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February 2017 Issue

Retailers Ask Supreme Court Not to Revive Disputed Credit Card Swipe Fee Settlement

February 22, 2017

The National Retail Federation (NRF) and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand an appeals court...

Petroleum Demand Last Month Highest for January since 2008

February 22, 2017

Total petroleum deliveries moved up by 1.2% from the prior year to nearly 19.3 million barrels per day in January 2017. These were the highest January...

  • How to Obtain a Diesel Fuel Tax Permit in Texas

    February 24, 2017

    Motor fuel wholesalers in Texas who would like to start operations with diesel fuel need to get a tax license to operate legally. It guarantees their compliance with state laws regarding fuel tax collection. The Texas diesel fuel tax permit is issued by the Texas Office of the Comptroller of Public Accounts. Wholesalers need to ...

  • Vendor View: Three Ways You Will Benefit from Distilled Biodiesel

    February 24, 2017

    By Jon Scharingson, Renewable Energy Group, Inc. At first blush, distillation may not be a topic that piques your interest. Or maybe you think you know enough about it already from petroleum refining. But you need to pay attention to what I share in this article. Distilled biodiesel has the potential to make a material ...

  • Toxic Leadership

    February 22, 2017

    By Ann Pitts   A major news story of 2016 broke when one of the largest banking institutions in the U.S., Wells Fargo, admitted that a large number of employees committed fraud against their own customer base by routinely opening accounts, including issuing credit and debit cards, without the knowledge of or permission from the ...

  • CO2 versus NOx at the Integer Emissions Summit, Post-Obama

    February 13, 2017

    By Keith Reid   The 9th Integer Emissions Summit & DEF Forum USA, held October 25 – 27, 2016, provided its usual thorough overview of the diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) market, with content appropriate for interested parties ranging from emission equipment engineers to DEF marketers. Fuel Marketer News staff concentrated on heavy-duty commercial vehicles to provide the ...

  • Convenience Retailing as Part of the Education and Employment Solution for the USA

    February 8, 2017

    By Joe Petrowski   Everyone works for 3 reasons: Money Self-Improvement (building skills, a resume and a network) Fun (subjective for every individual)   It is an old adage that the best way to get a high paying job is to get a low paying job and do it well. A common theme at several ...

  • Vendor View: Fuel System Bugs Drain Revenues

    February 1, 2017

    Frederick J. Passman, PhD, Biodeterioration Control Associates, Inc.   Does this photo look familiar? If you are a petroleum retailer who either owns or operates c-stores in urban areas, or if you are a fleet operator whose trucks line up at your fueling depot each morning, this article is for you. If you never have ...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, February 13, 2017

February 13, 2017

Oil Prices React to OPEC and U.S. Tax Concerns OPEC compliance upward of 75% Non-OPEC factors gaining importance Cost of production from shale falling Natural...

EIA Gasoline and Diesel Retail Prices Update (Week Ended February 20, 2017)

February 22, 2017

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

Fuel Retailers, Marketers and End Users Urge EPA to Maintain Current RFS Compliance Requirements

February 22, 2017

As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) public comment period on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) closes, NATSO is encouraged by the vast support to keep...

RFA Statement on Senators’ Letter to EPA on E15 Volatility Regulation

February 20, 2017

On February 17, five senators, led by Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), sent a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt,...

Biodiesel Sees the Sea: New Sailing School Vessel Fueled with B20

February 22, 2017

A one-of-a-kind ship with a special mission is now fueled with 20% biodiesel as it begins a voyage from New England to Florida, then on to Cuba in March. On...

Fuels Institute Annual Meeting Speaker Announcement

February 22, 2017

Speaker Announcement, Round 1     Hear what lies ahead for the automobile industry and reserve your seat before it fills up!   The Fuels...