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March 2017 Issue

U.S. Ethanol Exports Rise 26% in 2016 to Second-Highest Level on Record

March 20, 2017

Principal Contributors: Steve Hanson and Sean Hill   Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Petroleum Supply Monthly   The...

NRF Asks House to “Close the Book” on Obamacare by Passing Repeal-and-Replace Legislation

March 20, 2017

The National Retail Federation (NRF) urged the House to approve Obamacare repeal-and-replace legislation expected to come up for a vote this week, and said the...

  • PMAA 2017 Legislative Update with Rob Underwood

    March 22, 2017

    By Keith Reid We operate in a highly regulated industry that must adapt to a new slate of challenges, often major in scope, each year. However, there is a new administration in Washington, D.C., and 2017 certainly promises to be an “interesting” year. In February, Fuel Retailer Magazine (FRM) interviewed PMAA President Rob Underwood for a look ...

  • NACS in 2017: An Inside Legislative Update with Paige Anderson

    March 15, 2017

    By Keith Reid In our industry, there are always new challenges and regulations arising that require us to continually adapt. With a new administration in the White House, even more dramatic shifts are surely on their way. In February, Fuel Retailer Magazine (FRM) spoke with Paige Anderson, the National Association of Convenience Stores’ Director, Government Relations, ...

  • Fuel Prices into the Summer

    March 7, 2017

    By Keith Reid   As we approach spring, it’s an interesting time to get projections from experts on what to anticipate with motor fuels prices going into the summer months. The new Trump administration in Washington, D.C., also adds some potential twists to market dynamics. Fuel Retailer Magazine (FRM) spoke with Alan Levine and Brian Milne ...

  • Vendor View: Three Ways to Benefit from Distilled Biodiesel

    February 24, 2017

    By Jon Scharingson, Renewable Energy Group, Inc.   At first blush, distillation may not be a topic that piques your interest, or maybe you think you already know enough about it from petroleum refining. Regardless, you would be wise to pay attention to what is shared in this article. Distilled biodiesel has the potential to ...

  • Retailers Ask Supreme Court Not to Revive Disputed Credit Card Swipe Fee Settlement

    February 22, 2017

    The National Retail Federation (NRF) and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand an appeals court ruling that struck down a controversial 2012 settlement of a class action lawsuit over Visa and Mastercard’s credit card swipe fees.   “This alleged ‘settlement’ was a backroom deal that would have ...

  • Toxic Leadership

    February 15, 2017

    By Ann Pitts   A major news story of 2016 broke when one of the largest banking institutions in the U.S., Wells Fargo, admitted that a large number of employees committed fraud against their own customer base by routinely opening accounts, including issuing credit and debit cards, without the knowledge of or permission from the ...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, March 20, 2017

March 20, 2017

Buy the Dip? Multiple bank analysts issue a buy recommendation for crude oil. Seasonally, crude oil prices are near a bottom. U.S. inventories of both...

EIA Gasoline and Diesel Retail Prices Update (Week Ended March 20, 2017)

March 21, 2017

Analysis by Dr. Nancy Yamaguchi   The Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly data on diesel and gasoline retail prices for the week...

NRF Asks House to Pass Association Health Plan Bill

March 22, 2017

The National Retail Federation (NRF) urged the House to pass association health plan legislation scheduled for a vote this week, saying it would help...

API Welcomes House Discussion on Improving Ozone Rules

March 22, 2017

The American Petroleum Institute (API) welcomed the discussion before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment on the Ozone Standards...

NRF Calls Acosta a “Pragmatic Leader,” Support Confirmation as Labor Secretary

March 22, 2017

The National Retail Federation (NRF) urged the Senate to confirm Alexander Acosta to head the federal Department of Labor, saying he could help end...

ACE D.C. Fly-In Underscores Biofuel’s Importance to Rural Economy

March 22, 2017

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and over 70 of its grassroots members are in Washington, D.C., as part of the organization’s ninth annual...