Kroger Makes it Easy for Customers to Save

Combining low fuel prices and Kroger’s fuel points is helping customers pay the lowest possible prices at the pump. The Kroger Co. has relaunched its #FuelPointsSweeps giveaway as an initiative to help its customers fuel up for less. With Kroger’s fuel points and the current low prices of retail fuel in many parts of the

Love’s Now Offers CNG at Seven Travel Stops Along I-40

Love’s offers travelers easy access to compressed natural gas. From Tennessee to California, seven Love’s Travel Stops along Interstate 40 are now offering compressed natural gas (CNG). An existing travel stop in Williams, Ariz. Has become Love’s seventh location to offer Love’s Fast-Fill CNG for heavy-duty trucks and a CNG fueling option for motorists. “Our

Fuel on Demand

A new initiative to deliver fuel to customers will provide the highest safety standards and the best customer service to consumers. A new on-demand gas delivery start-up known as WeFuel has now officially launched in the “transportation transformation” marketplace. This new start-up brings a fusion of the ultimate advancements in technology, safety and security to

Gas Prices Reach Lowest Point Since 2009

Excess supply of crude oil is driving down prices at the pump. As crude oil prices continue to fall and demand for fuel continues to plummet throughout the winter months, drivers are enjoying fuel prices at their lowest point since February 2009. According to a report from AAA, fuel prices have fallen for 63 of the

NACS Launches Online Fuels Database

NACS and the Fuels Institute are striving to amplify the crucial role that c-stores play in fuel retailing. The new Fuels Resource Center, an online resource for everything fuels-related, has officially been released by NACS. The convenience and fuel retailing industry sells 80% of the fuels purchased in the U.S. at approximately 128,000 convenience stores—that’s

VW Scandal No Pest To Diesel and Biodiesel Demand

By Jon Scharingson, Renewable Energy Group Inc. It would be easy to cast the Volkswagen emissions scandal from last year as bad news for diesel fuel. But that would be a mistake. The Fuels Institute has the data to back that up. The nonprofit think tank, which is dedicated to researching market issues related to vehicles and

Cenex Stations Offer Cenex TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline

Cenex TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline exceeds industry standards. All of the 1,450 Cenex stations across 19 states now offer Cenex TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline. Cenex TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline, recommended by seven of the world’s top automakers, goes beyond EPA minimum detergent requirements, containing a premium additive package that exceeds industry standards for improved fuel

Port Manatee Supplies Southwest Florida RaceTrac Stations

Port Manatee, the closest U.S. deepwater seaport, is fueling Southwest Florida. Port Manatee, which serves as the gateway for nearly 100 million gallons of gasoline and related fuels annually, is playing a key role in fueling Southwest Florida’s economy. Under a newly inked agreement, Port Manatee is now the fuel hub for a nine-county region encompassing

Alternative Fuels Gain Traction

Retailers such as OnCue Express and Kum & Go are cultivating business opportunities by offering consumers more options at the pump. By David Bennett, Senior Editor After much hand wringing on various fronts, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued its final rule, establishing renewable volume obligations for 2014, 2015 and 2016. The EPA did

Natural Gas Market Poised for Growth

Natural gas is an attractive alternative fuel, but there are some factors that are hindering growth in this market. The market for natural gas (NG) refueling infrastructure and factors expected to influence its deployment have been analyzed in a recent report from Navigant Research. Global market forecasts segmented by fuel type, station type and region,

Average Fuel Prices Decline

Drivers are seeing the lowest fuel prices for this time of year since the 2009 Great Recession. This year, consumers experienced the lowest average fuel prices for the Christmas holiday since the 2009 recession, and pump prices remain around the $2 mark. According to a report from AAA, 45 of the past 52 days have featured

Oil Prices at Lowest Point Since 2009

The nation is is experiencing the lowest fuel prices in six years, and the prices are expected to remain low into 2016. As crude oil prices fall, so do gasoline prices. The average price for regular unleaded gasoline is currently at its lowest since 2009. According to a report from AAA, the national average is

Uber Partners Receive Discounts from ExxonMobil

Uber partners can receive fuel discounts at 10,500 Exxon and Mobil retail stations. ExxonMobil and Uber have announced that discounts are now available nationwide at Exxon- and Mobil-branded retail stations through the Partner Fuel Card. The Partner Fuel Card is powered by FleetCor and Mastercard. The Partner Fuel Card, which is a part of Uber’s

Kum & Go Tests E15 Fuel in Little Rock, Ark.

Kum & Go has revealed plans to make E15 fuel available at 65 of its stores over the next two years. On Wednesday, Dec. 16 and Thursday, Dec. 17, Kum & Go is partnering with Growth Energy to bring E15 fuel to Little Rock, Ark. On these days, Kum & Go offered E15 fuel to residents

Stripes Welcomes Sunoco Fuel

Stripes celebrates the addition of Sunoco Fuel to its fuel offerings with NASCAR Celebrations.  As a part of welcoming Sunoco Fuel to its Waco, Temple and Killeen, Texas area stores, Stripes Convenience Stores is hosting five “Neighborhood and Community NASCAR Celebrations.” The entire community is invited to join Stripes team members as they welcome the

ExxonMobil Partners with The University of Wisconsin-Madison

ExxonMobil looks to explore what is and isn’t possible with biomass conversion with its newest research partner, UW-Madison. As part of a two-year agreement, The University of Wisconsin-Madison and ExxonMobil will soon begin researching the fundamental chemistry of converting biomass into transportation fuels. The research is a part of a broad effort to identify meaningful

How To Add Biodiesel Into Product Offerings

By Jon Scharingson, Renewable Energy Group Inc. How to seamlessly integrate biodiesel into your product offering The U.S. biodiesel industry is expected to produce more than 1.7 billion gallons of high-quality biodiesel making access to biodiesel at each level of the supply chain — producer to the retailer — simpler. With more high-production biorefineries and improved logistics,

Another TA Station to Offer LNG

TravelCenters now has six stations offering liquefied natural gas. TravelCenters of America LLC will soon open liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling lanes at its Santa Nella, Calif. TA Stopping Center location at I-5, Exit 407 (St. Hwy 33), (12310 S. Hwy 33). To date TravelCenters has also completed retrofitting its TA Truck Service and Petro:

How Rebranding Adds a New Appeal

The addition of VP Racing Fuels to stations has turned stores into a destination for consumers. Sean Patel took a chance when adding the VP Racing Fuels’ branding program, and the results so far have been promising. When David Norrell of D&D Energy introduced Sean Patel to VP Racing Fuels’ branding program, Patel not only

New Love’s Location Offers Compressed Natural Gas

Drivers now have the option to fill up with CNG at 16 Love’s locations. Six Love’s Travel Stops on the 1,000-mile stretch of Interstate 40 between Albuquerque, N.M., and West Memphis, Ark. now offer professional drivers the option to fill up with compressed natural gas (CNG). The new Love’s in Albuquerque, N.M. along Interstate 40,

Kum & Go is Committed to Sustainability

Kum & Go saves energy while opening a new LEED certified location in Iowa. Kum & Go celebrated the opening of its newest location on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, at 6 a.m. The new 5,000-square foot convenience store is located in Sioux City, Iowa, at 1005 Gordon Drive. In celebration of this grand opening, the

VP Racing Fuels Cobra Jet

VP Racing Fuels has been named as the official fuel supplier for Ford’s limited edition 2016 Cobra Jet. VP Racing Fuels has been selected as the Official Fuel Supplier for Ford Motor Company’s 2016 Cobra Jet. The Cobra Jet was recently introduced at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, marking the continued evolution of

ACE Thanks USDA for Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership

New partnership will expand availability of E15 and flex fuels to consumers. The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has thanked the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its efforts to expand the availability of E15 and flex fuels for consumers through the Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership (BIP). In an announcement at a Kissimmee, Fla Citgo fuel

New Program Extends Ethanol Availability Nationwide

New investment will more than double the number of stations that offer intermediate blends of ethanol nationwide. Protec Fuel announced that U.S. Department of Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack recently visited Mid-State Energy’s Kissimmee, Fla. Citgo E15 and E85 retail station. The secretary made an announcement on ethanol fuel investment of $16 million for the state alone. At the first retail fueling

What To Consider Before Making the Decision to Offer Biodiesel

By Jon Scharingson Whether or not to sell biodiesel can be a significant decision for a convenience store owner. Convenience store owners need to determine what will work best for their operation and how they can maximize their profitability through the use of biodiesel. Here are a few things to consider: Tank and pump availability