host their first golf...


Aloha Petroleum Recognizes Exiting Kahala Shell Owner with Appreciation Event

August 26, 2014

Aloha Petroleum, Ltd. recently hosted an appreciation event in honor of  retiring Kahala Shell owner Madeleine Snow and previous owner Bill Green. The...


Susser Holdings and Energy Transfer Partners Announce Preliminary Merger Consideration Election Results

August 26, 2014

Susser Holdings Corporation and Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.   has announced the preliminary results of the elections made by Susser common stockholders...