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May 15 2019
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7-ELEVEN'S PUSH NOW MORE GASOLINE-CENTRIC
Mergers/Acquisitions

Market Share

The quintessential C-store brand, 7-Eleven, has boosted its outlet count, its gasoline market share, and its territory, thanks especially to taking a big bite of Sunoco assets last year. Herein are updated statistics and a spotlight on superior store sales in a large metro market.
Apr 29 2019
When, and Why, Will It End?
DIAGNOSING SPRING 2019'S PUMP PRICE RUNUP
Retail Prices

Wholesale Prices

The retail price of gasoline is up 60ยข gal. so far this year as idled refining capacity meets with crude oil price recovery. However, after a sharp hike, racks have leveled off and begun falling. From here, even a slow recovery in capacity utilization will allow for a quick recovery in supply and easing of pump prices.
Apr 22 2019
Stratifying the U.S. Station Population By Class of Trade
TOP SHARE HELD BY MAJOR-BRANDED OPEN DEALERS
Station Population



Open contract dealerships, major- and non-major branded, strongly dominate over lessees and company-run operations in the U.S. station network, this national study reveals. They are nearly half of all stations. Herein we report the latest U.S. breakout by class of retail trade and zoom in on three metro markets: Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Dallas.
Mar 21 2019
Factors Are Auguring An Encore
2018 GASOLINE DEMAND ANOTHER RECORD HIGH
Demand



Expanding six years in a row, U.S. gasoline demand managed to break its all-time record again in 2018 thanks to employment growth and more motorists. This has not caused the U.S. government and others to adjust long held dire forecasts (which were once again proved wrong in 2018). Tail winds and head winds directing the gasoline consumption trend are highlighted in this report.
Mar 13 2019
Early View: Winners, Losers in Sulfur-Slashing Regulation
WILL THE U.N.'S BUNKER FUEL DIKTAT SPIKE DIESEL PRICES?
Regulations



Are U.S. truckers and other diesel motorists about to be hit with surging prices? Will some refineries have to close up shop? Futures markets are steady -- but is a price shock about to unfold? This Letter takes an early look at what the looming deadline for extreme low sulfur ship bunker fuel may do to industry and consumers.
Feb 27 2019
Market Portraits of the New No. 1
MARATHON RETAIL GASOLINE PRICING, SALES




Marathon's October 2018 Andeavor buyout put it over the top in U.S. gasoline market share and the company is jubilant about its Q4 performance and future success. The nation's top marketer achieved a doubling of its retail gross margin in Q4 2018. In Part 2 of our focus on Marathon we highlight the company's refining and retail gasoline margin trends and reveal its retail pricing and sales in selected markets.
Feb 14 2019
Vitals and Views of
THE CAR WASH/STATION POPULATION
Station Population



The presence of car washes across the station population, and the breakdown by type of operation with dollar sales data, are revealed in this report along with findings from the International Carwash Association and other experts on the business of this lucrative retail offering. Lundberg field research finds that 12% of U.S. gasoline outlets currently offer car washes.
Jan 28 2019
After Biggest Refining Deal In History
MARATHON ACQUIRES TOP U.S. MARKET SHARE
Mergers/Acquisitions

Market Share

The nation's No.1 refiner and gasoline marketer as of a huge 2018 purchase, Marathon Petroleum is on a branding-up campaign: company-ops to Speedway and branded jobbers to Marathon. Both brands will be taken "coast to coast". Herein we report on the company's latest and greatest buyout and steep climb in refining capacity, station counts and national gasoline market share. This is Part 1. Part 2 will focus on Marathon's new retailing clout around the country.
Jan 10 2019
Perforce, Growing With Ever-Rising Costs
2018 BEST RETAIL GASOLINE MARGIN OF ALL TIME
Retail Margins

Retail Price

Gasoline retailers achieved another all-time record high for margin last year, successfully passing through spiking costs of doing business, as well as adding to profits. Rising labor costs and a costly EMV deadline, among other reasons, will require a continued hike in gasoline margin in 2019 and beyond.
Dec 19 2018
Advancing Retail Raptor
COUCHE-TARD'S HEADY RISE CONTINUES
Station Population

Margins

With its fuel margin on track for a record high, and after continuing a years-long buying spree, Couche-Tard is busy branding sites and planning more coups. Herein we peg Couche-Tard's U.S. gasoline market share at more than 7.5%, trace the Canadian company's growing outlet count, and examine the retailer's new Circle K gasoline brand.
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