Fuels Analysis

Fuels analysis from industry experts

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

TULSA, Okla. -- QuikTrip Corp. has hired a lobbying firm with ties to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt to represent the convenience-store chain on matters related to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)—including the potential shift in the point of obligation to meet...

Crude oil and gasoline supply suggest declines ahead: Lundberg

CAMARILLO, Calif. -- Pump prices have risen nearly 4 cents in the past month, but they now appear likely to drift down, at least in the short term, according to the most recent Lundberg Survey of approximately 2,500 U.S. gas stations. Lower oil prices and high gasoline production by U.S. refiners...

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

Oil and RIN prices, and a new administration, make for an unpredictable 2017  

Four retailers and wholesalers who are either doubling down on retail or fuel distribution