Fuel marketer intelligence: supply chain dynamics to retail fuel prices. By Brian Milne, Editor, Schneider Electric Gasoline futures swung to a five-month low of $1.2760 gallon in ending July business before paring the decline on technical-driven short covering ahead of the August contract expiration, with the low plumbed during peak seasonal driving demand in the U.S.
Sustainability is on trend from what customers put in their bodies to what they put in their vehicles. By Jon Scharingson, Renewable Energy Group Inc. Think about one of the biggest trends in the convenience store industry: the addition of fresh and healthy food options. Now I’m going to tell you how that is related to your
One Potomac Mills Mobil station is working to keep more U.S. money inside the U.S. and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by offering E85 fuel. The Potomac Mills Mobil convenience store located at 14496 Gideon Drive in Woodbridge, Va. is now offering E85 and higher ethanol blend products. Potomac is now the first station along
Kum & Go discusses its experience with biodiesel.
Thorntons to host a third discounted E15 promotions and Unleaded 15 educational sessions. During the month of July, Thorntons held two educational sessions on Unleaded15 fuel in the greater Chicago area. Thorntons also held the first in a series of three discounted E15 fuel days on July 22. The Thorntons’ branded E15 fuel option traditionally
HWRT becomes first company in the U.S. to offer E15 at the terminal level. HWRT Oil Co. has announced that it will soon offer pre-blended gasoline with E15 at the terminal level. According to a report from Morning Consult, with this introduction, HWRT will become the first company in the U.S. to offer these blends
Trillium CNG has been chosen by PennDOT to supply CNG across Pennsylvania. Earlier this year, Trillium CNG, part of the Love’s Family of Cos, was chosen by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to design, build and maintain CNG facilities in Pennsylvania, and Trillium CNG has now finalized an agreement to bring 29 new compressed
Drivers in 36 states can find at least one station selling fuel for less than $2 per gallon. The current abundance in fuel supply and declining crude oil costs are helping to keep gas prices low during this year’s summer driving season, as fuel prices have dropped across the country for 35 of the last
Growth Energy’s brand ambassador program assists retailers in providing information about biofuel blends to customers at the pump. Growth Energy is now providing resources to help retailers understand the direct benefits that are offered by increased biofuel blends, such as E15, in an effort to facilitate the widespread retail adoption of higher blends of ethanol.
Growth Energy is urging the EPA to get the RFS program back on track. A group of bipartisan representatives from the Congressional Biofuels Caucus has sent a letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to finalize the new blending targets under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The new blending targets will expand the production of
Gate Petroleum celebrated the opening of its new store with generous fuel discounts. With the opening of its newest multi-blend store, Gate Petroleum has brought E15 and E85 ro Jacksonville, Fla. To celebrate the grand opening of the new store at 7099 Collins Rd., Protec Fuel and GATE offered a fuel price discount, giveaways and
In an effort to offer its customers the greatest variety at the pump, Gate Petroleum has chosen Wayne to supply the company’s Florida fueling sites with fuel dispensers. For the first time, Wayne Fueling Systems is supplying fuel dispensers to Gate Petroleum. Gate will be working with Protec Fuel Management LLC of Boca Raton, Fla.
SoCalGas opens its 15th CNG fueling station. SoCalGas has announced the opening of its newest Compressed Natural Gas fueling station in Pico Rivera, Calif. This new fueling station is SoCalGas’s 15th CNG station. Wed., July 13 marked the grand opening of this new station, and the company held a grand opening celebration, complete with a
All of ALON Brands 7-Eleven stores in Midland and Odessa, Texas will soon launch the Strive – Reduced Emissions Fuel Program. ALON Brands with GreenPrint LLC will soon be launching the new Strive – Reduced Emissions Fuel Program at all of its Midland and Odessa, Texas 7-Eleven stores. This launch is being made in partnership
There is now a fourth Love’s location offering CNG along I-35. The Love’s Travel Stop at Interstate 35 Exit 157 in Guthrie, Okla. is now offering a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling option. The travel stop is now offering Fast-Fill CNG for heavy-duty trucks, along with a CNG fueling option for motorists. Trillium CNG, part
Growth Energy has requested that the EPA adjust its final RFS proposal to meet the statutory levels that Congress intended. Growth Energy has filed an official, detailed comment as a part of the public comment period on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) newest proposal for the 2017 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs), which are part of
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 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 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