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July 2014 Issue

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EPA Issues Final Rule to Establish a Voluntary QAP for Verifying the Validity of RINs

July 11, 2014

On July 2, 2014, EPA finalized the quality assurance program rule for verifying the validity of Renewable Identification Numbers.  For RINs that have been...


EIA Report: Significant Fuel Economy Improvement Options Exist for Light-Duty Gasoline Vehicles

July 18, 2014

Principal contributor: Nicholas Chase Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, modified from Although...

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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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    Are You Phazed?

    July 9, 2014

    Matt Moore, Technical Director, and Scott Crawford-CLS, VP Technical Sales, Primrose Oil Company If your engine has spark plugs it is probably designed to use gasoline–right? Well, according to the American Society of Testing & Materials that fuel is not gasoline anymore. The ASTM Designation D4814-09b is described as “Standard Specification for Automotive Spark-Ignition Engine ...

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    A Way Out for America

    June 24, 2014

    By Joe Petrowski   Real leaders look forward not backward, and whether Iraq turmoil today is the Republicans’ fault for invading and toppling a secular Sunni leader or the current administration’s squandering of the achievement is immaterial.  What do we do now? Boots on the ground or the false hope of “costless” air power are ...

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    Stop Letting Your Back Office Application Run Your Business

    June 18, 2014

    Joe Kratochvil, Clear Stone Solutions Recently I had the opportunity to participate in a series of strategic planning sessions with a large petroleum marketer. I was excited to work with this company for several reasons. I had heard good things about this team, and have been tracking their growth for several years. Word in the ...

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Weekly Energy Market Situation, July 14, 2014

July 14, 2014

Petroleum Complex Continues its Price Slide This week’s Energy Market Situation highlights:  Downward price pressure on petroleum futures continues.....

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Battery Operated

July 16, 2014

By John Eichberger [Editorial Note: This article ran previously in the July issue of NACS Magazine] For years, the media has touted the benefits of an electric...


First Data Releases June 2014 SpendTrend® Analysis

July 14, 2014

Like a toddler balancing on newly discovered, yet slightly rubbery legs, consumer spending tottered a bit in June, but remained on its feet, poised to tackle...

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ATA Calls for Long-Term Highway Funding Solution

July 16, 2014

Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves issued the following statement: “For decades, America’s 3.2 million truck drivers...


EIA: Short-Term Energy Outlook

July 9, 2014

Release Date: July 8, 2014 Highlights Unrest in Iraq put upward pressure on world oil prices last month, helping North Sea Brent crude oil spot prices reach...


CIOMA Applauds Legislation Introduced to Delay Cap-and-Trade Gas Tax

July 9, 2014

Jay McKeeman, Vice President of Government Relations and Communications for the California Independent Oil Marketers Association, issued the following...