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March 2017 Issue

Retail Operations

IRFA Celebrates 100th E15 Refueling Site Opening

Crossroads Convenience Store in Spencer, Iowa, became Iowa’s 100th E15 station, strengthening Iowa’s position as the number-one state in the U.S. for E15 refueling sites.   The Spencer store is owned by Wessels Oil Company, which has been in business since 1938 and currently owns and operates six convenience stores in northern Iowa. The...

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NRF Supports House Plan to Repeal Obamacare

March 8, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on NRF Supports House Plan to Repeal Obamacare

The National Retail Federation (NRF) said it supports legislation unveiled by House Republicans to repeal and replace former President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.   “Retailers want reforms that push us toward a more competition-driven private...

St. Patrick’s Day Spending to Reach $5.3 Billion, Highest in Survey History

March 8, 2017 • App Homepage, Retail OperationsComments Off on St. Patrick’s Day Spending to Reach $5.3 Billion, Highest in Survey History

Americans will spend more than ever as they put on their favorite green outfits to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year. According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF’s) annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, spending for...

Air Products’s California Fueling Stations Offering Hydrogen Below $10 per Kilogram

March 8, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & Supply, Retail OperationsComments Off on Air Products’s California Fueling Stations Offering Hydrogen Below $10 per Kilogram

Air Products, a leader in hydrogen fueling and infrastructure worldwide, announced it has achieved a pricing milestone at several California fueling stations, which are now offering hydrogen to fuel cell electric vehicle customers at under $10 per kilogram....

Weekly Energy Market Situation, March 6, 2017

March 6, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, March 6, 2017

Crude oil approaching spring seasonal rally phase  Supply glut in U.S. could limit price gains Gasoline crack spread pressured by low demand and regulatory uncertainty Natural gas stocks on track to end heating season over 2 Tcf   Sincerely, Alan...

Retailers Say Association Health Plans Would Make Insurance More Affordable for Small Businesses

March 2, 2017 • App Homepage, Retail OperationsComments Off on Retailers Say Association Health Plans Would Make Insurance More Affordable for Small Businesses

The National Retail Federation (NRF) urged Congress to support legislation that would allow small businesses to join together through association health plans to provide greater access to affordable health care for their employees.   “Small businesses...

National Retail Federation Launches Campaign Highlighting Consumer Cost of Border Adjustment Tax

February 28, 2017 • App Homepage, Retail OperationsComments Off on National Retail Federation Launches Campaign Highlighting Consumer Cost of Border Adjustment Tax

The National Retail Federation (NRF) launched a television, print and digital ad campaign to educate Americans on the high consumer cost of the border adjustment tax (BAT). The BAT is included in the House Republican leadership’s “Better Way” plan for...

Weekly Energy Market Situation (February 27, 2017)

February 27, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation (February 27, 2017)

U.S. Oil Stocks Show First 2017 Draw Total inventory fell 11 million barrels Market not sure OPEC cuts will be enough to cut glut EIA: Shale oil to reach 6 million barrels per day by 2026 Propane stocks draw again Natural gas storage could end heating season...

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

February 22, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Retail OperationsComments Off on Retailers Ask Supreme Court Not to Revive Disputed Credit Card Swipe Fee Settlement

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 ruling that struck down a controversial 2012 settlement of a class action lawsuit over Visa and...

Weekly Energy Market Situation (February 21, 2017)

February 21, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation (February 21, 2017)

Sharp Contraction in Oil Price Volatility WTI has traded in $4.50 range since early December Talk that OPEC-non-OPEC agreement may be extended to erase supply glut Crude oil exports from U.S. expanding rapidly Propane stocks continue to fall Natural gas price...