Fuel Dealers in the US: Market Research Report

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Fuel Dealers Market Research Report | NAICS 45431 | Aug 2014

Fueling up: Fluctuating prices and changing business models will keep growth subdued

IBISWorld’s Fuel Dealers market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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 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, hurting industry operators. However, an improving overall economy will boost revenue and lead to modest industry growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The Fuel Dealers industry mainly sells propane and heating oil. Operators also sell small quantities of diesel fuel, regular unleaded gasoline and other types of liquefied petroleum gas.


Propane accounts for the largest share of industry revenue, at roughly 38.5%. Propane is manufactured from crude oil and natural gas processing, and it is used primarily for space and water heating and outdoor cooking. This product's share has increased during the past five years, with propane price gains resulting in higher revenue for industry operators. Demand for propane can increase with the severity of climatic conditions. For example, when the weather is colder than normal, industry operators can pass along price increases more easily... purchase to read more


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What is the Fuel Dealers Industry?

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.

Industry Products
PropaneHeating oilOther fuelsDieselServices
Industry Activities
Selling heating oil to end usersSelling liquefied petroleum gas to end usersSelling other fuels to end usersSelling heating oil, propane and other fuels to businesses

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