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Longtime Mechanic Sold On Benefits Of Biodiesel

Posted in: Fuel and Trucking, Biodiesel

For the past several years, biodiesel production and how engines respond to the fuel have been part of the curriculum.

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Diverse Fuel Company Turns To Biodiesel To Grow Business Even More

Posted in: Fuel and Trucking, Biodiesel

John Cook started his own business with one gas station in southern Oklahoma four decades ago. Today, Petroleum Wholesale, based in The Woodlands, Texas, distributes fuel in nine states to more than 150 branded locations, plus unbranded sites and governmental entities. It also operates 40 c-stores or travel centers and leases space to another 80.

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To Improve Sales, Review Overall Operation And Diversify Fuel Lineup

Posted in: Fuel and Trucking, Biodiesel

Fuel is a major driver of your overall sales. Diesel car and SUV registrations are on the rise, and in 2023 U.S. drivers are expected to use 17.1 percent more diesel fuel than in 2012 while gasoline consumption decreases, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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Don’t Get Caught Unprepared For The Rise Of Diesel

Posted in: Fuel and Trucking, Biodiesel

Low fuel prices have been a major story for several months now. But if history is a guide, prices will eventually rise to their previous levels and higher, and the cost to fill up will again be a major concern among drivers.

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Five Fuel Trends You Need To Know About In 2015

Posted in: Fuel and Trucking, Biodiesel

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to visit with Denton Cinquegrana, chief oil analyst for the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS), to talk about the trends he’s expecting in the fuel industry in 2015 and what the impact will be on fuel retailers.

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Biodiesel Acceptance With OEMS: Part 2

Posted in: Fuel and Trucking, Biodiesel

In my previous blog post I shared some insight on OEM support for biodiesel. OEMs are required to meet increasing fuel economy and efficiency standards. It seems that every time there is a new wave of regulations, the OEMs need to further improve their products and tighten tolerances, which then, in turn, requires the biodiesel industry to follow in kind and make sure that our fuel will work within those tighter tolerances and new diesel technology systems.

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Biodiesel Acceptance Among OEMs: Part 1

Posted in: Fuel and Trucking, Biodiesel

The auto manufacturing industry puts a lot of time, effort and money into guaranteeing their product. Therefore, it is absolutely essential that the biodiesel industry provide the utmost quality fuel to be used in these engines. The biodiesel industry works closely with the on-road and off-road OEM community fostering support for biodiesel. To date, all major OEMs selling diesel vehicles and equipment in the U.S. support the use of at least B5 biodiesel blends. More importantly, 78 percent of the OEMs support B20 biodiesel blends in their vehicles and equipment.

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Avoid Cloudy Fuel this Winter at Your Truckstop

Posted in: Fuel and Trucking, Biodiesel

When properly managed, high-quality biodiesel blended fuels are successful in the coldest of climates. Blends of 5 percent and below have virtually no impact on cold weather operability. But, just like No. 2 petroleum diesel, biodiesel can gel in very cold temperatures.

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Diesel Vehicle Trends: Part 2

Posted in: Fuel and Trucking, Biodiesel

From BMW to Chevy, auto manufacturers have unveiled a number of diesel-powered models in 2014; this trend is expected to continue over the next decade.

Projections for the future of fuels are pointing squarely at diesel. According to the Energy Information Association (EIA), they forecast that drivers will consume 17.1 percent more diesel fuel by 2023, and 26 percent more by 2040.

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Diesel Vehicle Trends: Part 1

Posted in: Fuel and Trucking, Biodiesel

From luxury sedans to light-duty trucks, automobile manufacturers are turning to diesel to provide more fuel-efficient options for drivers. This influx in diesel-powered cars, trucks and SUVs means that truckstops and travel plazas need to be ready to answer the growing demand for more diverse fuel options.

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