Industry performance tends to fluctuate widely, in line with crude oil prices and competitors' offerings. Fuel dealers can pass on product price increases or decreases to customers, which causes industry revenue to react accordingly. Consequently, as the world price of crude oil dropped during the recession, so did industry revenue. The price of crude oil is expected to continue to decrease in the five years to 2016, hurting industry operators. However, an improving overall economy will boost revenue and lead to modest industry growth.
This industry sells heating oil, propane and other fuels directly to end users. Companies also deliver heating oil, propane and other fuels, such as autogas and kerosene, to domestic and commercial premises.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.