Bob van der Valk is the Senior Editor for the Bakken Oil Business Journal as well as an Independent Consultant in the petroleum industry. He has over 50 years of experience in the wholesale and retail gasoline and lubricants industry. His expertise is in gasoline price forecasting, dealer tank wagon/ zone pricing issues, commercial fueling network, wholesale, retail branded and unbranded matters, refined products margin questions and retail fuel supply issues. Bob is a fuel products marketer and a thoroughly knowledgeable businessman in the refining and downstream marketing sector of the petroleum industry, with particular concentration on the U.S. western region. He is articulate and precise in his explanations of supply & demand patterns, pricing and logistics related to these markets. As Bob the Gas Guy he has been often quoted by the news media as well as T.V. and radio interviews. His opinions have been solicited by government entities, besides his ongoing daily business of running large scale supply and marketing operations.