That’s a wrap on the holiday season

With known supply chain issues plaguing holiday shoppers, many shopped early to acquire the hot holiday gifts.  Mastercard SpendingPulse called 2021 a “resurgent season for retailers” for the holiday season that runs from November 1 to December 24.  Retail sales, excluding automotive, increased 8.5% in comparison with 2020.  Online sales grew 11% from the same […]

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A new EPA standard

On Monday, December 20th, President Joe Biden committed to raising the average fuel mileage on new vehicles to 40 MPG in passenger cars and light duty trucks.  EPA standards will be improved upon annually until the 40 MPG target is achieved in the year 2026.   The most recent target was 32 MPG, set by the […]

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Ethanol Performance Effects

There is a lot of curiosity surrounding retail gas pumps now-a-days, especially with so many different options to choose.  Not only do a handful of locations still sell conventional gasoline (0% ethanol), but additionally that same pump may display choices anywhere from E10, the new standard for gasoline, all the way to E85.  However, the […]

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Gas Prices Rising Again After Brief Lull

Anyone frequenting a gas pump this summer has noticed a dramatic increase in cost compared to last year’s driving season, and industry analysts don’t see things changing in the near future. In the week leading up to July 26th, America’s average gas price dropped two cents to $3.15 per gallon. The American Automobile Association (AAA) […]

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Underestimating Demand in the Markets

As COVID-19 vaccine distribution continues to roll out, global markets underestimated the demand for oil as the economy reopens for business. Goldman Sachs is expecting Brent crude to hit $80 per barrel and forecasters remain optimistic that prices will stay above $70 per barrel by mid-2021.

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E15 Clarity

Despite over 98% of all gasoline sold in the United States containing ethanol, over 80% of consumers do not know how much ethanol is present in their gasoline, or what the additional ethanol gasoline means. In this brief overview, we will uncover who can use it, where to find it, and what are some of […]

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Cleaning Up Gasoline Emissions

Clean, or lower emissions is certainly the direction all auto manufacturers are headed, as we run deeper into climate and environmental discussions.   Improving emission of a vehicle is by introducing a cleaner, hotter burning, more oxygen rich fuel to increase the efficiency of the combustion process.   Vehicular emission is why we have 10% ethanol in […]

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