Fuels Analysis

Fuels analysis from industry experts

Move the point of obligation to fix a rigged system that penalizes small retailers

SHERMAN, Texas -- Our economy thrives on competition. Think up a way to make a better refrigerator and people will buy it. If your local pizzeria’s pies are greasy and overpriced, you can start up another place nearby that’s better. And so it goes in our free-market system: Businesses compete to...

Wholesale prices follow oil’s bouncing ball

CAMARILLO, Calif. -- The national average pump price of regular-grade gasoline edged up 4.27 cents in the past three weeks, and retail margin on regular moved up 4.05 cents, according to the most recent Lundberg Survey of approximately 2,500 U.S. gas stations. These are very similar amounts—did...

Demand for higher-octane blending components grows with more efficient engines

LONDON -- Sales of premium-grade gasoline continue to rise, and more efficient vehicle engines are to thank for it. According to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), premium rose to about 11.7% of gasoline sold in June, or more than 1 million barrels per day (bpd). This compares...

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