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October 2016 Issue


EIA: Short-Term Energy and Winter Fuels Outlook

October 14, 2016

Forecast Highlights Release Date: October 13, 2016 Winter Fuels Outlook EIA projects average U.S. household expenditures for natural gas, heating oil,...


Rahim Budhwani Named 2016 – 2017 NACS Chairman

October 20, 2016

The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) announced the election of its 2016 – 2017 Executive Committee during its Board of Directors meeting at...

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    Reducing Distracted Driving

    October 23, 2016

    Five Ways Employers Can Help Drivers Stay Focused on the Road By Virginia Pajarito   Multi-tasking, the need for information at the tip of your fingers and the desire to stay connected are strong forces in today’s society. Unfortunately, if done behind the wheel, it is much more likely that you will be involved in ...

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    PEI’s Bob Renkes Looks Back

    October 19, 2016

    By Keith Reid Bob Renkes, the Petroleum Equipment Institute’s executive vice president and general counsel will retire from PEI on May 31, 2017, after 38 years with the association. PEI is composed of more than 1,600 companies engaged in manufacturing and distributing equipment used in the fuel and fluid handling industry. Members are located in ...

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    Taking the Station to the Customer

    October 12, 2016

    By Maura Keller Imagine driving hundreds of miles each week, but never having to stop at a gas station. No, you aren’t driving an electric vehicle. Rather, you are part of a growing number of consumers who have signed up with residential mobile fueling programs whereby the gasoline is brought to them. Agricultural entities, construction ...

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    Vendor View: Develop a Partnership that Takes Your In-Bay Car Wash to the...

    October 5, 2016

    By David Dougherty, PDQ Manufacturing, Inc. When installing or refitting an automatic in-bay car wash with new equipment, the transaction doesn’t end with the installation. The right partner can help you accelerate your business to the next level. It can make the difference between a car wash that simply serves a purpose and a complete ...

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    Vendor View: Think Tank

    September 28, 2016

    How to Chart a Cost-Effective Compliance Program for the Future By Bobby Hayes, OPW Fuel Management Systems Compliance management is becoming increasingly demanding for today’s retail and commercial fuel site operators as regulatory agencies continue to implement more stringent compliance requirements. For instance, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently revised its underground storage tank regulations, ...

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Weekly Energy Market Situation, October 24, 2016

October 24, 2016

Weekly Energy Market Situation—Crude Oil Fails the Neckline OPEC agreement still supporting prices OPEC agreement still very tenuous Oil from shale has...


EIA Gasoline and Diesel Retail Prices Update (October 25, 2016)

October 25, 2016

Analysis by Dr. Nancy Yamaguchi The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly data on diesel and gasoline retail prices for the week...


EIA: Winter Heating Bills Likely to Increase, but Still Remain Below Recent Winters

October 14, 2016

Principal contributor: Stacy MacIntyre   Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Short-Term Energy Outlook, Winter Fuels Outlook, October 2016....


Retailers See Increase in Organized Retail Crime

October 18, 2016

Organized retail crime is continuing to grow, with 83% of merchants surveyed reporting an increase in the past year, according to the 12th annual ORC study...


Atlas Oil Responds to Hurricane Matthew with an Emergency Fuel Deployment

October 15, 2016

When Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti on October 4 as a Category 4, the Atlas Oil Emergency Fuel Services team prepared for deployment. In what...


Brad McGuinness of Verifone Leads NACS Supplier Board

October 19, 2016

  Brad McGuinness, senior vice president of global petroleum systems at Verifone, has been named 2016–17 chairman of the NACS Supplier Board. In...