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


Light Duty Plug-in Electric Vehicle Sales in North America Are Expected to Total Nearly 7.4 Million by 2024

September 30, 2015

A recent report from Navigant Research analyzes the North American market for light duty plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), including detailed geographic...


API: Senate Democratic Energy Plan Could Threaten Consumers, Energy Renaissance

September 30, 2015

A plan to raise taxes on energy and pick winners and losers in the marketplace released Tuesday by Senate Democrats is backward-facing and could threaten...

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    Fuels Institute Annual Meeting Recap

    September 30, 2015

    Main Photo: John Eichberger, Executive Director, opens the meeting. By Keith Reid The Fuels Institute held its Annual Meeting September 23 – 25 at the Conrad Indianapolis. It brought together over 80 refiners, wholesalers, biofuel producers, vehicle manufacturers, government entities, marketers and retailers. While the discussions varied in their specifics, they followed a general theme ...

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    Share of Wallet – The Rest of the Story

    September 23, 2015

    By Shane Dyer In our last article, Share of Wallet – Fact or Fiction, we discussed the risk marketers face when issuing universal fleet cards to customers who are acclimated to fueling at their proprietary locations. In our experience, indiscriminately allowing access to outside locations results in “retail bleed” that will negatively impact your bottom ...

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    Six Tips for Reducing Workers’ Compensation Costs

    September 16, 2015

    By Greg Cushard and Ryan Brown, Lockton® Companies In the increasingly complex and litigious world of workers’ compensation claims, managing costs remains a priority for many companies. Industry experts agree that successful management of these expenses must be comprehensive—from the time of the injury through recovery and eventual return to work. Throughout the claim resolution ...

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    Don’t Neglect Your Smaller Terminals and Bulk Plants

    September 9, 2015

    By Keith Reid Terminals and bulk plants perform Important, but relatively unglamorous tasks in the industry. Retail fueling at a convenience store, even a tanker dropping a load of fuel at a retail site provide the public face of the industry. These more dynamic areas also typically see a continuous stream of innovation among a ...

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    OPEC RIP (Rest in Perpetuity)

    September 2, 2015

    By Joe Petrowski To understand crude oil prices and where we are going a little history of how we got here is in order. The Mideast developed as an oil production region not because of divine intervention. As Golda Meir famously said: “Moses… Moses… do not talk to be about Moses. Fourty years of wandering ...

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    Q&A with John Eichberger, Executive Director of the Fuels Institute

    August 26, 2015

    By Keith Reid The Fuels Institute, founded by NACS in 2013, is a 501(c)(4) non-profit research-oriented think tank dedicated to evaluating the market issues related to vehicles and the fuels that power them. Led by a diverse board of directors and driven by a board of advisors, the Fuels Institute incorporates the perspective of interested ...

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Weekly Energy Market Situation, Sept. 28, 2015

September 28, 2015

Distillate Fuel Oil Prices Nearing a Breakout   Low distillate fuel oil volatility brings cheaper option costs Constricting Bollinger Bands invite a price...

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CARB Affirms Biodiesel as Lowest-Carbon Fuel

September 30, 2015

In a fight to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, California’s Air Resources Board has spent years looking for the cleanest, most efficient ways to cut...


Business Leaders Announce Formation of Clean Fuels Michigan

September 30, 2015

Nearly 30 leading companies and organizations in Michigan announced the formation of Clean Fuels Michigan. The new 501(c)(6) organization aims to maintain...


API: EPA’s Refinery Rule Is Much Improved But Remains Costly

September 30, 2015

EPA has made substantial improvements in the final refinery sector rule over the proposal, but EPA’s new regulations on refineries could still cost up to $1...


Tennessee Resident Files Class Action Against VW For Massive Fraud

September 30, 2015

Mark P. Chalos, managing partner of the Nashville office of the law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announced that Jason Hess filed a...


After VW Scandal, Statement of the Diesel Technology Forum

September 28, 2015

The Diesel Technology Forum issued the following statement regarding clean diesel vehicles in the U.S. The Diesel Technology Forum does not comment on specific...