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California Consumers To See High Gas Prices?

Feds and State bless Tesoro purchase of BP Refinery and Arco stations. A green light that Tesoro’s purchase of BP’s big refinery in Carson complies with anti-trust laws means over time gas prices will go up in the state, Consumer Watchdog said today. The approval by the Federal Trade Commission and California Attorney General of

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NACS Consumer Fuels Survey Reveals Trends

Consumer pessimism drops, as economic confidence slowly returns. Eight-five percent of Americans taking vacations this summer will be traveling by car—and more than four in five (82%) will be stopping at convenience stores along the way, according to consumer responses captured in the May 2013 NACS Consumer Fuels Survey. Besides gas purchases, 82% of vacationers

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Shell Expands WINsdays

Shell $aver cardholders can save on fuel if Helio Castroneves pilots No. 3 Car to Victory Lane at the Indianapolis 500. Shell is extending its WINsday promotion into the world of IndyCar for the Indianapolis 500. If Team Penske driver Helio Castroneves notches a win during the historic IZOD IndyCar Series race, current Shell $aver

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Gabe Olives Joins Rutter’s Farm Stores

Olives to serve as director of fuels, a newly created position at Rutter’s. Convenience store industry veteran Gabe Olives has joined Rutter’s Farm Stores as director of fuels. Olives has extensive experience in the c-store industry, more than 25 years with Turkey Hill Minit Markets, and will bring his expertise in strategic planning, project management,

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C-Store Hosts Fueling Good Road Trip Stop

Community event to benefit local non-profits and offer customer giveaways. The CITGO Fueling Good Road Trip is stopping at the Food Bag CITGO Quik Mart at 1289 Farmington Ave. on May 8 for the ultimate Fueling Good experience. From noon – 4 p.m. EST, customers will receive free coffee from New England Coffee Co. and

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Remington Oil Signs With VP Racing Fuels

Distributor to bolster VP brand presence in northern Wisconsin, Michigan.   VP Racing Fuels Inc. announced Remington Oil Co. Inc. has signed on as its newest retail brand partner, building on its four-year relationship as a distributor of VP’s race fuels. As a supplier to 10 company-operated retail locations and 50+ independent locations, Remington will

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U.S. Diesel Car Registrations Up 24%

Total car market registrations increase just 2.7% since 2010.   Clean diesel car registrations increased by 24.3%  in the U.S. from 2010 through 2012 following similar trends of double-digit diesel car sale increases throughout the country, according to new data compiled for the Diesel Technology Forum. The national registration information was compiled by R.L. Polk

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Is Your UST Equipment E-15 Compatible?

EPA launches Web portal to identify E-15 compatible UST equipment. To make it easier for tank owners to access information on the compatibility of underground storage tank system components with E-15, the EPA has set up a new online resource where equipment manufacturer certifications, UL listings, and other compatibility information are posted and made available

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Chamber of Commerce Suggests Gas Tax Increase

More fuel efficient vehicles and high gas prices are impacting gas demand, spurring the talks on taxes. This week, the House Budget Committee held a hearing on the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). Testifying before the Committee: Robert Poole, Reason Foundation; Richard Geddes, Cornell University; and Janet Kavinoky with the U.S. Chamber of

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Storms Spike Wholesale Gasoline Costs in Midwest

By Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric Just as worry demand for oil would be less than previously projected amid expectations for sluggish global economic growth led to a widespread selloff that dropped gasoline futures to their lowest point since mid-January, wholesale costs in the Midwest surged on storm-triggered supply disruptions. Reformulated blendstock gasoline

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CITGO Introduces TriCLEAN Gasoline

Fueling Good gets better with custom-blended fuel.     Maximizing engine performance and drivability are two key benefits of an enhanced gasoline recently introduced by CITGO Petroleum Corp.   Known as TriCLEAN gasoline, this custom blend includes more nitrogen cleaning agents to keep vital engine parts clean for a smoother running engine that maximizes mileage

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Shell Study Shows Driver Views On Fuel Efficiency

Shell Smarter Driving Challenge game shows motorists how a few simple changes to driving habits can help efficiency. For years, American car culture has influenced U.S. motorist behavior, affecting everything from what we drive to how we drive and maintain our vehicles.  Shell announced results from a new national study today that provides insight into

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Fuel Rewards Network Brings Big Savings At Shell

Since the program’s launch in 2012 customers have saved more than $68 million. Shell knows that paying less for fuel continues to be top of mind and consumers are hungry for a loyalty rewards program that will help them drop their price at the pump. The Fuel Rewards Network (FRN) program, the first-of-its-kind national program,

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EPA Proposes Cleaner Fuels and Cars Standard

By 2030, EPA estimates that the proposed cleaner fuels and cars program will prevent up to 2,400 premature deaths. Based on extensive input from auto manufactures, refiners, and states, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed “sensible” standards for cars and gasoline that aims to significantly reduce harmful pollution, prevent thousands of premature deaths

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Domestic Fuels Act Reintroduced

Legislation aims to provide misfueling protection for retailers who abide by EPA’s E15 labeling requirements. On Friday, Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, introduced the “Domestic Fuels Act of 2013” (H.R. 1214), which is designed to provide more legal and regulatory certainty to retailers wanting to sell

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McKinney Petroleum Equipment Selling Vendgogh’s “Gas Island Vending”

“The Vendgogh offering allows convenience stores to take these low margin ‘gas and go’ customers and turn then into high margin customers,” says McKinney Petroleum Equipment president. Vendgogh, the provider of “Gas Island Vending Solutions” announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with McKinney Petroleum Equipment. McKinney Petroleum Equipment is a multi-state solution

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VP Introduces 101 And 102 Octane Street Legal Fuels

C-stores can use fuels to attract new customers and differentiate from competition. VP Racing Fuels is a long-time provider specialty fuels for racing and its VP100 unleaded blend (also marketed as StreetBlaze 100) established the benchmark for street legal performance fuels. However, VP’s two newest fuel blends promise to set new standards for street legal

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Kocolene Selects PriceAdvantage

Now Fast Max stores can change prices more often, right from headquarters. Kocolene Marketing has chosen PriceAdvantage SMART Fuel Pricing, a fuel price management solution, for all of its Fast Max Convenience Store locations in Indiana and Kentucky to automate their fuel pricing process. “Adding PriceAdvantage to automate our fuel pricing process gives us the

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BI-LO Adds New Ways To Earn Fuel Savings

Introduction of item-based bonus rewards bring value to grocery shopping. On the heels of a Wall Street Journal report that prices at U.S. gasoline pumps have climbed for 32 consecutive days to a four-month high, BI-LO announced it has expanded its popular fuelperks! program to now include hundreds of additional fuelperks! bonus rewards grocery items

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Shell Expands WINsday Promotion

Program to provide additional savings to Fuel Rewards Network cardholders when new driver Joey Logano wins. It’s a good year for “22.” Shell is bringing back its popular WINsday promotion for the third consecutive year to save Shell $aver Cardholders money on their fuel purchases. Every time 22-year-old Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22

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Gilbarco, PayPal Simplify Pump Payments

More c-stores will now be able to offer mobile and digital payments. Gilbarco Veeder-Root is working with PayPal on digital payment and other mobile solutions to be offered to Gilbarco customers worldwide. The initial effort will launch the PayPal payment capability to retailers with Passport point-of-sale. Future developments will bring PayPal solutions to Gilbarco’s growing

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NACS Announces The Fuels Institute

The Fuels Institute is an independent think tank founded and managed by NACS. NACS this morning announced the formation of The Fuels Institute, a non-profit, research-oriented think tank dedicated to evaluating the market issues related to consumer vehicles and the fuels that power them. “Our industry sells 80% of the fuel purchased in the country,”

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Alon Brands Gives Away $10,000 In Free Gas

More free gas giveaways and prizes to come throughout 2013. Alon Brands, a supplier and marketer of branded fuels in the Southwest, and one of its Oklahoma-based distributors, WR Hess, announced that a lucky Marlow resident and Hop & Sack customer has won $10,000 in free gas from a recent text promotion. Company leaders presented

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Gas Prices Weigh Heavily on Consumers’ Minds

 Some 65% of customers say they select a location based on the price sign at the store. Gas prices play a significant role in how consumers feel about the economy overall, according to the results from the new 2013 NACS Consumer Fuels Report.  Nearly nine of 10 consumers (88%) surveyed in the national poll of

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Safeway, ExxonMobil Partner For New Fuel Rewards Program

“By teaming up with ExxonMobil, we’re able to thank our customers with a loyalty program that makes two frequent and critical purchases lead to real savings,” says Safeway spokesperson. Safeway Inc. and ExxonMobil have teamed up to provide Safeway shoppers a new way to save at the pump. Safeway shoppers and ExxonMobil customers can now

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