Fuels Analysis

Fuels analysis from industry experts

How to maintain fuel margin and in-store transactions while driving traffic

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Fuel margins are already razor-thin, aggressive pricing strategies among competitors are narrowing margins further, and many operators are left waiting for local “price leaders” to push up rates to avoid losing traffic. In this environment, a group of leading convenience retailers...

New efficiency, emissions standards would cut consumption up to 20%

Plus, what drones can teach c-stores about the potential of disruptive technology

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Are electric vehicles (EV) a dream technology? At the recent Fuels Institute symposium, “State and Future of Fuels and Vehicles,” I asked its executive director, John Eichberger, about why there are not more EVs. His response: “The reality is that we are spending a...

Despite falling gasoline prices, pessimism abounds
From hurricanes to crude prices, some big stats for a highly unusual year
Margin down 26 cents in a month

Retailers report soft if stabilizing business conditions as crude continues to flirt with $40

Growing demand and global upheaval to keep pressure on crude .
Weekly columnists to provide insight on the forces and trends shaping the fuels business .
Wholesale gasoline prices the lowest in the land, but not for long