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Jun 07 2018
Shakeups, Showdowns
NORTHEAST GASOLINE MARKET SHARES
Market Share

Regional

Sunoco is still king, but much else is new in the Northeast -- such as BP is on the hunt and Motiva is lurking. This report updates regional market shares and overall gasoline demand, and heralds strategic changes among competitors.
May 30 2018
A Surplus of Success
U.S. GASOLINE EXPORTS STILL GROWING
Imports/Exports

Supply/Demand

A net exporter of gasoline for more than two years thanks to its advantaged refining sector, the U.S. is poised to supply foreign motorists even more of its bounty. This report compares imports versus exports over time and by country and examines the wrongheaded claims that exports are causing pump price hikes.
May 23 2018
After Feast and Famine
RETAIL GASOLINE SECTOR A GOOD BET FOR LOANS
Station Population



The balance between demand for loans by gasoline retailers and the availability of those loans at livable interest rates has dramatically improved from years past. Retail fueling is now a good bet, as charge-off rates have gone from a grotesque 14% in 2006 to a microscopic sliver eight years later. This report delves into components of the retailer financing scene.
Apr 27 2018
Ending Shell's Two-Decade Reign
EXXONMOBIL TAKES MARKET SHARE CROWN
Market Share



ExxonMobil is now No.1 in U.S. gasoline market share. It suffered heavy losses in gallonage in 2017. BP, No.2, enjoyed a sales rebound. This issue reports on the top gasoline market shareholders.
Apr 16 2018
Components of the American Edge
WHY U.S. REFINERS STILL DOMINATE
Consumption/Supply/Demand



Last year was the seventh consecutive of attractive U.S. refining margin, and so far in 2018, continued success seems baked in. U.S. gasoline supply is more abundant, at lower prices, than would otherwise be -- feeding marketers, retailers, and consumers -- because of the thriving refining industry.
Mar 16 2018
Despite Headwinds
2017 RECORD HIGH GASOLINE DEMAND
Consumption/Supply/Demand



U.S. gasoline demand has set a new all-time record high, with 2017 marking the fifth consecutive year of growth. This year will deliver further growth, for reasons covered in this report -- including a resurgence in driving by a younger demographic.
Mar 09 2018
Sea of Pumps
BUC-EE'S REDEFINING BIG BOX
Station Population



The nation's highest volume gasoline station is owned and operated by independent retailer Buc-ee's. The Texas phenom has shocked the industry with advances in store size, offerings, and most importantly -- fueling positions. After impressive growth in its home state, Buc-ee's is now set to unveil additional outlets in Alabama and Florida.
Feb 27 2018
In Tactical and Strategic Flux
A VIEW OF BP'S ARCO DTW POSITIONING
Wholesale Prices

Station Population

If one oil company buys another with a superb gasoline brand, with stupendous throughputs thanks to cavernous discounts under the competition, sells that brand to an independent but retains area-limited permission to move gallons through that same brand -- how would that company price product to dealers? This issue reports on the evolving DTW price personality of the Arco brand in BP territory.
Feb 16 2018
Will Build Refining "Powerhouse" on Gulf Coast
EXXON ASSUMES TOP U.S. GASOLINE MARKET SHARE
Market Share

Station Population

Despite gallonage shrinkage in 2017, ExxonMobil has assumed the top U.S. gasoline market share for the first time in decades. The supermajor has outsourced growth of its powerful gasoline brands and recently announced huge domestic investments. This issue tracks how Exxon achieved the top share, including gasoline sales performance by state around the country, including 110 new Exxons in Dallas.
Jan 23 2018
Volatility, Market Diversity
RECORD HIGH GASOLINE MARGIN, PART 2
Retail Prices

Retail Margins

Last year's historical high retail margin path was nonetheless a bumpy road, as this report on volatility and market by market comparison reveals. Margin, crippled in late August, skyrocketed more than 18ยข gal. in one month. Seattle retailers achieved a high margin in 2017 due in part to having the nation's highest minimum wage.
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