Transportation

Supply Push Driving US Gasoline Demand Higher

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices In the United States, gasoline demand was the strongest in 2014 during the final full week of the year even… Read more »

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Low Oil Prices and US Gasoline Demand Elasticity

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices A more than 30% drop in the US retail gasoline price average from the end of June to mid-December has… Read more »

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US Gasoline Demand Nosedives after Thanksgiving

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices Preliminary data from the Energy Information Administration shows gasoline demand in the United States dropped 9.3% to a six-month low… Read more »

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Chicago Ethanol Stubbornly Holding Premium to Gasoline

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices In the physical wholesale market, ethanol spot prices have now held a premium to gasoline spot values for a month,… Read more »

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US Gasoline Prices take Dive as OPEC stands Pat

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices Far from unexpected, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries rolled over their production quota at their meeting in Vienna,… Read more »

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US Gasoline Marketers Eye Bountiful Demand over Thanksgiving Holiday

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices Gasoline demand in the United States is expected to be robust over the Thanksgiving Day holiday, with travel projected to… Read more »

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US Gasoline—another Psychological Barrier Breached

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices Refining units returning from seasonal maintenance, notably along the heavy concentration of processing capacity along the US Gulf Coast, during… Read more »

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US Gasoline Demand Pops as Retail Prices Break below $3 Gallon

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices For the first time since late 2010, the US retail gasoline price average for regular grade slipped below $3 gallon,… Read more »

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Automotive Firm Gets on the Fast Track with Prefabricated Modular Data Center

In just about any business today, time to market is of the essence. Companies want to get new products out the door quickly so they can start generating revenue and… Read more »

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Diesel Demand in US seen Sliding despite Climbing LDV Sales

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices The US consumer’s past aversion to diesel operated light duty vehicles is subsiding as evidenced by rising vehicle sales and… Read more »

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Business Process Management for Transportation Operations: Part 2

This is Part 2 of a two-part blog on the application of business process management (BPM) for transportation operations for the Smart City.  In Part 1, we identified the transportation… Read more »

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Trends in Wind Generation, Driving Habits and Network-enabled Devices

Apparently, the Queen of England sent her first email in 1976, some 14 years before the World Wide Web was born. I learned this while reading about the growth of… Read more »

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Interoperability, Are We There Yet?

Interoperability is one of the most popular smart city buzzwords right now. Interoperability across all transportation regions is the ideal, utopian standard. It is a convergences of social, political and… Read more »

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Low Oil Prices and US Gasoline Demand Elasticity

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices A more than 30% drop in the US retail gasoline price average from the end of June to mid-December has… Read more »

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Playing DICE with Dr. Diesel’s Moteur to reduce CO2 Intensity

When you look at causality between Carbon in the atmosphere climbing rapidly since the industrial revolution and seemingly going over the top of the ‘carbon budget’ (the point at which… Read more »

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Sliding Demand Expectations Clobber Global Oil Prices

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices The week following the July 4th weekend was brutal for those bullish oil, with crude, diesel and gasoline prices receiving… Read more »

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New Zealand Utility Finds a Prefab, Modular Data Center is Just the Fix for its Data Center Expansion

Prefabricated, modular data centers are landing Down Under. The New Zealand-based utility company Northpower launched a portable, prefabricated modular data center – specifically a Schneider Electric SmartShelter modular data center…. Read more »

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Have Gasoline Futures Reached a Bottom?

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices Despite a 2.2% rally on expiration day by the February gasoline futures contract traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange… Read more »

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Lowering the Bar in Oil’s Limbo Dance

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices It was a chaotic start to 2016 for the oil market, with crude futures plumbing 12-year lows as turmoil in… Read more »

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5 Places Where Critical Power Plays a Crucial Role

At Schneider Electric, Critical Power is about providing conditioned, reliable power to essential loads in the Industry and Infrastructure spaces, including power for assets like process equipment, facilities systems and… Read more »

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Rethinking Oil Demand Expectations

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices  The outlook for global oil demand suddenly got gloomy, with the futures markets for crude, gasoline and diesel selling off… Read more »

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Maybe your city needs information management instead of another highway?

For years, cities have attempted to alleviate traffic congestion by constructing more roads, tunnels and bridges.  Often, these very expensive capacity improvements created more problems than they solved – disjointed… Read more »

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Playing DICE with Dr. Diesel’s Moteur to reduce CO2 Intensity

When you look at causality between Carbon in the atmosphere climbing rapidly since the industrial revolution and seemingly going over the top of the ‘carbon budget’ (the point at which… Read more »

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Will Higher Gasoline Prices Choke Off Strong Driving Demand?

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices Gasoline demand in the United States four months into the year remains strong, running 6% above the five-year average although… Read more »

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Early Season Pop in US Gasoline Demand Fades

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices In the futures market for US oil products, the gasoline contract has taken a backseat to Ultra-low Sulfur Diesel futures,… Read more »

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US Auto Sales and Gasoline Demand

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices April marked another month of gangbuster light-vehicle auto sales in the United States, with dealers moving out an annualized seasonally… Read more »

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Another Cruise Ship Catches Fire and Carnival Sees the Light on Backup Power

This week’s news of yet another cruise ship fire, with images of a blackened ship sitting in port, prompted me to revisit my post of a few months ago about… Read more »

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Gasoline Prices Sink as Bear Market Firms Grip

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices  Gasoline futures traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange are down nearly 30% from their June high to October 10,… Read more »

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US Gasoline Futures Driving towards 2015 Low

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices The seasonal attributes of the gasoline market in the United States are on clear display, with gasoline demand sliding since… Read more »

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US Gasoline Prices take Dive as OPEC stands Pat

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices Far from unexpected, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries rolled over their production quota at their meeting in Vienna,… Read more »

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