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Oct 07 2020
Demand Still In Lockdown
GASOLINE PRICE 2020'S NOVEL ROUTE
Demand

Retail Prices

COVID-19
Caught in inertia for weeks, the average retail gasoline price may now veer downward if demand can't break out of its constraints. This report digs behind the near-steady retail picture showing trends in gasoline demand, stocks, refining capacity use, and rack price channels.
Sep 18 2020
The Titan of Unbranded Gasoline
PORTRAIT OF VALERO 2020
Market Share

Wholesale Prices

Refining
Despite launching a new brand image two years ago, Valero's branded outlet count has dwindled. At the same time, the nation's second biggest refiner continues to build its refining clout and churn out massive unbranded volumes from its flexible U.S. system. This report reviews Valero's gasoline market share and spotlights its below-middle rack price position in one metro market.
Sep 09 2020
California Under Siege
REFINER EXODUS CONTINUES
Regulations

Demand

California's alternative energy mandates have rendered it a laughing stock as hapless residents are now experiencing blackouts. Meanwhile, the state is set to lose two of its remaining 10 refineries as Covid accelerated the gasoline demand crash that had already been ordered by politicians years ago. For California regulators, the permanent loss of vital state energy infrastructure is 'mission accomplished'.
Aug 25 2020
Stupendous Speedway Purchase To Make
7-ELEVEN NO. 1 U.S. GASOLINE RETAILER
Market Share

Mergers/Acquisitions

Lundberg exclusive: 7-Eleven is set to assume the No. 1 retail gasoline market share upon completing its purchase of gasoline powerhouse Speedway. This will mark the first time in U.S. gasoline marketing history that the top share is controlled by a C-store chain rather than a refiner. Details of 7-Eleven's decades-long growth campaign are featured herein.
Aug 11 2020
Temporal, Structural Hits Vs. Long Term Growth
GASOLINE 2020: DEMAND DECIMATION
Demand

COVID-19

Gasoline demand's crash in April and May has given way to a lackluster Summer recovery despite easing of government restrictions on economic activity. Making matters worse are impending school closures which are set to further depress demand in September. This exclusive Lundberg study finds that school closures alone could knock 5% off U.S. gasoline demand.
Jul 28 2020
London "Reimagining" Energy, While
BP IN U.S. GROWTH MODE
Market Share

Station Population

Company Profile
BP has resuscitated the Amoco brand, upped its gallonage and market share, bought an indie chain and made other moves to heat up its U.S. downstream, after it weathered the Macondo disaster. Will corporate steerage allow for continued success, while it "decarbonizes" BP and promotes a worldwide movement to do the same? Herein we identify multiple BP gasoline marketing trends for a new view of the company's competitive profile.
Jul 09 2020
Land of Indie Pumpers
PROFILES OF PHOENIX 2020
Station Population

Market Share

Market Profile
This study spotlights Phoenix, Arizona, where independent chains dominate the population and one of them, QuikTrip, has achieved the top market share in 2020. Stratified wholesale gasoline pricing by class of trade, latest monthly gallonage and overall Phoenix demand are presented.
Jun 22 2020
Extrication Paradigm
SHELL CONTINUES REFINERY SALES, SHARE SHRINKAGE
Market Share

Station Population

Brand Profile
Fresh off the sale of its Martinez refinery to PBF, Shell proposes to also sell Anacortes and Saraland. Yet the giant's shrinking gasoline market share leaves its formidable brand power seemingly intact. This report tracks market share against key events in Shell's downstream history and reveals the lofty wholesale price premium the Shell brand fetches in a branded dealer market.
Jun 16 2020
Two Years On, How is Marathon Faring
NATION'S NO. 1 REFINER/MARKETER IN FLUX
Market Share

Station Population

Marathon converted more stations to Speedway, built on its jobber-supplied network, raised its share of the gasoline market, and enhanced refining capacity since its biggest coup, the October 2018 purchase of Andeavor. Herein we update vital statistics, zoom in on dealer buying prices in one complex Marathon market, Los Angeles, and describe the looming but delayed retail spin-off under a new CEO.
May 20 2020
Snapshots of Retail Gasoline Competition
BRAND PRICE POSITIONS IN EIGHT MARKETS
Retail Prices



This report tours latest retail gasoline brand price positions around the country after an earth-shaking price crash caused by extreme puncturing of demand. Featured: street price rankings in Phoenix, Miami, Seattle, Boston, Houston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Chicago.
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