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

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EIA: Retail Regular Gasoline to Average $2.25 Per Gallon This Summer

July 13, 2016

Principal contributor: Tim Hess Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Short-Term Energy Outlook Note: Summer runs from April through September....


Retailers Pursue ‘All Options’ Strategy to Blunt Damage of Overtime Rules

July 19, 2016

The National Retail Federation applauded legislation introduced today by Representative Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., that would phase in the Labor Department’s...

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    Is a Carbon Tax In our Future?

    July 20, 2016

    By Joe Petrowski In my past two columns I discussed various carbon remediation policies. However, it is safe to assume that out of those options a carbon tax of some sort is in our future if we have a Democratic presidential administration and less so, but still a probability, with a Republican administration (depending on ...

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    Tips for Preventing Phase Separation in Ethanol Fuels

    July 20, 2016

    By Katherine Vanover To understand phase separation, it is necessary to consider the nature of blended fuels.  Blended fuels contain varying levels of ethanol, a simple alcohol often made from the distillation of corn.  Alcohol is a molecule that contains carbon atoms at one end with oxygen and hydrogen at the other end.  The oxygen ...

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    Diesel Fuel’s Quality Problem

    July 13, 2016

    By Doug Haugh Let us start with one simple fact, it is illegal to even sell gasoline without the minimum amount of detergent additives established by the EPA.  Specifically citing the code, 40 CFR 80.161—“Gasoline may not be sold or transferred to a party who sells or transfers gasoline to the ultimate consumer unless such ...

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    Carbon Mitigation as a Better Solution for CO2 Transport Emissions

    July 13, 2016

    By Joe Petrowski In last weeks column I provided an overview on the state of climate change policy options. In this column I will proved some added detail on what I believe is the most favorable direction. There are a variety of ways to address the 2.5 million tons of co2 emissions per year from ...

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    Climate Change Policy Realities

    July 6, 2016

    By Joe Petrowski World CO2  emissions are 36 million tons annually and for now declining as the United States, China and EEC replace coal fired power plants plants with wind, solar, hydro, natural gas and nuclear. The individual country contribution to this 36 million tons is as follows: China 11 US 5 Europe 4 India ...

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    Grow with the Flow—How to Maximize Industry Growth

    July 6, 2016

    “Fueled for Thought” By Joe O’Brien, Source North America Corporation In the early 1990s, there were over 200,000 gas stations in the United States. Since then, the number of gas stations steadily declined during the past 15 years or so to include approximately 140,000 gas stations. However, there are signs that the contraction has plateaued, ...

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Weekly Energy Market Situation, July 18, 2016

July 18, 2016

Records, Records Everywhere, but Traders Barely Blink U.S. inventories of crude oil and refined products hit a record high Commercial stocks of oil in OECD...


NBB Releases Statement on Senate Biodiesel Tax Legislation

July 20, 2016

The National Biodiesel Board released the following statement from Vice President of Federal Affairs Anne Steckel after Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Maria...


API: Legislation Targeting Oil and Natural Gas Production Is Misguided

July 20, 2016

API Executive Vice President Louis Finkel said legislation introduced today by a small number of Democratic senators increasing liability for oil and natural...

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HWRT, RFA Announce First-Ever Offering of Pre-blended E15 at Wholesale Terminals

July 20, 2016

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is pleased to announce that HWRT Oil Company will become the first company in the United States to offer pre-blended E15...


NACS: Convenience Store Sales Stay Strong for First Half Of 2016

July 13, 2016

Convenience stores sales surged over the first half of the year as lower gas prices fueled more driving and Americans embraced the continued addition of fresh...


OESP Announces 2016-17 President/Board

July 19, 2016

The National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals (OESP), an organization comprising hundreds of dedicated industry professionals who service...