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Attitude is a Choice Attitude is a Choice

Attitude is a Choice

The New Year is off to a great start and I choose to say so.

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On the top of my list of New Year’s resolutions is to be less tolerating of negative people.  I came to the conclusion that somewhere along the line I became conditioned to accept negative people for who they are as if they are a protected class or culture. The quiet head-nodding or placating the occasional habitual whiner is what a leader does to demonstrate compassion and patience right?  

Reeling in Vehicle Recalls Reeling in Vehicle Recalls

Reeling in Vehicle Recalls

Fleets Need to Make Recall Management a Priority

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Managing vehicle recall notifications is serious business. In each case, a specific vehicle issue has been discovered that could affect the safety of the operator, passengers or general public.  Why then, do a considerable number of recalls remain open despite the manufacture’s dire warnings and notifications?  Recall management is a real and growing problem for fleet operators...

EIA completes study on rising crude oil adjustment, with two upcoming changes to reduce it (3/22/2023)

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Over the past few years, the difference between our estimates of supply and disposition has increased in our U.S. crude oil balances. We have studied the growing difference and identified ways in which we have been overstating disposition and understating supply. Importantly, we believe these issues are unrelated to our monthly inventory statistics that we survey directly, but rather reflect the balance of all sources of supply and disposition. As a result of that work, we are initiating changes in our calculations and surveys that we believe will improve the balances in the future. ...

U.S. crude oil exports increased to a new record of 3.6 million barrels per day in 2022 (3/15/2023)

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U.S. crude oil exports averaged a record 3.6 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2022, a 22% increase (640,000 b/d) from 2021 (Figure 1). The number of destinations for U.S. crude oil exports in 2022 decreased from 39 to 38. South Korea received the largest share (10.3%, or 371,000 b/d) for the first time, followed by the Netherlands (10.2%, or 368,000 b/d) and the UK (9.6%, or 347,000 b/d). U.S. exports to India (the top export destination in 2021) and China (the top export destination in 2020) declined the most, as Western sanctions on Russia’s crude oil exports shifted trade patterns. These decreases were more than offset by increases to other destinations, particularly in Europe. The growth in U.S. crude oil exports was driven by increased U.S. crude oil production, releases from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve, and increased global demand for alternatives to Russia’s crude oil. ...

U.S. exports of petroleum products set a new record in 2022 (3/8/2023)

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In 2022, the United States exported 5.97 million barrels per day (b/d) of petroleum products, an increase of 7% (or 405,000 b/d) compared with 2021, setting a new record for total petroleum product exports. In volumetric terms, the largest increase was in exports of distillate fuel oil—usually consumed as diesel—which increased by 18% (193,000 b/d) compared with 2021. Exports of motor gasoline increased by 6% (52,000 b/d), while jet fuel exports (which make up a relatively small share of the total) increased by 67% (72,000 b/d). Although export volumes of propane remained the largest petroleum product export at 1.38 million b/d, compared with 2021, volumes only increased by 4% (50,000 b/d). Other growth in exports came from other hydrocarbon gas liquids (HGLs) (3% or 32,000 b/d), residual fuel oil (10% or 10,000 b/d), and petroleum coke (11% or 54,000 b/d), while other exports decreased by 10% (59,000 b/d). ...