Fuel Matters Blog

Driver Availability Sees Considerable Improvement

Over the pandemic, the United States saw a drastic driver shortage in the logistics industry, but the industry should see more drivers available soon. There has been an increase in the available driver pool, partially because most drivers will be exempt from the new Covid-19 vaccine mandate. It seems that only the team drivers and […]

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Untangling the Global Supply Chain

If you have followed the news, shopped online, or stepped foot into a brick-and-mortar store lately, you may have heard that we are in the midst of a global supply chain crisis. Our international commerce infrastructure has been resilient to discrete challenges in the past, but this time, there are several different issues feeding into […]

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Releasing the Reserves

On Tuesday, the U.S. announced it would release 50 million barrels of crude from its strategic oil reserves.  This move comes in coordination with releases from China, Japan, South Korea, India, and the U.K. as an attempt to combat the prices from OPEC+.  OPEC+ meets on December 2nd to evaluate their response to this move, […]

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Cybersecurity at Home

Society has faced a wide variety of tough challenges for nearly the last two years, none greater than the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with those challenges, we have also seen what some may consider positive adjustments in their daily lives. For many it is having the flexibility of working from home. While there is an ongoing […]

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Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

On November 15th, President Biden signed his $1 trillion infrastructure plan into law. The funding will span over a five-year period with more than half ($550 billion) being allocated to transportation, broadband and utility projects. The infrastructure legislation will also put $110 billion into improving roads and bridges, $66 billion in freight and passenger rail […]

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Putting a damper on holiday travel

Ohio has been a hot topic over the last few weeks with two major refineries shutting down simultaneously for preventative maintenance.  Marathon and Husky have started their upkeep and maintenance season which would be expected to last from November, possibly into December.   Not only are fuel prices at a multiyear high, but in some areas, […]

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What is the 2022 forecast for oil prices?

As our global economy recovers from the pandemic, energy prices increase as we continue to see inflation throughout the world. Two things that can affect whether prices at the gas pumps continue to increase are OPEC+ and U.S. shale outputs. With people resuming road and air travel, the global oil demand has almost rebounded to […]

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COP26 Concludes

After two weeks in Glasgow, Scotland, the COP26 has concluded with over 200 countries signing the Glasgow Climate Pact. The final decision on how the world plans to handle fossil fuels came down to last minute dropped wording calling for the “phase out” of coal-fired power, replacing it with “phase down”. Defenders of the word […]

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