SCL Business Resource Center

April 2, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is posing unprecedented challenges to all businesses. With the government stepping in to offer support, it can be a challenge keeping up with what benefits are available to your company and your specific situation. By familiarizing yourself you may identify opportunities to help your company finesse... Read More +

Industry Pulse: Industrial Manufacturing Facilities Battle to Remain “Essential”

March 30, 2020

In Response to State-Wide Coronavirus Shutdowns, SCL Customers Experience Mixed Results After Gov. Gavin Newsom called for a statewide shutdown of non-essential business in California in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, many SCL customers in industrial manufacturing found themselves unaffected due to longstanding military, aerospace and medical industry contracts.... Read More +

SCL Policies & Procedures Related to COVID-19

March 16, 2020

UPDATE: March 19, 2020 1PM PST All CFN stations at SCL locations are open. The County of Marin has given SCL and employees permission to continue operations delivering fuel, oil, and other relates supplies so the County fleet can stay functional through the shelter in place process.   Updated as... Read More +

Productive Responses You Can Take in a Volatile Economy

March 16, 2020

SCL Offers Perspective as Coronavirus Continues to Disrupt Business Operations The federal government has lowered interest rates, national sport leagues have suspended games, travel from Europe to the United States has halted, and businesses nationwide are trying to calm customers as fears surrounding the global spread of coronavirus (covid-19) build.... Read More +

The Coronavirus and Its Impact on Industry

February 19, 2020

Shipping Delays, Disruptions in Manufacturing and Logistics Already Being Felt As China and now several other countries continue to experience devastating health effects of the coronavirus, impact is also being felt among American businesses, including automotive, manufacturing and oil. As industries across the board experience shipment delays and disruptions in... Read More +

5 Things to Keep in Mind About Price Increases

February 10, 2020

How to Use Spikes as a Cue to Institute Positive Change, Streamlined Practices Price increases are often uncomfortable to discuss, but unfortunately they are an unavoidable part of our business. At SCL, our goal is to help you navigate these occurrences and, if possible, use them as opportunities to strengthen... Read More +

Major Oil Suppliers Announce Up to 12% Spike on Finished Lubricants

January 29, 2020

SCL Encourages Customers to Place Orders at Current Prices Major oil suppliers have announced a price increase up to 12% on finished lubricants that will hit the market in late February, marking the first national lubricant price increase of 2020. Increases of this type, traditionally announced annually, are typically tied... Read More +

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Los Principales Proveedores de Petróleo Anuncian hasta un 12% de Aumento en los Lubricantes Terminados

January 29, 2020
SCL Anima a los Clientes a Realizar Pedidos a Precios Actuales Los principales proveedores de petróleo han anunciado un aumento… Read More +

Is Absorption Rate Really That Important?

January 23, 2020

Here’s Why It Should Be An Indicator, But Not The Indicator Over the past 20 years, the term absorption rate has risen in prominence throughout the automotive industry. With the changing landscape of dealerships – which have gone from primarily focusing on new and pre-owned car sales to now serving... Read More +

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¿Es la tasa de absorción realmente tan importante?

January 23, 2020
He Aquí por qué Debería ser un Indicador, Pero No El Indicador En los últimos 20 años, el término tasa… Read More +

Important USPS Shipping Changes for Oil Analysis

November 21, 2019

SCL Prepaid Labels Align with Security Enhancements In an effort to “increase safety and security of its collection box procedures,” the USPS recently announced packages more than ½ inch thick weighing more than 10 ounces can no longer be dropped in mail collection boxes bearing only stamps. This means customers... Read More +

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Cambios importantes de envío de USPS para análisis de aceite

November 21, 2019
Las etiquetas prepagadas de SCL se alinean con las mejoras de seguridad En un esfuerzo por “aumentar la seguridad de… Read More +

Are Your Empty Skid Tanks Really Empty?

November 7, 2019

HMR Regulations You Should Know to Avoid Hefty (and Often Imposed) Fines For our customers in construction and agriculture, skid tanks are often used for their convenience in providing on-site fuel that keeps operations running efficiently. Unfortunately, they can also be the source of exorbitant fines due to violations in... Read More +

Mass California Outage Raises Questions About Emergency Fuel Supply

October 16, 2019

Two SCL Fueling Stations Offer Fully Functioning Backups to Maintain Reliability After nearly 800,000 California businesses and residents experienced up to five days without power due to a voluntary shutdown by Pacific Gas & Electric, utilities have now been almost completely restored throughout the state’s northernmost reaches to the Silicon... Read More +

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El Corte Masivo de California Plantea Preguntas Sobre el Suministro de Combustible de Emergencia

October 16, 2019
Dos Estaciones de Combustible SCL Ofrecen una Reserva Completamente Funcionales para Mantener la Confiabilidad Después de que casi 800,000 empresas… Read More +

New Cardless Swipe Serves as Theft Deterrent at Cardlock Fuel Stations

September 25, 2019

Geolocating App Provides Digital Payment, Receipt Options In response to an increasing number of skimmer fraud instances reported by the California Independent Oil Marketers Association, a new CardlessSwipe option has emerged as an alternative for cardlock fueling stations. The new technology, which uses a geolocating CardlessSwipe app, allows drivers to bypass swiping... Read More +

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El Nuevo Pago sin Tarjeta Sirve como Elemento Antirrobo en las Ubicaciones de Combustible con Cardlock

September 25, 2019
La aplicación de geolocalización proporciona pago digital, opciones de recibos En respuesta al incremento de casos de fraude reportados por… Read More +

How the Saudi Oil Attack Can Affect You and Your Business

September 20, 2019

What You Need to Know to Stay Prepared in the Face of Unpredictibility While questions surrounding weekend drone attacks on a Saudi Arabian oil facility and a nearby oil field continue to arise, there’s one fact that remains relatively unquestioned: the destruction of one of the world’s largest processors of... Read More +

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Cómo Puede fectarle el Ataque Petrolero Saudita a Usted y a su Negocio

September 20, 2019
Lo que Necesita Saber para Mantenerse Preparado ante un Imprevisto Aun cuando siguen surgiendo preguntas sobre los ataques con drones… Read More +

Essential Principles for Automotive Service Providers

September 18, 2019

Attentive, Honest Service Providers Can Mean a Tangible Difference in Your Bottom Line For automotive dealerships and service facilities, the service advisor is truly the face of the company for most customers. They are waiting when cars pull up in the service lane, and, oftentimes, they are the only person... Read More +

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Principios Esenciales para Asesores de Servicios Automotrices

September 18, 2019
Para los concesionarios de automóviles y las instalaciones de servicio, el asesor de mantenimiento es realmente la cara de la empresa para… Read More +

Common Objections to Service Recommendations and How to Overcome Them

September 18, 2019

Why Simply Relaying Information Should No Longer be Status Quo When it comes to dealer or factory recommended maintenance or even necessary repairs, many customers are often resistant to accept advice from automotive service providers. They either don’t have the time to wait, they didn’t budget for the expense, they believe... Read More +

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Objectiones Comunes a las Recomendaciones de Servicio y Cómo Superarias

September 18, 2019
Cuando se trata del mantenimiento recomendado por el distribuidor o la fábrica, o incluso las reparaciones necesarias, muchos clientes a… Read More +

How to Explain Synthetic vs. Conventional Oil to Your Customers So They Understand

September 18, 2019

Educating Customers About Oil Choices Can Build Trust and Loyalty According to a 2018 survey by a leading tire manufacturer, about 1 in 3 customers is not confident enough to select the right oil for their vehicle. A significantly lower percentage than that feel equipped to perform basic car maintenance,... Read More +

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Cómo Explicarle a sus Clientes la Diferencia Entre el Aceite Sintético y el Aceite Convencional

September 18, 2019
Según una encuesta de 2018 realizada por un fabricante líder de neumáticos, aproximadamente 1 de cada 3 clientes no están… Read More +

Double Dip Price Increase on Finished Lubricants

April 29, 2019

Rising Costs of Raw Materials Spur Second Price Increase Last week we published a notification alerting our customers to a pending 6% increase in price based on the rising cost of raw materials. Over the past week, however, most major oil suppliers announced an unexpected additional price increase from 6%... Read More +

Finished Lubricant Price Increase is on the Horizon

April 10, 2019

Price Increase Scheduled for Finished Lubricants – May 6, 2019 With increases in the cost of raw materials, rising freight costs and overall market fluctuations that affect manufactures, and the processing and delivery of finished products, a 6% finished lubricants price increase will go into effect on May 6th. In... Read More +

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Aumento del Precio del Lubricante Terminado está en el Horizonte

April 10, 2019
Aumento del Precio del Lubricante Terminado Aumento de precios para lubricantes terminados programado – 6 de mayo de 2019 Con… Read More +

Governor Gavin Newsom and California’s Petroleum Industry

January 29, 2019

How Will Gavin Newsom Manage CA’s Energy Sector - On January 7th, 2019, Jerry Brown stepped aside to hand over the reigns to a new governor elect for the state of California – Gavin Newsom. Newsom, a member of the Democratic party, previously served as the lieutenant governor of California under Brown...

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Gobernador Gavin Newsom y la industria petrolera de California

January 29, 2019
Governor Gavin Newsom Climate Agenda ?¿Cómo gestionará Gavin Newsom el sector energético de CA? El 7 de enero de 2019,… Read More +

Prilled Urea Versus Liquid – How Different Forms Affect DEF Cost

January 28, 2019

Liquid Urea vs Prill Form and the Cost of DEF When it comes to the manufacture of diesel exhaust fluid, or DEF, whether the urea content begins in liquid solution or solid prill form can impact the cost of manufacture and ultimately the price of the finished product. DEF is... Read More +

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Urea Granular Versus Líquida: Cómo Afectan las Diferentes Formas al Costo de DEF

January 28, 2019
Urea Granular Versus Líquida Urea Liquida Versus Forma Granular y el Costo de DEF Cuando se trata de la fabricación… Read More +

IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap Looms for the Maritime Industry

January 8, 2019

January 2020 Deadline Looms – Maritime Industry Prepares Less than one year from now, the soft rollout of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) January 2020 sulphur cap regulation will go into full effect. The IMO is responsible for the safe management and environmental stewardship of the shipping industry, and the... Read More +

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OMI 2020 Límite de Azufre Emerge para la Industria Marítima

January 8, 2019
IMO 2020 Emerge Fecha Límite de enero de 2020: la Industria Marítima se Prepara En menos de un año a… Read More +

Holiday Trucking – Logging More Miles Than Santa

December 23, 2018

Holiday Trucking and the Holidays It has been said that the trucking industry is the life blood of the U.S. economy, moving more goods and services across the north American continent than one can even imagine. There are times throughout the year when demand for transport via trucking dramatically spikes... Read More +

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Camiones de Temporada Navideña: Registrando más millas que Santa

December 23, 2018
Camiones de Temporada Navideña Camiones de Temporada Navideña y Navidad Se ha dicho que la industria de camiones es la… Read More +

Prop 6 Is Out – What This Means to Californians

November 23, 2018

With Midterm Elections Over, Where Do We Go From Here? On November 6th, Californians voted against Proposition 6, a constitutional amendment that would have eliminated a fuel-related tax designated for road repair and transportation infrastructure. Prop 6 aimed to repeal the gas tax that went into effect November 2017, which... Read More +

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La Propuesta 6 está Fuera: Lo que esto Significa para los Californianos

November 23, 2018
Propuesta 6 Con el Final de Las Elecciones de Mitad de Período, ¿Hacia donde Vamos? El 6 de noviembre, los… Read More +
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