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June 2017 Issue

Wholesale Operations

FMCSA Urges Everyone to “Share the Road Safely” in National Safety Campaign

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) continues its efforts to raise public awareness so that all drivers know how to operate safely around large trucks and buses through a newly formed partnership under the Our Roads, Our Safety campaign. “FMCSA is pleased to work with a group of partners that ...

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ATA Joins “Our Roads, Our Safety” Campaign

June 26, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on ATA Joins “Our Roads, Our Safety” Campaign

American Trucking Associations joined with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the American Bus Association and AAA to unveil the Our Roads, Our Safety partnership aimed at reducing highway fatalities. “ATA, through our Share the Road...

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...

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...

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,...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, June 5, 2017

June 5, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuel Price News, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, Powerhouse, Retail Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, June 5, 2017

Large Banks Lower WTI Price Outlook Expect 2017 price to stall at $55 Market factors for 2018 bearish—higher crude oil supply inevitable End-2020 price forecast at $60 Slew of new natural gas supply could limit price recovery in 2018   Sincerely, Alan...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, May 30, 2017

May 31, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuel Price News, Lower Left, Powerhouse, Retail Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, May 30, 2017

OPEC Extends—Doesn’t Deepen—Crude Oil Output Cuts WTI prices fall; extension was expected Downside may be limited; bullish conditions developing Refinery use is up; exports are up too Natural gas price curves are turning bullish​   Sincerely,...

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

May 22, 2017 • App Homepage, Featured Articles, Fleet Operations, Retail Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on 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...

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...