Fuels Analysis

Fuels analysis from industry experts

New coalition pushes to move obligation further downstream

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to the fight against escalating RIN prices, refiners are finding an unexpected ally. The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requires refiners as obligated parties to blend a set quantity of renewable fuel such as ethanol or biodiesel into transportation fuel each year...

How to maintain fuel margin and in-store transactions while driving traffic

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Fuel margins are already razor-thin, aggressive pricing strategies among competitors are narrowing margins further, and many operators are left waiting for local “price leaders” to push up rates to avoid losing traffic. In this environment, a group of leading convenience retailers...

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

Plus, what drones can teach c-stores about the potential of disruptive technology .
Despite falling gasoline prices, pessimism abounds
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 .