Refueled: Recovering oil prices will jumpstart the industry's return to growth

Revenue for the Gas Stations with Convenience Stores industry in California has declined over the five years to 2017, primarily the result of plummeting oil prices. Nonetheless, an overall improving economy in California has also supported demand and kept revenue from falling even faster. As employment and disposable income levels have risen, total vehicle miles have increased as consumers commute to and from work and recreational activities. While falling oil prices have led to revenue declines, they have supported growth in industry profit. Revenue trends are forecast to reverse heading into 2022. A recovery in oil prices will be the main factor fueling the industry's rebound. While higher oil prices will support revenue growth for the industry, they will hinder profitability...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$37bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-1.2%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
50,588
Businesses
6,471
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • While falling oil prices have led to revenue declines, they have supported growth in industry profit
  • The overall decline in oil prices has bolstered industry profit margins
  • The primary reason for industry growth will be a projected turnaround in the price of oil
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The primary barrier to entry into the Gas Stations with Convenience Stores industry is the large upfront capital investment that is needed to obtain a station. The cost of obtaining a site, whether it be by purchasing or leasing, varies greatly with its size, revenue and location. Furthermore, the capital cost of developing a gas station is substantial, ranging from $1.5 to $7.7 million. These costs include developing fuel storage and refueling areas where distributors can refill fuel.Market saturation is also a barrier to entry in highly concentrated regions such as Los Angeles, which contains about one-quarter of industry establishments. Whi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Gas Stations with Convenience Stores in California Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Gas Stations with Convenience Stores in California Industry are

  • Proximity to high-traffic areas
  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Total vehicle miles and Per Capita Disposable Income in California in the Gas Stations with Convenience Stores in California industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Gas Stations with Convenience Stores in California Industry?

    Industry operators sell automotive fuels such as gasoline and diesel from stations that are collocated with convenience stores or food marts. They may also provide automotive repair services. This industry is distinct from the Convenience Stores industry (IBISWorld report 44512) and the Gas Stations industry (IBISWorld report 44719). Major oil producers that franchise out most of their convenience operations are not included, unless they own and operate a significant number of sites.

    Industry Products
  • Automotive fuels
  • Food and beverage products
  • Tobacco products
  • Industry Activities
  • Retailing automotive fuels (e.g. gasoline, diesel fuel)
  • Retailing a limited assortment of food, beverages and sundries
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Total vehicle miles
  • Per Capita Disposable Income in California
  • World price of crude oil
  • Number of Adults Aged 20 to 64 in California

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue falls with oil prices
  • Higher profit spurs increasing industry participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue growth on the horizon
  • More operators enter the industry
  • Table: Gas Stations with Convenience Stores in California Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Gas Stations with Convenience Stores in California Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Local Freight Trucking
  • Local Specialized Freight Trucking
  • Public Transportation
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cigarette & Tobacco Products Wholesaling
  • Gasoline & Petroleum Wholesaling
  • Grocery Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Automotive fuels
  • Food and beverage products
  • Tobacco products
  • Other
  • Chart: Gas Stations with Convenience Stores in California Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Consumers
  • Businesses
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Gas Stations with Convenience Stores in California Industry

  • Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Gas Stations with Convenience Stores in California

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Gas Stations with Convenience Stores in California Industry

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  • Table: Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Anabi Oil - financial performance
  • Table: Fastrip Food Stores - financial performance
  • Table: United Pacific - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Gas Stations with Convenience Stores in California Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Gas Stations with Convenience Stores in California Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • World price of crude oil (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Diesel
  • A mid-range petroleum product (with a higher boiling point than gasoline) typically used as a fuel for internal combustion engines.
  • Hybrid Vehicle
  • A vehicle that uses two different power sources to run, in most cases referring to an electric battery in conjunction with a gasoline engine.
  • Major Oil Company
  • A large vertically integrated firm that refines and wholesales petroleum products and may also pump oil and retail fuel.
  • Octane Rating
  • A standard measure of the performance of motor fuel. The higher the octane number, the more compression the fuel can withstand, signifying higher-performing fuel.
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