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April 2017 Issue

U.S. Demand for Natural Gas to Reach 20 Trillion Cubic Feet in 2021

April 18, 2017

U.S. demand for natural gas is forecast to reach 20.0 trillion cubic feet in 2021, according to Natural Gas: United States, a report recently released by...

U.S. Energy Industry Is Changing the World

April 18, 2017

A resurgent oil and gas industry—transitioning from scarcity of supply to indefinite abundance, and revolutionized by U.S shale with new business models and...

  • Vendor View: Bugs Cause Fuel System Damage, Part Two

    April 17, 2017

    Frederick J. Passman, Ph.D., Biodeterioration Control Associates, Inc.   My last article discussed the opportunity costs caused by dispenser flow-rate reduction. I’ll open today’s article with a few photos that I’ve selected from my collection of thousands of dirty, fuel-system photos.      Going clockwise from the top left: slime-coated fuel dispenser filter next to its ...

  • Vendor View: The New Retail Fuel Customer Base

    April 12, 2017

    Sourced from “Fueled for Thought” by Joe O’Brien, Source North America Corporation   Twenty years ago, the business buzz phrase was “paradigm shift.” Today, the buzzword is “disruption.” Whatever the term, the notion is worth considering. There are ideas afoot in today’s retail fuel market that indicate a change to the conventional business model is under way. ...

  • Policy Brief: Trump Rolls Back Clean Power Plan, Reviews CAFE Standards

    March 29, 2017

    By Keith Reid   As he promised during the campaign, President Trump has essentially backed out of the Obama administration EPA’s Clean Power Plan. The “Energy Independence” executive order signed on March 28 at EPA asks the agency to review and essentially roll back the rule. For details of the rule click HERE.   “Today I’m ...

  • Vendor View: Managing Aging USTs with Facts and Confidence

    March 25, 2017

    By Brian Derge, Tanknology   In the 1980s, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was at work developing the first comprehensive set of regulations governing underground storage tanks (USTs). Simultaneously, the retail fuel industry was working to upgrade existing locations throughout the U.S. and add new ones at a rapid pace. At that time, retail ...

  • PMAA 2017 Legislative Update with Rob Underwood

    March 22, 2017

    By Keith Reid We operate in a highly regulated industry that must adapt to a new slate of challenges, often major in scope, each year. However, there is a new administration in Washington, D.C., and 2017 certainly promises to be an “interesting” year. In February, Fuel Marketer News (FMN) interviewed PMAA President Rob Underwood for ...

  • NACS in 2017: An Inside Legislative Update with Paige Anderson

    March 15, 2017

    By Keith Reid In our industry, there are always new challenges and regulations arising that require us to continually adapt. With a new administration in the White House, even more dramatic shifts are surely on their way. In February, Fuel Marketer News (FMN) spoke with Paige Anderson, the National Association of Convenience Stores’ Director, Government ...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017

Bears Take Control OPEC-non-OPEC deal may be unraveling Crude oil tanker movements reach a record Gasoline supply up; gasoline demand down Natural gas storage...

EIA Gasoline and Diesel Retail Prices Update (Week Ended April 17, 2017)

April 19, 2017

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

API: Science Shows Expansion of EPA’s Potentially Costly Ozone Transport Region Is Unnecessary

April 17, 2017

In testimony delivered during a hearing on April 13, the American Petroleum Institute (API) said that it agrees with the Environmental Protection Agency...

U.S. Biodiesel Industry Testifies to ITC on Illegal Trading at Hearing

April 17, 2017

On April 13, the U.S. Commerce Department announced that it is formally initiating antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of biodiesel imports from...

National Retail Federation Launches Next Phase of Campaign Against Border Adjustment Tax

April 17, 2017

The National Retail Federation (NRF) will launch the next phase of a television and digital ad campaign against House Republicans’ proposed border adjustment...

Register Today to Attend Eastern Energy Expo 2017

April 12, 2017

Final plans are now being made for the 2017 Eastern Energy Expo (EEE), taking place May 21 – 25 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.   Conference organizers are...