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Saturday, June 13th, 2015

Most of us never really think about the gasoline we pump into our cars and trucks. Whether the fuel is branded or unbranded is not generally a part of the decision making process. However, consumers and retailers should be aware of the differences and the quality of branded and unbranded fuels.

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Data plays a major role in the oil and gas industries. There are multiple databases used to track everything from well production to refinery output to prices at the pump. All this data helps track where gas and oil is coming from and where it is going. Oil and gas production begins in the field and is then transported to a refinery where the product goes through distillation and cracking processes. From the refinery, a wholesale company sells fuel to retailers and major consumers. Oil and gas data management is central to the efficient and successful operation of this industry.

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

The gas used in cars, trucks, and SUVs can be branded or unbranded. The branded gas is found at big name-brand retailers like Valero, Alon, and Phillips. Unbranded gas is found in every other fuel retail location that does not display a major retailer’s logo. When you are deciding which supply to purchase, it’s important to understand what unbranded fuel is. There are some benefits and challenges as a retailer to selling unbranded fuel. A retailer can benefit greatly from understanding this information in the industry.

Monday, October 13th, 2014

The world has become dependent on oil and gas to keep our vehicles running and commerce moving. For the most part, refineries take crude oil and refine it into gasoline, diesel and other petroleum products without much thought. However, once in a while, the operators of a refinery will need to bring down all or part of the operations. A shutdown is simply a disruption in the refining process. A turnaround is a planned break in production so that maintenance may be performed. The effects of a shutdown or a turnaround can make a difference in the supply available to retail fuel outlets.

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Fuel for cars and trucks goes through a long process before it ends up at the gas pump. It takes a lot more than a tanker truck to deliver the goods. Beginning with the delivery of crude oil to the refineries, this process ends with the fuel being available to pump into consumer vehicles.