What Is It – Fuel Terminal

Fuel terminals are an important player in the transportation of fuel, moving products to end users. They are considered part of the “midstream” and “downstream” portions of the supply chain. Before we go into the specifics of a fuel terminal, let’s first define what it is. What is a Fuel Terminal? Fuel terminals are facilities […]

US Adds 5,000 Transportation Jobs – Enough to Kick Recession Fears?

Headlines lately have centered around scares of an impending recession due to the weakening US dollar amid other economic factors. The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released data stating that the US added 223,000 jobs in December, which is evidence that a recession is not as near as some may think. Only 5,000 jobs in […]

What Is It – Refinery

Refineries are a daily topic of conversation in our industry. From utilization and product blends to maintenance and outages, they are all over the downstream fuel market’s news. Without refineries, however, we would not have any fuel. With that said, let’s talk more about what a refinery is and how it produces end products. What […]

What Is It – PADD 3

After learning about PADD 1 and PADD 2 in detail, it’s time to dive into PADD 3 (Gulf Coast), which is the powerhouse of the US oil industry. From oil production in West Texas to refining and exports, the Gulf Coast sets the trend for nearly all facets of the American energy industry. Today, we’ll […]

What Is It – Gasoline

Analysis by Sydney Casey   How much do you know about the fuel you put in your car? Consumers buy roughly 350 million gallons of gasoline every day, yet few know what it takes to get that gasoline into their car, van, boat, motorcycle, or truck. Gasoline is actually a blend of products, including a […]

What Is It – Mobile Fueling

In today’s day and age, there are many ways to buy and receive fuel. Although bulk fuel and retail dominate purchasing, one fueling mode has become a new and emerging trend – mobile fueling. Although mobile fueling has been around for years, it did not become a popular fuel delivery option until the late 90s […]

What Is It – Consigned Fuel

When it comes to buying fuel, there are two primary ways you can pay for your fuel. You can buy in bulk, lowering costs but paying a larger bill upfront, or you can pay as fuel goes into a vehicle, incurring higher premiums for retail or mobile fueling. What if there was a way to […]

What Is It – Oil Inventories

Each week, traders eagerly awake 1030am EST on Wednesdays – when the EIA releases its weekly petroleum market report. The data contains details on many useful statistics, including supply, demand, refining trends, and imports/exports. One detail, however, stands out from the rest – how much of each product does the US have in inventory? The […]

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