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February 2017 Issue

EIA: Short-Term Energy Outlook (February 7)

February 15, 2017

Forecast Highlights   Global Liquid Fuels Implied global petroleum and liquid fuels inventories are estimated to have increased by 0.8 million barrels per...

Disruptive Impact of Global LNG Trade Fuels Growth Opportunities in the Medium-Heavy Duty CNG and LNG Truck Market

February 13, 2017

Energy price volatility, global liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade, tighter emission norms and the emergence of noise-pollution-free zones are generating a...

  • CO2 versus NOx at the Integer Emissions Summit, Post-Obama

    February 13, 2017

    By Keith Reid   The 9th Integer Emissions Summit & DEF Forum USA, held October 25 – 27, 2016, provided its usual thorough overview of the diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) market, with content appropriate for interested parties ranging from emission equipment engineers to DEF marketers. Fuel Marketer News staff concentrated on heavy-duty commercial vehicles to provide the ...

  • Convenience Retailing as Part of the Education and Employment Solution for the USA

    February 8, 2017

    By Joe Petrowski   Everyone works for 3 reasons: Money Self-Improvement (building skills, a resume and a network) Fun (subjective for every individual)   It is an old adage that the best way to get a high paying job is to get a low paying job and do it well. A common theme at several ...

  • Vendor View: Fuel System Bugs Drain Revenues

    February 1, 2017

    Frederick J. Passman, PhD, Biodeterioration Control Associates, Inc.   Does this photo look familiar? If you are a petroleum retailer who either owns or operates c-stores in urban areas, or if you are a fleet operator whose trucks line up at your fueling depot each morning, this article is for you. If you never have ...

  • PDI Acquires Pinnacle’s ERP Assets—What’s Next?

    January 26, 2017

    By Keith Reid   There were a range of notable announcements in 2016 relative to the major vendors serving the industry. That trend continued when the New Year started off with a bang following Temple, Texas-based PDI’s January 5 acquisition of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) assets of The Pinnacle Corporation. This was on top ...

  • A Review of the Fuels Institute Report: Assessment of the U.S. Fuel Distribution...

    January 18, 2017

    By Keith Reid   Since its inception in 2013, the Fuels Institute has followed an aggressive research agenda. The topics have been varied and explored new ground, ranging from Shared Travel: Revolution or Evolution? to GHG Emissions from Light Duty Vehicles Powered by Natural Gas. This is in line with its charter as a think ...

  • Six Best Practices for Use of Cruise Control in Commercial Transportation

    January 11, 2017

    By Michael Davis   In commercial motor vehicle fleets, single vehicle run-off-the-road crashes and overturn crashes continue to challenge safety professionals and risk managers. Rollovers and run-off-the-road events account for a small number of all crashes, but contribute to disproportionate costs for property damage and driver injuries. Fatigue is frequently cited in many accident investigation ...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, February 13, 2017

February 13, 2017

Oil Prices React to OPEC and U.S. Tax Concerns OPEC compliance upward of 75% Non-OPEC factors gaining importance Cost of production from shale falling Natural...

EIA Gasoline and Diesel Retail Prices Update (February 13, 2017)

February 14, 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 Opposes Carbon Tax Proposal

February 13, 2017

The following is the statement given by American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) President and CEO Chet Thompson on recent calls for a...

NACS: Consumer Optimism Remains Strong as Gas Prices Fall

February 15, 2017

A majority of Americans (57%) are optimistic about the economy as gas prices fell by 5 cents per gallon over the past month, according to the latest National...

More Clean Air for the Dollar: Clean Diesel Projects Best Choice for Use of VW Settlement Dollars

February 13, 2017

Clean diesel technology is the best choice for mitigating NOx emissions in the U.S. as part of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust, according to the...

U.S. Energy Trade with Mexico: U.S. Export Value More Than Twice Import Value in 2016

February 13, 2017

Principal contributor: Owen Comstock   Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on U.S. Census Bureau   Energy trade between...