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Another Refinery Shut Down Boosts Gasoline Prices

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN While mixed, wholesale gasoline prices mostly increased in major metropolitan markets across the U.S. during the third week in January, setting the stage for another increase in the U.S. retail average, which increased for the fifth consecutive week through Jan. 16. The Energy Information Administration (EIA)

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RFA Pushes Ethanol Agenda

Association urges end to oil industry tax breaks in letter to President Obama. American ethanol production is creating jobs, energizing rural economies, reducing oil imports, and helping all consumers save money at the pump emphasized the Renewable Fuels Association said in a letter to President Obama as he prepares for the State of Union address

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Pace of Retail Prices Gains Should Slow But…

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN The Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) U.S. retail regular grade gasoline average has now gained for four consecutive weeks through Jan. 9 to a $3.382 gallon two-month high, climbing 15.3 cents since Dec. 19. Of that total advance, 8.3cts of the gain took place during the week-ended

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Retail Gasoline Prices at Five-Week High

The U.S. retail price average for regular grade gasoline reported by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reached a five-week high at $3.299 gallon in beginning 2012, and is set to notch its third straight weekly increase amid higher wholesale costs. Several factors continue to drive gasoline prices higher despite ongoing weak demand, with preliminary EIA

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Gasoline Futures’ Index Spikes in Opening 2012 Trade

Although wholesale gasoline costs were mixed during the final week of 2011, retail gasoline prices are poised to move higher in early January, with futures prices spiking to a nearly two-month high during the first trading day of 2012. Reformulated blendstock for oxygenate blending or RBOB futures trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange is

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Nice N Easy Celebrates New Brewerton Location

Santa Claus, Elmo, Cookie Monster and the Nestle Quik Bunny are among the attendees at Nice N Easy ribbon cutting event. Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes, a convenience store chain in upstate New York, held an official ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration at its newest store located at 5565 Bartell Road in Brewerton. The

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Holiday Travel Bright Spot in Slowing Growth Outlook

Hovering at a 10-month low, the US retail gasoline price average provided by the Energy Information Administration should continue to leak lower for the balance of the year, benefiting travelers during the holiday travel season. This remains true despite the reality that pump prices are roughly 10% higher now than during the comparable year-ago period.

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Shop Around The Clock

7-Eleven has an array of gifts for last minute shoppers this holiday season. With retailers opening their stores even earlier for Black Friday door-buster sales, shoppers started the hunt for December holiday deals as early as Thanksgiving evening, jockeying for flat-screen TVs and fighting over waffle irons. But shopping in the middle of the night

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Retail Gasoline Prices Extend Lower Trend

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN On Monday (12/12), the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported the fourth consecutive weekly decline in its regular grade gasoline average, which fell 1.6 cents from the prior week to $3.274 gallon. That’s a nearly 10-month low in the average, although its 10% higher than during the

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New Hampshire Customer Wins Free Gas

Irving Rewards program offered customers gas savings and chance to win free gas for a year. Garrett Bickford of Andover, N.H. has won free gas for a year thanks to Irving Oil. Bickford is one of six New England residents who will receive $2,100 worth of Irving gas cards for participating in the Irving Rewards

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Hess Express App Debuts

Hess partners with OpenStore by GasBuddy to launch innovative mobile app and Website for people on the go. Hess Corp. and OpenStore by GasBuddy have launched the Hess Express mobile app and redesigned Website, HessExpress.com, to provide busy people on the go with customized deals and coupons, real-time gas prices and traffic information. “This digital

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Wholesale Gasoline Costs Turn Higher

After tumbling to a nine-month low of $3.368 gallon on Nov. 21, the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) U.S. retail gasoline average is positioned to increase following higher wholesale costs during the final full week of November. Wholesale gasoline costs were under renewed pressure in front of Thanksgiving Day on weak demand and heightened concern over

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Gas Rewards Programs Drive Loyalty to Sponsoring Retailers

The Convenience Consumer Insights Panel finds that convenience store owners not engaged in a fuel program are missing significant sales opportunities. By Trish Temmerman, Management Science Associates (MSA). The pinch of the recession is forcing consumers to take a hard look at where they can tighten their belts and how they can stretch their hard-earned

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Sunoco’s “Free Fuel 5000” Winner Announced

Sunoco gives away eight years worth of free gasoline. Roger Brooks of Bristol, Tenn. is the winner of Sunoco’s 2011 Free Fuel 5000 promotion. As this year’s grand prize recipient, Brooks won 5,000 gallons of high-quality Sunoco gasoline, enough fuel to keep him driving for eight years. As the official fuel of NASCAR, Sunoco’s Free

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Retail Gasoline Prices Slipping in Front of Thanksgiving

After popping higher by a little more than a penny during the week-ended Nov. 14, the U.S. average for gasoline sold across the country’s retail outlets should resume its downtrend. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) releases its weekly gasoline average late afternoon on Mondays, with the average last reported 1.2 cents higher at $3.436 gallon

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Rutter’s Rewards October Sweepstakes Winners

Register, Scan and Win Sweepstakes Winners
 receive flat screen TV, free gas and more.  York, Pa.-based Rutter’s Farm Stores gave many people in central Pennsylvania a reason to be thankful this week when it announced the latest winners in the Register, Scan and Win Sweepstakes.
 
 October’s grand prizewinner, Paul Seibert of Shippensburg, Pa. took home a

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Irving Oil Awards Free Gas for a Year

Lucky customers in Connecticut and Vermont enjoy fuel savings. Sheila Riley of Berlin, Conn. and Jim Hayssen of Bondville, Vt., have won free gas for a year thanks to Irving Oil. Riley and Hayssen are two of six New England residents who will each receive $2,100 worth of Irving gas cards for participating in the

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ExxonMobil Awards Gift Card Purchasers

Customers who buy $100 in ExxonMobil Gift Cards can receive a $10 Gift Card free. Exxon and Mobil retailers are spreading the joy this holiday season by giving customers an opportunity “to give” and “to receive.” From Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, customers who purchase $100 in ExxonMobil gift cards at any Exxon or Mobil

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Speedway Selects NCR To Power Loyalty Program

NCR c-tailing solutions to help Speedway drive personalized customer interactions across multiple channels. Speedway LLC has selected the NCR Advanced Marketing Solution and NCR Enterprise Preference Manager from NCR Corp. to power its next-generation Speedy Rewards customer loyalty program. With approximately 1,375 stores in seven states, Speedway ranks as the fourth largest chain of company-owned

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TA Expands Loyalty Program Benefits

Professional drivers can now redeem UltraONE points for merchandise in new online merchandise catalog. TravelCenters of America LLC has unveiled a new online merchandise catalog for its UltraONE loyalty program members. Now, professional drivers have thousands of top quality, name brand rewards from which to choose – items that can be obtained using UltraONE Points

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Holiday, Cub Foods Reignite Gas Rewards

Program allows Minnesota Cub Foods customers to redeem Gas Rewards at Holiday. Cub Foods, a division of SUPERVALU INC., and Holiday Cos. are launching a fuel rewards program that will allow consumers to save money at Holiday Stationstores when they shop at Cub Foods stores. The two Minnesota-based companies have teamed up in the past

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Big Apple Gas Giveaway Celebrates Revamped Stations

Gift card giveaway encourages customers to visit redesigned stations. Maine-based CITGO fuel distributor C.N. Brown Co. is giving away more than $1,000 a day in CITGO Gift Cards valid for fuel and convenience store purchases at 43 Big Apple and other participating locations across Maine and New Hampshire. The contest celebrates C.N. Brown’s 20-year partnership with CITGO

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Irving Oil Awards Free Gas for a Year

Lucy Mainor of North Kingstown, R.I., is the latest Irving Rewards customer to win gas savings. Lucy Mainor of North Kingstown, R.I., has won free gas for a year thanks to Irving Oil. Mainor is one of six New England residents who will receive $2,100 worth of Irving gas cards for participating in the Irving

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Irving Oil Awards Free Gas for a Year

Walter Kalil of Newburyport, Mass., wins free fuel thanks to the Irving Rewards gas savings program.    Walter Kalil of Newburyport, Mass., has won free gas for a year thanks to Irving Oil. Kalil is one of six New England residents who will receive $2,100 worth of Irving gas cards for participating in the Irving

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Irving Oil’s Fuel the Care Marks 10th Anniversary

Program helps cover the fuel costs for families who are required to travel for their children’s medical care. This year, Irving Oil’s Fuel the Care program marked its 10th anniversary. Over the past decade, Fuel the Care has provided fuel gift cards to over 35,000 families with children who require medical care throughout Atlantic Canada

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