Pricing & Products

How do you know you're getting the best value from your distributor? Do they share their supply expertise, experience, and connections to deliver the best brands and products at the best prices? A smart distributor will keep you informed about market prices and fluctuations. They will also present a product line and advise on improvements in products. For example, should you be purchasing synthetic products or continue to sell more traditional brands? Should you purchase fuel for bulk storage in order to protect yourself from market changes? As petroleum development technology continues to evolve, your distributor can help you stay current with professional product training and consulting services.

Low Gas Prices in 2015: How Long Will They Last?

Justin Christensen |

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A significant drop in gasoline prices has taken the pinch off many budgets over the last several months, but the sensible optimist in all of us still drives that burning question – how long will it last? Well, that depends on the influencing factors and who you ask. First, let’s take a look at where gas prices stand. Current Market One month into spring, the national average price of mid-grade gasoline sits at $2.38 per…

Activity in Mexico Spikes Demand for US Natural Gas

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For many Americans, talk about Mexico usually means talk about vacation. Almost six million visited there in 2012 and an estimated one million are retired or living there part-time. Lately, the conversation has been shifting. Natural gas imports from the United States to Mexico have jumped a whopping 92 per cent since 2008 and demand is expected to more than double by 2019. Here’s why. Growth in Mexican Auto Manufacturing – Honda Motor Co. and…

A Bright Future – How Improved Technology is Developing New Fuel Alternatives

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We may not have caught up to the Jetsons, but the fuel industry has certainly surpassed the Flintstones when it comes to forms of energy for transportation. Petroleum and diesel are still the dominant fuels across the board, but as technology develops, new players are starting to emerge. Here are the top 10 alternative fuels on the road today: Hydrogen – used in fuel cell cars where hydrogen and oxygen are combined to produce electricity…

Underground vs. Above Ground Fuel Storage Tanks

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Storing fuel safely just makes smart sense. It protects you, your business, your community and the environment. It’s also the law. EPA fines and penalties for oils spills can range from $32,500 per day to $500,000 for an organization and 15 years in prison, depending on the circumstances. One aspect of proper fuel storage applies to containers, specifically underground and aboveground tanks. If you’re uncertain as to which option will meet your needs and mandated…

Does Warmer Weather Mean Higher Gas Prices?

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We hear the reports often and we’ve come to expect gas price fluctuations as part of the norm. Most of us are familiar with the typical reasons too – crude oil prices, global economy, natural disasters, global demand. But there’s one more you may not have heard about: warmer weather. Yes, if it’s time for sunscreen and shorts, it’s time to dig deeper in your wallet at the pumps. Here’s why. Spring Cleaning Spring is…

How Tight Oil and Technology Are Boosting Your Bottom Line

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Domestic oil production increased from 5 million barrels per day in 2008 to 7.4 million bpd in 2013, largely due to tight oil. It accounted for about 35% of the oil produced, and projections only expect that percentage to rise. We have horizontal drilling to thank. In combination with hydraulic fracturing, the evolution of this remarkable technology has enabled producers to extract oil 2.5 to 7 times faster than conventional drilling. With very flexible coil…