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Shell Reaches Deal to Reduce Pollution at Houston Refinery

Royal Dutch Shell Plc has agreed to cut pollution at its joint-venture 327,000 barrel per day (bpd) refinery in the Houston suburb of Deer Park, Texas, according to an announcement by the U.S. Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Under the agreement, which will take the form of a consent decree entered in U.S.

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Shell Appoints Refining Chief Ben van Beurden as CEO

The Royal Dutch Shell Group has named its current refining and marketing head Ben van Beurden to become its new chief executive. Van Beurden will take the helm on Jan. 1, 2014, replacing retiring CEO Peter Voser. “Ben has deep knowledge of the industry and proven executive experience across a range of Shell businesses,” Shell

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Northern Exposure

By combining the rich experience of Shell Oil with family-owned ingenuity, truenorth convenience stores is poised for a breakout year. By: John Lofstock. There aren’t too many 93-year-old oil companies that have enjoyed decades of success, but have managed to keep a low profile. But the winds of change are blowing at Truenorth Energy LLC

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Additech Announces New Chief Marketing Officer

“With the recent changes in leadership, a solid product and key technical advantages, all the elements are in place for significant business growth,” says new chief marketing officer. Additech, a North American outsourced operator of at-the-pump additive and interactive merchandising systems has hired Farah Jumshyd to head up its Marketing department as chief marketing officer.

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TA To Offer LNG Fueling Lanes

TravelCenters of America answered questions on whether to support the emerging natural gas market today with the help of Shell Oil Products, TA CEO Tom O’Brien says. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) entered a memorandum of understanding with Shell Oil Products US and its affiliates to construct and run a network of liquefied natural gas

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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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C-Store Industry To Reach $856.5 Billion By 2014

New report shows c-stores have greatly benefited from the growth of the overall retail industry. Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “US Convenience Stores Forecast to 2014″ report to its offering. The U.S. convenience stores industry, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing sectors, presents lucrative investment opportunities for new players.

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Cloutier Oil Divests Stores To Victory Properties

A 53-year old company exits the c-store business.  Cloutier Oil, after 53 years in the business, has sold its business to Victory Properties.  Victory Properties, is a partnership formed by Rex Gillis of Columbus and Joe Morris of Ridgeland, two businessmen who also do business with Shell Oil. Victory properties purchased 11 Gas Lane and

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Shell Begins Gasoline Giveaway Promotion

Shell is hosting several “No Other Gasoline Protects Better” Gasoline Giveaways across the nation to celebrate the launch of its new Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines. With advanced engine technologies increasingly coming to the market and consumers keeping their cars longer, Shell recognizes it is becoming more important for consumers to protect their vehicles from lower-quality

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Jiffy Mart & Tevis Motor Fuel Named 2011 Small Business of the Year

Jiffy Mart & Tevis Motor Fuel, based in Westminster, Md., has been named 2011 Small Business of the Year by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and the Carroll County Department of Economic Development. The award was presented Nov. 3 at a dinner held at the Portico of St. John for outstanding service to the

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Shell Bolsters Loyalty

The Fuel Rewards Network, an extension of its Grocer Rewards program, is enhancing the brand proposition for Shell marketers and wholesalers. By John Lofstock, Editor. The competition for customers has never been so furious. Consumers have more and more choices every day, and the right customer loyalty program has the power to make or break

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Shell Announces Smarter Driving Sweepstakes Winner

The Shell Smarter Driving program helps motorists make the most of their fuel purchases with tips and contests that promote efficiency. From making small changes to their daily driving routine to ensuring proper vehicle maintenance before setting out on that next road trip, motorists from around the county jumped at the opportunity to share how

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Coulson Oil Rides With CARTI For Tour de Rock

Coulson Oil Co. sponsored the Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute (CARTI) in its Tour de Rock cycling event to raise money toward cancer research. For more than 40 years, Coulson Oil Co. has been a strong supporter of local community events and organizations.  In June, the company was the presenting sponsor of the Central Arkansas

Shell and Pennzoil Return to Indianapolis 500

On Dec. 2,  Shell Oil Co. and Penske Corp. unveiled their 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and IZOD IndyCar Series car line-up along with important driver details for the 2011 season. Officials from both companies met with members of the media at the Penske-Wynn Ferrari dealership at the Wynn Las Vegas to unveil both the

Shell Educates Customers Through Gas Giveaway Promotion

Shell is continuing its efforts to educate consumers about the benefits of using high quality gasolines in their vehicles by giving away thousands of gallons of Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines to drivers coast-to-coast today, Friday, Oct. 15. To ensure consumers have a firsthand opportunity to learn about and try Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines for themselves,

Shell Announces Growth In Upstream Americas

Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) has reconfirmed strong momentum in its businesses in the Americas. Shell’s oil & gas production in the region could reach one million barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2014, an increase of  40% on current levels, subject to the pace of investment, which could be $40 billion for the

Aloha Acquires Shell’s Hawaii Assets

Aloha Petroleum Ltd. has entered an agreement to buy Shell Oil Products U.S.’s retail and terminal operations in Hawaii, BusinessWeek reported. Financial terms and details were not disclosed, and the exact number of stations Aloha will acquire is not yet known, as some of the locations are subject to first-right-of-refusal or options to purchase held by other

Giant, Shell Join To Provide Gas Rewards

Giant Food of Landover, Md., a grocery chain in the Mid-Atlantic region, and Shell have teamed up to provide customers savings on fuel. Beginning on May 14, Giant and Shell customers in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore metropolitan areas, and select cities in Delaware and Virginia north of Fredericksburg will be able to shop at

Shell Expands Motorsports Presence

Shell Oil Co. and Penske Corp. have announced a multi-year cross business alliance set to begin during the 2011 NASCAR racing season. Under the alliance, Shell and Pennzoil plan to expand their motorsports presence with a primary sponsorship with 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, Kurt Busch and the No. 22 car, as well as

Valero Adds Policies To Prevent Underage Tobacco Sales

The Valero company has agreed to a set of measures aimed at reducing tobacco sales to minors at more than 4,900 gas station convenience stores operating nationwide under Valero trademarks, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced Wednesday. “Valero owns 1,000 convenience store outlets and has nearly 4,000 franchise outlets, so this will make a difference,”

Shell, Motiva Win In Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Shell Oil Co. and Motiva Enterprises LLC in a Massachusetts case filed by independent service station owners, Bloomberg reported. The station owners filed the lawsuit saying Shell and Motiva used rent increases to try to end their franchise arrangements so the companies could usurp operation of

Realizing Prepaid’s Potential

The major prepaid areas c-store retailers are going to want to watch over the next year are general purpose reloadable cards (GPR), both open and closed loop gift cards, and cards for digital media, game and ring tones. The economy especially has spurred the growth of GPR products. “You’re going to see more folks buying

Shell Pledges Aid to Haiti

Shell Oil Company and Motiva Enterprises LLC are donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross to aid in disaster relief and recovery efforts in Haiti. “This is a trying time for Haiti and a chance for the rest of the world to lend a hand to those in need,” said Marvin Odum, president of Shell

A Legend Among Us

Growing up during the Great Depression, Bob Seng learned to appreciate hard work, dedication and the value of an honest day’s work. It was those principles that guided him during his nearly 20-year career at Shell Oil, which began 60 years ago in 1949. For Seng, now a spry 85 years young, the experience at

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