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VERC Enterprises Named Employer of the Year

Westwinds Clubhouse to present  VERC Enterprises with an award at its Massachusetts Clubhouse Coalition awards ceremony April 10. VERC Enterprises, a convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with 24 locations throughout eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire, has been named Employer of the Year by Westwinds Clubhouse in Fitchburg. “VERC Enterprises was selected for this honor

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Shell Launches iPad App

New app showcases “some of the amazing means we use to produce energy, deliver it to local communities and help people use it more efficiently,” says Shell spokesperson. Shell has launched a free iPad application called INSIDE ENERGY to highlight the vital role innovation and technology play in delivering energy to power people’s lives. A campaign

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Congress Urges EPA to Consider Costly Gas Proposal

A proposed rule to reduce sulfur and other chemicals in gasoline, could reduce U.S. gasoline supplies. Last week, a bipartisan group of almost 70 lawmakers sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), urging EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to weigh the costs and benefits of a costly proposed rule to reduce sulfur and other

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EZ Energy Sells 18 Stations in Lease-Back Deal

The land at two of the gas stations must be purchased before EZ Energy can complete the sale. EZ Energy Ltd., owner of Easy Trip stores, has sold 18 gas stations in the U.S. for $24.5 million in a sale and lease-back deal. The buyer will lease back the properties to EZ Energy USA Inc.

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TA Opens Fresh Healthy Café

“We are adding this new Fresh Healthy Café to augment our StayFit program, which provides professional drivers better ability to follow their own wellness program,” says TA CEO. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) has opened a Fresh Healthy Café at TA Livingston, located at SR 99, Exit 203 – Winton Parkway, in Livingston, Calif. Fresh

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Customers to Vote for Best TA & Petro Restaurants

Online ballots accepted through Jan. 3. TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) is asking all of its guests to identify the best TA and Petro Stopping Center sit-down, table-service restaurant locations and servers. Customers are asked to cast their votes through an online ballot at www.ta-petro.com/thebest. Votes will be accepted through midnight on Jan. 3, 2012.

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ConocoPhillips Expands Partnership With Heartland Payment Systems

The fuel marketer renews and increases its card processing agreement to include Visa and Mastercard transactions. ConocoPhillips has signed a five-year contract with Heartland Payment Systems, one of the nation’s largest payments processors. Under the expanded contract, Heartland Network Services group will continue to authorize debit and credit card transactions and will now also begin

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Breaking news: Getty Petroleum Marketing Files for Bankruptcy

Gas marketer Getty Petroleum Marketing Inc has filed for Chapter 11 reorganisation, Reuters reported.  The bankruptcy filing comes a week after Getty Realty Corp. threatened to end its lease agreement with the gas-station operator for defaulting on payments. East Meadow, N.Y.-based Getty Petroleum Marketing is the largest tenant of Getty Realty, which owns and leases

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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

Is Big Oil Losing its Drawing Power?

For many, many years the power of the Big Oil brands was indisputable. They owned the refineries, the stations and the credit card networks to boot. While my father was an Exxon dealer and jobber for more than 30 years I distinctly remember seeing Shell and Texaco credit cards lying around the house. In those

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ConocoPhillips Spinoff Details Emerge

As ConocoPhillips splits, it reveals which assets are set to be part of its new exploration-and-production company. ConocoPhillips plans to complete the spinoff of its refining company in the second quarter of 2012, providing stockholders with one share in the new refining entity for every two shares they currently own, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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Jiffy Mart, Tevis Propane Team To Fight Breast Cancer

“This year we decided to increase awareness by partnering with Tevis Propane and expanding over the months of September and October,” says Jiffy Mart general manager. Jiffy Mart, a division of Tevis Oil Inc., is spending the months of September and October contributing to the welfare of the communities in which it does business. Partnering

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Breaking News: Sunoco Selling Refineries

“Given the unacceptable financial performance of these assets, it is clear that it is in the best interests of shareholders to exit this business,” says Sunoco CEO. Sunoco Inc. announced today, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, that it plans to exit the refining business. Philadelphia-based Sunoco, which owns two refineries—one in Philadelphia and one in Marcus

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Pilot Flying J Offering Largest Network of DEF

“More pumps, more locations and more savings will make life easier for drivers everywhere,” says  Pilot Flying J executive vice president. Pilot Flying J now offers Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) at the pump at more than 600 fueling lanes at 135 nationwide locations, providing customers with the industry’s largest network of DEF at the pump.

Catering to the Community

It was 1968 when Don Lamberti purchased a Boone, Iowa service station and converted it into a convenience store, launching what would eventually grow into the thriving chain known as Casey’s General Stores. By the end of its first decade, Casey’s had more than 100 locations, plus its own warehouse. To meet its growing business

Neighbours to the North

Since receiving CSD’s Chain OF THE YEAR award in 2002, Petro-Canada has seen multiple changes. The most significant has been the merger between Suncor Energy Inc. and Petro-Canada, which was finalized in August of this year. While the company operates under the Suncor Energy name, it maintains the trusted Petro-Canada brand for its refined products

Keck Oil Does Sandwiches the Rite Way

For most c-store chains, it goes without saying that foodservice must play an integral part in driving traffic and helping maintain sales at a time when gas and cigarette revenues are down. But with so many possibilities to consider, from adding a Dunkin’ Donuts to developing a stir fry offering, deciding which foodservice program will

A Higher Calling

Pastor Tom Atchison’s work with those down on their luck has led him to many places, but never did he think he would find his calling at a Texaco car wash and convenience store. As Pastor of the New Beginnings Church in Tampa, Fla., Atchison also runs a program called New Beginnings, which provides transitional

Summer Fuel Outlook

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Understanding the market movements for energy commodities in 2009 has become complicated. The old way of looking at the market through the lens of supply and demand seems to hold less relevance. Now, broad-based economic indicators are overruling an inventory buildup or a slump in demand.

Flying J Files For Chapter 11

Ogden, Utah-based Flying J Inc. has filed voluntary petitions for itself and some of its subsidiaries to reorganize under Chapter 11.  The company operates nearly 250 travel plazas and gas stations nationwide, and it had 2007 sales exceeding $16 billion. Flying J President and CEO J. Phillip Adams said the filing was triggered by a

Simon Says: Refine Your Retail

Don Glenn and Jake Leatherman had just wrapped up three store visits to Atlas Oil customers in southern Michigan when their conversation turned from coffee to a slightly more slippery substance: petroleum. “Four dollars,” said Glenn, director of retail sales at Taylor, Mich.-based fuel distributor Atlas. “That’s where everybody’s world changed.” Leatherman, Atlas’ senior retail

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