Falling Fuel Prices Increase Consumer Optimism

Younger consumers are more optimistic about the economy than their older counterparts. The latest consumer survey from the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) has revealed that consumer optimism last month reached its highest level since March, following a 12 cent drop in gas prices. Overall consumer optimism about the U.S. economy increased three points

ACE Expresses Concerns about the 2017 RFS

ACE has expressed its concerns with the 2017 RFS, and has recommended improvements to the EPA. The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has officially submitted comments regarding the proposed blending volumes for 2017 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACE’s full comments can be read on the ACE website.

One California Gas Station Gives Drivers a Blast from the Past

On National Collector Car Appreciation Day, retro car owners in Beverly Hills, Calif. had the chance to fuel up for retro prices. One of the nation’s most iconic gas stations, located in Beverly Hills, Calif., was recently transformed into a full-service station from the past by Hagerty magazine. The transformation was performed in celebration of

ALON Brands Launches Reduced Emissions Fuel Program

On July 15, all of ALON Brands 7-Eleven stores in Midland and Odessa, Texas will launch the Strive  – Reduced Emissions Fuel Program. The new program, which was created by ALON Brands with GreenPrint LLC and in partnership with The Arbor Day Foundation, is the first sustainability program of its kind. The new sustainability program

How Are Consumers Responding to Savings at the Pump?

JPMorgan Chase Institute has revealed how consumers are using the money they are saving at the pump. A new report from the JPMorgan Chase Institute has revealed consumers’ financial response to a year of lower gas prices. With U.S. gas prices down 25% year over year in 2015, middle income households spent $477 less at

Drivers are Saving 50 Cents Per Gallon on the Year

This Independence Day touted the lowest fuel prices for the holiday in a decade. As of Tues., July 5, pump prices had fallen for 24 days straight, and fuel prices for the recent Independence Day holiday were at their lowest point for that date since 2005. According to this week’s fuel report from AAA, today’s

Growth Energy Applauds RaceTrac’s Addition of E15 Fuel

RaceTrac has joined Growth Energy and a number of other fuel retailers in their mission to make higher biofuel blends available to more consumers. Growth Energy has announced that, as a part of the Prime the Pump initiative, RaceTrac has joined the growing list of retailers that are now offering E15 fuel. Growth Energy works

RaceTrac to Expand Fuel Offering

The introduction of E15 fuel will expand RaceTrac’s fuel offering at more than 100 company stores. RaceTrac has announced that it will soon be expanding its fuel offering with the launch of E15 fuel in its stores throughout the South. The debut of the new fuel will occur later this year, and the company intends

ExxonMobil Introduces Performance Enhancing Gasoline Formula

ExxonMobil is increasing customer satisfaction with its new Synergy gasoline. Customers at Exxon- and Mobil- branded stations across the U.S. now have access to a new and improved gasoline. This new fuel enhances vehicle performance and gas mileage through a proprietary additive formulation that features seven key ingredients which help remove intake valve deposits. “The new

Thorntons Educates on Unleaded15 Fuel Offering

Three Thorntons locations will be hosting educational sessions discussing the Unleaded15 fueling option. Following the recent launch of the company’s E15 branded fuel option, Thorntons will soon be offering three educational opportunities surrounding Unleaded15 to guests in the Chicagoland area. The Thorntons’ branded E15 fuel option typically offers lower cost, improved engine performance and reduced

Renewable Fuel Standard Helps Keep Summer Fuel Prices Low

High-octane ethanol gasoline blends are helping American’s to enjoy low fuel prices this summer. The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is proving to be beneficial to Americans in more ways than just providing a cleaner fuel supply. Gas prices in many parts of the country during Independence Day weekend will be the lowest since 2005, and

US Wholesale Gasoline Prices Decline in June despite Demand Surge

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices By Brian Milne, Editor, Schneider Electric Preliminary data indicates gasoline demand in the U.S. reached a record weekly high in June, and travel demand over the Independence Day holiday weekend is expected to climb to an all-time peak, as historically low retail gasoline prices for early

Growth Energy Applauds Thorntons’ Expanded Fuel Offerings

Senator Bill Cunningham recently attended a celebration at the new Oak Lawn, Ill. Thorntons location where the company unveiled its newest fueling options. Following the celebration of the introduction of Thorntons branded E15 and E85 fueling options at the new Chicago area Thorntons station, Growth Energy released a congratulatory statement to the company. The following

National Fuel Prices Continue to Fall

Fuel prices remain relatively low, while data from the U.S. EIA shows that gasoline demand has reached all-time high. The average fuel prices have dropped slightly on the week, and they are still at their lowest point for this time of year since 2005. According to the recent fuel report from AAA, today’s national average

Thorntons Introduces E15 and E-85 Fuels to its Pumps in Oak Lawn, Ill.

With the help of senator Cunningham, Thorntons is celebrating the addition of E15 and E-85 fuels to its offerings at the company’s Oak Lawn, Ill. store. At 2 p.m. on Tues., June 28, 2016, senator Bill Cunningham, who is also chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, will be appear at the newly-converted, Thorntons store in

National Average Fuel Prices Drop

The upward trend for fuel prices has ceased, as fuel prices are currently down from last week. Despite recent fluctuation in fuel prices, gasoline demand is still on track to set a new all-time high during the 2016 summer driving season. According to a report from AAA, fuel prices have fallen over the past nine

VP Racing Fuels Named Official Fuel of Speed Society

A new agreement will grant VP Racing Fuels a high presence on all of Speed Society’s social media platforms. VP Racing Fuels has been named the Official Fuel of Speed Society,the largest automotive network in the world, and its website, speedsociety.com. With the agreement, VP will have a high profile presence on Speed Society’s website

National Fuel Price Averages Continue to Rise

Increases in crude oil prices have led to a rise in the national fuel price average. This past weekend, the national average price for gasoline reached a new high for 2016. According to a report from AAA, the current national fuel price average of $2.38, which is up two cents on the week and 16

Increasing Fuel Prices Have Seemingly Little Effect on Consumer Economic Optimism

Consumers say that fuel prices would have to increase more than $1 per gallon from current prices for them to decrease the amount they drive. A recent national consumer survey from the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) has revealed that, despite the recent four consecutive months of rising fuel prices, consumer sentiment over the

Have U.S. Gasoline Prices Peaked?

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices By Brian Milne, Editor, Schneider Electric Gasoline consumption in the U.S. this year is expected to climb to a record high, yet aside from some remaining pass through costs the U.S. retail gasoline price average might be nearing a short-term peak as surplus inventory caps the

Holiday Stationstores Opens its Second CNG Fueling Location

Holiday Stationstores has partnered with Trillium CNG to add a CNG fueling station to one of Holiday’s existing convenience store and fueling locations.  Customers of the Holiday Stationstores located at 21100 Kenrick Ave. in Lakeville, Minn. now have access to compressed natural gas (CNG), as the company has added a fast-fill CNG fueling location to

Fuel Prices Continue to Creep Upward

Growing demand is driving fuel prices higher as the summer driving season commences.  Over the past week, fuel prices inched higher, as fuel supply tightened while gasoline demand remained strong. According to the recent fuel report from AAA, the national average fuel price is currently $2.36, which marks a four cent increase from last week’s

Will Pump Prices Remain Low for the Summer Driving Season?

Fuel prices are expected to remain relatively low this summer, but there are a few factors that may cause them to shift higher in the coming months. The summer driving season has officially begun, and drivers are currently paying the lowest gas prices for this date in 11 years. According to a report from AAA,

Don’t Let Recent Fuel Margins Make You Complacent

By Jon Scharingson, Renewable Energy Group Inc. The low fuel prices of the past two years have been good news for the convenience stores. A drop in prices typically leads to increased profitability for retailers, even though many consumers wrongly assume the opposite is true. Also, if a c-store can get someone to the pump, the chances

National Fuel Price Averages Reach 2016 High

For the first time since August of last year, drivers in every state are paying an average of more than $2 per gallon. As the Memorial Day holiday approaches, gas prices across the U.S. have reached the highest point for the year, so far. According to a report from AAA, the national average of $2.28

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