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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Gasoline Stations

Overview of the U.S. Gasoline Stations Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Gasoline Stations: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Gasoline Stations industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Groceries & Other Food Items For Human Consumption Off The Premises

Frozen Foods, Including Packaged Foods Sold In A Frozen State

Dairy Products & Related Foods, Including Milk, Cheese, Butter, Yogurt, Eggs.

Bakery Products Not Baked On The Premises, Excluding Frozen

Ice Cream & Other Frozen Dairy Products

All Other Groceries & Food Items

Candy, Prepackaged Cookies, & Snack Foods

Bottled, Canned, Or Packaged Soft Drinks & Other Nonalcoholic Beverages

Packaged Liquor, Wine, & Beer

Distilled Spirits, Including Liquor, Brandy, & Liqueurs


Beer & Ale

Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobacco, & Smokers' Accessories, Excluding Sales From Vending Machines Operated By Others

Drugs, Health Aids, Beauty Aids, Including Cosmetics

Household Soaps, Detergents, Cleaners, & Cleaning Supplies

Paper & Related Products, Including Paper Towels, Toilet Tissue, Wraps, Bags, Foils.

Hardware, Tools, & Plumbing & Electrical Supplies

Lawn, Garden, & Farm Equipment & Supplies

Automotive Fuels

Unleaded Regular Gasoline

Unleaded Mid-Grade Gasoline

Unleaded Premium Gasoline

Diesel Fuel

Other Automotive Fuels

Automotive Lubricants, Including Oil, Greases.

Automotive Tires, Tubes, Batteries, Audio Equipment, Parts, Access

Automotive Tires & Tubes

Automotive Batteries

Automotive Parts, Used, Including Wheels

Automotive Parts, New & Rebuilt, Including Wheels

Automotive Supplies

Household Fuels, Including Oil, Lp Gas, Wood, Coal

Lp Gas, Including Bulk Tanks & Cylinders


No. 2 Distillate Fuel Oil

Pets, Pet Foods, & Pet Supplies

All Other Merchandise

Magazines & Newspapers


Souvenirs & Novelty Items

Meals, Unpackaged Snacks, Sandwiches, Unpackaged Ice Cream & Yogurt, Bakery Items, Other Food Items & Nonalcoholic Beverages Prepared

All Other Merchandise, Excluding Lottery Ticket Sales/Commissions

All Nonmerchandise Receipts

Labor Charges For Work Performed By This Establishment

Parts, Paint & Materials Installed In Repair

Car Wash Receipts

All Other Nonmerchandise Receipts

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map of Gasoline Stations by state

Gasoline Stations Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Gasoline Stations companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

price index trends

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Gasoline Stations company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Gasoline Stations industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Gasoline Stations measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 1%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers1%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 8%
Food and Beverage Serving Workers 5%
Sales and Related Occupations 79%
Supervisors of Sales Workers 10%
First-Line Supervisors of Sales Workers 10%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 10%
Retail Sales Workers 69%
Cashiers 67%
Cashiers 67%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Gasoline Stations Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Douglass Distributing Carriers trademarks "DD" - Distribution of gas; storage, distribution and transpiration of liquefied petroleum gas - 01/05/2018
  • U.s. Venture trademarks "TIRESANYTIME" - On-line retail store services featuring tires and tire related goods; on-line scheduling of tire related services for others - 12/06/2017
  • Pilot Travel Centers trademarks "ROAD WARRIOR" - Entertainment services - 12/02/2017
  • Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores in patents Vehicle Servicing And Monitoring Method And System - 08/11/2016
  • Maverik patents Price Match Loyalty Program - 07/03/2014
  • Rpf Oil raises $13 million in funding. - 12/13/2011
  • Casey's General Stores raises $569 million in funding. - 08/23/2010

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores in40
    TA Operating

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Pedestrian dies after being struck by pickup truck near East Idaho gas station - IDAHO FALLS — On Friday, Jan. 12, at approximately 6:30 PM, an Idaho Falls man was crossing Grandview Drive near the Shaka’s Chevron gas station in Idaho Falls when he was struck by a Ford F-series pickup traveling Eastbound on Grandview Drive. (01/13/2018)
    • Santa Claus Gunman Robs Flushing Gas Station: NYPD - FLUSHING, QUEENS -- A pair who robbed a Queens convenience store at gunpoint last month are at it again, this time with one of them donning more festive attire. A gunman clad in Santa Claus's signature jolly beard and red hat was anything but jolly as he ... (01/13/2018)
    • Man sentenced for brutal beating of gas station clerk - SAN DIEGO -- A man charged with the brutal beating of a San Marcos gas station clerk was sentenced to more than 40 years in prison Friday. In September of 2016, Frederick Cato was caught on surveillance video punching the clerk and kicking his head ... (01/13/2018)
    • Shell Inc. Investigates Claim That Gas Station Denied Service to CBP Officers - An investigation is underway into allegations that a gas station in San Ysidro denied gasoline to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, officials confirmed. Shell Oil Products Company is investigating accusations that one of its San Ysidro franchise ... (01/13/2018)
    • Child shot in Durham gas station parking lot - The Durham Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a child injured Friday evening. The child was inside a car in the parking lot of a BP gas station when she was apparently caught in crossfire. She was taken to a hospital for treatment. (01/13/2018)
    • 2 children found safe after being taken in vehicle stolen from Oak Cliff gas station - Two children were in a vehicle that was stolen at a gas station Friday night, police say. Officers were called to the gas station in the 5900 block of South R.L. Thornton Freeway, near East Laureland Road in southeast Oak Cliff, around 8:15 p.m. after a ... (01/13/2018)
    • Man arrested for robbing gas station in Grandview - The man accused of robbing a gas station by knifepoint in Grandview on December 27 was arrested Thursday, the Raleigh County Sheriff's Office reported. The RCSO, assisted by Beckley Police Department and the U.S. Marshal Service arrested Melvin Brooks Jr ... (01/13/2018)
    • Cars reported stolen from gas stations — one left running, another unlocked with keys in ignition - The following items were taken from the Elmwood Park Police Department reports and press releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. •A 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee was reported stolen Dec. 29 from Amstar Gas Station, 1800 Harlem Ave. (01/13/2018)
    • Oregon Abandons New Jersey As Last Holdouts Against Self-Serve Gas Stations - New Jersey is about to be the only state in the U.S. where you don't have to pump your own gas. According to Business Insider, Oregon has repealed its 1951 law that only gas station employees may pump gas. New Jerseyans are divided as to whether they ... (01/12/2018)
    • Buc-ee's Daytona Beach gas station construction delayed - Folks in Daytona Beach are going to have to wait a little longer for beaver nuggets. Buc-ee's, a supermassive convenience store chain headquartered in Texas, was supposed to open its 50,000-square-foot Daytona Beach Travel Center this year. However, the ... (01/12/2018)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $3,974,437 on Gasoline Stations. It has awarded 329 contracts to 33 companies, with an average value of $120,437 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Gasoline Stations to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Automotive Fuels
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Gasoline StationsOpportunity/Threat
    Gas Stations with Convenience Stores Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Automotive Fuels are less than those from Gasoline Stations. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Automotive Fuels sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Automotive Fuels Product Sales Report

    Packaged Liquor, Wine, & Beer
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Gasoline StationsOpportunity/Threat
    Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
    Gas Stations with Convenience Stores Competing industry
    Warehouse Clubs, Supercenters & Big Box Retail Competing industry
    Pharmacies & Drug Stores Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Packaged Liquor, Wine, & Beer are less than those from Gasoline Stations. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Packaged Liquor, Wine, & Beer sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Packaged Liquor, Wine, & Beer Product Sales Report

    Bottled, Canned, Or Packaged Soft Drinks
    Bottled, Canned, Or Packaged Soft Drinks Product Sales Report

    Beer & Ale
    Beer & Ale Product Sales Report

    Meals, Snacks And Beverages Prepared For Immediate Consumption
    Meals, Snacks And Beverages Prepared For Immediate Consumption Product Sales Report

    Household Fuels, Including Oil, Lp Gas, Wood, Coal
    Household Fuels, Including Oil, Lp Gas, Wood, Coal Product Sales Report

    Candy Product Sales Report

    Dairy Products & Related Foods, Including Milk, Cheese, Butter
    Dairy Products & Related Foods, Including Milk, Cheese, Butter Product Sales Report

    Automotive Tires, Tubes, Batteries, Parts, Accessories
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    No. 2 Distillate Fuel Oil
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