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June 2017 Issue

NACS: Demystifying the Realities of “Bad Gas”

June 16, 2017

Your car has trouble starting … the ride is sluggish and the engine “pings” … it suddenly stalls and the engine light comes on … it abnormally...

EIA: U.S. Refineries Are Running at Record-High Levels

June 20, 2017

Principal Contributors: Hannah Breul and Matthew French     Gross inputs to U.S. petroleum refineries, also referred to as refinery runs, averaged a...

  • Is Customer Service Hurting or Helping Your Business?

    June 26, 2017

    By Ann Pitts   Customer service issues have become a trending topic lately, and it’s generally reported that the level of customer service delivered today is suffering greatly. News media has recently headlined the airline industry, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. From airlines to hotels to retail to service providing fleet operators, ...

  • Policy Brief: Trump Pulls the Plug on Paris

    June 20, 2017

    By Keith Reid   On June 1, President Donald Trump announced that America was going to pull out of the Paris climate accord, which had been agreed to by the Obama administration at the COP 21 meeting in 2015. The announcement was not particularly surprising given Trump’s campaign statements, which have been reinforced by his ...

  • New Market Disruption in Retail Gas Stations

    June 14, 2017

    By Doug Haugh   Market disruption seldom originates from obvious origins, which is one of the reasons it is so, well, disruptive. It seems pretty clear that if electric vehicles (EVs) replace gas and diesel in substantial numbers, we will need far fewer gas stations in our communities. An interesting future to ponder, but you ...

  • U.S. Diesel Market Shows Resilience in 2016 as Passenger Vehicle Registrations Increase by...

    June 5, 2017

    The U.S. added more than 280,000 new clean diesel passenger vehicles across the country last year, with Texas, California and Florida having the highest numbers of diesel vehicles, according to a Diesel Technology Forum analysis of the latest vehicles in operation (VIO) data compiled by IHS Automotive.   “This level of increase in registrations of ...

  • Developing Outstanding Fuel Management

    May 31, 2017

    By Joe Petrowski   For a retailer to maximize fuel income and traffic for inside sales, it is vital to have both a great procurement team and a street pricing team working in a collaborative and coordinated fashion.   For procurement, the essential variables are: Building optionality into the book as much as possible. That ...

  • Vendor View: Addressing Corrosion and Microbial Growth in Today’s Fuel Environment

    May 22, 2017

    Photo: A corroded flapper valve from a diesel tank, next to another flapper valve from the gasoline tank at the same site.   By Brad Hoffman, Tanknology, Inc.   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began to phase in ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) in 2006, with stringent regulations intended to virtually eliminate sulfur from diesel fuel and thereby ...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, June 26, 2017

June 26, 2017

Oil in a Bear Market Prices down 20% since February OPEC output cut harmed by internal challenges Asian crude oil demand under pressure Natural gas rig count...

EIA Gasoline and Diesel Retail Prices Update (Week Ended June 26, 2017)

June 27, 2017

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

Gulf Oil Appoints New President and CEO

June 16, 2017

Gulf Oil is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Johnson as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.   Johnson is a 26-year veteran of the...

NBB Members Call for Reinstating the Biodiesel Tax Incentive

June 20, 2017

Nearly 100 biodiesel advocates from across the country are visiting Capitol Hill today (June 20) urging Congress to bring back the biodiesel tax incentive as...

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 6.5% in May

June 20, 2017

American Trucking Associations’ (ATA’s) advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 6.5% in May, following a 1.5% decline...

U.S. Ethanol Organizations Applaud Mexico’s Adoption of E10

June 19, 2017

The Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) announced recently a change that will increase the maximum amount of ethanol that can be blended in Mexican gas...