Japan Shifts Policy To Allow U.S. Ethanol

The change is part of update to existing sustainability policy. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth Energy and their member organizations welcome the news that the Japanese government’s new biofuel policy will allow imports of ETBE made from U.S. corn-based ethanol. “The U.S. Grains Council is pleased by this decision

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Gemini Wins 2018 North American Safety Champion Award

National Tank Truck Carriers Inc. recognizes Love’s Travel Stops’ fuel-hauling fleet. National Tank Truck Carriers Inc. (NTTC), a trade association that specializes in bulk transportation services, recognized Gemini Motor Transport, the primary fuel-hauling fleet for Love’s Travel Stops, for its safe driving record. Representatives from Gemini accepted The Harvison Division North American Safety Champion Award

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Pump Prices Hit High Not Seen Since Summer 2015

While the national average gas price is expected to grow, it should stay below $3. The national average price of gas hit $2.71 on Monday, April 16, the highest average price in almost three years. Gas is now 30 cents more expensive than this time last year and 18 cents more than last month. Prices

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Growth Energy Welcomes President Trump’s Support for E15

Growth Energy responds to President Donald Trump’s commitment to lift RVP limits on E15. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor applauded President Trump’s commitment to lifting outdated Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) limits on summer-time sales of E15 without tying RVP relief to any refinery-backed limits on Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

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ACE Thanks President Trump for E15 Support

E15 blending nationwide will increase ethanol blending, which will increase the supply of RIN credits and help bring down their price, says ACE CEO.     President Donald Trump publicly pledged his support of allowing the sale of E15 year-round. The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings released the following statement: “ACE has been

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ACE Speaks on Ethanol Marketing, Benefits at NEB Forum

Charlie Bosselman of Bosselman Enterprises to discuss  flex fuel marketing experiences with Pump ‘N Pantry stores in a panel on April 13. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) board member and past board president Ron Alverson of Dakota Ethanol spoke April 12 at Nebraska Ethanol Board’s 2018 Emerging Issues Forum in Omaha, Neb., about assessing new

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Weigel’s Celebrates First Winner in Free Gas Sweepstakes

First of 12 winners awarded. Weigel’s, based in Powell, Tenn. has announced the first winner of its Free Gas for a Year sweepstakes. Kathleen Hooker is the first winner of Weigel’s Free Gas for a Year, and will be awarded her prize tomorrow at her local Weigel’s Store #75: 105 Boyds Creek in Seymour. Hooker

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Readying for Transportation Trends

Whether it’s horse-drawn wagons, gasoline-powered cars or electrical vehicles, there’s opportunity for convenience retailers to become part of the transportation movement trending at the time. By Mark Radosevich While driving through a small town near my office in Tennessee recently, I was surprised to see an Amish horse and wagon tied to a hitching post

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Chance for Automakers to Reduce GHG Emissions

Ethanol organization touts EPA decision as a chance to improve environmental levels. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its final determination on the appropriateness of model year 2022-2025 vehicle emissions standards today, effectively triggering a new process to revise the standards later this year. The determination includes carbon-dioxide equivalent greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. American

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EPA Seeks To Cut Obama Rules On Gas Mileage

Trump administration says “standards set too high.” The Trump administration on Monday announced that it would revise tough mileage-per-gallon fuel standards for cars and light trucks, saying the rules agreed to during President Obama’s time in office were “not appropriate,” reported the USA Today. “The Obama administration’s determination was wrong,” said Scott Pruitt, head of

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Alternative Fuels Expand Footprint

Kum & Go has been a leader in alternative and renewable fuels blending for a number of years. Growing its fuel portfolio over the last several years, Kum & Go today offers E15 at 129 locations across nine states. The chain also offers E85 at 216 locations across 10 states. Some might find it surprising

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ACE Responds to Governors’ Letter

Governors urge President Donald Trump to reject proposals that would hurt the RFS.   The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) applauds the letter Midwest governors sent to President Donald Trump this week thanking him for his continued support of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and urging the President to reject proposals designed to weaken –

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U.S. Consumers Prefer Fuel Savings Over Cash-Back Rewards

Excentus-Ipsos report reveals steady increase in fuel loyalty program memberships. Fuel savings continues to be in high demand among U.S. customers. According to a new report released by loyalty marketing and technology firm Excentus Corp., U.S. consumers have ranked fuel savings as their preferred loyalty currency over cash-back rewards for the third year in a

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Tariffs Muddy Outlook—Could Steal U.S. Gasoline Demand

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices. By Brian Milne On the first of March and with the transition to April futures indexing in the primary wholesale gasoline market, early year expectations that strong economic growth would drive higher levels of gasoline demand were thrown in doubt by news the United States

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Industry Responds After White House Meeting on RFS

“The President very clearly understands that the path forward is to allow sales of E15 year-round, promote growth and put more RINs on the market,” says Growth Energy spokesperson. President Trump met with lawmakers and industry leaders at the White House on Thursday, March 1 to discuss the RFS (renewable fuel standard). “We are grateful

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Gas Prices Trend Downward

Consumer gas demand slows for second consecutive week. On Monday, Feb. 26, the national average price of gas stood at $2.52, the least expensive it has been all month. For the month of February the national average is $2.56—29 cents greater than the national average in February 2017, AAA reported. Since last week gas prices

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Renewable Fuel Trends From the 2018 National Biodiesel Conference

Automakers are looking for ways to tap into the sustainability trend. By Jon Scharingson, Renewable Energy Group Inc. As vehicle trends go, convenience stores would do well to pay attention to the Ford F-series. It has been the best-selling truck in the U.S. since 1977 and the best-selling vehicle of any kind for 35 years,

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Expect Gasoline Prices to Increase into Spring, Maybe Summer

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices By Brian Milne In the wholesale gasoline spot market in southern California, trading moved to the low summer-grade Reid vapor pressure rating on the last day of January, well ahead of the rest of the country, with RVP measuring the release of volatile organic compounds

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Will 2018 Be a More Expensive Year at the Gas Pump?

AAA reveals gas prices grew in the first weeks of January for the first time in four years. On Monday, Jan. 22, the national average price of gas held steady at $2.54, only a one-cent increase from the week before. According to The Energy Information Administration (EIA) while gasoline demand slightly dipped (146,000 b/d), gasoline

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C-Stores Meeting New Fuel Demands

Whether it’s teaming with Tesla to install charging stations or integrating alternative fuel solutions, retailers are part of a changing transportation marketplace. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Figuring out what the future of the U.S. transportation industry holds is clear, depending on which expert you ask. Some analysts insist the internal combustion engine has been

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Up, Up, and Away! Gasoline Rallies into 2018

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices  By Brian Milne There were only two sessions in 2017 in which nearest delivered New York Mercantile Exchange gasoline futures traded higher than where they are currently in early 2018, and those two days occurred in late August as Hurricane Harvey was ravishing the Texas

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Casey’s Reports Second Quarter Results; Opens 2000th Store

Iowa convenience chain turns strong numbers in fuel, in-store sales. Casey’s General Stores, Inc. today reported diluted earnings per share of $1.28 for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 ended Oct.31, 2017, compared to $1.44 per share for the same quarter a year ago. “The company surpassed the 2,000 store milestone and now has 200

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Myth Buster: Biodiesel and Cold Weather

By Jon Scharingson, Renewable Energy Group Inc. A year ago at this time, I wrote a CSD column about five common biodiesel myths. Today, I want to go deeper into one that is especially timely. It’s the myth that biodiesel doesn’t work in the cold. I still hear this from people, but it simply is

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EPA Finalizes 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard RVOs

The agency also establishes biomass-based diesel volume for 2019. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released final 2018 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard, setting the RVO for total renewable fuel at 19.29 billion gallons, including 288 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel, 2.1 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel, and 4.29 billion

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National Average Gas Price Slides

Look for gas prices to dip lower through the end of 2017. Some 49 states are now paying less at the pump for a gallon of regular gas, as prices have been dropping for 10 days, according to AAA. On Monday, Nov. 27, the national gas price average stood at $2.51, three cents less than

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