Fuels


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    Shell USA nixing Volta brand this summer

    The oil giant is laying off the EV charging subsidiary’s employees on May 31, with “the vast majority” of them being offered jobs at Shell, according to a WARN notice. 

    By April 9, 2024
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    stock.adobe.com/Piman Khrutmuang

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    Sponsored by Franklin Electric Fueling Systems

    3 ways to leverage must-have c-store equipment for operational savings

    Learn how c-store operators are leveraging equipment to cut maintenance costs and maintain a competitive edge.

    April 1, 2024
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    When should retailers replace their fuel tanks?

    Many tanks are approaching their warranty expiration after an EPA rule change three decades ago. But experts say proper maintenance can extend the service life well beyond that period.

    By March 6, 2024
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    Huck’s adds touchless payments for fleets

    The convenience retailer is the latest to add this capability as it seeks to win over more business from corporate accounts and professional drivers.

    By March 6, 2024
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    RaceTrac adds fleet card to payment options

    Adding the ability to use Fuelman cards is the latest enhancement the convenience retailer has made to its business.

    By Feb. 26, 2024
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    Screenshot from Google Street View

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    Hutch’s updates fuel monitoring tech

    The Oklahoma-based convenience retailer tapped Warren Roger’s fuelWRAp system to monitor fuel stocks and pinpoint problems quickly.

    By Jan. 24, 2024
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    Sunoco strikes $7.3B fuels acquisition

    The deal comes just two weeks after the Dallas-based oil company sold over 200 c-stores to 7-Eleven for $1 billion. 

    By Jan. 22, 2024
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    Pilot names new SVP of alternative fuels

    Shannon Sturgil will oversee the development of the travel center chain’s sustainable energy transition, which includes its EV charging program.

    By Jan. 18, 2024
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    Maverik brings Relay’s fuel payment tech to 86 stores

    The Salt Lake City-based c-store retailer joins Yesway and Pilot in tapping into Relay’s contactless purchasing platform.

    By Jan. 10, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    9 trends that will shape the c-store industry in 2024

    As convenience retailers consider new layouts, flavors and technology, the ability to be efficient with operations will be key, experts say.

    By C-Store Dive Staff • Jan. 9, 2024
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    Brandon Bell/Getty Images via Getty Images
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    The Road Ahead: Why retailers need to focus on fuel in 2024

    As retailers explore EV charging opportunities, they risk ignoring the increasingly competitive liquid fuels landscape, columnist Frank Beard and co-author Brandon Lawrence write.

    By Frank Beard and Brandon Lawrence • Dec. 20, 2023
  • Casey's
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    How well did our predictions for 2023 fare? Here are our honest grades.

    Heading into 2023, we thought retail media, digital loyalty, EV charging and a few other topics would dominate the industry. We were right about some — and way off about one.

    By Dec. 18, 2023
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    Screenshot from a Gulf Oil commercial

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    RaceTrac names new Gulf Oil COO

    Ron Sabia, who served as Gulf’s president for several years, rejoins the company as its acquisition by RaceTrac's fuel supply and trading subsidiary is finalized.

    By Dec. 15, 2023
  • RGV
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    Texas fuel company files for bankruptcy

    RGV, which mainly services the Rio Grande Valley, continues to operate as it awaits court permission to use debtor-in-possession financing.

    By Dec. 14, 2023
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    Fuel theft is quietly hurting c-store retailers. Here’s how to prevent it.

    While in-store crime has been a focus for the industry, companies also need to make sure they’re securing their forecourt.

    By Dec. 6, 2023
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    Yesway adopts Relay’s fuel payment software

    The cardless platform allows more fleets and drivers to avoid fraud caused by card skimming.

    By Nov. 30, 2023
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    Courtesy of Brookwood Financial Partners
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    Joseph Petrowski, who helped fuel Yesway and Cumberland Farms expansions, has passed away

    Yesway Chairman and CEO Thomas Trkla announced the news in a LinkedIn post, noting Petrowski was a “true legend” in the industry.

    By Nov. 21, 2023
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    More Americans will hit the road this Thanksgiving

    Nearly 50 million Americans are projected to travel by car during the holiday period, fueled in part by falling gas prices.

    By Nov. 20, 2023
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    Parkland’s EV charging performing better than anticipated, CEO says

    High usage and backcourt conversion rates along with government support have been key, multiple executives noted during Parkland’s 2023 investor day.

    By Nov. 14, 2023
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    Buc-ee’s joins Mercedes-Benz EV charging network

    The initial rollout will include chargers at 30 of the retailer’s travel centers by the end of 2024.

    By Nov. 9, 2023
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    Global Partners makes $305M fuels acquisition

    The deal for 25 liquid energy terminals along the Atlantic Coast, in the Southeast and in Texas will more than double the company’s footprint of these facilities.

    By Nov. 9, 2023
  • Petro West
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    Titan Cloud taps Petro West’s site management software

    The platform combines human and automated tools to help small and independent petroleum companies navigate fuel management challenges.

    By Nov. 8, 2023
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    Offen Petroleum acquires Texas-based wholesale business

    The deal adds over 150 gas stations to Offen’s network as it aims to expand throughout the Lone Star State and surrounding markets.

    By Nov. 1, 2023
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    Enhanced payment security, faster checkout are top consumer demands, according to survey

    Consumers also judge c-stores on cleanliness, service and amenities, Dover Fueling Solutions noted in its latest report.

    By Oct. 3, 2023
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    SoCal grocer Gelson’s launches ‘premium’ c-store format

    The grocery chain plans to sell coffee, snacks, meals and convenience items at a fleet of vehicle-charging facilities under development by startup Rove.

    By Sam Silverstein • Oct. 2, 2023