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March 2015 Issue

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PMAA Selects Rob Underwood as Next President

March 24, 2015

Rob Underwood will serve as the next president of the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA) effective Saturday, May 16, 2015, the association’s...

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ATA Joins AFPM in Lawsuit to Block Oregon Fuel Standards

March 24, 2015

American Trucking Associations joined the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers and the Consumer Energy Alliance in suing the state of Oregon to...

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    Turning Down the Noise: Creating a Single Source of Truth for the Enterprise

    March 21, 2015

    By Joe Kratochvil, Clear Stone Solutions I recently participated in a series of industry-based, strategic planning work sessions, focusing on the needs of downstream petroleum marketers. The business leaders involved were intelligent and market savvy with years of experience guiding high velocity, margin driven enterprises. This group represented some of the most successful business drivers ...

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    Fixing the Ethanol Market

    March 18, 2015

    By Joe Petrowski There are two opposing camps on Ethanol. The first includes those who support ethanol vigorously such as farm state politicians, ethanol producers and the supporters of bio-fuel development or anti-traditional carbon fuels. The opposition includes some coastal politicians, some consumers and some fuel merchants and those concerned with the cost of the ...

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    Share of Wallet—Fact or Fiction

    March 11, 2015

    By Shane Dyer Since the early 1980′s, those marketing Pacific Pride and CFN nationwide have carefully developed a lucrative enterprise around the unattended commercial fueling and reciprocal cardlock networking business model. Customers have likewise valued the opportunity to fuel in highly controlled, highly efficient environments that lower the total amount its costing them to fuel ...

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    Vendor Viewpoint: Eliminating Fuel Cross-Contamination

    March 11, 2015

    By Chris Traczek Owners and operators of retail-fueling sites face a laundry list of daily challenges, from dealing with constantly fluctuating fuel prices to ensuring that the safety and integrity of the fueling process is reliably maintained. One of the most basic concerns is knowing that the correct fuel is being delivered into the correct ...

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    Making “Return-To-Work” Work for Transportation

    March 4, 2015

    Dr. Charlie Cartwright, Lockton Reducing the recovery time for employees injured in a workplace accident remains front and center among employers who continue to face increased workers’ compensation costs, lost productivity and spiraling litigation. According to a recent National Academy of Social Insurance study, total workers’ compensation costs to employers rose by 7.1% to $77.1 ...

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    Fleet Card Programs: An Evolving Success Story (Part 2)

    February 25, 2015

    By Maura Keller In Part 1, we discussed some of the history of the modern fleet card, technological advances and the appeal of such programs. In Part 2 we look at embracing and optimizing the successful programs that are available today, what’s on the horizon and a look at safety and security in fleet card ...

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Weekly Energy Market Situation, March 27, 2015

March 30, 2015

Crude Oil Reacts to Conflict in Yemen Potential loss of access to the Suez Canal roils markets Crude oil stocks in US expand again Domestic production of crude...

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EIA: U.S. Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Imports Decline 36% in 2014

March 20, 2015

Principal contributor: Sean Hill Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Petroleum Supply Monthly After reaching record levels in 2013, United...

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California, Texas, Florida Lead US in Clean Diesel, Hybrid Vehicle Registrations

March 22, 2015

Despite lower gasoline and diesel fuel prices in the second half of 2014, the registrations of fuel-efficient clean diesel and hybrid cars and SUVS both showed...

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EPA Awards Clean Diesel Grants in 21 States, Puerto Rico

March 22, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $8 million to communities in 21 states and Puerto Rico to reduce emissions from the nation’s...

PART 1: WPMA New Solutions Video Showcase

March 13, 2015

Hot new solutions that were showcased on the trade show floor at the Western Petroleum marketers Association convention, held Febr. 17-19, 2015 at The Mirage...

PART 2: WPMA New Solutions Video Showcase

March 18, 2015

Round 2 of the hot new solutions that were showcased on the trade show floor at the Western Petroleum marketers Association convention, held Feb. 17-19, 2015,...