What’s Happening With Retail Fuel Averages?

Fuel prices have been hovering around historically low prices, but price increases may be on the horizon. The current national average for regular unleaded gasoline remains at the lowest level since the 2009 recession, but fuel prices are expected to rise as the spring season approaches. A new report from AAA has revealed that the

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Computer Glitch Causes Fuel Price War

Drivers in Toledo, Ohio recently encountered fuel prices under 20 cents per gallon. A computer glitch at an Ohio Pilot travel center ignited a price war on the morning of Sunday, Feb. 14. Drivers who were out and about in the early morning hours in Toledo, Ohio were in for a real treat. According to

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Fuel for Less than $1

As fuel prices remain low, one city in Kansas is selling fuel for 99 cents per gallon. Midwestern fuel supplies are currently at the highest point since 1993, and fuel prices are fluctuating accordingly, as one city in Kansas has become the first to report gasoline prices lower than $1 per gallon. According to a

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How Will a New Tax on Oil Affect Motorists?

President Barack Obama has introduced a new oil tax. A new oil tax has been proposed by President Barack Obama, and this tax, if passed, is expected to result in a spike in fuel prices for motorists. According to a report from Market Watch, the proposed $10-per-barrel tax will be part of the budget request

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Gulf Racing Fuels Chosen as Official Fuel of MSR Houston

Gulf specialty fuels helped Gulf Racing Fuels to earn the title of the Official Fuel of MSR Houston. MSR Houston Race Track has selected Gulf Racing Fuels as the track’s Official Fuel. MSR Houston Race Track, a private membership country club race track in Houston, will now offer the new Gulf ethanol-free gasolines – EPA

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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:

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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

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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,

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