Supply, Marketing, Distribution, Transportation & Logistics News & Information
December 2016 Issue


Policy Brief: EPA Announces Final RFS Volumes for 2017, and the Biomass Diesel Volume for 2018

November 28, 2016

By Keith Reid   Not known recently for being timely with such announcements, on November 23 EPA finalized the volume requirements and associated...


Visa Moves Back Forecourt EMV to 2020

December 1, 2016

In news first publicized by Reuters and Bloomberg, Visa today announced the decision to delay the implementation deadline for fraud-resistant EuroPay...

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    FuelCall™ Gas Station Access Simplifies Refueling for Drivers with Disabilities

    November 30, 2016

    By Kyndall Krist   For most drivers, fueling their vehicle is a simple, routine task that is completed without much thought. But for the 15 million drivers with disabilities in the U.S., this seemingly mundane chore can be difficult, frustrating and time consuming. Fortunately, Inclusion Solutions is working to remedy this issue with FuelCall™, a turnkey, ...

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    What Does a Trump Presidency Mean for Our Industry?

    November 16, 2016

    By Joe Petrowski In general, retail convenience and energy won on Tuesday, November 8. Specifically, the issues important to our industry: Minimum Wage—The move to raise wages by raising the minimum wage will slow as reason takes hold, and it is understood the best path to a high-paying job is a low-paying job. Employers who ...

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    Bank of America Survey Finds Family, Friends and Community Core to Small Business...

    November 16, 2016

    Small business owners are getting by with a little help from their friends, family and community, with 83% reporting they receive financial, operational and/or emotional assistance from their family, according the fall 2016 Bank of America Small Business Owner Report. The report, based on a semi-annual survey of 1,000 small business owners across the country, ...

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    Policy Brief: Trump’s Approach to Energy

    November 10, 2016

    By Keith Reid It’s official—Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States. After eight years of an extraordinarily aggressive energy policy that devalued fossil fuels in pursuit of aggressive climate change goals, and a Clinton administration that would’ve likely continued on the same path, a Trump administration almost certainly represents a significant ...

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    PEI Revises RP on DEF Storage, Dispensing

    November 2, 2016

    Five Years Seems Like Ages Ago By Rick Long Taking lessons learned during the past five years into account, PEI’s Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Committee recently released the second edition (2015) of RP1100. The document makes technical corrections and clarifications to the original work and adds guidance on several key topics related to DEF storage ...

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    Reducing Distracted Driving

    October 23, 2016

    Five Ways Employers Can Help Drivers Stay Focused on the Road By Virginia Pajarito   Multi-tasking, the need for information at the tip of your fingers and the desire to stay connected are strong forces in today’s society. Unfortunately, if done behind the wheel, it is much more likely that you will be involved in ...

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Weekly Energy Market Situation, November 28, 2016

November 28, 2016

Oil Market Skeptical Over Production Deal Crude oil futures sell-off picks up speed Non-OPEC producers asked to cut up to 900,000 barrels daily U.S. oil...


EIA Gasoline and Diesel Retail Prices Update (November 29, 2016)

November 29, 2016

Analysis by Dr. Nancy Yamaguchi   The Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly data on diesel and gasoline retail prices for the week...


RFA Analysis: Automakers Approve E15 in More Than 80% of New 2017 Vehicles

November 30, 2016

More than 80% of new 2017 model year (MY) vehicles are explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use 15% ethanol blends (E15), according to an analysis of...


Retailers Welcome Court-Issued Timeout on Overtime Rules

November 28, 2016

The National Retail Federation (NRF) welcomed a judge’s ruling today that will prevent the Labor Department’s changes to federal overtime rules from taking...


NBB: Renewable Fuels Announcement Strengthens Energy Security

November 28, 2016

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) welcomed the release of new standards to support American jobs and energy security. The group applauds the administration...


GAO: Renewable Fuel Standard Program Unlikely to Meet Its Targets for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

November 30, 2016

Editor: The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is not bullish on the future of advanced biofuels to meet prescribed volume and greenhouse gas...