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Love’s Travel Stop Opens in South Hill, Va.

Drivers will receive double “I Love Rewards” loyalty points at the new location. Love’s Travel Stops has opened a new travel stop in South Hill, Va., at Interstate 85, Exit 15. The store was built from the ground up to provide a new travel stop for professional drivers and motorists. The company invested approximately $7.5

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Clean Diesel Auto Sales Increase In U.S.

More consumers are converting to clean diesel vehicles, which means more gas station operators will need to fuel these needs for cleaner fuel options. Clean diesel automobile sales in the U.S. increased by 27.5% during the first six months of 2012 alone, according to new sales information compiled by HybridCars.com and Baum and Associates. The

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TA Installs At-The-Pump DEF At 100th Location

TA reaches milestone with installing DEF dispensers at its locations. TravelCenters of America LLC completed the installation of bulk Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) dispensers at 100 TA and Petro Stopping Center branded locations. The company plans to have most of its locations fitted with on-island bulk DEF by the end of 2012. The new dispensers

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BP Features Futuristic Fuel Dispensers At London 2012 Games

New Wayne Helix fuel dispensers are on display in London at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. BP plans to showcase the new Wayne Helix fuel dispenser at the “Fueling the Future” showcase in London during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. BP challenged Wayne, a global innovator of fuel dispensers, to design and build

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RaceTrac Accepts Fleet Cards From U.S. Bank Voyager Network

Fleet drivers enjoy expanded convenience at RaceTrac c-stores as it accepts Voyager network cards. RaceTrac Petroleum announced a deal with U.S. Bank that allows fleet drivers with Voyager network cards to make fuel purchases at one of 330-plus RaceTrac locations. RaceTrac now accepts U.S. Bank Fleet Cards and other Voyager network cards because of the

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TA Opens Two New Full-Service Travel Centers

TA adds two more travel centers in the Michigan-area this week. TravelCenters of America LLC opened two new TA-branded locations on June 25 at Tekonsha and Battle Creek, Mich. The addition of the two new stations brings the total number of TA full-service travel centers to 240. The new Tekonsha location includes all of the

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TA To Offer LNG Fueling Lanes

TravelCenters of America answered questions on whether to support the emerging natural gas market today with the help of Shell Oil Products, TA CEO Tom O’Brien says. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) entered a memorandum of understanding with Shell Oil Products US and its affiliates to construct and run a network of liquefied natural gas

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Service to the Fleet

With fuel costs again on the rise, a fleet card network can attract new business while offering fleet managers the safety, security and reporting tools they need to be successful. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Fleet cards are a nice piece of business for c-store operators. But the key to keeping that business growing is

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Pilot Flying J Acquires Travel Plaza In Canada

The new travel plaza marks Pilot Flying J’s 62nd location in Canada. Pilot Flying J recently acquired a travel plaza in Ayr, Ontario, and will remodel the Flying J Travel Plaza to feature full amenities for professional drivers and the motoring public. The travel plaza is located at 2492 Cedar Creek Road off Highway 401

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Kum & Go Prepares For Colorado Springs Debut

In the next five years Kum & Go aims to construct 20-25 c-stores in Colorado Springs, eight of which are expected to open in 2012. Kum & Go is set to debut its first Colorado Springs convenience store on June 1 at Academy Boulevard and Vickers Drive on the city’s northeast side. Based in West

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Retail Gasoline Tops $4 Gallon in Markets in Several States

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Based on a report delivered by the Energy Information Administration to a Senate Committee in late March, more than a dozen states have at least one community in which retail gasoline prices have topped $4 gallon. All of California, Alaska and Hawaii are paying more than

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Pilot Flying J Acquires Minnesota Travel Plaza

The 13,000-square-foot center features branded foodservice and a wide variety of convenience items. Pilot Flying J has acquired a travel plaza in Northfield, Minn., and will remodel the Flying J Travel Plaza to feature full amenities for professional drivers and traditional convenience store customers. The center will remain open during remodeling, which is expected to

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Big Apple Plants the Seeds for New Growth

After rebranding a number of its locations under the CITGO brand, Big Apple Food Stores looks to expand its retail portfolio in 2012. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor C.N. Brown’s Big Apple Food Stores has had a busy 12 months. The 82-store chain with locations in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, completed an aggressive push

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The Impact of Alternative Fuels

The political momentum to bring renewable energy products to the pumps is strong and growing. But with all the added costs to rebuild the nation’s petroleum infrastructure, is it worth it? By John Lofstock, Editor. Preparing for the future is a complex issue retailers should always be pondering. But in the fuel business this question

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Nice N Easy Debuts New Prototype

A bigger grocery section and conveyor belts at the checkout are just some of the features the new location provides. Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes debuted its newest and largest prototype location in Brewerton, N.Y., this week, Syracuse.com reported. The new 6,700-square-foot store at 5565 Bartell Road comes as local residents, who were without a

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Pacific Pride, J.E. Clark II Corp. Renew Franchise Agreement

The 15-year old California franchise upgrades fueling locations. J.E. Clark II Corp. recently upgraded its facilities with new equipment and high speed diesel for commercial trucking customers and renewed its long-term franchise agreement with Pacific Pride Services LLC, a subsidiary of Wright Express Corp. The upgraded fueling facilities include a “contractors’ island” with regular gasoline

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El Paso Welcomes Back Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J reopens in El Paso, Texas with many amenities for travelers and truckers in the area. Pilot Flying J recently reopened the newly remodeled Flying J Travel Plaza in El Paso, Texas. Featuring full amenities for professional drivers and the motoring public, the travel plaza is located at 1301 North Horizon Blvd. The

Irving Oil Truck Stop Opens in Poland, Maine

Perry Transport recently opened a brand new truck stop with Irving branded diesel fuel at 4 Spring Water Road in Poland, Maine, expanding the regional brand to the community. “Our company has been working in the community for 24 years, primarily focused on road maintenance. This is our first venture into the fueling business and

PPMCSA Opposes Fuel Tax Amendment

While Pennsylvania’s businesses and consumers are struggling through the worst economic downturn in a generation, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives last week adopted an amendment that would impose a new, hidden fuel tax on businesses that sell-and consumers who rely on-biodiesel fuel. John Kulik, executive vice president of the Pennsylvania Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store

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Power Service Products is America’s largest manufacturer of technologically advanced diesel fuel additives. Our products have been formulated to provide trouble-free winter operation as well as year-around diesel engine performance improvement from all diesel fuels, including Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel and biodiesel. New, more powerful antigels protect diesel engines from the fuel problems

Mansfield Oil Named Top Technology Innovator

Mansfield Oil Co., an independent supplier of refined fuels, ethanol and diesel exhaust fluid nationwide, has been selected as the top technology innovator in the Energy and Utilities industry in this year’s Information Week 500. The 2010 awards and overall rankings were revealed last week at a gala awards ceremony at the exclusive InformationWeek 500

Chicago Gasoline Prices Spike on Pipeline Leak

Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Reduced driving demand following Labor Day typically presses gasoline prices lower in September. There have been exceptions, such as when supply disruptions caused by a hurricane occur, with September the peak period for storm activity in the Atlantic Basin. US drivers should brace for another run higher

Gasoline Prices Again Headed Higher

Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Wholesale costs for gasoline are again moving higher across the country after a steep sell-off in late June into early July, with sharp gains realized during the first full week of July putting prices on either side of levels seen in late June. The increase in wholesale

Shell, Virent Seek To Develop Biodiesel

Shell has taken an equity stake in Virent Energy Systems Inc., (Virent) and begun a joint technology program, aiming to convert plant sugars directly into diesel. Since 2007, Shell and Virent have been conducting a joint research and development effort to make biogasoline from plant sugars, culminating late last year in the start-up of a

Michigan Retailers Meet for Annual Spring Convention

Michigan’s Petroleum Association and the Association of Convenience Stores held its annual spring convention and trade show last week as Michigan lawmakers considered new taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel, which the group opposes, WZZM13 News reported. The convention’s educational sessions covered topics ranging from the state of health care to preventing recession theft and

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