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March 2017 Issue

Increasing Exports Contribute to Large Draw on Propane Inventories This Winter

March 20, 2017

Principal Contributors: Stacy MacIntyre and Warren Wilczewski   Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Weekly Petroleum Supply Report...

NRF Disappointed in Missed Opportunity to Pass “Real Reform” Health Care Legislation

March 24, 2017

The National Retail Federation (NRF) said it was disappointed that the House failed to vote on Obamacare repeal-and-replace legislation, saying the...

  • 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 ...

  • Fuel Prices into the Summer

    March 7, 2017

    By Keith Reid   As we approach spring, it’s an interesting time to get projections from experts on what to anticipate with motor fuels prices going into the summer months. The new Trump administration in Washington, D.C., also adds some potential twists to market dynamics. Fuel Marketer News (FMN) spoke with Alan Levine and Brian ...

  • How to Obtain a Diesel Fuel Tax Permit in Texas

    February 24, 2017

    By Vic Lance   Motor fuel wholesalers in Texas who would like to start operations with diesel fuel need to get a tax license to operate legally. It guarantees their compliance with state laws regarding fuel tax collection. The Texas diesel fuel tax permit is issued by the Texas Office of the Comptroller of Public ...

  • Vendor View: Three Ways to Benefit from Distilled Biodiesel

    February 24, 2017

    By Jon Scharingson, Renewable Energy Group, Inc.   At first blush, distillation may not be a topic that piques your interest, or maybe you think you already know enough about it from petroleum refining. Regardless, you would be wise to pay attention to what is shared in this article. Distilled biodiesel has the potential to ...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, March 20, 2017

March 20, 2017

Buy the Dip? Multiple bank analysts issue a buy recommendation for crude oil. Seasonally, crude oil prices are near a bottom. U.S. inventories of both...

EIA Gasoline and Diesel Retail Prices Update (Week Ended March 20, 2017)

March 21, 2017

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

AFPM Petitions EPA to Reconsider Denial of 2016 RFS Cellulosic Biofuel Waiver

March 20, 2017

American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) President and CEO Chet Thompson gave a statement on the petition asking the Environmental...

U.S. Ethanol Exports Rise 26% in 2016 to Second-Highest Level on Record

March 20, 2017

Principal Contributors: Steve Hanson and Sean Hill   Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Petroleum Supply Monthly   The...

OPEI Poll Finds Increased Misfueling of Power Equipment Engines

March 20, 2017

A new nationwide research study of over 2,000 adults 18+ conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) has found...

DOT: Hours of Service Final Rule for Truck Drivers

March 22, 2017

The Hours of Service of Drivers Final Rule was published in the Federal Register on December 27, 2011. The effective date of the final rule...