Consumer Energy Alliance Welcomes New Member NACS

HOUSTON — Today, Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) welcomed  NACS as its newest member. Founded in 1961 as the National Association of Convenience Stores, NACS is an international trade association representing more than 2,100 retail and 1,500 supplier company members.  The U.S. convenience store industry, with more than 146,000 stores across the country, posted $511 billion in total sales in 2009, of which $328 billion was motor fuels sales.

“Consumer Energy Alliance is pleased to announce work more closely with the NACS,” said CEA president David Holt. “Uniting producers and consumers of energy is one of the most essential functions of CEA and the NACS accomplishes this by representing the front line for fuel sales with the consumer.  CEA looks forward to working closely with NACS to provide consumers with credible energy information and learning first-hand some of the concerns consumers have about federal and state energy policies.  With recent troubles in Libya and Egypt and the specter of higher energy prices looming on the horizon finding common sense, balanced energy solutions here in the U.S. has never been more important.”

As the leading retailer of motor fuels, the convenience store industry has a vested interest in legislation and regulations that affect the production, distribution and supply of motor fuels at the retail level.

“With convenience stores selling an estimated 80 percent of the motor fuels purchased in the country, we look forward to elevating the conversation about the future of fuels so that we can collectively define the path forward,” said Corey Fitze, NACS director of government relations.

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