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Gas Stations in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Gas Stations in the US

The Gas Stations industry has experienced significant revenue volatility over the five years to 2018. As more Americans have returned to work, total vehicle miles have also increased, bolstering purchases of gasoline. In addition, as per capita disposable income has continued to increase, some consumers have traded up to higher-priced premium fuel. Moreover, the strengthening retail and manufacturing sectors have boosted demand for diesel from trucking industries, while the introduction of diesel-compatible passenger cars supported diesel fuel sales from individuals. Although revenue fell due to declining crude oil prices, profitability grew amid falling purchase costs. However, increasing swipe fees charged by banks and credit card companies have limited margin growth during the five-year period. Oil prices are forecast to increase over the five years to 2023. Additionally, as the pace of global economic growth picks up, growth in demand is expected to outpace growth in supply. As hybrid and electric vehicles become more affordable, more consumers are anticipated to purchase these fuel-efficient cars, further lowering demand for gasoline.

This industry comprises gas stations that retail automotive fuels, offer repair services and sell replacement parts and accessories. Gas stations that operate convenience stores on their premises are included in the Gas Stations with Convenience Stores industry (IBISWorld report 44711).

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.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Total vehicle miles
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players (Market share)
    • Table Royal Dutch Shell PLC (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Andeavor (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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