Supply, Marketing, Distribution, Transportation & Logistics News & Information
May 2016 Issue


API: Demand for Petroleum Rose in April

May 22, 2016

Total petroleum deliveries, a measure of demand, in April rose 3.6% from April 2015 to average 19.7 million barrels per day. These were the highest April...


EIA: US Remains Largest Producer of Petroleum and Natural Gas

May 24, 2016

Principal contributor: Linda Doman Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration The United States remained the world’s top producer of petroleum and...

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    What Every Great Branded Marketer and Wholesale Marketer Needs to Provide Today

    May 25, 2016

    By Joe Petrowski As the market has evolved the skills, products and services that distinguishes a first class branded and wholesale supplier has also advanced.  Reliable supply at a competitive price is still critical, as is a brand that has a high “R” factor (recognition) and “Q” factor (quality and admiration). But, increasingly the value ...

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    Fuels Institute 2016 Annual Meeting

    May 25, 2016

    By Keith Reid The recent Fuels Institute Annual Meeting, held April 27-29 in San Francisco provided another excellent opportunity to understand the energy viewpoints of the range of parties involved in motor transportation. Present were representatives from automakers, refiners, biofuel producers, government agencies, environmental organizations and industry wholesalers, marketers and retailers. There was a lively ...

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    Refined Product Terminals Are More Important Than Ever

    May 18, 2016

    By Joe Petrowski An obvious concern among terminal owners and wholesalers is that with an expected decline in gasoline and diesel sales over the next seven years, why are terminals such valuable assets and a key competitive advantage in wholesale marketing? Let’s go to the numbers. There are currently 3,000 terminal locations across the United ...

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    Policy Brief: EPA Releases Proposed RFS Volume Obligations

    May 18, 2016

    By Keith Reid In an unusually timely manner, compared to recent history, EPA has released its Renewable Fuels Standard proposed annual percentage volumes for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel and total renewable fuel for 2017. In addition it released its proposed applicable volume of biomass based diesel for 2018. In general, the proposals bump ...

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    The E15 Perspective from Those Marketing the Fuel

    May 11, 2016

    By Maura Keller Pull up to fuel stations throughout the U.S. and you are bound to the standard E10 fuel being offered. But gracing the pumps of stations throughout the Midwest, specifically in the “corn belt,” you will see E15 gasoline available. E15 (15% ethanol, 85% gasoline) has been certified for sale in the U.S. ...

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    Don’t Leave Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars on the Table Because of Complacency

    May 4, 2016

    By Corey Henriksen  When your lender says he is giving you the best deal he can on your financing, he can always do better—and will—with sufficient motivation. Here is what to do…   Supply the Motivation—Competition is Good Let your lender know that you are going out to the market. Just because you received what ...

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Weekly Energy Market Situation, May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016

Bearish Mood Lifts Concerns arise about new supply US crude oil output falls again Competition intensifies for Mideast leadership Natural gas storage grows at...


National Biodiesel Board Releases Statement on Tax Legislation

May 22, 2016

The National Biodiesel Board released the following statement from Vice President of Federal Affairs Anne Steckel after Reps. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., and Bill...

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Growth Energy: Ethanol Foes Aim to Dismantle RFS Progress with Newest Legislation

May 11, 2016

Yesterday, a familiar cast of anti-ethanol legislators introduced a measure targeted at halting the progress made under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). HR...

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NRF Calls New Overtime Rules a ‘Career Killer’

May 22, 2016

The National Retail Federation released the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French in response to the Department...


API Releases New Donut Symbol to Differentiate New Diesel Oil

May 18, 2016

The American Petroleum Institute (API) will introduce a special Service Symbol Donut to help consumers identify the recently approved API FA-4 diesel engine...


Focus on Ethanol’s “Power, Passion and Peformance” During ACE Conference August 8-10

May 24, 2016

Ethanol’s high octane future, the retail outlook for E15 and flex fuels, and expanding export opportunities are just some of the subjects that will be...