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Newsletter and Updates

2022 Oregon - Fall Magazine

Fall 2022

There is nothing more beautiful than Oregon in the fall. The leaves on the trees are changing col- or, the crisp autumn air is refreshing, the rains have not yet fully begun and college football is underway! Yet, here at Oregon Fuels Association, we are still basking in the glow of what was our most successful annual conference to date this past July, thanks to the generosity of our amazing sponsors. Their support was integral to our ability to serve our membership and we are exceedingly grateful. Read More...

2022 Oregon - Summer Magazine

Summer 2022

Another summer is upon us, and my hope is that we are in a better place than when I am writing this article. While our industry is strong and we continue to see growth in store sales and out on the islands, we continue to have volatility throughout the channels that we do business within. Project delays with extended lead times are pushing our industry backwards and we are feeling the pain. Our limited employee pool is still retracting and the ones that remain are tak- ing the blunt of consumer frustration for the higher prices everyone is paying on energy. Hang in there and be the leading change that you want for your people! Read More...

2022 Oregon - Spring Magazine

Spring 2022

On the brink of a March 11th mask mandate reversal, the world changed before we could take a breath. Long gone are the days where you cast your worries aside during the weekends. We must stay engaged day in and day out to keep pace with the transformations taking shape in and around the world. These are the times when our daily management of our businesses makes the difference. Read More...

2021 Oregon - Winter Magazine

Winter 2021

As we wrap the year up and spend time with loved ones, I?m reminded of my friendly competitors, industry personnel, and front-line workers. To many of us, this year has been another roller-coaster of events that we are trying to navigate the best we can. But I would like to take a moment and thank the people that help make our jobs meaningful. Read More...

2021 Oregon - Fall Magazine

Fall 2021

Coming from Oregon, that could mean a multitude of things ... But coming from the President of Oregon Fuels Association, it’s a reference to the amazing Annual Conference we just wrapped up in Sunriver! Our Association and Members at large were pressed with a Call to Action: To stay engaged and step into the conversation. Our Industry has a target on our backs. Read More...

Important Information for Customers on Self-Service

Latest News

Health and safety are a priority. In order to help fuel stations comply with social distancing requirements that are necessary to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Office of the State Fire Marshal is allowing self-service pumping of fuels at Oregon gas stations through at least May 23, 2020. Read More...

Self-service option provides relief to struggling fuel stations

April 10, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore – April 9, 2020 – Locally-owned fuel stations applauded the flexibility that the Governor Brown and the State Fire Marshal provided them today by extending self-service fueling options through the end of April. Read More...

2021 Oregon - Summer Magazine

Summer 2021

After the Easter Holiday, many Oregon counties went backwards, and the Governor saw fit to crush small business owners once again with restrictions. It is a "have no mercy" heavy hand on the restaurant, gym, and other sectors but the banner producing companies are making a killing to create messaging for those brave enough to navigate this yoyo business world. Read More...

2021 Oregon - Spring Magazine

Spring 2021

We are off and running with changes at hand and more to come. The 2020 election set the stage for the 2021 Legislative Long Session. Oregon has both a “long” session and a “short” each biennium. In odd numbered years, the Legislature meets for approximately 6 months, while in even numbered years the Legislature meets for five weeks. Little changed in terms of leadership after Oregon’s election. Both the House and Senate Democrats retained their supermajorities with the House Republicans picking up one seat. In addition to new Legislators, Oregon voters passed all 4 measures we last brought to your attention (Measure: 107, 108, 109, 110) with the largest impact to members coming from the $2 dollars per pack increase tax on Tobacco (measure 108). Read More...

2020 Oregon - Winter Magazine

Winter 2020

In early August, the Oregon Legislature concluded a one-day, 2nd Special Session of 2020. The intended focus was on rebalancing Oregon’s perceived shortfall. Also included were policy bills ranging from policing reforms, bonding investments, unemployment benefit changes and distributing COVID federal relief dollars. To account for the deficit, the legislature passed bills borrowing $400M from the State’s Education Stability Fund. The Legislature directed state agencies to consolidate programs and leave positions unfilled to save toward the General Fund. The Legislature did not freeze or reduce government employee pay raises or cost of living adjustments. A 3rd Special Session is expected following the November election wherein wildfire relief and emergency moratoriums on rental evictions will also be discussed. The 2021 Legislative Session is anticipated to be held virtually. Legislative leadership has said they will not allow the general public into the Capital building until there are widespread COVID vaccinations. Mandates for businesses billed as “workplace protections” for employees are also anticipated. Read More...

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