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Jun 24 2019
Motorist = Government Cash Cow
RECORD HIGH GASOLINE TAX
Retail Prices

Taxes

Regulations
Gasoline tax collections will set an all-time record high this year thanks to massive tax hikes in several states. In Illinois it will double. This report details gasoline tax regimes across the nation with a special focus on the nation's most punitive, California, where motorists are now forced to fork over more than $1 per gallon in gasoline tax.
Jun 14 2019
Quantifying The Flipside Of Branded Supply
UNBRANDED GASOLINE SALES POTENTIALS
Refining/Supply/Demand



This report ranks the potential for unbranded gasoline sales by U.S. refiners. Branded station counts and their throughputs are measured against gasoline production for a look at what volumes may be left over for sale into the unbranded market. This unique study, the first that we know of using this method, reveals Valero and Phillips66 are in a league of their own.
May 23 2019
Ford's White Flag Punctuates
HOW VEHICLE FLEET IS FEEDING GASOLINE SALES
Fleet



Dramatic changes in vehicle sales trends are supporting long term gasoline demand. Volt is kaput, Prius sales crash, and Ford decides to halt production of virtually all its cars. EPA is about to freeze mileage mandates. Nearly seven of every ten new vehicles sold are now SUVs and trucks. Statistics on cars, SUVs, and the role of gasoline price are featured in this study.
May 15 2019
Advance of an Icon
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.
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