Seven Tricks to Buying Fuel Cheaper

Knowledge, persistence and hard work can yield an impressive cost-savings on your diesel and gasoline buying practices.By Betsi Bixby, Meridian Associates Inc. Two marketers were at a meeting. The speaker was talking about negotiating better fuel prices. One older marketer, head of a company in business for more that 60 years, commented that the speaker


Storm Proof Your Fuel Operations

 Hurricane preparedness in five easy steps.  By  Ryan Mossman, vice president and general manager of FuelQuest’s Fuel Services. Earlier this year, forecasters with the National Hurricane Center announced an “above average” hurricane season for 2013. Eighteen tropical storms, nine of which will be hurricanes, are on the horizon.  Even more concerning, there is a 72%

Gasoline Prices Tumble As Stimulus Reduced

By Brian Milne, Energy Editor for Schneider Electric. Futures prices for gasoline are down a sharp 7% from their mid-month high during early trading for the final week of June, pressured by concern over the effect on demand when government stimulus efforts conclude, which in turn spurred strength for the U.S. dollar. The nearest delivered

Harris Poll Finds Electric Vehicle Interest On The Rise

A Harris Poll of 2,240 U.S. adults surveyed online between May 8 and 13, 2013 found electric cars are beginning to post impressive numbers. Recently the 100,000th plug-in vehicle was sold. And last year, roughly 440,000 cars deriving some degree of “go” from a battery—including hybrids, plug-in hybrids and cars running on electricity alone—were sold

Frito-Lay Unveils Investment In CNG Infrastructure

Frito-Lay plans to break ground on seven public CNG fueling stations across the U.S. Senior leadership from PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America division were joined by representatives from the Department of Energy and the State of Wisconsin to unveil Frito-Lay’s inaugural Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station in Beloit, Wis. The station opening is part of

Slidell Oil’s Purple Cow Stores Choose PriceAdvantage

Following 30-day trial, Purple Cow Convenience Stores roll out SMART Fuel Pricing. Slidell Oil has chosen PriceAdvantage SMART Fuel Pricing, a fuel price management solution, for their 20 Purple Cow convenience stores across the Gulf Coast. Slidell Oil was looking for an advanced pricing tool to aid them in the fuel pricing process by providing

Bennett Pump Co. Unveils New Dispensers for Alternative Fuels

Options include solutions for natural gas, hydrogen and ethanol blends and bio-diesel. Bennett Pump Co., a North American manufacturer of fuel dispensers, has announced a new comprehensive line of alternative fuel dispensers. As the retail and commercial fuel markets have begun to rapidly change and embrace alternative fuels, so has Bennett by now providing dispensing

BP Completes Sale of Carson Refinery

Sells southwest U.S. retail assets to Tesoro. BP has completed the previously announced sale of its Carson, California refinery and related logistics and marketing assets in the region to Tesoro Corp. for approximately $2.4 billion as part of a plan to reshape BP’s U.S. fuels business. Cash proceeds from the sale include approximately $1.075 billion

Pilot Flying J Adds Diesel To More Locations

By October, all but seven sites will offer DEF. Pilot Flying J is on track to offer diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) at the pump at nearly every diesel lane at the company’s travel centers and travel plazas across the U.S. by October. In March, Pilot Flying J announced that the company’s network of DEF at

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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