International news: NACS launches Fuels Resource Centre

The online resource from the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) in the US shares research, news and data essential for the novice consumer as well as the knowledgeable retailer.

The convenience and fuel retailing industry sells 80 per cent of the fuels bought in the US at around 128,000 convenience stores – that’s about 40 million fill-ups a day.

As the voice of the industry in the fuels arena, NACS created the Fuels Resource Centre to encompass research, news and data for the novice consumer to the knowledgeable retailer on all things fuels – from gasoline and diesel to alternative fuels.

“Since the first filling station opened to consumers in the early 1900s, to today’s growth in alternatives such as electric and hydrogen, our industry has been on the forefront of retail fueling innovations and information,” NACS Vice-President of Strategic Industry Initiatives Jeff Lenard said.

“This online research communicates our industry’s expertise, historical insights, analyses and news within the US convenience and fuels retailing landscape.”

The Fuels Resource Centre categorises information within basics (general and historical information on retail fueling), petroleum (the scoop on the leading energy source for today’s vehicles), alternative fuels (what’s new and what’s on the horizon in renewable fuels) and operations (trending topics and regulatory information for convenience store operators).

The centre also incorporates research and analysis from the Fuels Institute, which was founded by NACS in 2013 as a venue for all transportation industry stakeholders to come together and share ideas without a predetermined agenda or outcome.

As the Fuels Resource Center continues to evolve, NACS will bring fuels information to its audience with easy-to-find, engaging and approachable content. Be on the lookout for the ‘2016 NACS Consumer Fuels Report’, launching in early March.

NACS has 2,100 retail and 1,600 supplier member companies, which do business in nearly 50 countries.

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