Port Manatee Supplies Southwest Florida RaceTrac Stations

Port Manatee, the closest U.S. deepwater seaport, is fueling Southwest Florida. Port Manatee, which serves as the gateway for nearly 100 million gallons of gasoline and related fuels annually, is playing a key role in fueling Southwest Florida’s economy. Under a newly inked agreement, Port Manatee is now the fuel hub for a nine-county region encompassing

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Alternative Fuels Gain Traction

Retailers such as OnCue Express and Kum & Go are cultivating business opportunities by offering consumers more options at the pump. By David Bennett, Senior Editor After much hand wringing on various fronts, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued its final rule, establishing renewable volume obligations for 2014, 2015 and 2016. The EPA did

Natural Gas Market Poised for Growth

Natural gas is an attractive alternative fuel, but there are some factors that are hindering growth in this market. The market for natural gas (NG) refueling infrastructure and factors expected to influence its deployment have been analyzed in a recent report from Navigant Research. Global market forecasts segmented by fuel type, station type and region,

Average Fuel Prices Decline

Drivers are seeing the lowest fuel prices for this time of year since the 2009 Great Recession. This year, consumers experienced the lowest average fuel prices for the Christmas holiday since the 2009 recession, and pump prices remain around the $2 mark. According to a report from AAA, 45 of the past 52 days have featured

Oil Prices at Lowest Point Since 2009

The nation is is experiencing the lowest fuel prices in six years, and the prices are expected to remain low into 2016. As crude oil prices fall, so do gasoline prices. The average price for regular unleaded gasoline is currently at its lowest since 2009. According to a report from AAA, the national average is

Uber Partners Receive Discounts from ExxonMobil

Uber partners can receive fuel discounts at 10,500 Exxon and Mobil retail stations. ExxonMobil and Uber have announced that discounts are now available nationwide at Exxon- and Mobil-branded retail stations through the Partner Fuel Card. The Partner Fuel Card is powered by FleetCor and Mastercard. The Partner Fuel Card, which is a part of Uber’s

Kum & Go Tests E15 Fuel in Little Rock, Ark.

Kum & Go has revealed plans to make E15 fuel available at 65 of its stores over the next two years. On Wednesday, Dec. 16 and Thursday, Dec. 17, Kum & Go is partnering with Growth Energy to bring E15 fuel to Little Rock, Ark. On these days, Kum & Go offered E15 fuel to residents

Stripes Welcomes Sunoco Fuel

Stripes celebrates the addition of Sunoco Fuel to its fuel offerings with NASCAR Celebrations.  As a part of welcoming Sunoco Fuel to its Waco, Temple and Killeen, Texas area stores, Stripes Convenience Stores is hosting five “Neighborhood and Community NASCAR Celebrations.” The entire community is invited to join Stripes team members as they welcome the

ExxonMobil Partners with The University of Wisconsin-Madison

ExxonMobil looks to explore what is and isn’t possible with biomass conversion with its newest research partner, UW-Madison. As part of a two-year agreement, The University of Wisconsin-Madison and ExxonMobil will soon begin researching the fundamental chemistry of converting biomass into transportation fuels. The research is a part of a broad effort to identify meaningful

How To Add Biodiesel Into Product Offerings

By Jon Scharingson, Renewable Energy Group Inc. How to seamlessly integrate biodiesel into your product offering The U.S. biodiesel industry is expected to produce more than 1.7 billion gallons of high-quality biodiesel making access to biodiesel at each level of the supply chain — producer to the retailer — simpler. With more high-production biorefineries and improved logistics,

Another TA Station to Offer LNG

TravelCenters now has six stations offering liquefied natural gas. TravelCenters of America LLC will soon open liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling lanes at its Santa Nella, Calif. TA Stopping Center location at I-5, Exit 407 (St. Hwy 33), (12310 S. Hwy 33). To date TravelCenters has also completed retrofitting its TA Truck Service and Petro:

How Rebranding Adds a New Appeal

The addition of VP Racing Fuels to stations has turned stores into a destination for consumers. Sean Patel took a chance when adding the VP Racing Fuels’ branding program, and the results so far have been promising. When David Norrell of D&D Energy introduced Sean Patel to VP Racing Fuels’ branding program, Patel not only

New Love’s Location Offers Compressed Natural Gas

Drivers now have the option to fill up with CNG at 16 Love’s locations. Six Love’s Travel Stops on the 1,000-mile stretch of Interstate 40 between Albuquerque, N.M., and West Memphis, Ark. now offer professional drivers the option to fill up with compressed natural gas (CNG). The new Love’s in Albuquerque, N.M. along Interstate 40,

Kum & Go is Committed to Sustainability

Kum & Go saves energy while opening a new LEED certified location in Iowa. Kum & Go celebrated the opening of its newest location on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, at 6 a.m. The new 5,000-square foot convenience store is located in Sioux City, Iowa, at 1005 Gordon Drive. In celebration of this grand opening, the

VP Racing Fuels Cobra Jet

VP Racing Fuels has been named as the official fuel supplier for Ford’s limited edition 2016 Cobra Jet. VP Racing Fuels has been selected as the Official Fuel Supplier for Ford Motor Company’s 2016 Cobra Jet. The Cobra Jet was recently introduced at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, marking the continued evolution of

ACE Thanks USDA for Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership

New partnership will expand availability of E15 and flex fuels to consumers. The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has thanked the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its efforts to expand the availability of E15 and flex fuels for consumers through the Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership (BIP). In an announcement at a Kissimmee, Fla Citgo fuel

New Program Extends Ethanol Availability Nationwide

New investment will more than double the number of stations that offer intermediate blends of ethanol nationwide. Protec Fuel announced that U.S. Department of Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack recently visited Mid-State Energy’s Kissimmee, Fla. Citgo E15 and E85 retail station. The secretary made an announcement on ethanol fuel investment of $16 million for the state alone. At the first retail fueling

What To Consider Before Making the Decision to Offer Biodiesel

By Jon Scharingson Whether or not to sell biodiesel can be a significant decision for a convenience store owner. Convenience store owners need to determine what will work best for their operation and how they can maximize their profitability through the use of biodiesel. Here are a few things to consider: Tank and pump availability

BP Combats Low Fuel Prices

BP must make cuts to counter current circumstances, but the end is in sight, and the company remains optimistic. Lower oil prices have led to oil companies making spending cuts and reducing operating costs, and these cuts have resulted in the loss of thousands of jobs and projects being scrapped. BP is among the oil

New CNG Fueling Station Opens in Indiana

IGS CNG Services opens its second CNG fueling station in Speedway’s fueling network. IGS CNG Services’ second Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) station within Speedway’s fueling network has opened. IGS CNG Services and Speedway LLC opened the new station in South Bend, Ind., at 6161 W. Brick Road, at the State Route 31 exit (exit 72) off Indiana

BP and Kinder Morgan Form New Company

BP forms new company with Kinder Morgan in order to manage U.S. fuel terminals. A new jointly-owned company is being formed between BP and Kinder Morgan. This new company is being created to operate fuel storage terminals across the country. Under the agreement, BP will sell 15 of its U.S. terminals to Kinder Morgan, which will

Cumberland Farms Awards One Year of Free Gas

One loyal Cumberland Farms customer is being greatly rewarded for his loyalty. Kenneth Hobart of Wilmington, Mass. is being awarded one year of free gasoline from Cumberland Farms. Hobart was fueling up at the Wilmington, Mass. Cumberland farms store when the brand hit $1 billion of gas purchased through its SmartPay Check-Link program in early October. It is this milestone that brought

Low Fuel Prices Increase Consumer Optimism

Consumers are optimistic about the state of the economy, but few believe that fuel prices will fall any lower. As fuel prices fall, consumer optimism about the economy rises. According to the latest Consumer Fuels Survey results from the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), for the first time since June, a majority of American consumers

Natural Gas as Transportation Fuel

Carnegie Mellon University is evaluating the feasibility of creating a natural gas economy. A recent study from Carnegie Mellon University has revealed the uncertainty and variability of the potential life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from using natural gas to power light-duty vehicles. The study contributes to the library of studies conducting life cycle analysis of GHG emissions from

MFA Oil Expands Footprint Through New Acquisition

MFA Oil welcomes Lyberger Oil’s former employees and customers into it’s family. MFA Oil Co. has announced its acquisition of Lybarger Oil Inc., based in Garnett, Kan. The new acquisition will establish a substantial presence in the east-central Kansas market for MFA Oil. “We are excited to welcome Lybarger Oil’s employees and customers to the MFA

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