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June 2017 Issue

Business Management

Is Customer Service Hurting or Helping Your Business?

By Ann  Pitts Customer service issues have become a trending topic lately, and it’s generally reported that the level of customer service delivered today is suffering greatly. News media has recently headlined the airline industry, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  From airlines to hotels to retail to petroleum distributors, first class...

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NRF Condemns Plan to Phase in Border Adjustment Tax

June 16, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on NRF Condemns Plan to Phase in Border Adjustment Tax

The National Retail Federation (NRF) condemned a proposal by House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady to phase in a Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) over five years.   “Phasing in a job-killing plan like the Border Adjustment Tax does nothing to fix...

EIA: Reporting Oil Companies’ Proved Reserves in 2016 Decline for Second Consecutive Year

June 13, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on EIA: Reporting Oil Companies’ Proved Reserves in 2016 Decline for Second Consecutive Year

Principal Contributor: Jeff Barron     Annual reports of 68 publicly traded oil companies indicated that their aggregate proved liquids reserves declined in 2016 for the second consecutive year. The decline in proved reserves was heavily...

NATSO, Business and Community Leaders Urge Congress to Oppose Commercial Rest Areas

June 13, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on NATSO, Business and Community Leaders Urge Congress to Oppose Commercial Rest Areas

A diverse coalition from restaurants and fuel retailers to city governments, trucking firms and blind entrepreneurs today urged key lawmakers to oppose efforts to commercialize Interstate rest areas as Congress considers infrastructure legislation.   The...

Petroleum Equipment Institute Updates PEI/RP1200

June 13, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on Petroleum Equipment Institute Updates PEI/RP1200

The 2017 edition of PEI/RP1200: Recommended Practices for the Testing and Verification of Spill, Overfill, Leak Detection and Secondary Containment Equipment at UST Facilities is available for purchase at www.PEI.org/RP1200. The purchase price is $40 for...

NRF Outlines Priorities for NAFTA Modernization

June 13, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on NRF Outlines Priorities for NAFTA Modernization

The National Retail Federation (NRF) submitted comments to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) outlining retail’s priorities for the negotiation of a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).   “The agreement has...

New York-New Jersey Propane Gas Joint Summer Conference, June 14 – 16

June 13, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on New York-New Jersey Propane Gas Joint Summer Conference, June 14 – 16

Join the conference  in Vernon Township, New Jersey, for the New York New Jersey Summer Propane Meeting!   Wednesday, June 14 2:30 p.m. Golf Outing: Modified Shotgun Start—Crystal Classic Golf Course—Vernon, New Jersey, Golf Hole...

NACS Applauds Congress for Protecting Debit Swipe Fee Reform

June 9, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on NACS Applauds Congress for Protecting Debit Swipe Fee Reform

Lyle Beckwith, Senior Vice President of Government Relations at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), released the following statement regarding the House of Representatives’ passage of the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 while protecting...

API Welcomes Senate Letter Supporting North American Energy Markets

June 9, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on API Welcomes Senate Letter Supporting North American Energy Markets

API President and CEO Jack Gerard welcomed a letter sent by eight U.S. Senators to U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer emphasizing the importance of North American energy markets to American consumers and U.S. energy security in advance of the North American...

NATSO Statement on President Trump’s Infrastructure Remarks

June 9, 2017 • App Homepage, Business ManagementComments Off on NATSO Statement on President Trump’s Infrastructure Remarks

NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings issued this statement today (June 9) following President Trump’s remarks at the Department of Transportation (DOT) announcing a new infrastructure council.   “The truckstop and travel plaza industry is...