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


Which U.S. Cities Are Driving Demand for “Green” Cars?

April 17, 2014

CarGurus, the automotive research and shopping site, today released a study comparing regional demand for used hybrid vehicles. The data is clear: West...


CVTA: CDL Driver Shortage

April 16, 2014

Over the next 10 years, the U.S. is expected to face a driver shortage in excess of 239,000 drivers. Simply put, America needs more commercial drivers. All...

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    Are Hydrogen Fuel Cells Vehicles Dead On Arrival?

    April 16, 2014

    Dr. Barry Stevens The national vision by politicians, economists, industrialists and environmentalists to transition to hydrogen economy by 2030 seems deadlocked, with hydrogen fuel cells projected to represent a $3 billion market of about 5.9 GW by 2030, according  to Lux Research, Figure 1.(1) The dream of fuel cell vehicles powered by hydrogen from zero-carbon ...

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    Russia Threatens Eastern Europe and “Our” Oil Prices Go Down

    April 9, 2014

    Guest Blogger, Doug Haugh The Crimea is occupied and now formally seceded after taking a referendum vote under the gun.  We have the type of cold war tension between Russia and West that we thought was only for the history books.So, while those who believed the PR around the Olympics about a more modern and ...

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    The Evolving Senior Lending Market

    April 2, 2014

    By John C. Flippen, Jr. Managing Director of Petroleum Capital and Real Estate, LLC (PetroCapRE) The senior lending market has definitely improved since the dark days of 2008/2009.  Although lending standards have tightened, the fear of “lending at all” has faded.  Many senior lenders have become more aggressive with creditworthy borrowers and have embraced creative ...

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    Joe Petrowski: Inflection Point

    March 26, 2014

    Two great professionals have excellent observations for our industry today: “I do not skate to where the puck is; I skate to where it is going.” — Wayne Gretsky “I would rather be a mediocre operator in an expanding business, than an outstanding operator in a shrinking business.” — Warren Buffet These statements underline the ...

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    Tight Oil and Oil Sands in the U.S. Crude Slate: What Fuel...

    March 19, 2014

    By Nancy Yamaguchi, Trans-Energy Research Associates, Inc. For marketers of refined fuels, the upstream sector sometimes seems many steps removed from daily concerns.  Similarly, the details of refinery processing may be of limited interest.  For the most part, U.S. marketers and consumers expect fuel to be available, and the main variables are price and logistics.  ...

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Weekly Energy Market Situation, April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014

Proven reserves of crude oil grew 15.4 per cent in 2012 to 33 billion barrels. Natural gas proved reserves decreased 7.5 per cent in 2012, responding to lower...


American Express Serve® Announces Largest Free Cash Reload Network in U.S.

April 21, 2014

American Express today announced its full service reloadable prepaid Account, American Express Serve, will be available for purchase at 4,100 Walmart stores...


Atlas Oil to Sell BP Branded Assets in Chicago and NW Indiana

April 17, 2014

Atlas Oil Company today announced Atlas Oil’s planned sale of its BP branded assets in Chicago and NW Indiana to Parent Petroleum Inc. and Lehigh Gas...


Wawa Celebrates 50th Anniversary

April 18, 2014

Fifty years ago, Wawa, Inc. opened its very first store at 1212 MacDade Boulevard in Folsom, Penn. In honor of this milestone, Wawa is kicked off its 50th...


Tri-State Petroleum Announces 40th Anniversary Celebration

April 21, 2014

Tri-State Petroleum Corporation is pleased to announce it is celebrating 40 years of business in 2014. Tri-State Petroleum Corporation is a family-owned...


CST Brands, Inc. Retains NRC Realty & Capital Advisors to Sell 116 Sites

April 15, 2014

NRC Realty & Capital Advisors, LLC announced today that it has been retained by San Antonio-based CST Brands, Inc. to coordinate the sale of 100 gasoline...