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Oil, Gas, and Fuel Distributors

SIC 5172 | NAICS 424700


The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, market research and analysis, financial ratios and salary surveys, and more.



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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts


Gasoline & Petroleum Bulk Stations  (view report)
Gasoline & Petroleum Wholesaling  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast


FMN Media, LLC
FMN Magazine
https://fuelsmarketnews.com/

Online magazine and quarterly print publication feature news and information for petroleum products distributors and retailers, with content section topics in each issue including fuels and supplies, retail operations, wholesale operations, business management, fleet operations, and terminals and storage. Selected articles from current and prior issues and quarterly digital editions are available free online.



Petroleum & Petroleum Products Wholesalers
http://www.firstresearch.com

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast


Penton Media
Bulk Transporter Magazine
http://bulktransporter.com/

Monthly trade magazine features news and information for bulk liquid shippers, transporters, and storage operators, with topics covered in various issues including fleet management, regulations, hazardous material safety, environmental trends, technological developments, and transportation equipment. Articles from current and prior issues of the magazine can be viewed free online.


The Petroleum Marketers Association of America
Publications available from this trade association include:

PMAA Weekly Review
http://www.pmaa.org/
Weekly newsletter provides updates on national industry issues for petroleum products distributors and retailers, with a primary focus on environmental, regulatory, and legislative issues which affect their business and its operations. Current issue of the newsletter can be viewed free online.

PMAA Journal
http://pmaajournal.com/
Quarterly magazine features news and information for petroleum products distributors and retailers, with topics covered in each issue including fuels and fueling, store operations, equipment, and legal and regulatory matters. Current and prior digital editions of the magazine can be viewed free online.


Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America
Statistical Report
http://exchange.sigma.org/

Annual member survey provides a profile of the motor fuel marketing industry from an independent operators standpoint, with topics covered in the survey including source of motor fuels; class, type, and number of retail outlets supplied; fleet or end user accounts serviced; and fuel sales by type, brand, and grade. Current and prior survey reports can be downloaded and viewed free online.


Oil Price Information Service, LLC
Publications available from this organization include:

Special Reports
https://www.opisnet.com/
Special reports available from this comprehensive source for petroleum products news and pricing data include the monthly "OPIS Transportation Fuel Index", which provides wholesale and retail pricing statistics for gasoline and diesel on a national and regional basis, and the annual "Outlook Forecast", which addresses prospects for the year ahead. Both reports are available free online.

Outlook Forecast
https://www.opisnet.com/
Annual special report provides commentary and analysis with regard to the prospective outlook for petroleum and refined products (e.g., gasoline, diesel fuel) in the year ahead, with topics covered in the report including trends to watch for, crude oil field production, refinery production and margins, and gasoline and diesel fuel prices and margins and their impact on fuel distributors and retailers.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios



Industry Financial Ratios
Oil, Gas, and Fuel Distributors
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "4247"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios


First Research
Petroleum & Petroleum Products Wholesalers
http://www.firstresearch.com

Financial information section provides income statements, balance sheets, and financial ratios by company size for companies that distribute petroleum and petroleum products from bulk storage facilities ("bulk tanks" or "tank farms") or regional pipeline terminals ("rack") to gas stations, truck stops, convenience stores, supermarkets, warehouses, and other retail and wholesale customers.


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Compensation and Salary Surveys


International Liquid Terminals Association
Terminal Industry Salary and Benefits Survey
https://www.ilta.org/

Annual compensation survey provides base salary, bonus/incentive, and total compensation data for executive, management, and operations personnel employed by bulk liquid terminals that store petroleum products and other commodities, with survey data broken out by annual gross revenue, total barrels of capacity, total number of storage tanks, and average number of FTE employees.


PayScale
Oil and Gas Distributors
https://www.payscale.com/

Free online service provides median salary and hourly wage data for selected job positions such as operations manager, outside sales representative, customer service representative, and fuel truck driver for firms which distribute oil and gas products from storage facilities and terminals to truck stops, gas stations, convenience stores, warehouses, and other retail and wholesale customers.


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Business Valuation Resources


Small Business Valuation Multiples

Oil, Gas, and Fuel Distributors
https://valuationresources.com/

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based valuation multiples for small businesses that distribute oil and gas products from bulk storage facilities or regional pipeline terminals to gas stations, convenience stores, truck stops, farmers, warehouses, and other retail and wholesale customers.








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