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


API: Shale Supply Chain to Generate Widespread Economic Growth

September 24, 2014

The U.S. energy renaissance is expected to generate vast growth in the supply chain of manufacturers, suppliers, and servicers that support America’s oil and...

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J.B. Hunt Transport has Released a White Paper Detailing Current Industry Challenges

September 24, 2014

J.B. Hunt Transport, one of the largest transportation logistics companies in North America, has released a white paper detailing current challenges within the...

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    Connecting with Conexxus

    September 24, 2014

    By Maura Keller Since 1995 Conexxus, formerly known as Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards (PCATS), has been dedicated to the development and implementation of standards, technology innovation and advocacy for the convenience store and petroleum marketplace. As a non-profit, member-driven technology organization, Conexxus strives to improve profitability by reducing the cost of IT ownership ...

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    The Growing DEF Market – What’s Driving Consumption?

    September 17, 2014

    The North American DEF market is expanding rapidly; it is now almost unrecognizable from the market that emerged four years ago. Business models have evolved, the supply network is developing quickly and legislation is making increasingly stringent demands on the U.S. and the wider North American market. Fabricio Cardoso, Editor of Integer research’s new ‘DEF ...

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    Upcoming OSHA Regulations and Their Impact on Your Business

    September 10, 2014

    By Mark Stromme, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations can have a huge effect on a company’s bottom line. OSHA’s most recent semi-annual regulatory agenda listed three agenda items. Two of these may soon become final rules and could impact the downstream petroleum industry. Another is in the ...

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    Mobile Payments: Growing Excitement and Establishing Infrastructure

    September 3, 2014

    By Vladimir Collak, Ignite Media In 2011, a kid out of Stanford University landed $30 million funding for his mobile payments company called Clinkle. Funding came from the most respected Silicon Valley venture capitalists and firms including Andreessen Horowitz, Intel, Intuit, Peter Thiel (co-founder of PayPal) and others [1]. By all accounts, Clinkle’s investor pitch ...

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    Oil Speculation

    August 27, 2014

    By Joe Petrowski Oil Prices have been remarkably less volatile than in the recent past, and trending lower.  This is despite the tensions in the Mideast and in Ukraine. While the primary driver has been the dramatic rise in U.S. production coupled with significant demand destruction, not be overlooked has been the decrease in speculation ...

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Weekly Energy Market Situation, Sept. 22, 2014

September 22, 2014

WTI prices are moving lower. Support is at $90.00. The U.S. Dollar Index continues to run higher. Prices are challenging 85.00, a price not seen since July...

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What’s Going On?

September 22, 2014

Understanding how fuel efficiency standards are implemented and what they mean for fuel consumption is critical. By John Eichberger Editor’s Note: FMN Will...


Kangaroo Express’ Salute Our Troops® Campaign Raises $1.9 Million to Support U.S. Military and Their Families

September 24, 2014

Kangaroo Express, a leading independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern United States, operated by The Pantry, Inc., announced its...


Cumberland Farms Continues Giving Back, Awarding Believe and Achieve Scholarships to Promising Young Adults from 11 States

September 21, 2014

Cumberland Farms has announced that 130 talented high school seniors from 11 states have been awarded Believe and Achieve Scholarships to help them attend...


Hess Midstream Partners LP Files Registration Statement for Initial Public Offering

September 24, 2014

Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Hess Midstream Partners LP, has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with...


Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi Associations Join Forces to Create Regional Industry Trade Show

August 29, 2014

The Petroleum & Convenience Marketers of Alabama, the Louisiana Oil Marketers and Convenience Store Association, and the Mississippi Petroleum Marketers...