Cyber Crime at the Gas Pump


Most of us agree: the Internet and electronic technology have made our lives much easier. However, that same technology can work against us as well. According to a study conducted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and sponsored by the antivirus software company McAfee in 2014, cyber crime accounts for business losses of up to $445 billion dollars. In turn, these losses force businesses to cut jobs, which affects the economy at all levels—locally, nationally, and globally. Add to these direct monetary losses the additional element of idea theft, and the threat posed by cyber crime can be seen as potentially catastrophic. More

Jay McKeemanState Executive Profile

Jay McKeeman – California Independent Oil Marketers Association

After nearly 18 years working in various capacities for the California Independent Oil Marketers Association (CIOMA), Jay McKeeman has lost none of his passion for grappling with the issues facing the state’s petroleum marketers. “It’s a complex industry, and we’re in a particularly complex business environment here in California,” he asserts. “But I’ve always enjoyed looking for solutions, enjoyed the continual search for ways to move the ball down the field in the interests of our members.” More

Licensee Profile

Watts Petroleum Corporation – Lynchburg, VA

Watts Petroleum

Today servicing the urban and rural areas of central, southern, and southwest Virginia around Lynchburg, Watts Petroleum had rather humble beginnings—literally. “My father John Watts got into the business in the 1930s driving a horse-drawn tank wagon for Humble Oil Company and delivering five-gallon cans because they had no pumps,” recalls company president John Watts, Jr.  Watts Petroleum was founded around 1936 when the senior Watts began operating as a commission agent for Gulf Oil Company, supplying heating oil, kerosene, and gasoline to homes and fuel stations. More

Vendor Spotlight: Jones-Blair Company

Jones-BlairAs we mentioned in the summer 2015 newsletter, the Jones-Blair Company, Spirit® Petroleum’s exclusive provider for high-quality protective paints and coatings, is now affiliated with Hempel, a Denmark-based supplier of coatings products for the decorative, protective, marine, container and yacht markets. Founded in 1915, Hempel is based in Denmark and is recognized as a world leader in the coatings industry. More

Catch the Spirit
Look for the American eagle logo and meet us at the industry events below.
Mar 9-10, 2016
Gulf Coast Food & Fuel Expo
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
Biloxi, MS
Booth #832
March 22-24, 2016
M-PACT. Midwest Petroleum And Convenience Tradeshow.
Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, IN
Booth #522
April 12-14, 2016
Michigan Petroleum Association/Michigan Association of Convenience Stores (MPA/MACS)
The Michigan Show

DeVos Place
Grand Rapids, MI
Booth #255


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