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June 2017 Issue

Retail Operations

NRF Says Senate Bill Would Make Health Care More Affordable, Accessible

The National Retail Federation praised a plan unveiled today by Senate Republican leadership to replace former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, saying the bill would protect the foundation of employer-based health benefits that are the source of coverage for 177 million Americans. “Senator McConnell’s proposal steers health care reform...

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AAA: This Independence Day Will Be Historic, More Americans to Travel Than Ever Before

June 26, 2017 • App Homepage, Retail OperationsComments Off on AAA: This Independence Day Will Be Historic, More Americans to Travel Than Ever Before

This Independence Day, a record-breaking 44.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home, taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways to honor the red, white and blue. With 1.25 million more travelers than last year, 2017...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, Powerhouse, Retail Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, June 19, 2017

U.S. Oil Stocks Rebounding U.S. supply adds half of recent inventory drop in three weeks Bearish price outlook continues U.S. production reacting to lower bread-even prices Natural gas storage 11% lower than last year   Sincerely, Alan...

NACS: Demystifying the Realities of “Bad Gas”

June 16, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & Supply, Retail Operations, Upper LeftComments Off on NACS: Demystifying the Realities of “Bad Gas”

Your car has trouble starting … the ride is sluggish and the engine “pings” … it suddenly stalls and the engine light comes on … it abnormally continues to sputter even after it’s turned off … and your first thought is: I must have filled up...

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...

New Market Disruption in Retail Gas Stations

June 14, 2017 • App Homepage, Featured Articles, Retail Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on New Market Disruption in Retail Gas Stations

By Doug Haugh   Market disruption seldom originates from obvious origins, which is one of the reasons it is so, well, disruptive. It seems pretty clear that if electric vehicles (EVs) replace gas and diesel in substantial numbers, we will need far fewer...

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...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, June 12, 2017

June 12, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, Powerhouse, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, June 12, 2017

Bearish Oil Outlook Persists U.S. production forecast to reach 10.01 million barrels daily in 2018 Gulf of Mexico production reaches record Propane price breaks uptrend support Natural gas injections exceed 100 Bcf for first time since 2015   Sincerely,...