Fuels Analysis

Fuels analysis from industry experts

New efficiency, emissions standards would cut consumption up to 20%

Plus, what drones can teach c-stores about the potential of disruptive technology

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Are electric vehicles (EV) a dream technology? At the recent Fuels Institute symposium, “State and Future of Fuels and Vehicles,” I asked its executive director, John Eichberger, about why there are not more EVs. His response: “The reality is that we are spending a...

Despite falling gasoline prices, pessimism abounds

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Even low gasoline prices can’t cheer up American consumers when it comes to the economy. According to NACS’ August consumer survey, just 44% of consumers said they were “somewhat optimistic” or “very optimistic” about the state of the economy. This is a three-point drop from the...

From hurricanes to crude prices, some big stats for a highly unusual year
Margin down 26 cents in a month

Retailers report soft if stabilizing business conditions as crude continues to flirt with $40

Growing demand and global upheaval to keep pressure on crude .
Weekly columnists to provide insight on the forces and trends shaping the fuels business .
Wholesale gasoline prices the lowest in the land, but not for long
EPA study finds moderate to severe corrosion in most tanks .