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


PMAA Reports on EPA Clarifications with the NEW UST Regs

November 17, 2015

As noted in this article HERE, PMAA was exploring some final tweaks to the recently finalized UST rule. As part of that, PMAA was seeking specific...

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Webinar: Are You Ready for Mobile Commerce?

November 18, 2015

Convenience retail merchants are seeking a framework to help guide the implementation and integration of several new technologies. These include mobile...

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    How Price Bottoms are Formed and Why We are at One Now in...

    November 18, 2015

    By Joe Petrowski Having traded many commodities over a 40 year career, the “old salt” wisdom of my mentors and contemporaries sticks in my mind… “The cure for high prices is high prices. The cure for low prices is low prices.” (Short for markets work.) “Trees do not grow to the sky, and do not ...

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    Vendor Viewpoint: Important Considerations for Gas Stations & C-Stores When Migrating to EMV

    November 18, 2015

    By: Dan Yienger, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Petroleum for Verifone. The EMV liability shift that is applicable to all in-store credit and debit card transactions is now in effect, and gas stations and c-stores are beginning to explore ways to upgrade their fuel dispensers to accept EMV in time for the October ...

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    Profile: PAPCO Inc.

    November 11, 2015

    Editor’s note: This profile originally ran in the March/April 2015  issue of IGM, published by SIGMA, and is reprinted with permission. For those  not in the know: SIGMA is a national trade association representing fuel marketers and convenience store chain retailers in the United States and Canada. Its approximately 260 corporate members command nearly 50% ...

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    Policy Brief: Jobs Take Second Place to Climate Image

    November 10, 2015

    By Keith Reid President Obama announced on November 6 that he was formally rejecting the Keystone Pipeline. Not really a surprise, since the Administration has consistently talked about having an open mind on the pipeline, particularly during previous elections cycles, but has always managed to oppose the pipeline when circumstances forced action. For example, HERE,where ...

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    Vendor Viewpoint: A Successful Bankruptcy

    November 4, 2015

    By: P. A. (Andy) Weber III, Corner Capital As downstream energy advisors, Corner Capital stays current on major news and legal cases within the entire industry. With the decline in oil prices, and many upstream oil companies threatened with bankruptcy, it is enlightening to see a success story. Gulf Rig supplier Hercules Offshore Inc. is ...

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    Recap: 8th Integer Emissions Summit & DEF Forum

    November 4, 2015

    The 8th integer Emissions Summit & DEF forum USA 2015 was held October 27-29 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. Attendance was over 350 delegates who spanned the full spectrum of interested parties—from supply and distribution to automotive engineers to end users. There were a range of session tracks presented including: Heavy-Duty Commercial Vehicles; Marine ...

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Weekly Energy Market Situation, Nov. 23, 2015

November 23, 2015

Drop in US Crude Oil Output Not Enough to Support Prices   Bakken output fell year-on-year in September 3,000 wells in U.S. “fracklog” 3. US...


CST Brands Enters into Definitive Agreement to Purchase Flash Foods Store Network

November 25, 2015

CST Brands, Inc., a San Antonio-based Fortune 500 fuel and convenience retailer, announced today that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the...


PMAA Meets With Obama Administration Over 2016 Ethanol Mandate Concerns

November 18, 2015

Today, PMAA met with the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to reiterate marketers’ concerns over the EPA’s pending corn ethanol...

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EIA: New Biofuels Eliminate Need for Blending With Petroleum Fuels

November 10, 2015

Principal contributors: Bill Brown, Tony Radich Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on F.O. Licht, April 2015 A new type of renewable diesel...


ACE DC Ads Feature People Who Have Done Well With the RFS

November 16, 2015

As the Obama Administration nears a decision on final renewable volume obligations for 2014, 2015, and 2016 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the...


API and ANGA: Two Energy Trades to Combine Forces

November 18, 2015

Following approval of both boards of directors, the American Petroleum Institute and America’s Natural Gas Alliance announced the two organizations will...