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FDA Enforcing E-Cigarette Flavor Ban

FDA Enforcing E-Cigarette Flavor Ban The FDA has begun enforcement of the ban on flavored cartridge and pod-based e-cigarettes, which went into effect yesterday. "The agency intends to prioritize enforcement against certain illegally marketed flavored e-cigarette products, focusing on products that are particularly popular with youth and are easily accessible or marketed to them—such as flavored, cartridge-based …

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E-Cigarette Flavor Ban

The E-Cigarette Flavor Ban Starts Tomorrow  NACS reminds retailers that they must clear their store shelves of all cartridge-based e-cigarette flavors, except menthol and tobacco, by tomorrow. Click here to view the full NACS article
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Flavor Ban Deadline Nears

The E-Cigarette Flavor Ban Deadline Nears NACS reminds retailers that they must clear their store shelves of all cartridge-based e-cigarette flavors, except menthol and tobacco, by next Thursday, Feb. 6. Click here to view the full NACS article
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New FDA Guidance on T21

The FDA issues a statement on Tobacco 21 and says: "Effective immediately, retailers must not sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. FDA recognizes that both the agency and some retailers will need to update current practices to implement this new law as FDA will need time to do outreach and education …

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E-Cigarette Retailers Must Get Rid of Most Flavors

The NACS recently said this : "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Tuesday officially published its final guidance in the Federal Register banning most flavored cartridge-based e-cigarettes, except for tobacco and menthol flavors." Click here to view the full article
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Tobacco Retailers Use Caution

ATTENTION TOBACCO RETAILERS: If you use the FDA age verification app: FDA Age Calculator, that will allow a clerk to scan ID or manually enter birth day to verify age, you may be liable for underage tabacco purchases due to the recent federal law change. The FDA age verification app says that an 18 year old …

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Local Gas Prices May Increase Due to Middle East Troubles

I learned that petroleum futures (prices) on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) had closed sharply higher this afternoon although the increases were far less than anticipated given saber-rattling in the Middle East. Tensions seemed to easy in after-hours trading but Monday promises to be an especially volatile my sources tell me. From what I …

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Tobacco 21 – Comply Now

Legislation raising the federal minimum age to purchase all tobacco products from 18 to 21 was signed into law by President Donald Trump on December 20. It was anticipated that the law would take effect in 2020 after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued regulations implementing it. However, FDA issued a notice on its …

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Tobacco 21 Now In Effect

President Trump is expected today to sign two spending bills totaling nearly $1.4 trillion to fund the government through September 30, 2020. Among the issues relevant to convenience and fuel retailers, the legislation raises the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21. Full Article Offical FDA Notice
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Tips to Prevent Skimming

Check out this useful training module by Ready Training Online (RTO) on how to prevent credit card skimming at the pump. Full Article: https://www.nacsmagazine.com/issues/december-2018/prevent-skimming
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Northern Nevada Fuel Supply Update 11/01/19

Northern Nevada Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association – Nevada Fuel Pipeline Update Issued Friday, November 1, 2019 at 2PM "We are aware of spot outages at several local service stations in Northern Nevada. Our members are working with Kinder Morgan, the pipeline and fuel storage company that provides gasoline, diesel and jet fuel to …

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Northern Nevada Fuel Supply Update 10/31/19

Northern Nevada Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association – Nevada Fuel Pipeline Update Issued: Monday, October 31, 2019 "Good news! The Kinder Morgan East Line which supplies gasoline, diesel and jet fuel from SF bay area refineries to Northern Nevada, returned to normal operations at about 8 pm last night. The Sparks, NV terminal will …

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Northern Nevada Fuel Supply Update 10/29/19

Northern Nevada Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association – Nevada Fuel Pipeline Update Issued: Monday, October 29, 2019 at 1:30 pm "As the Northern California fires worsen, we continue to monitor the status of the Kinder Morgan SFPP East Line from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Sparks Terminal. Currently the line is operating …

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PG&E Pipeline Update

"As the fire situation continues in California, we are closely monitoring the power outages and the status of the pipeline, specifically from Rocklin, CA to Reno, NV.  At this time, we are anticipating further shutdowns.  The impact is a potential shortfall of regular gasoline as the product is staged and comes in cycles, we could …

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Peter Krueger Works the 2019 WPMA Booth at NACS

  Peter works the WPMA booth with Jamie Wood and Kim White at the NACS Show in Atlanta
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Governor Sisolak Signs Proclamation for We Card Awareness Month

Governor Sisolak signs a Proclamation for We Card Awareness Month. The Proclamation is shown above.
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Peter Krueger Interviewed On KTVN About Local Gas Prices

Peter Krueger was recently interviewed  on KTVN regarding the increase in local gas prices in response to the recent Saudi Arabia attacks. " 'We're seeing $0.21 per gallon increase on gasoline and $0.18 cents on diesel. This is in a period of 48 to 36 hours, ' said Nevada Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores Association …

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Peter Krueger Featured On the Reno Gazette Journal

Fueling Nevada's Peter Kruger was recently featured in a Reno Gazette Journal "My Turn" article. "We will continue to fight against unfair business practices and regulations. While this has been a ridiculous abridgement of individual ownership rights, we will not allow this to proceed unchecked. The association will continue to engage members and stakeholders to …

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WPMA 2019 Scholarships

$4,000 Scholarship Offered to High School Seniors   Do you have a graduating high school senior who is interested in pursuing more education? If you are a full-time employee of a WPMA member company, your son or daughter may be eligible to apply for the WPMA scholarship, which is available to the children of association …

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Millennials Outspending Other Generations on Food

In this piece, NACS explains how and why millennials are spending more money on food and beverage items, which includes convenience store purchases. It explains the findings of the study that it uses, which explains other things that both the younger and older generations are going with their purchasing power, such as moving away from …

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How Phillips 66 Is Leveraging the 5 Fundamentals That Drive Loyalty

In today’s world, it seems hard to be able to reliably cultivate loyalty from an ever-changing market. However, Phillips 66 has seemed to figure it out, so read here how they have retained loyal customers: https://www.cspdailynews.com/fuels/how-phillips-66-leveraging-5-fundamentals-drive-loyalty
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FDA Restricts Sales of Flavored E-Cigarettes, Cigars at Retail

The FDA has made changes to vape policy specifically to attempt to combat underage usage of tobacco, read full story below: https://www.convenience.org/Media/Daily/2019/Mar/14/1-FDA-Restricts-ECigarettes-Cigars-Sale_Operations  
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Webinar on Marijuana in the Workplace

The Federated Employment Practices Network is putting on a free webinar regarding how to handle medicinal marijuana in the workplace, as this territory is brand-new and ever-changing. Please click on the link below for more information:   FEPN Complimentary Webinar_Marijuana in the Workplace_March 19_2019
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Secret Service Warns of New Skimmers

The Philadelphia field office of the Secret Service has warned of a new way that people have been skimming without touching the dispensers. Please see below:   https://www.convenience.org/Media/Daily/2019/Feb/20/1-Contactless-Skimmers-Alerts_RiskManagement?utm_content=NACS%20Daily%20022019:%20newsarticle1%20(Secret%20Service%20Alerts%20Retailers%20About%20Contactless)&utm_source=NACS%20Daily&utm_campaign=NACS%20Daily%20022019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=234767  
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Are Your Drivers and Vehicles Ready For Winter?

Winter is here with a vengeance in some parts of the U.S., our recommended insurance carrier “FEDERATED” has some great driver and vehicles tips for you. Winter is tough on drivers and vehicles alike, making accidents more likely which increases your liability exposure. Please read and heed this great advice:     While it’s true …

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U.S. Convenience Retailing Industry Unites to Combat Trafficking

For Immediate Release January 7, 2018     U.S. Convenience Retailing Industry Unites to Combat Trafficking   ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Three leading convenience retailing media groups, Convenience Store Decisions, Convenience Store News and CSP, have teamed up with NACS to help combat human trafficking during Human Trafficking Awareness Month.   Together, the groups will help …

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Our team at Capitol Partners is excited and looking forward to 2019, as we are uniquely positioned to make an impact for our friends, clients, and the great citizens across Nevada.  We know that this next year has already made history for Nevada, with a supermajority of women in the Legislature and …

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Legislative Fun Facts

Capitol Partners, LLC – 2019 Nevada Legislature Fun  Facts Governor Steve Sisolak (D) Las Vegas Senate Majority Floor Leader:  Kelvin Atkinson (D) Las Vegas Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson (D) Las Vegas Governor Sisolak State of the State:    January 16, 2019 The 80th (2019) Session of the Nevada Legislature will begin on February 4, 2019. Legislature …

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80th Legislative Session Committee Assignments

Senate Committee Assignments:   Commerce and Labor Pat Spearman [Dem] (Chair), Kelvin Atkinson [Dem] (Vice Chair) Nicole Cannizzaro [Dem], James Ohrenschall [Dem], Chris Brooks [Dem], Joe Hardy [Rep], James Settelmeyer [Rep], Heidi Gansert [Rep] Breakdown: 5 Dem – 3 Rep   Education Mo Denis [Dem] (Chair), Joyce Woodhouse [Dem] (Vice Chair) Pat Spearman [Dem], Marilyn …

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Nevada Marketer Paul Anderson is Appointed to Sparks City Council

Nevada Petroleum Marketer Paul Anderson, of Pilot Thomas Logistics, was appointed today to the Sparks City Council. Paul was selected by newly elected Mayor Ron Smith to fill Mayor Smith’s unexpired term as the Ward 3 councilman. As manager of the Pilot Thomas Logistics government and overseas national contracts, Paul is based in Sparks, Nevada. …

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Oregon U.S. Representative to Propose VMT Pilot Program

Incoming House Transportation Committee Chairman Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) said on Dec. 5 that he plans to propose a National Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) pilot program. Congressman DeFazio’s home state of Oregon became the first state to establish a voluntary per-mile vehicle tax as an alternative method for infrastructure funding. Since the program’s launch in …

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Jerry Herbst of the Terrible Herbsts dies at age 80

Capitol Partners regrets to inform our friends and clients that Jerry Herbst passed away yesterday at age 80. “Jerry was a pioneer in petroleum marketing in Nevada for more than 60 years, having created the Terrible brand throughout Nevada,” said Jeremy Bautista, president of the Nevada Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association. Jerry was much …

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80th Legislative Session Committee Chairs and Leadership

Below you will find a list of the leadership of both the Democrats and Republicans in the 80th session of the Nevada State Legislature. This pertains to the Nevada Petroleum Marketers, as it is necessary to know the people that make decisions that affect the industry. While most of the committee chairs and partisan leadership …

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Blue, Blue, and Blue

Nevada Elections Update Provided by Capitol Partners NOVEMBER 8, 2018
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Nevada Petroleum Gives Away $4,000

Nevada Gives Away $4,000   Nevada Petroleum Marketers & C-Store Association and the WPMA Scholarship Foundation are proud to announce their Four Thousand Dollar scholarship that will be awarded to a Nevada high school senior in May, 2019.   Please promote this scholarship to an eligible son or daughter from your company.  But, the student must …

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Gas Prices Plunge Ahead of Midterms Except in Nevada

The Oil Price Information Service calls it a “colossal collapse” as gas prices head toward $2 per gallon. November 06, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – USA Today reports that gas prices are sliding down quickly ahead of the midterm elections today, falling from a national average of $2.78 per gallon to as low as $2.50 by …

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The Nevada Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act

The Nevada Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act The Nevada Equal Rights Commission has published its official notice for the new Nevada Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act.  Nevada employers with at least 15 employees full and or part-time employees including state and local governments MUST immediately post this notice in the workplace in a conspicuous place (e.g., where other legal …

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The 81st session of the Nevada State Legislature will begin in:

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