November 10, 2012
October 15, 2012
Scott Zaremba, president of Zarco 66, Lawrence, and President of the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association of Kansas (PMCA) was recently elected as Regional Chairman of the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA). PMAA is a national trade association representing 8000 independent U.S. petroleum marketing companies. The elections were conducted on October 7, 2012 at PMAA’s Fall Board Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada. Zaremba will serve as a national officer for PMAA representing marketers from Kansas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.
Zaremba has been a member of PMAA’s board of directors for the past three years and serves on the PMAA Motor Fuels and Convenience Store Committee.
October 13, 2012
When: Thursday, October 18 from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Where: Zarco 66 at 1548 E. 23rd St., Lawrence
NASCAR Race Car on Display with Driver from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
E15 for $3.15 for cars 2001 and newer from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Two tickets to the NASCAR Hollywood Casino 400 Sprint Cup Race Sunday, October 21, Kansas Speedway
- Signed NASCAR Replica Collector Car
- And MORE!
- E15 for $3.15 for cars 2001 and newer
At the pump giveaways: Koozies and stickers; E15 info
September 24, 2012
Scott Zaremba, president of Zarco 66, Lawrence, was elected president of the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association of Kansas (PMCA of Kansas) during the association’s 98th annual convention at The Oread Hotel, Lawrence, on September 17, 2012. Zaremba has been a member of the association’s executive committee for the past three years. He has also served on the PMCA convention committee, motor fuels and convenience store committee. At the national level Zaremba represents PMCA as a board of director for the Petroleum Marketers Association of America.
Recently, Zaremba made national news by becoming the nation’s first location to sell E15 (15 percent ethanol/85 percent gasoline) at the Zarco 66 “Oasis” station at 1500 E. 23rd Street in Lawrence, KS.
The Family-owned and operated company, established in 1968 by Scott’s father, Stan Zaremba, markets refined petroleum products to farmers, small businesses and government entities throughout the Midwest. Scott has spent his entire life in the energy business. The company includes nine retail locations, has transportation and construction divisions, and owns Sandbar Subs and Hurricane Car Washes.
PMCA of Kansas is a statewide trade association representing the independent marketing segment of the petroleum industry. PMCA membership consists of nearly 300 licensed petroleum distributors, convenience store owners/operators and gasoline retailers. In addition, PMCA’s associate member category is made up of nearly 100 companies that provide programs and services to PMCA distributor and retailer members. The association, with headquarters in Topeka, provides lobbying representation, educational programs and regulatory guidance, as well as other industry-specific services and programs to member firms.
PMCA of Kansas was established in Wichita in 1914 as the Kansas Oil Men’s Association. Zarco 66 Inc, evolved out of a family oil business Scott’s father, Stan started in 1968 as a wholesale fuel suppler to farmers, business and governments throughout the Midwest. Scott has spent his entire life in the energy business. Zarco 66 Inc. today includes nine retail locations in four counties in Kansas along with Sandbar Subs & Hurricane Car Washes & transportation and construction divisions.. Zaremba is the 81st president of the association. He and his wife, Darby, and their 2 children reside in Lawrence.
July 31, 2012
We sure are good luck to our customers! Tim Schnagl won a $10,000 cash prize playing the Lottery’s 25th Anniversary $20 Game Book instant scratch game!
“I buy two of the Game Book tickets every day,” said Tim. “I buy one before work and one after work.”
The 25th Anniversary Game Book offers players nine different puzzle games, all in one book. Keeping with his routine, Tim stopped at a convenience store while on his way home from work Saturday to pick up his favorite game.
The Schnagls, who have been married 30 years, have two children and three grandchildren. They were undecided how they would spend their winnings this time around, but said it would be put to good use.
Tim’s winning ticket was purchased at Zarco 66, located at 518 E. Logan in Ottawa.
For more information on games, promotions, winning numbers, and unclaimed prizes, or to join the free Kansas Lottery Players Club, visit www.kslottery.com.
July 20, 2012
E15 ethanol blend adds another fuel option for drivers
BY SCOTT ZAREMBA
Since its founding, America has long believed that its citizens should be free to make very basic choices for themselves. Americans can choose to practice any religion they like, or to not practice any at all. They can choose to vote for one candidate over another, or for no candidate at all. Americans are also free to make the most basic of choices — chocolate or vanilla — or not.
Yet when it comes to how we fuel our vehicles and our economy, that choice has largely been taken from us. Oil-derived fuels dominate the marketplace. Oil-based gasoline monopolizes 90 percent of the nation’s fuel market today.
Just because this is the way it has always been is not a reason to accept it as the only way to do it….
July 19, 2012
July 16, 2012
Lawrence – Drivers looking for a more eco-friendly way to fill up their gas tank got another option at the pump last week. The Zarco 66 station located at East 23rd Street now offers e15.
The fuel is a mixture of 85 percent gasonline and 15 percent corn ethanol.
Zarco 66 owner Scott Zaremba says the new fuel is a another step towards ending the country’s dependency on foreign oil. He also says producing the bio-fuel is helping the Kansas economy.
July 13, 2012
Intended as an additive to gasoline, ethanol in modern times was meant to stretch America’s fuel supplies, much as a cook uses chicken stock to increase the volume of a soup. By federal mandate, ethanol makes up about 10 percent of most fuel that motorists buy at the pump.
Unfortunately for ethanol makers, Americans are driving fewer miles and upgrading to more efficient cars — or to continue the analogy, eating less soup.
So ethanol makers want to change the longstanding recipe, trying to persuade gas stations and motorists to buy fuel that is 15 percent ethanol, or E15. And here, between a transmission shop and a Western clothing retailer, the first service station in the nation to offer the new blend for regular cars has just begun sales.
“I’m a firm believer that we have to do something. You can’t just sit there,” said Scott Zaremba, owner of the Phillips 66station, which has 14 gas pumps and four for diesel that mix in soy biodiesel with the petroleum variety. “Being in the Midwest, offering renewables from ethanol and biodiesel fuel are just a natural fit for us.” Continue reading on NYTimes.com>>
July 12, 2012
Fuel up with E15 for only $1.15 per gallon on July 18th from 6:30-8:30am & get free breakfast with E15 purchase!*
Try America’s new fuel, E15. Good for 2001 & newer cars, trucks and SUVs. Learn more by texting “E15″ to 46786 or by visiting www.ChooseEthanol.com/E15.
*Discount only for 2001 & newer vehicles, no fuel containers allowed. Minimum 4 gallon purchase required. Promotion at 1500 E. 23rd St, Lawrence, KS. Breakfast includes free Sandbar Subs breakfast biscuit w/ sausage & cheese.