Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The next five years promise to lift the Gas Stations industry out of the red, but only slightly. As disposable income and employment levels increase, more people will take to the road, boosting demand for gas stations. Still, consumers will increasingly favor gas stations with on-site convenience stores. This trend will lead to an exodus of customers and operators from the industry... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographic spread of establishments in this industry mirrors the distribution of gasoline sales, which in turn reflects US population distribution and the presence of reliable public transport infrastructure. Gas stations are located where trucking establishments are highly concentrated (i.e. areas where the output from industrial, manufacturing and agricultural production are high). However, the share of industry revenue derived from specific regions is more important. The Southeast is the leading gas-consuming region in the country, accounting for about 23.0% of gas stations and 25.0% of the US population. The region also depends heavily on automobiles for traveling.
The West is the third largest gas-consuming region, accounting for about 15.8% of industry establishments... purchase to read more