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Parker’s Opens State-Of-The-Art C-Store

Parker’s announces its plans to open a highly developed convenience store this November in Garden City, Ga. Parker’s, a leader in convenience store sales across Georgia and South Carolina, has announced its latest cutting-edge c-store in Garden City, Ga., which is expected to open this November. The store, which measures almost 4,000 square feet, is

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Susser Provides Q2 Preliminary Results

Announces secondary offering of common stock by Wellspring. Susser Holdings Corp. has provided partial preliminary financial and operating results for the second quarter of 2012,  ended July 1, 2012.  Susser expects to report: • Same-store merchandise sales growth of approximately 8% year-over-year, versus growth of 5.8% for the year-earlier period. • Total merchandise sales of approximately

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BP Pays $13 Million In Settlement With U.S. Department Of Labor

BP plans to resolve all of the citations issued to it by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration by the end of the year. BP Products North America Inc. agreed to abate safety violations and pay $13,027,000 to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for penalties. OSHA and BP Products

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RaceTrac Accepts Fleet Cards From U.S. Bank Voyager Network

Fleet drivers enjoy expanded convenience at RaceTrac c-stores as it accepts Voyager network cards. RaceTrac Petroleum announced a deal with U.S. Bank that allows fleet drivers with Voyager network cards to make fuel purchases at one of 330-plus RaceTrac locations. RaceTrac now accepts U.S. Bank Fleet Cards and other Voyager network cards because of the

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Bazzi Oil Fuels Academic Futures

Bazzi Oil and CITGO support five students in their journey to continuing education. CITGO-marketer Bazzi Oil invited 800 community members to an awards ceremony this June to honor five high school students who will each receive $500 scholarships for continuing education. Destiny Harris, Briana Pannell, Mae Mova, Channel Wilkerson and Roselyn Wtson, all seniors at

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High’s Teams With PriceAdvantage

High’s Dairy Stores rolls out a new fuel price management solution at its c-stores. High’s of Baltimore Inc. chose PriceAdvantage, a fuel price management system, for its High’s Dairy Stores across Maryland. PriceAdvantage, a division of Skyline Products, will also help the company feed prices to their electronic price signs, VeriFone Sapphire POS and fuel

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Combating C-Store Theft

Typically, convenience stores can experience a few gasoline thefts a week. But when prices increase, some stores see several gas thefts a day. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor When times get hard, thieves get industrious and innovative. The response by convenience store operators must be twofold: extensive background checks on potential employees to weed out

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Gasoline’s Retail Price Slide Could Stall On Shut-ins, Policy

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN The U.S. fell for the 13th consecutive week through July 2 and, at $3.356 gallon, are at a six-month low. So, just as one of the busiest travel periods in the US was underway during the July 4th holiday, retail gasoline prices were averaging at their

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Marathon Petroleum Files For IPO

Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s pipeline unit MPLX LP filed with U.S. regulators to raise up to $365 million in an initial public offering (IPO), Reuters reported. The limited partnership, recently formed by the refiner to own, operate, develop and acquire pipelines and other midstream assets, plans to list its common units on the New York Stock

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Phillips 66, 76 and Conoco Offer Gas Giveaways

Seasonal promotion features chance to win ‘gas for life.’ Leading gas station chains Phillips 66, 76 and Conoco are encouraging travelers to hit the road this summer through a seasonal promotion that offers drivers the opportunity to win free gas for life, among more than 6,000 other prizes. With automobiles as the primary means of

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NOCO Express Opens 34th Store

NOCO Express ‘excited’ to open its first store in Steuben County, NY-area NOCO Express, a family-owned and operated gas and c-store chain based in Tonawanda, N.Y., celebrated the grand opening of its newest location in Wayland, N.Y. This past June, NOCO purchased the former Acorn Markets. Today marked the grand opening of the store under

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Retail Gasoline Prices Still Pointed Lower

by Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Even with the rapidly approaching July 4th holiday, with holiday travel seen near the 2007 record this year, retail gasoline prices are continuing to decline as economic expansion cools and US unemployment remains high. Price watchers should expect the Energy Information Administration to report its twelfth

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Rutter’s Rewards One Customer’s Loyalty With Fuel

Rutter’s announced its first winner for its Register, Scan and Win contest for summer 2012. Rutter’s Farm Stores plans to give away eight years of free gas to its loyal customers this summer, and its first winner was announced this week. Gregory Ball of Dover, Pa. won Rutter’s Fuel Up Free Sweepstakes, earnng a year’s

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Highlighting Weak Demand, EIA Lowers Price Expectations

by Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN The Energy Information Administration (EIA) chopped 19 cents off the previous average it expected for U.S. gasoline prices this summer to a new $3.60 gallon estimate, while anticipating this year’s average for regular grade gasoline at $3.56 gallon and $3.51 gallon in 2013. That compares with

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Americans Favor Fuel From Grocery And Wholesale Markets, Study Finds

Traditional gasoline and c-store brands continue to sell the most gasoline, but consumers are increasing their tendency to fuel-up at grocers or warehouse retailers. A survey of 4,500 consumers, completed by Market Force Information, reports that Costco and Kroger are consumers’ favorite places to fill their gas tanks as of April 2012. The survey found

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Retail Gasoline Prices Seen Sliding Again

by Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN The Energy Information Administration (EIA) should report its tenth consecutive weekly decline in the U.S. national average for regular grade gasoline sold at retail outlets Monday (6/11), with the previous average of $3.612 gallon on June 4 a nearly four-month low. The EIA’s average shows gasoline

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Atlas Oil Company Features New Website

Atlas Oil Website becomes easier to navigate as it launches its updated Website. Atlas Oil launched a new Website and blog at www.atlasoil.com. The new Website appears fresh, and innovative on the home page, with improved navigation and organization. The Website features a new, enhanced careers section, a media newsroom and a customer e-services portal

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Save-A-Lot Launches Road Trip Campaign

Teams of two invited to compete for four-week, 12-city brand ambassador gig. Save-A-Lot, a hard-discount, limited-assortment grocery chain and a wholly-owned subsidiary of SUPERVALU Inc., is launching a national search for a team of two interns to serve as brand ambassadors—or Road Scholars—for its 2012 Fuel Your Family Road Trip campaign. The winning team will

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Sunoco Launches Summer Fuel Rewards Program

Sunoco to give away fuel cards to loyal customers who promote the business this summer. Sunoco is kicking off its eighth annual Free Fuel 5000 to give one lucky driver 5,000 gallons of Sunoco fuel. Sunoco wants to reward customers who sport familiar Sunoco: Official Fuel of NASCAR decal on their automobiles between June and

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Shell Saves Customers Cents-Per-Gallon On Fuel

Shell and Excentus team up to help customers save as much as $3 per gallon of gasoline in two Florida markets. Shell’s new rewards program with the Fuel Rewards Network (FRN) allows consumers in the Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-areas to save cents-per-gallon on gasoline. The new loyalty program has kicked off in the two

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Gulf Oil Grows In Ohio Through R&R Partnership

Gulf’s iconic orange disk logo begins to appear more throughout major cities in Ohio. Gulf Oil announced a new branded partnership agreement with R&R Takhar Oil Co. returning the motor fuel brand to major Ohio cities for the first time in two decades. R&R Takhar Oil Co., based in the greater-Dayton, Ohio area, plans to

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Valero Expands In D.C., Maryland

Springfield, Va.-based Landmark Petroleum Suppliers converts 27 stores. Motorists in Washington, D.C., Maryland and surrounding areas are seeing new teal-and-yellow signs going up at gasoline stations now that Valero has expanded its presence in the region under an agreement with Springfield, Va.-based distributor Landmark Petroleum Suppliers LLC. Twenty-seven Landmark properties are converting to the Valero

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The Economy Cuts Both Ways on Gasoline

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Retail gasoline prices continue to decline as a host of bearish issues arise, while talks this week with Iran and the permanent five members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany offer the prospect of further easing in the likelihood from this year’s greatest threat

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Valero Brand Comes To Stations In Kentucky

Somerset-based Southern Petroleum converts 26 stores.  Motorists in north central and southeast Kentucky are seeing new teal-and-yellow signs going up at gasoline stations now that Valero has expanded its presence in the region under an agreement with Somerset, Ky.-based distributor Southern Petroleum, Inc. Twenty-six Southern Petroleum properties have undergone or soon will undergo conversions to

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Gulf Oil Rolls into Dallas

Just weeks after announcing its return to Houston, and close on the heels of its return to Austin, Gulf Oil announced today that it is back in Dallas through its partnership with Fuel City, one of the Lone Star State’s best known gas stations. Gulf’s new agreement with Fuel City in Dallas puts the Gulf

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