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


EIA Expects Near-Term Decline in Natural Gas Production in Major Shale Regions

August 26, 2015

Principal contributor: Grant Nülle Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Drilling Productivity Report, August 2015 Natural gas production across all...


ACE Honors Ethanol Contributors with 2015 Awards

August 26, 2015

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) honored a select group of individuals and companies for their substantial efforts to advance the U.S. ethanol industry...

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    Q&A with John Eichberger, Executive Director of the Fuels Institute

    August 26, 2015

    By Keith Reid The Fuels Institute, founded by NACS in 2013, is a 501(c)(4) non-profit research-oriented think tank dedicated to evaluating the market issues related to vehicles and the fuels that power them. Led by a diverse board of directors and driven by a board of advisors, the Fuels Institute incorporates the perspective of interested ...

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    In-Demand Diesel Is Poised to Be a Powerhouse on Forecourt

    August 19, 2015

    “Fueled for Thought” By Joe O’Brien, Source North America Corporation Having a diesel-powered car 30 years ago was the choice of a determined and loyal minority of owners, as most folks decided not to endure the noise and smells of a diesel engine for their family vehicle. But today, spurred by tighter federal emissions regulations, ...

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    Policy Brief: EPA’s Proposed Methane Rule

    August 19, 2015

    By Keith Reid The EPA’s newly proposed regulation of methane at the wellhead is moving forward as part of the administration’s legacy goals with energy policy. There is technically still an opportunity to influence EPA before the rule is finalized. The goal is to reduce emissions some 40% to 45% compared to 2012 levels by ...

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    The Rationale and Technology Behind EMV

    August 12, 2015

    By Vladimir Collak On October 1st, United States will be the last G20 country that transitions to EMV. Known by its “chip cards”, this technology specification named after EuroPay, MasterCard and Visa was built to significantly curb credit card fraud. Instead of leveraging decades old magnetic stripe cards, EMV uses smartchips that are supposed to ...

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    Refined Fuels as Autumn Approaches

    August 6, 2015

    By Al Levine Early autumn presents an important inflection point for petroleum products. Gasoline retreats from the intense activity of summer driving. Distillate fuel oil interest rises in preparation for renewed economic activity in the fall and for winter heating oil demand. Both commodities face risks from price volatility of which fuel marketers should be ...

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    Policy Brief: The Clean Power Plan

    August 5, 2015

    By Keith Reid On August 3 President Obama announced the latest carbon pollution standards for electricity generation. The final Clean Power Plan is aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 32% from 2005 levels by 2030–9% percent more ambitious than the proposed rule. There is virtually no pretense at this point of implying that this ...

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Weekly Energy Market Situation, Aug. 24, 2015

August 24, 2015

Oil Stocks Keep Climbing Oil production grew 1.1 mmb/d over last year and a half Crude oil price support now $37.65 Stocks of ULSD post 13th consecutive weekly...

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Get Insights that Will Move You Ahead of the Pack — 2015 Fuels Institute Annual Meeting

August 26, 2015

Change in the transportation industry is constant, and those that attend the Fuels Institute Annual Meeting have a unique opportunity to get ahead of the...

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Discover to Bring Samsung Pay to Cardmembers

August 19, 2015

Discover has announced plans to allow Discover cardmembers in the U.S. to use Samsung Pay, a simple way to make payments through Samsung brand mobile phones....

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New FMN/Fuels Institute Webinar: Electric and High Octane Vehicles—How Might They Impact You?

August 26, 2015

Set aside a half-hour or so on Sept. 8, 2015 (1:00 PM CDT) for this exciting and interactive Webinar. John Eichberger, executive director of the Fuels...


Avalara Webinar Now Online

August 19, 2015

Invoice Accuracy is a Fuel Industry Problem—Fuel Tax Compliance is Key! An estimated 25% of all fuel invoices are inaccurate in some way. If you’re a...


EIA Lowers Crude Oil Price Forecast through 2016

August 19, 2015

Principal contributor: Sean Hill     Amid high uncertainty in the global oil market, EIA has lowered crude oil price forecasts in the Short-Term...