Oil, Gas & Fuel Distributors – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
- Market size and major product and service segments
- Key industry statistics, trends, and financial ratios
- Operating conditions and current performance
- Competitive landscape and environment
- Major company profiles and market shares
- Five-year outlook and growth forecasts
FMN Media, LLC
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.
Bulk Transporter Magazine
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.
Energy Marketers of America
Publications available from this trade association include:
EMA Weekly Review
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.
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
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 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.
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.
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.
For more industry research reports and other resources, see the following resource guide.
Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
Oil, Gas, and Fuel Distributors
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- Income and expenses in dollars and percentages
- Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
- Profitability and return on investment ratios
- Liquidity and working capital ratios
- Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
- Capital structure and debt service ratios
Gasoline & Petroleum Wholesaling
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Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenue by major category (e.g., purchases, wages, depreciation, marketing, rent, utilities, other costs, and earnings before interest and taxes) for the most recent year and line graphs indicating trends for each category over the past five years. Sample report can be viewed free online.
Compensation and Salary Surveys
International Liquid Terminals Association
ILTA Compensation & Benefits Survey
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.
Oil and Gas Distributors
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.
Business Valuation Resources
Fuel Oil and Heating Oil Dealers
Gas Stations and Truck Stops
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