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Cracking Down on Synthetic Drugs

(The following article has been take from Oil Express, Vol. XXXVII, Issue No. 12) A wrongful death suit that names a major oil company and a jobber as defendants suggests that mystery shopping programs should be used to keep synthetic drugs from being sold at gas stations. An Oil Express...

21 May 2014
Interview: Liberty Petroleum Eyes Rack-to-Retail Supply Expansion in MW, WC

Multi-state fuel marketer Liberty Petroleum is aiming to connect the dots across the country in 2014, eyeing rack-to-retail fuel distribution expansions in the upper Midwest and West Coast.Liberty is a privately held limited liability company that was founded in 2000 by three Mid-Atlantic petroleum...

23 January 2014
OSHA Workplace Hazard Communication Standard

OSHA is making changes to its hazard communication standard which requires employers to notify employees of the presence of hazardous materials in the workplace.  Employers must train applicable employees on label and MSDS changes by December 1, 2013.  This applies to workplaces where...

05 November 2013
Tinfoil Bandits Hit Chevron Stations

The “Tinfoil Bandits” are at it again.  According to a message that went out to branded marketers today, several Chevron stations have been victimized.  This scam involves thieves using stolen or expired credit cards to activate the pump while blocking a station’s credit card readers by...

09 August 2013
Ways to Boost Dispenser Security

Data breaches at the pump are becoming more and more frequent.  Thieves are installing skimming devices at the pump to steal card account information.  The Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards (PCATS) Data Security Group has developed some best practices to help secure...

16 July 2013
Virginia Nears Transition to New Fuel Taxes (Oil Express News Alert 2013-06-12 09:23:38 EDT)

In less than three weeks, Virginia moves away from a flat tax of 17.5cts/gal on gasoline and diesel to levies that reflect wholesale prices of the fuels over the previous six months. According to the Virginia Petroleum, Convenience and Grocery Association (VPCGA), fuel taxes in effect from July 1...

12 June 2013
MD Motor Fuel Tax, Inventory Tax Adjustment Form 779

Section 9-305(B)(6) of the Tax-General Article, Annotated Code of Maryland requires all persons possessing tax-paid motor fuel for sale at the start of business on July 1, 2013 to compile and file an inventory of the motor fuel held at the close of business on the immediately preceding date and...

12 June 2013
BP Donates $500,000 to Red Cross for Oklahoma Tornado Recovery

In response to the tornado that hit Moore Oklahoma this week, BP is donating $500,000 and emergency supplies to the Oklahoma Red Cross to support humanitarian assistance and recovery efforts. BP America Inc. will donate $300,000 and the BP Foundation will donate an additional $200,000. The $500,000...

23 May 2013
BP Gas Stations Fuel the ARC of Washington County

HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND (May 6, 2013) – The ARC of Washington County received a big boost today as BP Fueling Communities (and Ewing Oil Company and Frederick and Washington County BP Dealers) made a donation to the organization. 

06 May 2013
Virginia Eliminates Conventional Motor Fuel Tax

Virginia will become the first state to eliminate the conventional cents-per-gallon tax at the pump and switch to a percentage tax based on the wholesale price of gasoline and diesel.  Effective July 1, 2013, the gasoline tax will be 3.5% of the wholesale price.  The diesel tax will be 6...

08 April 2013

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