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

National Fuel Price Average Continues to Rise

The approach of the summer driving season and the recent Canadian wildfires are driving fuel prices skyward. The national average fuel price continues to increase over the past week, and prices are expected to continue trending upward as we enter into the summer driving season, with some expecting prices to reach a new high for

Kwik Trip and BJ’s are Consumers’ Favorite Fueling Locations

A study from Market Force has revealed consumers favorite fueling stations, and it has identified the key factors that drive consumer preference. A new study from Market Force Information has revealed that Kwik Trip and BJ’s Wholesale Club are consumers’ favorite places to fill up their gas tanks. Market Force polled more than 10,000 consumers

Love’s and Trillium Create New Logo

A new logo has been designed to represent the variety of services Love’s and Trillium will now offer customers. At the recent ACT Expo, a new logo was unveiled by leaders from Love’s Travel Stops and Trillium CNG. The new logo, representing both Love’s and Trillium, follows Love’s recent acquisition of Trillium, a veteran in

Fuel Prices Jump Higher

Despite being lower than previous years, many consumers feel that today’s average fuel price is “too high.” Market data has revealed that fuel prices have jumped substantially over the last month, and consumers are noticing this price increase. According to a report from AAA, gas prices are currently at their highest point in more than

Formula DRIFT Chooses VP Racing Fuels as Official Fuel

A new partnership will help VP Racing Fuels to build brand awareness and allow for the expansion of product lines. VP Racing Fuels has been chosen as the Official Fuel of Formula DRIFT, presented by BlackVue. Teams that need fuel service will now have access to VP Racing Fuels, which will distribute fuel on-site at

Summer Savings at the Pump

AAA has reported that drivers will continue to pay lower prices at the pump based on year over year comparisons. Despite the recent increase in fuel prices, consumers are still paying almost 40 cents less per gallon than this date last year. According to a report from AAA, these fuel prices, which are still relatively

Renewable Energy Group Supports New Biofuel Legislation

Iowa lawmakers are supporting worthwhile biofuel incentives. Daniel Oh, president and CEO of Renewable Energy Group Inc., recently made a statement in support of legislation which was passed by the Iowa House and Senate. This new legislation extends biofuel production and retail incentives through 2024. This legislation adjusts the current retail incentive for fuel containing

Fuel Prices are on the Rise

As the busy summer driving season approaches, fuel prices are have jumped in the past week. Fuel-demand is at a record-high, refinery production is on the decline and oil prices are on the rise, and it is this combination of economic conditions that have led to a jump in the national fuel price averages. According

VP Racing Fuels is Official Fuel of Tomahawk Speedway

Racers can earn points towards prizes from the track’s points fund by purchasing VP fuel at the track. Beginning this year, VP Racing Fuels is now the Official Fuel of the recently reopened Tomahawk Speedway in Tomahawk, Wis. The agreement between VP Racing and Tomahawk Speedway calls for Remington Oil, VP’s distributor based in Antigo,

Consumers Lack Knowledge Regarding High Ethanol Fuel Blends

Research shows that consumers are unaware of the dangers of using the wrong fuels in their power equipment. The results of a recent poll conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) have revealed that awareness and knowledge regarding how to use high ethanol fuel blends remains relatively unchanged among

Fuel Prices Take a Slight Dip

Gas prices are expected to remain relatively steady over the coming weeks. After experiencing nearly two months without a decrease in fuel prices, the average price of gasoline has fallen on the week. According to a report from AAA, gas prices have increased for 28 of the past 35 days, and drivers across the country

Consumers Expect Fuel Prices to Rise

Consumers are reporting increased fuel prices for the first time since June 2015, and economic optimism is on the decline among consumers. Research from the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) has revealed that a growing number of U.S. fuel consumers expect fuel prices to increase in the next month. 64% of American fuel consumers,

Lee Oil Co. Now Distributes Gulf Racing Fuels

In searching for a new, quality product, Lee Oil has chosen to begin distributing a variety of Gulf Racing Fuels. Lee Oil Co. Inc., a full service wholesale fuel and lubricant distributor is now a distributor of Gulf Racing Fuels. Lee Oil Co. Inc., located in Alvin, Texas, now offers a variety of Gulf Racing

Fuel Prices on the Rise

The transition to summer-blend fuel has gas prices rising across the nation. As fuel refineries prepare for the production of summer-blend gasoline and conduct their seasonal maintenance, fuel prices are on the rise across the country. According to a report from AAA, the national average price for gasoline has reached above $2 per gallon, and

Love’s Expands CNG Offering Through Trillium Acquisition

The new acquisition of Trillium demonstrates Love’s long-term commitment to CNG. The Love’s Family of Companies now officially includes Trillium CNG, as Love’s has officially finalized the purchase of the compressed natural gas (CNG) company. Through the agreement, Love’s has acquired 37 Trillium stations, and the companies now operate a combined 65 public-access CNG facilities.

Select Thorntons Locations Offer Unleaded15 Fuel

Thorntons is now offering better value fuel to its Chicagoland consumers. All 43 of Thorntons Chicago area stores are now offering Unleaded15. Unleaded15 is Thorntons’ branded E15 fueling option that typically offers lower cost, improved engine performance and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. “Unleaded15 offers a great value to our Chicago guests, and supports our desire

A Closer Look At The Biodiesel Production Process

By Jon Scharingson, Renewable Energy Group Inc. I know there are still questions about the quality of biodiesel, at least in some corners of the fuel, fleet and c-store industries. I also know that those concerns are largely based on misconceptions. This is, after all, the first EPA-designated advanced biofuel to be produced on a

Are Low Gas Prices Fueling Consumer Optimism?

Economic optimism is expected to drive consumers to travel more and spend more as a result. The results of a new consumer survey from the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) have revealed that 50% of all Americans are reporting that they are optimistic about the economy. This is the highest percentage of Americans reporting