Supply, Marketing, Distribution, Transportation & Logistics News & Information
September 2014 Issue


New Economic Analysis Shows Low-Income Californians Hit Hardest By Higher Gas Prices and Job Losses

September 16, 2014

Editor’s Note: Fed up at the Pump has some new help in fighting the implementation of California’s own cap and trade program (AB 69) which will expand the...


API to White House: Leave Partisan Politics out of Biofuel Mandates

September 16, 2014

In a conference call with reporters on Sept. 11, API’s Downstream Group Director Bob Greco announced a television, radio, and online advertising campaign...

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    The Growing DEF Market – What’s Driving Consumption?

    September 17, 2014

    The North American DEF market is expanding rapidly; it is now almost unrecognizable from the market that emerged four years ago. Business models have evolved, the supply network is developing quickly and legislation is making increasingly stringent demands on the U.S. and the wider North American market. Fabricio Cardoso, Editor of Integer research’s new ‘DEF ...

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    Upcoming OSHA Regulations and Their Impact on Your Business

    September 10, 2014

    By Mark Stromme, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations can have a huge effect on a company’s bottom line. OSHA’s most recent semi-annual regulatory agenda listed three agenda items. Two of these may soon become final rules and could impact the downstream petroleum industry. Another is in the ...

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    Mobile Payments: Growing Excitement and Establishing Infrastructure

    September 3, 2014

    By Vladimir Collak, Ignite Media In 2011, a kid out of Stanford University landed $30 million funding for his mobile payments company called Clinkle. Funding came from the most respected Silicon Valley venture capitalists and firms including Andreessen Horowitz, Intel, Intuit, Peter Thiel (co-founder of PayPal) and others [1]. By all accounts, Clinkle’s investor pitch ...

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    Oil Speculation

    August 27, 2014

    By Joe Petrowski Oil Prices have been remarkably less volatile than in the recent past, and trending lower.  This is despite the tensions in the Mideast and in Ukraine. While the primary driver has been the dramatic rise in U.S. production coupled with significant demand destruction, not be overlooked has been the decrease in speculation ...

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Weekly Energy Market Situation, Sept. 15, 2014

September 15, 2014

Distillate Fuel Oil Prices Break Support This week: Distillate fuel oil prices moved below $2.80, but may have bottomed at $2.72. Brent crude oil shows strong...

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Clean Energy and Mansfield Form Mansfield Clean Energy Partners Joint Venture to Serve Bulk Fuel Hauling Market

September 16, 2014

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and Mansfield Energy Corp. today announced the formation of Mansfield Clean Energy Partners (MCEP), a joint venture which will provide...

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EIA: Forecast of 2014 Gasoline Use has Risen 2 Billion Gallons (1.6%) in Past 10 Months

September 10, 2014

Principal contributor: Tancred Lidderdale   EIA’s short-term forecasts of gasoline consumption, which cover the current and upcoming calendar year,...


TransMontaigne Partners L.P. Announces That It Has Entered into a Terminaling Services Agreement with Metroplex Energy Relating to Florida Refined Products...

September 17, 2014

TransMontaigne Partners L.P. (announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, TransMontaigne Operating Company L.P., has entered into a long-term terminaling...


NACS: As Gas Prices Fall, Consumer Optimism Surges

September 9, 2014

Economic optimism rebounded sharply in September, with 47% of gas consumers saying that they were optimistic about the economy, the highest level of optimism...


Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi Associations Join Forces to Create Regional Industry Trade Show

August 29, 2014

The Petroleum & Convenience Marketers of Alabama, the Louisiana Oil Marketers and Convenience Store Association, and the Mississippi Petroleum Marketers...