christys accepting stopshop coupons

Customers can now enjoy discounted gasoline at both stores. Christy Mihos, owner of the Christy’s of Cape Cod chain of convenience stores and unsuccessful independent gubernatorial candidate last November, has made a deal with Stop & Shop Supermarket Cos. that makes its discount gas coupons worth something on Cape Cod, reported the Boston Globe. Stop

sunoco and nascar give away gas

Fuel 5000 promotion launches for third straight summer. Sunoco, the Official Fuel of Nascar, has launched the Sunoco Free Fuel 5000 summer promotion. For the third consecutive year, the Free Fuel 5000 rewards customers for visiting Sunoco with free gas. Consumers are encouraged to enter by stopping at one of more than 4,000 participating Sunoco

phillips 66 leaves the carolinas

Change is in the air in North Carolina and South Carolina, where several stations that once supplied Phillips 66 fuel products are now sporting black brands. The reason for this is the petroleum supplier’s sudden removal from the two states, pulling out the last of its stations on August 3, according to the Charleston Post

sheetz fined for gasoline leak

Roughly 200 gallons of spilled fuel have been recovered. Altoona, Pa.-based Sheetz Inc. has been fined $8,500 by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for a gasoline spill in March 2006 at its College Township, Pa. store. The spill caused soil, groundwater and surface water contamination. “Sheetz lost an undetermined amount of gasoline when an

hot fuel protestors criticize exxons warning stickers

FTCR claims new campaign by the chain is just a cover up. Many Mobil and Exxon stations in California have begun posting small signs on each pump, calling it a “Motor Fuel Measurement Notice.” The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR), however, feels that the stickers–warning that the energy content of a gallon of

valero fined for air emissions

Money to be used at funding local schools and transit systems. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has fined San Antonio, Texas-based Valero Energy Corp. $119,149 for air emissions released by its Texas City plant in 2006, according to the Express-News. The TCEQ cited 12 different incidents that occurred at the plant. During each

rutters gives away more gasoline

Second winner awarded free fuel in summer-long promotion. Rutter’s Farm Stores’ “Fuel Up Free!” giveaway continues as it awards a new winner, Newberry, Pa.’s Jennifer Anderson, who won free gas for three years. Rutter’s officials presented the award to Anderson, who said she entered the contest four or five times, always at the local Rutter’s

lukoil accused of price fixing

Green Oil takes several companies to trial for $25 million. Illinois-based bio-product company Green Oil Co. has filed a claim against LUKOil, Saudi company Aramco, and state-owned Venezuelan producer PdVSA on charges of price fixing. The company is demanding that the defendents sell their U.S. assets, worth a total of $25 million, according to the

giant eagle offers backtoschool promotion

Customers can double “fuelperks!” rewards until Sept. 8. Pittsburg-based Giant Eagle has revealed its new back-to-school promotion. Consumers can now double fuelperks! rewards when they purchase gift cards from Giant Eagle stores, GetGo locations and online at GiantEagle.com. The promotion and runs through Sept. 8 and offers a 20 cents-per-gallon discount at GetGo stores for

pilot refuses visa and mastercard at pump

Pilot Travel Centers LLC is following Flying J’s lead by becoming the latest truck stop chain to stop accepting Visa and MasterCard at the pump. Pilot made the change in order to halt “significant” quarterly losses due to chargebacks– a process by which credit card banks bill merchants after a cardholder claims either fraud or

the fair fight against hot fuel

New act offers solution to motorists paying more for gasoline due to hot temperatures. U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill has introduced the Future Accountability In Retail, or FAIR, Fuel Act, which requires the installation of automatic temperature compensating equipment in all retail gas station pumps within six years to adjust the price of gas as it

house passes clean energy bill

Measure reduces oil company tax breaks, promotes renewable fuels. The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a radical new energy bill, which aims to expand the use of renewable fuels and cut tax breaks to oil firms The draft law details support for “clean” energy sources like biofuels, wind, and solar and geothermal resources. It

mark vii launches direct operations in new england

Car wash firm to sell and service accounts from Connecticut to Maine. Mark VII Equipment Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of WashTec AG of Germany, Has begun directly selling and servicing Mark VII equipment in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. “Following a management change at our former distributor, both parties decided not

texaco launches virtual auto show contest

Chevron Global Marketing launched Texaco’s Car of the Decades contest celebrating cars and the people who love them with a virtual auto show that lets visitors decide the best cars from every decade in the 20th century through today. During the Texaco Car of the Decades submission process, which concludes Sept. 3, auto enthusiasts can

couchetard named convenience store decisions chain of the year

Under CEO Alain Bouchard, the marketer has built an extensive c-store network in the U.S. and Canada. In a year where several top convenience store companies distinguished themselves with new store prototypes, increased sales and strong financial portfolios, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. stood out from the crowd by cementing its position as a dominant marketer in the U.S. and

oregon to begin testing biodiesel quality

The Oregon Department of Agriculture next month plans to begin testing biodiesel sold within the Portland city limits to ensure the fuel meets quality standards. Dirty biodiesel can clog fuel filters and cause engines to run inefficiently. “It is a huge concern for the (fuel) industry right now,” Rick Wallace, senior energy analyst for the

pump n munch on the upswing

Company purchases stores and switches to BP fuel. Rochester, Minn.-based Pump ‘N Munch convience stores are in the process of adding an additional four stores to its number, more than doubling its total. Kato Inc., which owns Pump ‘N Munch stations, purchased four of the Rochester BP stations. The company will convert all the stores

consumers file class action against retailers over hot fuel

Major chains like 7-Elven and Shell top off the list of defendants. The controversy over hot fuel continues as three Oklahoma City-area consumers begin seeking class-action status on a lawsuit against retailers they feel are cheating them out of money, according to the Associated Press. The lawsuit is file against 13 retailers and oil companies,

osha fines bp 92000

Oil giant faces serious violations tying into 2005 refinery accident. BP Products North America has been fined $92,000 by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for one willful and four serious safety violations found during monitoring it conduct at the company’s Texas City plant following a deadly 2005 blast. OSHA cited BP for

marathon spreads into biofuel

Two new blended fuel offerings available in Illinois. Marathon Oil Corp. has completed projects adding biodiesel-blended fuel at its Robinson and Champaign, Ill. terminals. “Marathon is proud to announce that two more locations have been expanded to offer biodiesel storage and distribution,” said Mary Ellen Peters, Marathon’s senior vice president, marketing. “Similar to our existing

exxonmobil and shell testify at hot fuel hearings

Companies under heat for backing different regulations in different countries. Only July 25, senior executives from ExxonMobil and Shell will testify at a Domestic Policy Subcommittee hearing on “hot fuels” and what appears to be a double standard in the way they measure gasoline. Hot fuel as been a controversial subject in the energy industry

exxonmobil warns customers of hot fuel

New decals placed on pumps not enough to quell FTCR anger. ExxonMobil will put decals on its gasoline pumps in California and Arizona acknowledging that “hot fuel” may not deliver the full value of a gallon of gasoline, according to a report in the industry publication Oil Express, a division of the Oil Price Information

bp sells off akron stations

Twenty-six units acquired by Giant Oil. BP has made a deal with Tampa, Fla.-based Giant Oil Co., selling off 26 stations in the Akron, Ohio area. While the details to the deal were not disclosed, a BP spokesperson told the AkronBeacon Journal that the deal was running as a typical business procedure for the worldwide

campaign against hot fuel continues

OOIDA sets up new Website to inform motorists. The “Turn Down Hot Fuel” campaign has just launched a new website to educate consumers on how “hot fuel” may have them paying higher prices than necessary for fuel. The campaign is spearheaded by a professional truckers’ organization, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), and includes a

shell honors wholesalers

“Go Further Grand Awards” rewards operators for hard work and sticking to guidelines. Shell Oil Products US and fuel marketer Motiva Enterprises LLC have recently recognized their highest-performing wholesalers in the U.S. for consistently providing exceptional experiences at their Shell-branded stations. The prestigious “Go Further Grand Awards” were presented in acknowledgment of efforts to deliver

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