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


CST Brands & CrossAmerica Announce Acquisition of Landmark Stores

December 17, 2014

CST Brands, Inc. and CrossAmerica Partners LP announced today they have agreed to jointly purchase 22 convenience stores in San Antonio and Austin, Texas from...

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EIA: U.S. Household Gasoline Expenditures in 2015 on Track to Be the Lowest in 11 Years

December 16, 2014

Principal contributors: Tom Doggett, Russ Tarver The average U.S. household is expected to spend about $550 less on gasoline in 2015 compared with 2014, as...

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    The Growing Power of American Crude

    December 17, 2014

    By Alan Levine America’s growing energy independence is impacting global markets in ways not generally anticipated when North American crude oil production bottomed in 2008. Higher crude oil levels have given American oil merchants assurance of a more secure source of product supply. They have also translated into lower prices and expanded profit margins on ...

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    Maintaining the Flow

    December 17, 2014

    PAPCO uses a variety of assets combined with market expertise to ensure clients never run out of petroleum products. By Jim Harris   Republished with permission from Supply Chain World. This article originally ran in the Spring 2014 issue. PAPCO customers can’t afford to run low on the product the company dis-tributes. “PAPCO supplies a ...

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    The Church of “What’s Happening Now” or Why Most “Experts” on Energy Prices...

    December 10, 2014

    By Joe Petrowski   At first we had: “WE are running out of oil, peak oil is here.” Then: OPEC “needs $100 dollar oil.” Now: “This is not all good. The price slide is a sign of world deflation, capital investment will dry up, we should not invest in energy infrastructure and exports will hurt ...

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    Policy Brief: A Realistic View of Alternative Energy

    December 10, 2014

    By Keith Reid NACS conducted a survey that found where alternative-fuel vehicles are concerned, the alternatives people tend to want seem to be how much horsepower or cargo space can I get for the lowest price in a vehicle burning fossil fuels. OK, the horsepower and cargo space observations are editorially mine. But I think ...

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    Submitted Feature: Fuel Storage Containment Sump Maintenance

    December 3, 2014

    Paul Reber, National Sales Manager Icon Containment Solutions, LLC Fuel storage tank testing, leak detection, monitoring and remediation have been, and continue to be, extremely well addressed in the industry. There are many experts (manufacturers and contractors) in the field that are adequately providing a great deal of information about that part of the fuel ...

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Weekly Energy Market Situation, Dec. 15, 2014

December 15, 2014

Crude Oil Breaks Under $60 Price charts are bearish. Crude oil and RBOB have lost nearly half of value. Global crude oil stocks are filling storage....


Consumers Optimistic About Future Fuel Prices, Fuel Has Less Impact on Economy

December 17, 2014

The recent decline in fuel prices has resonated with consumers, 80% of whom report that gas prices are lower than they were 30 days ago and, for the first time...


ASTM Vote Opens Door for Biodiesel Innovation in Heating Oil

December 15, 2014

ASTM International, an organization which sets industry consensus standards for fuels and lubricants, has voted to approve performance specifications for...


EIA: OPEC Net Oil Export Revenues Expected To Fall In 2014 and 2015

December 17, 2014

Principal contributors: James Preciado, Megan Mercer Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Short-Term Energy Outlook Note: OPEC is the Organization...


Don’t Miss the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo

December 17, 2014

Industry Event of the Year — Jan 19-22 in Fort Worth, Tex. The biodiesel industry is a complicated business. Federal policy, state regulations, ASTM...


TravelCenters of America to Participate in Wreaths across America Day Honoring Fallen Soldiers

December 16, 2014

TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands, has announced its participation in the Wreaths Across...