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Gasoline & Petroleum Wholesaling in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Gasoline & Petroleum Wholesaling in the US

Operators in the Gasoline and Petroleum Wholesaling industry distribute most of the same petroleum products as the Gasoline and Petroleum Bulk Stations industry (IBISWorld report 42471), but on a smaller scale. Over the five years to 2018, the industry has experienced volatile conditions. Increased global economic activity provided the basis for gains in crude oil product demand, resulting in high crude oil prices at the beginning of the period. Industry players generate profit from purchasing crude oil and selling it to retail outlets. Therefore, the prices of retail gasoline and crude oil strongly influence profit. Over the five years to 2023, petroleum product prices are projected to increase as the global economy gains steam and demand for fuel expands.

The US Gasoline and Petroleum Wholesaling industry distributes most of the same products as the Gasoline and Petroleum Bulk Stations industry (IBISWorld report 42471), but on a smaller scale. Operators in this industry purchase petroleum products directly from bulk stations and sell them to retailers, including gas stations, car parts retailers, warehouses, superstores and supermarkets, manufacturers and natural gas retail distributors.

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 World price of crude oil
    • 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
  • 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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