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April 2017 Issue

Wholesale Operations

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 exemplify the dedication and expertise exhibited within the Conexxus membership,” said Gray...

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NACS Fights Renewed Efforts to Repeal Pro-Competition, Pro-Consumer Swipe Fee Reform

April 26, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management News, Retail Operations, Upper Right, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on NACS Fights Renewed Efforts to Repeal Pro-Competition, Pro-Consumer Swipe Fee Reform

Lyle Beckwith, Senior Vice President of Government Relations of the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), issued the following statement on the House Financial Services Committee hearing on the Financial Choice Act that would repeal debit...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, April 24, 2017

Bears Take Control OPEC-non-OPEC deal may be unraveling Crude oil tanker movements reach a record Gasoline supply up; gasoline demand down Natural gas storage lags last year, well ahead of five-year average   Sincerely, Alan Levine, Chairman of...

PEI Updates PEI/RP100

April 21, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Fleet Operations, Retail Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on PEI Updates PEI/RP100

The 2017 edition of PEI/RP100: Recommended Practices for Installation of Underground Liquid Storage Systems is available for purchase at www.PEI.org/RP100. The purchase price is $40 for Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) members and $95 for non-members....

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Decreased 1% in March

April 18, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on ATA Truck Tonnage Index Decreased 1% in March

American Trucking Associations’ (ATA’s) advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index slipped 1% in March, following a 0.1% decline during February (February’s percentage decrease was unchanged from the March 21,...

Vendor View: Bugs Cause Fuel System Damage, Part Two

April 17, 2017 • App Homepage, Featured Articles, Fleet Operations, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Vendor View: Bugs Cause Fuel System Damage, Part Two

Frederick J. Passman, Ph.D., Biodeterioration Control Associates, Inc.   My last article discussed the opportunity costs caused by dispenser flow-rate reduction. I’ll open today’s article with a few photos that I’ve selected from my collection...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Lower Left, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, April 17, 2017

Oil Prices Hold Support RBOB prices holding; gas cracks, not so much OPEC reports remarkable rate of compliance Declining foreign crude oil stocks include Iran’s long-term waterborne storage Natural gas end-of-heating-season storage third...

Trucking Associations Support Minority Leader’s Bill to Repeal RhodeWorks Toll

April 17, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Trucking Associations Support Minority Leader’s Bill to Repeal RhodeWorks Toll

The Rhode Island Trucking Association joined the American Trucking Associations (ATA) in praising State Representative Patricia Morgan’s bill to repeal the RhodeWorks toll law. Minority Leader Morgan introduced the legislation at the State House earlier...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Lower Left, Retail Operations, Terminals and Storage, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, April 10, 2017

Expanded Crack Spreads Threaten the Gasoline Rally Fewer days of supply of U.S. petroleum products seen as bullish Less ability to meet demand contrasts with high total inventories Impact of product exports grows on evaluation of supply Natural gas ends...

Americans Say Low Gas Prices Are Good for the Economy

April 10, 2017 • App Homepage, Retail Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on Americans Say Low Gas Prices Are Good for the Economy

Americans overwhelmingly say that low gas prices are good for the economy and that gas prices would have to increase by more than $1 per gallon before they cut back on driving, according to results of the NACS Consumer Fuels Survey.   Overall, 84% of...