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Lundberg Letter Current Issues    
Issue DateTitleSubjectsCAPTION
Jan 20 2021
Highest in History - How, Why, What's Next?
THE GREAT MARGIN MONOLITH OF 2020
Retail Margins



Retail gasoline margin broke another record last year, tripling that of one decade ago. So did gross margin dollars, $44.8-billion, a shocking achievement in a year of demand collapse and recession. This report examines how these milestones developed and why they are unlikely to repeat in 2021.
Jan 04 2021
Gasoline Retailers' Resilience
STATE OF THE U.S. STATION NETWORK 2020
Station Population

Throughputs

Lundberg research finds the nation's total station count was stable this year even in the face of decimated gasoline demand. Record high fuel margins and access to government loans/grants helped many keep the doors open in 2020. While thousands of retailers in other sectors have gone out of business, gasoline operators in general have persevered. Trends in station density and throughputs are examined herein.
 

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