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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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Zarco 66 First To Offer E15 Fuel

Zarco 66 is first U.S. gas station to deliver E15 ethanol fuel to consumers, reducing dependence on gasoline and imported oil. American drivers can now choose to use E15 fuel at the Lawrence, Kan., Zarco 66 gas station. The Zarco 66 is the first U.S. retailer to offer E15 fuel, which is 15% ethanol and

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Apache Oil Opens CNG Fuel Station In Louisiana

Apache Corp. helps the Lafayette, La., community by adding a CNG fuel station to fuel city vehicles. Apache Corp. celebrated the opening of its first public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in the state of Louisiana at its Lafayette station. “The state of Louisiana is a leader in supporting increased use of natural gas,”

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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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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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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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Gasoline Prices Tumble as Economic Growth Slows

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor for Telvent DTN From the Friday before Memorial Day to June 1, the gasoline futures contract took a 23.61 cents or 8.2% plunge in value, with the contract early Monday (6/4) trading at its lowest point in 2012 at $2.5971 gallon. The precipitous drop came with a host

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CVS Creates Summer Fuel Perks

CVS lets drivers save up to $50 on high gas prices this summer at ExxonMobil or Shell stations CVS/pharmacy plans to give members of its ExtraCare program free gas cards throughout the season with its “Earn Free Gas” promotion. The program will allow more than 69 million active cardholders to earn up to five $10

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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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Wholesale Gasoline Costs Plummet on Worry over Economic Growth

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN The Department of Labor’s non-farm payroll report for April showing job creation at a paltry 115,000 which was much less than expected by the market triggered a selling frenzy in oil futures trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange, with the data suggesting slowing economic growth

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Shell, BI-LO Team To Help Customers Save

Charleston customers can now redeem My BI-LO BONUSCARD fuelperks! Rewards at local Shell stations. BI-LO and Shell have teamed up to give My BI-LO BONUSCARD Cardholders the opportunity to redeem their fuelperks! Rewards at participating Shell stations in Charleston, S.C. Savvy consumers who use their My BI-LO BONUSCARD at participating BI-LO stores will now be

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VERC Enterprises Recognized During “Celebrating Families” Event

Commitment to hiring individuals with developmental disabilities honored. VERC Enterprises, a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with 24 locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire was recognized for its commitment to hiring those with developmental disabilities during the 16th annual “Celebrating Families” event at the State House. The Patrick-Murray Administration honored individuals and families

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PMAA Endorses Gasoline Regulations Act of 2012

Gasoline Regulations Act of 2012 passes House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power. On Tuesday, April 17, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power approved a bill along party lines known as the “Gasoline Regulations Act of 2012,” which would delay EPA’s 2008 ozone requirements and it’s new Tier 3

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Renewable Fuels Hearing Set For This Week

House Subcommittee to hold hearing on renewable fuels liability bill. This Thursday, Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) of the House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy will hold a hearing on the “Domestic Fuels Act of 2012” (H.R. 4345), which would provide a legal and regulatory pathway for retailers to sell EPA-approved fuels including E15. Witnesses

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Still More Upside for Retail Gasoline Prices

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN The Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) U.S. retail gasoline average for regular grade snapped more than two months of consecutive gains, inching down 0.2 cents to $3.939 gallon on April 9 which made it the second weekly decline in the average out of the past 16 weeks

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Missouri Proposes Rule to Warn Customers About Gas Price Increase

State lawmakers in Missouri are kicking around a proposal that requires convenience stores and gas stations to tell customers before the enact fuel price changes. This proposal is from a republican state rep from southwest Missouri, Ray Weter, according to St. Louis (Mo.) Today. The proposal would require fuel distributors to tell the stations in

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Retail Gasoline Tops $4 Gallon in Markets in Several States

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Based on a report delivered by the Energy Information Administration to a Senate Committee in late March, more than a dozen states have at least one community in which retail gasoline prices have topped $4 gallon. All of California, Alaska and Hawaii are paying more than

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Wholesale Gasoline Costs Climbing on RVP Switch, Iranian Export Decline

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Retail gasoline prices, with regular grade averaging at a 10-month high of $3.867 gallon nationally per the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest weekly release, is set to continue higher, with several analysts projecting a $4.10 to $4.15 gallon average before a retreat in pump prices. Throughout

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TA Announces New Ways To Save

UltraONE Member Pricing and Buy Big & Save introduced at Mid-America Trucking Show. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has announced two major savings programs for professional drivers available at TA and Petro Stopping Centers branded travel stores. Professional drivers who are members of the UltraONE Driver Rewards program will receive special Member Pricing discounts on

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Price Trajectory Suggests $4 Gallon US Gasoline Average in April

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Retail gasoline prices in the U.S continue to move higher and climbing wholesale costs in most major metropolitan markets through mid-March show the trend will continue into April. Moreover, the swift increases in gasoline costs that are being passed through the supply chain suggest the U.S.

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Casey’s Expands Into Kentucky

Casey’s takes on a 12th state as it prepares to break ground on its new Kentucky store. Casey’s General Stores Inc. has announced that the company has completed its final due diligence and will break ground on its first site in Kentucky later this month. This store will be located in Cadiz, Ky. and will

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