Hosted by the Fuels Institute and NACS, Convenience Matters brings you weekly podcasts talking all things convenience and fuels related. About half of the U.S. population stops at a convenience store every day. Hear what we're seeing at stores and what the future may hold for the convenience retail industry.

RINs, RFS and EVs: What they Mean to the Fuels Sector

May 31, 2021

A Renewable Identification Number, aka a RIN, is a credit that gets attached to every renewable fuel gallon that gets produced in the United States. In this episode, we’re going to talk about renewable fuels, what’s going on with the prices of RINs, how they relate to EVs and fuel demand.

Making EV Charging More Convenient

May 17, 2021

The U.S. electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure is ramping up to keep up with EV owner demand. This innovative solution puts charging in the hands of vehicle owners...conveniently, of course.

It's Electric!

April 05, 2021

Enough dancing around, it’s time to look ahead at the future of cars because an electric reality is coming quickly – very quickly if you live in places that mandate it soon like the UK. We’re talking about what the future might hold for cars, customers and travel.

Gas Prices in 2021

March 29, 2021

How did gas prices get where they are in 2021 and what are some long-term implications for where gasoline demand and prices are going over the next few years? All that and more on this week’s episode.

How Fuels Move Through the Pipeline

March 22, 2021

The Colonial Pipeline transports more than 100 million gallons of fuel each day from Houston, Texas, to the New York Harbor. Hear how refined product moves across this 5,500-mile system, and how it comes back online after a disaster strikes.

Outlook for 2021 Travel Patterns

January 25, 2021

From electric vehicle policy to emissions regulations, what will fuel travel look like in 2021? What will the incoming Biden Administration mean for travel and for vehicle sales in the U.S.

Vehicle Sales Outlook for 2021

December 14, 2020

Which vehicles will people be buying in 2021, what will they be doing and where will they be going with them?

Reimagining Transportation Trends in the U.S.

October 26, 2020

Where are people going and what are they doing in this next new normal? Finding that people make more purposeful store trips, do more outside activity and commute less, how can retailers adjust?

Hurricanes and Their Effects on Fuel Supply

September 28, 2020

Active hurricane seasons have the potential of disrupting the fuel supply. What more is in store for 2020?

Protecting the Industry One Tank at a Time

September 07, 2020

In this episode, we’re talking about the importance of the unseen things at convenience stores like teamwork, leadership and environmental protections.