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


EIA: Low Crude Oil Prices, Increased Gasoline Demand Lead to High Refiner Margins

May 20, 2015

Principal contributor: Rebecca George   Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, from Bloomberg, L.P., Thomson Reuters Note: Dubai/Oman crude oil...


Biodiesel Helps Power Volvo Ocean Race

May 20, 2015

The Volvo Ocean 65 race boats that sailed into Narragansett Bay, RI, for the North American Stopover are re-fueling with cleaner-burning biodiesel, made from...

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    Turning Natural Gas into Diesel

    May 20, 2015

    By Keith Reid Gas-to-liquid technology aims to crack gaseous hydrocarbons such as natural gas and convert them into liquid fuels. The concept is not new, but has typically involved major facilities. Sacramento, Calif.-based Greyrock is looking to change that by using specialized catalysts to turn natural gas and related feedstocks into a clean diesel fuel ...

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    Vendor View: Why Gasoline and Diesel Will Remain the Leading Choices In U.S....

    May 20, 2015

    By Joe O’Brien, Source North America Corporation With so much media coverage focusing on flex fuel vehicles (FFVs) and their potential environmental benefits, it’s easy to lose sight of the advantages that petroleum-based fuels bring to U.S. consumers. The reality is, that although there’s a lot of buzz about alternative fuels, gasoline and diesel will ...

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    Policy Brief: Ethanol and API in Letter Kerfuffle over Potential 2015 RVO Requirements

    May 13, 2015

    By Keith Reid During a press conference call on May 14, Bob Dinneen, President and CEO, Renewable Fuels Association and Brooke Coleman, Executive Director, Advanced Ethanol Council, discussed a letter from 10 ethanol supporting associations and producers sent to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy in response to a May 1 letter from the ...

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    Vendor View: Seeing is Believing

    May 13, 2015

    By Brian Reynolds, Simmons Corporation Retail general merchandise inventory receiving has become an exact science. Handheld barcode scanners have made receiving inventory in the back of the store a much easier and reliable way of determining the accuracy of a delivery. Individual units can be handled, accounted for and quickly stocked for sale. Counting inventory ...

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    Beacons and Retail

    May 6, 2015

    By Vladimir Collak Let’s face it. The Internet and mobile phones have forever changed the future of retail. Consumers have product information at their fingertips. They can comparison shop with ease and quickly find deals online. With so many great options, sometimes there is little reason to trudge oneself to a physical store. Conversely, consumers ...

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    Diesel Becomes a Cash Cow at the Retail Pump

    April 29, 2015

    By Doug Haugh Diesel demand in the US is growing and is expected to rise from roughly 48 billion gallons in 2015 to over 67 billion gallons by 2040. This growth will offset what is expected to be a 25% decline in gasoline demand for the same period. So the question for fuel marketers is ...

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Weekly Energy Market Situation, May 18, 2015

May 18, 2015

Easier U.S. Crude Oil Storage Casts Doubt on Deep Slide in Price Crude oil stocks fell for second time this year NOAA says an El Nino could bring a mild winter...

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API: Consumer Demand for Ethanol-Free Gasoline is Strong and Rising

May 20, 2015

Demand for ethanol-free gasoline (E0) is on the rise, growing from 3.4 percent of gasoline demand in 2012 to just shy of 7 percent in 2014, according to a...


NuStar and CHS to Expand Pipeline and Terminal Infrastructure in Upper Midwest U.S.

May 20, 2015

NuStar Energy L.P. and CHS Inc. announced today that the companies are pursuing a strategic alliance to develop an expanded pipeline and terminal network that...


EIA: Nonpetroleum Share of Transportation Energy at Highest Level Since 1954

May 20, 2015

Principal contributor: Mary Joyce Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review In the United States, petroleum is by far the...


Video Recorders Recommended for Buses and Heavy Trucks by National Transportation Safety Board, Baron & Budd Reports

May 20, 2015

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommends that operators of heavy truck and bus fleets use video technology to monitor drivers, the national...


ILTA Announces the Featured Speaker for 2015 Conference

May 19, 2015

During the conference lunch on Monday, June 1, Charles Raley with the Federal Aviation Administration, will provide an overview of the proposed requirements...