Fuels Analysis

Fuels analysis from industry experts

Latest Fuels Institute report explores interplay between regular unleaded and ethanol blend

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- In my role as a consultant, one question retailers often ask is whether adding E85, the 85% ethanol fuel blend, as a product offering would benefit their business. This question is on many minds. The Fuels Institute’s new report Retailing E85: An Analysis of Market Performance,...

The story behind the iconic shape that came to symbolize the c-store chain's brand promise

WAWA, Pa. -- The angled, wing-shaped canopy that covers Wawa’s fuel islands is as powerful a branding tool as the price sign—if not more so. How it came to be an iconic element of the chain’s sites is a story about how design can elevate a brand. In the mid-1990s, the Wawa, Pa.-based chain was...

The chain reports on volume trends, margins, RINs, electric-vehicle charging and more

Chain hires lobbyists with Pruitt ties to fight point-of-obligation shift
Crude oil and gasoline supply suggest declines ahead: Lundberg

What to expect from the new administration on issues affecting the fueling industry, from regulation to taxation

As pump prices edge up, retail profit still narrowing

Columnist Joe Petrowski offers his fuel-based proposal to pay for much-needed repairs to U.S. roads, airports and more

How market sentiment can indicate future gas-price moves

As wholesale prices climb, retail margin gets slashed