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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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Maintaining Compliance with Fuel Tank Standards

Out of sight, out of mind could land convenience store and gas station owners in serious trouble if they neglect their underground storage tanks (USTs) any longer. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. With fines for leaks on the rise, regulations for tank compliance data retention getting longer and reporting frequencies increasing, the time has come

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Jiffy Mart & Tevis Motor Fuel Named 2011 Small Business of the Year

Jiffy Mart & Tevis Motor Fuel, based in Westminster, Md., has been named 2011 Small Business of the Year by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and the Carroll County Department of Economic Development. The award was presented Nov. 3 at a dinner held at the Portico of St. John for outstanding service to the

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California Low Carbon Standards Unconstitutional

Court rules that standard excessively restricts interstate commerce. Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California has issued a temporary injunction blocking the California low carbon fuels standard. This is welcome news to the California Independent Oil Marketers Association (CIOMA) who have described the standard as unjustifiable, costly

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Market Force & ConocoPhillips Receive Ventana Research Leadership Awards

Ventana Research Leadership Award comes on the heels of Forbes’ America’s Most Promising Companies recognition. Market Force, a worldwide leader in customer intelligence solutions, and its client ConocoPhillips have received the Ventana Research Leadership Award for Customer Excellence. The Ventana Research 2011 Leadership Awards recognizes innovative companies and their customers that have most effectively achieved

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Irving Oil Awards $60,000 to Six Community Organizations

Each organization earns up to $15,000 to support education, the environment, and local communities through Irving’s  Community Fuel Grant Program. Irving Oil has just awarded $60,000 to support six local community organizations throughout Atlantic Canada and New England through its Community Fuel Grant Program. Each organization applied and requested for a grant worth up to

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Fleming Oil, Dead River Co. Merge

The two family-owned businesses share core values and look to grow in the Vermont, New Hampshire area. Fleming Oil Co. in Brattleboro, Vt., and Dead River Co. have merged, effective Nov. 17, with plans to expand into select markets in New England. Fleming Oil operates at 11 locations in Vermont and New Hampshire. Dead River

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Mansfield Designing First Beverly Hills CNG Fueling Station

“This station will allow the city to continue environmentally-sound initiatives while lowering its annual fuel costs,” says Mansfield president. Mansfield Gas Equipment Systems (MGES) has been awarded a contract to design, construct and service a new compressed natural gas (CNG) station for the City of Beverly Hills. The station will be utilized by city vehicles

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Mansfield California Operations Center

“This opening affords Mansfield the opportunity to interact more closely with the California energy industry,” says Mansfield spokesperson. Mansfield Oil Co. has opened a new refined product and renewable fuel operations center in Irvine, Calif. For more than 50 years, Mansfield has served customers in the retail, government and commercial sectors with transportation fuels and

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Atlas Oil Hosts SANG Base Holiday Event

Atlas Oil Co.’s charitable arm, Atlas Cares, is hosting its fifth Annual Selfridge Air National Guard Base (SANGB) Holiday Party, on Dec. 4, 2011, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. This event is held each year to honor and recognize the men and women who fight for our freedom.  This year, the entire base –

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Mansfield Earns Industry Recognition

Mansfield named multi-category finalist ahead of 2011 Platts Global Energy Awards. Mansfield Oil Co. has once again been named a multi-category finalist in the Platts Global Energy Awards. The 2011 Awards, which will take place on Dec. 1, mark the company’s fifth straight year as a finalist at the energy industry’s most prestigious event. On

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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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Wholesale Gasoline Costs Tumbling on Weak Demand

Even as the U.S. crude price benchmark comes within pennies of $100 barrel, wholesale gasoline costs moved sharply lower, down by double digits in numerous major metropolitan markets across the country during the second full week of November. Partly explaining the disconnect is weak demand for gasoline, which recently sunk to near an eight-year low

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ConocoPhillips Names Its Downstream Company Phillips 66

The strategic repositioning of ConocoPhillips is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2012. ConocoPhillips has revealed that its new independent downstream company, created through its previously announced strategic repositioning, will be named Phillips 66 and will be headquartered in Houston. Phillips 66 will have leading businesses in refining, marketing, midstream and chemicals.

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Sunoco Reports Q3 Losses

“Market conditions continue to pose challenges for our refining and supply segment and, while the refineries’ operational performance improved during the third quarter with crude utilization averaging 90%, the segment reported another loss,” says Sunoco CEO. Sunoco Inc. has reported a net loss attributable to Sunoco shareholders of $1,096 million ($9.62 per share diluted) for

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Murphy Oil Estimates Q3 Earnings

U.S. retail and marketing continuing operations generated earnings of $88.0 million in the third quarter of 2011 compared to earnings of $59.0 million in the 2010 quarter. Murphy Oil Corp.’s net income in the third quarter of 2011 totaled $406.1 million ($2.09 per diluted share), which was double the net income of $202.8 million ($1.05 per diluted share) in

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Englefield Oil Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

Three generations of exceptional leadership and a keen focus on employees help the family business reach this distinctive milestone. By: John Lofstock, Editor. To understand the history of the convenience store and petroleum industry is to understand the individual success stories that helped build our great nation. Each company has a unique story, but their

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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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Delek US Acquires Remaining Interest in Lion Oil

“We have increased flexibility with which to pursue a wider range of strategic initiatives capable of unlocking value for our shareholders,” says Delek US Holdings CEO. Delek US Holdings Inc., a diversified energy company with assets in the petroleum refining, marketing and retail industries, has acquired the remaining 11.7% minority equity interest in Lion Oil

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Atlas Makes New Executive Appointments

Atlas Oil has announced additions to its executive team.  Shawn Ryan, formerly director of the Atlas Oil’s DELTA Process Improvement team, has been promoted to vice president, operations. Ryan will also join the company’s senior leadership team. In addition, Atlas has hired Michael Loomis as director of sales operations. “I am very pleased to make

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Frost & Sullivan Awards Telvent DTN

Telvent DTN’s customer-centric terminal automation solutions for the oil and gas industry win recognition.  Frost & Sullivan has recognized Telvent DTN, a real-time IT solutions and information provider, with its 2011 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement based on its recent analysis of the terminal automation market for the oil and

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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Atlas Oil to Host Sept. 11 Remembrance Week

Atlas partners with the U.S. Army on key activities for the week, including a career fair and flag raising ceremony.   Taylor, Mich.-based Atlas Oil plans to host a Remembrance Week Sept. 12-16, to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 and to thank first responders for their dedication and service to our country. The U.S.

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Clark Brands Signs Foster Blue Water Oil

“We’re proud to have Foster Blue Water as a Clark licensee,” says Clark CEO. Clark Brands LLC announced that Foster Blue Water Oil of Richmond, Mich., has branded with Clark. The partnership will continue the growth of the Clark brand in southeast Michigan. Clark will provide customized branding and marketing programs as Foster Blue Water

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