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


ILTA Sets New Attendance Record at 2015 Conference and Trade Show (FMN Show Video Included)

July 1, 2015

During the first week of June, ILTA set a new attendance record when more than 4,500 terminal industry professionals gathered at the George R. Brown Convention...

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NACS Comments on Proposed Same-Day ACH Transactions

July 6, 2015

On July 2, NACS responded to the Federal Reserve’s request for comment on its proposal to implement mandatory same-day Automated Clearing House (ACH)...

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    Energy Secure Vs. Energy Independent

    July 1, 2015

    By Doug Haugh First of all “Energy Independence” is a ridiculously misunderstood and misapplied statement. For most of the energy we use in the United States we are incredibly independent. If we take energy as three streams— electricity, heat and transportation—on the first two fronts we are secure and independent. The U.S. electricity grid is ...

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    Export Restrictions on Crude: Not a Ban, But a Bother

    June 24, 2015

    By Nancy Yamaguchi, PhD Like any revolution, the Shale Revolution is causing change. Some of the changes are logical and predictable, but others are somewhat surprising and are having more wide ranging impacts than predicted. In the US, the shale revolution is causing a dramatic reversal of the downward slide in crude production, like an ...

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    Policy Brief: New UST Regulations Finalized

    June 24, 2015

    By Keith Reid A revision to the federal underground storage tank (UST) requirements was finalized on June 22. This revision has been in the works since 2011 and builds upon the initial and stringent UST regulations that were set in 1988, with a decade for tank operators to attain compliance. Those regulations required such actions ...

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    Peak Zealots and Their History of Failure

    June 17, 2015

    By Joe Petrowski A recent headline based on an EIA report citing reserves may peak in next 20 years revived the discussion of “peak” oil six months after the markets shuddered with a $60/barrel drop in price and the idling of wells and new drilling because of the “glut” of supply. The “Peakonistas” and their ...

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    2015: The Year of mCrime

    June 8, 2015

    By Mark Laich Millions of consumers no longer visit a bank to deposit checks or conduct financial transactions. Instead they rely on the convenience of using their mobile devices to send money, view account balances and bank online. The same is true for how they spend their money – the shift from brick and mortar ...

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Weekly Market Situation, July 9, 2015

July 6, 2015

  Sincerely, Alan Levine Chairman, Powerhouse   The Matrix A bearish inventory report was released by the Energy Information Administration for the...

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Set Aside July 28 for an Essential Webinar: Growing Your Business with Biodiesel

July 1, 2015

Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REG), The Fuels Institute and Fuel Marketing News (FMN) are partnering on this essential webinar covering diesel fuel trends and...


PPA Joins Eastern Energy Expo

July 1, 2015

As previously announced, the National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals and the Atlantic Region Energy Expo will be partnering for a joint...


Survey: 86% of Energy Security Professionals Believe They Can Detect a Breach on Critical Systems in Less Than One Week

July 1, 2015

Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, today announced the results of a survey conducted by...


TA and Petro Stopping Centers Full-Service Restaurants Invite Veterans, Active Duty and Reservist Military to Eat Free on Independence Day

June 22, 2015

TravelCenters of America LLC operator of the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands, invites all active duty military, veterans and reservists...


Hard-to-Please Millennials Most Open to Joining Fee-Based Loyalty Programs

July 1, 2015

Do you cringe at the idea of paying a fee to join a customer loyalty program? Chances are you’re not a millennial. A LoyaltyOne nationwide survey of 1,005...