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    Thursday, August 24, 2017
    Overnight, Harvey was upgraded to a Tropical Storm and is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 10 to 15 inches and isolated maximum amounts of 25 inches over the Texas coast through next Wednesday.  During the same time period Harvey is expected to produce total rain accumulations of three to nine inches along its outer radius including parts of south, central, and eastern Texas. ...read more
    Categories: General News Article
    Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    The TCEQ Tier II Reporting Program will soon be transitioning to an online web-based reporting system. Beginning January 1, 2018, you must use the new online system to submit your Tier II chemical inventory reports. Reports submitted with the EPA’s Tier2Submit software will not be accepted beginning with the 2017 Tier II Annual Reporting Period, between January 1 and March 1, 2018. Training ...read more
    Categories: General News Article
    Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    Hurricane Harvey is now in the Gulf of Mexico.  The likelihood of reformation and potential serious local heavy rainfall has weather monitoring and emergency response teams very concerned.   While these type of storms are normally not a wind event threat, they can produce very heavy localized rainfall causing flooding in addition to an array of other public safety concerns. The State Operations ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Friday, August 18, 2017
    Credit card skimming at the dispensers has become a very public platform for the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA).  In a recent “tips and tricks to avoid being skimmed” video, TDA Commissioner Sid Miller advises consumers to use their cell phones Bluetooth to locate skimming devices in fuel dispensers. In the video, he states that “if you see a long string of numbers trying to connect, or ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Political
    Wednesday, July 26, 2017
    Texas Food & Fuel Association President, Paul Hardin, and TFFA staff, met with Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Commissioner Sid Miller this week to discuss the new rules needed to implement House Bill 2174. The meeting also included TDA General Counsel Tim Kleinschmidt, TDA Deputy Commissioner Jason Fearneyhough, and their respective staffs.   The discussion centered on two areas: the ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Political
    Wednesday, July 26, 2017
    This article was originally written by John Lofstock and published by Convenience Store Decisions. Building relationships is a fundamental principle for succeeding in business. The convenience store industry is certainly no exception. Trust, appreciation, compassion and shared experiences are the backbone of countless industry friendships that span decades and, in some cases, generations of ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, July 26, 2017
    Empire Petroleum Partners LLC has appointed Rocky Dewbre as the company’s new CEO. He will take over the position on Sept. 15 with the retirement of its current CEO, Hank Heithaus. Dewbre joins Empire after serving on the board of San Antonio-based CST Brands Inc., which followed his positions as executive vice president of channel operations for Sunoco LP, Houston, and CEO of Susser Petroleum ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Tuesday, July 25, 2017
    TFFA immediate Past Chairman Madalyne Lange officially retired from Douglass Distributing on July 21st. Madalyne completed just over 30 years with Douglass Distributing and over 38 years in the industry. She started out as an employee of Schneider Energy in Gainesville, TX (Exxon distributorship), which was purchased by Douglass Distributing. She has been in accounting, field auditing, packaged ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Friday, July 14, 2017
    House Appropriators Burn Thru Spending MeasuresThis week, the House Appropriations Committee and Subcommittees approved spending bills that are of particular relevance for petroleum marketers. On Wednesday, the Subcommittee with jurisdiction over EPA approved $7.5 billion for FY 2018, the lowest level in a decade, but not as stringent of a reduction than the $2.6 billion cut sought by the White ...read more
    Monday, July 10, 2017
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    Ascentium Capital Announces Record Second Quarter in Originations  KINGWOOD, TX, July 10, 2017– Ascentium Capital LLC, a leader in small business financing, announced a record quarter in origination volume, reaching $255.7 million. This represents a 14.0% increase quarter-over-quarter.  “Our people and our finance platform deliver unprecedented flexibility and ...read more
    Friday, July 07, 2017
    Transaction to Significantly Expand Geographic FootprintIncreased Scale and Synergies to Drive Highly Competitive Pricing and Cost SavingsReinforces Position as a Leading U.S. Wholesale Motor Fuels Distributor Empire Petroleum Partners, LLC ("Empire," "the company"), a leading motor fuels wholesale distributor and distribution services provider to top gasoline brands, announced today that the ...read more
    Friday, July 07, 2017
    ​Alon Brands Inc. will complete the rollout of GreenPrint LLC's carbon-neutral reduced emissions fuel program "Strive" to its remaining 170 7-Eleven locations. The program will launch in El Paso and Abilene, Texas, this summer and be active across Alon's entire footprint of 303 7-Eleven convenience stores in New Mexico and Texas. With this expansion, Alon will plant more than 100,000 trees in ...read more
    Friday, July 07, 2017
    The grocery competition is fierce in North Texas, but that has not stopped new players from entering the market. Lidl is buying up sites. H-E-B is still rumored to come to North Texas eventually. Kroger is expanding and remodeling. Walmart is holding on to the largest market share. “The whole market is one big area of growth,” Weitzman Executive Vice President of Development David Palmer said. A ...read more
    Thursday, July 06, 2017
    Axcentria Pharmaceutical - Elevate CBD306 Keystone DriveTelford, PA 18969Phone: 215-453-5055David Simpsondavid.simpson@axcentriapharm.comwww.elevatecbd.com  Commercial Fleet Data Systems (CFDS)1415 N Loop West, Suite 240Houston, TX 77008Phone: 832-409-7623Tom Hartmanthartman@cfdsystems.comwww.cfdsystems.com  Crossmatch3950 RCA Blvd, Suite5001Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410Phone: ...read more
    Thursday, July 06, 2017
    Yesterday afternoon, the EPA released a proposed rulemaking to implement the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Congress adopted the RFS in 2005 and expanded it in 2007. The program requires oil companies to blend increasing volumes of renewable fuels with gasoline and diesel, culminating with 36 billion gallons in 2022. The EPA's proposed rule assigns 2018 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, June 13, 2017
    The E.K. Bennett Award was awarded to Ken Eason, a member and past president of the Texas Food & Fuel Association (TFFA), during the 2017 Southwest Fuel & Convenience Expo in Fort Worth.  Each year a deserving member of the Texas Food & Fuel Association is honored with the E.K. Bennett Award, a recognition named after the first president and one of the founders of the Association.   This award ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article
    Tuesday, April 18, 2017
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  For More Information: Jordan Folandjordan.foland@conversationpiecepr.com               Austin-Based Accelerator SKU Announces Track 5 ParticipantsThe First and Leading National Consumer Products Accelerator Has Hand-Picked Seven Exciting Up and Coming Brands to be the Household Names of Tomorrow  AUSTIN, TX (April XX, 2017) – SKU, THE first and leading consumer products ...read more
    Monday, April 03, 2017
    The Texas Food & Fuel Association (TFFA) exhibited in March at the Greater Austin Merchants Association Tradeshow (GAMA) and North Texas Business Alliance (NTBA) Expo to support industry trade groups as well as to promote the 2017 Southwest Fuel & Convenience Expo.Equipped with information, free exhibit hall passes, a new exhibit booth display, and LCD TV’s for giveaways, TFFA staff connected ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community
    Monday, April 03, 2017
    Welcome!  The companies listed below are new additions to the TFFA network of suppliers servicing the convenience retail and fuel marketing industries.  To view a complete list of members, login to your MyTFFA account and search via the new online membership directory.  Questions?  Contact Kris Wallace at kwallace@tffa.com or 512.617.4303.​1Shot Protein LLC2560 Southwell RoadDallas, TX 75229Phone: ...read more
    Categories: General News Article
    Thursday, March 16, 2017
    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is permanently suspending amendments to the 34-hour restart provisions issued in 2013 under U.S. DOT driver hours of service (HOS) regulations.  The amendments required any 34-hour work week restart to include two consecutive 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. rest periods; limited driver’s use of restart to once per ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Political
    Friday, March 10, 2017
    210 Years of Excellence and Performance  PWM Electronic Price Sign celebrates it’s anniversary.  Houston, TX – 3/8/2017 - 2017 marks the 210th anniversary for PWM, the global leader in electronic price signs for convenience stores, as well as 17 years of unmatched quality and service in the USA. The Houston, TX based company celebrates its rich heritage and ability to consistently drive ...read more

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