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PCI: 5 New Security Requirements

The five best practices noted in version 3.0 of the PCI Data Security Standard will become requirements after June 30, 2015.  Most likely to be affected will be smaller merchants.  New requirements relate to point-of-sale vulnerabilities that have been linked to activities at small and...

03 June 2015
IRS Scams

There has been a recent flurry of activity related to scam artists who are impersonating IRS agents, both through telephone calls and emails.  The scams are sophisticated and convincing, and often turn threatening.  It is worth repeating that the IRS will NEVER call you about your taxes...

27 February 2015
Study Reveals New Security Threat at Fuel Stations

In recent years, motor fuel marketers have fixed their attention on the nightmarish problem of skimming, in which thieves plant small devices at the pump to extract customer data that can be used to counterfeit debit and credit cards.  Another rampant crime is fuel theft,...

16 February 2015
Pennsylvania Fuel Tax Increase Effective January 1, 2015

Pennsylvania's second increase related to the Transportation Funding Act of 2013 has increased the Oil Company Franchise Tax Rates as follows effective January 1, 2015: The new rate for gasoline is 50.5 cents per gallon, UP 9.8 cents per gallon. The new rate for diesel is 64.2 cents per...

22 December 2014
Virginia Gasoline Tax to Rise January 1, 2015

On January 1, 2015, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s gasoline tax will climb 5.1 cents/gallon.  The state tax goes from 11.1 cents/gallon to 16.2 cents/gallon. The new rate will be in effect until June 30, 2015.Please be reminded that the law makes no provision for product held in inventory...

12 December 2014
New Feature Added to our Customer Portal

For those of you who place your orders for fuel by calling Dispatch or the Answering Service, we have added a feature to our customer portal to simplify the process.  Upon logging on to the portal, you will see in the right column a field for “Fuel Orders”.   Upon selecting the...

05 August 2014
Attention Customers: EMV Station Survey

In an effort to update our records and to assist you with meeting the upcoming EMV requirements, we ask that you please complete the attached survey and return it as soon as possible.  Completed surveys may be  emailed to cgriffith@ewingoil.com or returned via fax to (301) 790-7467....

30 July 2014
EMV Software to be made available soon

In just a few months, some software pros say marketers should have the software necessary to complete the installation of POS systems that comply with the Europay MasterCard Visa (EMV) standards for chip technology. Much of the software that supports looming EMV standards should be available...

23 July 2014
What is EMV?

EMV (Europay, MasterCard Visa) is a global standard for secure payments and has already been deployed in more than 80 countries.In the United States (US) consumers have traditionally used cards with a simple swipe.  Unfortunately, magnetic stripe cards have proven susceptible to counterfeit...

27 June 2014
Liberty Petroleum to penetrate more of the Midwest and West

Multi-state fuel marketer Liberty Petroleum aims to connect the dots across the country in 2014, eyeing expansion in the upper Midwest and West Coast. Liberty, a privately held company founded in 2000 by three Mid-Atlantic petroleum distributors, has a network of more than 400 Liberty retail...

23 May 2014

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