Fuels News

The latest news on petroleum, diesel and alternative fuel retailing

Recent retail deals benefited from Colonial access, but that benefit may be undercut

WASHINGTON -- In two major industry acquisitions in the past couple of years— Speedway’s October 2014 purchase of Hess and CST Brands ’ November 2015 acquisition of Flash Foods—access to the Colonial Pipeline has been a coveted, if relatively unnoticed, asset in the deals. Now a move by the...

Seasonal factors, rising oil prices push national average upward

WASHINGTON and BOSTON -- The national average price for regular gasoline is close to topping $2 per gallon for the first time in 2016. This week opened with an average of $1.98 per gallon, which was the highest point since January, said AAA, Washington. It was also 5 cents per gallon (CPG) higher...

Retailer rolling out ethanol blend in 43 locations this month

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Thorntons Inc. will offer Unleaded15, Thorntons’ branded E15 fueling option that it said typically offers lower cost, improved engine performance and reduced greenhouse-gas emissions, at all 43 Chicago-area convenience stores starting this month. “Unleaded15 offers a great value...

Rogers Petroleum makes acquisition to expand into new market
States weigh tax increase against low gas prices, high budget shortfalls
Despite low gas prices, drivers willing to go further for a deal
FTC order required companies to divest several terminals
Chain tests the alternative-fuel waters with New Jersey location
Company 'strives' to resonate with environmentally conscious customers, and beyond .
Benefits environment while encouraging sales, loyalty, destination fill-up