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  • Looking Forward To Seeing You At The 2016 NACS Show

    By OPW | Oct 14, 2016
    Are you heading to Atlanta for the 2016 edition of the NACS Show and PEI Convention? We certainly hope so! OPW will be displaying a variety of its fuel equipment products – many of which are setting new standards in retail and commercial fuel-handling applications – at the upcoming event. OPW will be located in Hall B, Booth No. 4309 at the NACS/PEI Show, which will be held from Oct. 18-21 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.

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  • 2016 M-PACT Preview

    By OPW | Mar 17, 2016
    Indiana is the home to the Indy 500, basketball legend Larry Bird and one of OPW's favorite trade shows: M-PACT. Held every March in Indianapolis, IN, M-PACT garners a large and diverse number of attendees, attracts huge sponsors (e.g., Marathon, Shell, BP, ExxonMobil) and is just a two-hour drive from OPW headquarters. But beyond all of that, it is a chance for OPW to meet and interact with customers who live and work in the very region OPW calls home. That is something that has a lot of value, especially as OPW continues to add brands and products from every corner of the world.

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  • 2016 WPMAExpo Recap

    By OPW | Feb 26, 2016
    WPMAExpo, presented by the Western Petroleum Marketers Association, recently took place in Las Vegas, NV, and what a show!

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  • 2016 WPMA Preview – A Great Convention for Rookies and Veterans

    By OPW | Feb 12, 2016
    The calendar shows February and the sky brings bursts of flurries. A cold wind whips down the main hall of OPW headquarters each time the door opens. Thank goodness for WPMA. Thank goodness for Las Vegas.

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  • The New Renewable Fuel Standard is Out, Now What?

    By OPW | Jan 29, 2016
    It’s hard to believe, but a decade has passed since Congress adopted the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In the years since, the RFS has successfully increased the percentage of gasoline and diesel blended with renewable energy sources (e.g., ethanol, vegetable oil). However, the market has been unable to keep pace with the volume requirements set by the RFS. Because of this, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released revised standards for the RFS for 2014, 2015, and 2016 and the biomass-produced diesel volume for 2017. So, what are the revised requirements, what entities do they affect and what do they mean?

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  • Countdown to 2015 PEI-NACS!

    By OPW | Oct 02, 2015
    Retail fueling's largest annual trade show, PEI Convention at the NACS Show, is only a few days away! Taking place in Las Vegas, NV, the 2015 PEI-NACS runs Oct. 12-14 and will attract more than 1,000 exhibitors from a variety of product and service categories.

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  • Fuel Sites That Don't Reconcile Aren’t Fully Controlling Their Inventory

    By OPW | Aug 06, 2015
    Comprehensive site reconciliation that accounts for all fuel being pumped into and out of tanks is critical to achieving true fuel control. Without it, site operators lack timely visibility of common inventory problems including theft, fraud, leaks, meter drift, short deliveries and gray loads, all of which cause variance in fuel inventory. Difficult to detect, these unaccounted fuel losses have the potential to devastate a fuel manager’s bottom line. This article discusses how a technology-driven reconciliation solution can help fuel sites significantly minimize unaccounted losses.

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  • Streamline Government Fleet Management Through Judicious Fuel Control

    By OPW | Jun 15, 2015
    Fleet management is a big job in and of itself. An even bigger job? Fleet management funded by taxpayer dollars. Government fleet managers who operate in the public sector — whether they are at the federal, state, county, or local level — have a responsibility to ensure that fuel resources are being used responsibly and managed efficiently. However, this represents an ongoing government fleet management challenge, due to the widespread opportunity for fuel theft and reporting errors.

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  • 2015 WPMA Expo: Success Through Change

    By OPW | Feb 13, 2015
    WPMA's National Convention & Convenience Store Expo being held Feb. 17-19 in Las Vegas, NV, annually brings together more than 4,000 petroleum marketers and exhibitors representing over 165,000 convenience stores. As always, the WPMA Expo will be a must-attend event for those within the retail-fuel industry. This year's theme, "Success Through Change," focuses on helping convenience store operators understand the latest legal and financial changes within the retail-fueling landscape.

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  • What Is A Safety Breakaway & Why Is It Important?

    By OPW | Jan 08, 2015
    Since the rise of self-service stations, safety breakaways have become a vital piece of dispensing equipment at thousands of fueling sites around the world. Safety breakaways connect the fueling dispenser to the hose, and perform a simple, yet important task – halt the flow of fuel whenever excessive force is applied while preventing personal injury or harm to the environment.

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  • More Important than Ever to Grab Your Customers' Attention

    By OPW | Jan 08, 2015
    According to a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), price remains the dominant reason why consumers buy gas at a particular location. While this outcome may not be surprising, the survey does reveal that how consumers shop for that price is changing.

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  • How Will 2013 Regulations Affect My Business in 2014?

    By OPW | Dec 18, 2014
    With this year drawing to an end, the oil and gas industry is facing a new set of challenges due to a variety of new regulations that were introduced in 2013. However, as long as fueling solutions professionals make sure that they are in compliance with these regulations, then they can continue to keep their operations going strong.

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  • How Do Autogas Nozzles Work?

    By OPW | Dec 06, 2014
    If going green is a focus of your fueling operations, then look no further than autogas, or LPG, applications. Autogas is a mixture of propane and butane, and this innovative, clean energy option leads the way in decreasing exhaust emissions.

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  • Which Fuel Delivery Coupling is Best for My Fueling Station?

    By OPW | Nov 26, 2014
    Each piece of equipment within a fueling station carries out an important and specialized purpose. Collectively, this equipment must function as a whole to distribute fuel in the most efficient and safest way possible. This is why it is important to ensure you have all of the necessary equipment for your fueling station, and one critical piece of equipment is the fuel delivery coupling.

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  • The 2014 NACS Show and PEI Convention Had Success In Spades

    By OPW | Oct 27, 2014
    With another NACS Show and PEI Convention in the books, let's take a look at some of this year's highlights.

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  • NACS Show 2014 Aims to Win Big

    By OPW | Sep 22, 2014
    The 2014 NACS Show will wager on Las Vegas to attract more attendees than ever to the Las Vegas Convention Center as it plays host to petroleum industry insiders October 8-10. This annual exhibition brings together an assortment of fuel retailing and convenience professionals from around the globe – including major oil companies.

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  • Proper Ventilation is Critical for Fueling Operations

    By OPW | Sep 16, 2014
    Fuel stations continuously fall victim to product loss from an invisible thief. The perpetrator cannot be apprehended or even stopped, but its methods are known. The thief is not a person or a company, but a combination of two activities: working loss and breathing loss. And while these losses of product cannot be stopped, the vapors associated with these activities can be managed.

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  • CNG Products: Nozzles, Receptacles and Breakaways

    By OPW | Aug 29, 2014
    In recent years, the EPA has started clean energy initiatives that invest in energy efficient and renewable energy sources. With the many different types of fuel, consumers can be apprehensive about clean energy options. They want to know, what is CNG? How is it made? Is it safer than other options?

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  • Breakdown of Island Accessories

    By OPW | Aug 12, 2014
    Think about Earth's geography for a moment: a fast-running stream cascading over a towering cliff, a rolling hill cresting to reveal a speeding river below, or waves bashing against an island outcrop spraying rocks baking in the sun. Each instance is different but has the commonality of numerous moving parts working to produce an outcome.

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  • Hydrogen Products: Nozzles, Receptacles and Breakaways

    By OPW | Jul 28, 2014
    The drive to find alternative energy sources for vehicles has seen a dramatic rise during the last decade. From electric to hydrogen powered passenger and commercial vehicles, the world has more options than ever.

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