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May 2017 Issue

Wholesale Operations

Vendor View: Addressing Corrosion and Microbial Growth in Today’s Fuel Environment

Photo: A corroded flapper valve from a diesel tank, next to another flapper valve from the gasoline tank at the same site.   By Brad Hoffman, Tanknology, Inc.   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began to phase in ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) in 2006, with stringent regulations intended to virtually eliminate sulfur from...

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ATA Commends Senate Push for Federal Hair Testing Standards

May 22, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on ATA Commends Senate Push for Federal Hair Testing Standards

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is applauding U.S. Senator John Thune (R-South Dakota) and a bipartisan group of senators for sending a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, urging federal guidelines for hair-test drug screening...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, Powerhouse, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, May 22, 2017

OPEC Production Cut Expiration Raises Concerns Saudi Arabia and Russia concede need to extend cut History shows extending cuts has little market impact History shows deeper cuts boost prices short-term Countervailing U.S. production growth now at 9.3 MMbpd...

Changes Have Arrived at Fuel Marketer News

May 17, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Fleet Operations, Fuel Price News, Fuels & Supply, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Changes Have Arrived at Fuel Marketer News

As we announced at the end of March, Fuel Marketer News (FMN) would soon be taking advantage of a range of data offerings generated by our parent company, EPIC News+Data. That day has arrived. We have just made a wholesale pricing index available...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuel Price News, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, Powerhouse, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, May 15, 2017

Crude Oil Prices Strengthen Calls to renew OPEC cuts are growing U.S. shale oil output exceeds expectations OPEC recognizes importance of shale oil in assessing global supply balances  EIA projects rising natural gas production in 2017   Sincerely,...

EPA Approves PMAA’s Low Liquid Level Alternative Test Method for Sumps

May 12, 2017 • App Homepage, Retail Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on EPA Approves PMAA’s Low Liquid Level Alternative Test Method for Sumps

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) announced this week that it has approved the Petroleum Marketers Association of America’s (PMAA’s) low liquid level integrity test as an alternative...

Vendor View: Do You Know the ABCs of the EPA 2018 UST Regulation Deadline?

May 1, 2017 • App Homepage, Featured Articles, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Vendor View: Do You Know the ABCs of the EPA 2018 UST Regulation Deadline?

By Peter J. Cochefski   It was 1988 when the world of retail fueling in the United States changed forever—and for the better. That’s when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—in response to the shocking revelation that thousands of...

Shell Announces Completion of the Transaction to Separate Motiva Assets

May 1, 2017 • App Homepage, Retail Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Shell Announces Completion of the Transaction to Separate Motiva Assets

 Royal Dutch Shell plc announced today (May 1, 2017) the completion of the transaction for the separation of assets, liabilities and businesses of Motiva Enterprises LLC. As announced when the definitive agreements were signed, the separation is as...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, May 1, 2017

May 1, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, May 1, 2017

WTI Crude Oil Breaks $50 Support Prices soften even as crude oil usage grows U.S. shale oil production benefitting from efficiency gains Crude oil demand is forecast to grow in 2017 and 2018 Natural gas injections grow, reflecting mild temperatures  ...

Industry Pioneers Inducted to Conexxus Hall of Fame

April 26, 2017 • App Homepage, Retail Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Industry Pioneers Inducted to Conexxus Hall of Fame

Conexxus announced that two convenience and fuel retailing industry pioneers are being inducted into the Conexxus Hall of Fame this week at the Conexxus Annual Meeting: Sharon Scace of WEX Inc. and David Ezell of Verifone Inc.    “Sharon and David...