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Voyager Fraud Warning

Gas stations are being targeted by what is believed to be a criminal ring using counterfeit Voyager cards to make large dollar purchases for fuel, cigarettes, and lottery tickets. These criminals are using the card inside and are convincing store personnel to use a false approval code, provided by...

30 September 2022
MD Gas Tax Increase Effective July 1, 2022

Effective July 1, 2022, there will be a $0.066 per gallon increase in the Maryland gas and diesel taxes.  The new rates are as follows: Gas                  $0.4270Diesel     ...

29 June 2022
Virginia Tax Rate Increase Effective July 1, 2022

Effective July 1, 2022, there will be a tax rate increase.  In addition to the new tax rate, Virginia requires a storage tank fee to be imposed on motor fuels sold and delivered or used.   The new tax rates are as follows:  Rates Effective July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023Gasoline:...

29 June 2022
Combatting Fuel Theft

Higher fuel prices are spurring increased attempts by criminals to steal fuel. Essentially all fraud involving tampering requires access to the equipment, undetected altering of hardware, and knowledge of electronics, no matter what brand of dispenser is involved. Thieves are getting more and more...

29 June 2022
Tax Rate Changes for Maryland & Virginia effective July 1, 2020

The following Motor Fuels Tax changes will become effective as of  July 1, 2020: Maryland      Tax on gasoline will decrease from 36.7 cents per gallon to 36.3 cents per gallon, or $.004 per gallon.Tax on diesel will decrease from 37.45 cents per gallon to 37.05 cents per...

29 June 2020
MasterCard Agrees to EMV Delay

Mastercard will postpone the EMV liability shift for automatic fuel dispensers (AFDs) to April 16, 2021, following the lead of Visa, American Express and Discover to give convenience retailers more time to complete needed upgrades.Additional information may be found here.

01 June 2020
Discover Moves EMV Deadline

Discover announced that they are also delaying the EMV fraud liability shift deadline for chip payments at automated fuel dispensers until April 16, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Additional information may be found here.

01 June 2020
Amex joins Visa in postponing U.S. Gas EMV Migration

American Express will delay the EMV fraud liability shift due to complications from the coronavirus, following reports that Visa has made a similar concession.  More information may be found here.

05 May 2020
Visa Delays EMV Deadline for AFDs to April 2021

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Visa is further delaying the EMV liability shift for U.S. domestic automated fuel dispenser (AFD) transactions until April 17, 2021.Please click on the following link for more information:  https://www.convenience.org/Media/Press-Releases/2020/Visa-...

01 May 2020
Cleaning High Touch Surfaces

We are all doing our best to minimize COVID-19 risk by cleaning and sanitizing high-touch surfaces both in the c-store and at the fuel dispenser.  The following documentation provides guidance for cleaning and sanitizing high-touch areas at the pump, including nozzles, keypads and buttons,...

24 March 2020

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