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


Couche-Tard Inc. Acquires 55 Stores in Illinois and Indiana to Operate as Circle K

July 30, 2014

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. signed on July 29, through its wholly-owned indirect subsidiary, Mac’s Convenience Stores LLC, an agreement to acquire 55...


Light-Duty Vehicles’ Share of Transportation Energy Use Is Projected to Fall

July 30, 2014

Principal contributor: Trisha Hutchins Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Outlook 2014 Transportation energy consumption, including...

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    State of U.S. Refined Product Infrastructure

    July 30, 2014

    By Joe Petrowski All commodity prices are affected by 5 major factors: Directional (influenced by supply and demand) Geography (moving it from where it is to where it ain’t, as efficiently as possible) Quality (Chanel No. 5 versus Eau de Walmart) Fungibility (all the pork in the world will not break beef and chicken prices) ...

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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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    Regulation, Leverage and Profit

    July 16, 2014

    By John C. Flippen, Jr. Managing Director of Petroleum Capital and Real Estate, LLC (PetroCapRE) Your Company and your Bank have several things in common and in this article I am going to focus on three interconnected items:  Regulation, Leverage and Profit.   Regulation In today’s ever increasing regulatory environment, particularly in the world of ...

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Weekly Energy Market Situation, July 28, 2014

July 29, 2014

Distillate Fuel Oil Nearing a Seasonal Low? In this week’s edition. Natural gas prices have weakened because of high production and cooler weather....


ATA Applauds Senate Adoption of Short-Term Highway Funding Patch

July 30, 2014

American Trucking Associations applauded the Senate on July 29 for adopting a shorter term patch for the Highway Trust Fund in order to pass a long-term,...


SIGMA Announces Departure of Kenneth A. Doyle

August 1, 2014

The Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA) announces that Executive Vice President Kenneth A. Doyle has decided to leave SIGMA to pursue...


POC – Pacific Oil Conference

July 27, 2014

For independent petroleum marketers and convenience store retailers throughout the western United States, one industry gathering is a “must-attend”...


Work Truck Show 2015 and 2016 Dates Announced

July 28, 2014

Work Truck Show 2015 and 2016 Dates Announced North America’s largest work truck event will return to Indianapolis, Ind., where it has enjoyed sustained...


Leading Researcher Debunks Misleading Truck Productivity Report

July 30, 2014

Today, a leading transportation researcher characterized a report pre-pared for a railroad-funded organization on the safety of more productive trucks as...