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IBISWorld’s Gasoline & Petroleum Wholesaling market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Steadily rising oil prices will have a positive effect on industry revenue
  • The scale of the petroleum-wholesaling sector limits total wage costs
  • Growth in emerging economies is expected to keep gasoline prices high

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the five years to 2017, the industry has experienced volatile conditions. Immediately following the recession, crude oil prices spiked due to increased global economic activity and the expansion of emerging economies. This provided the basis for gains in crude oil product demand. Still, crude oil price growth has moderated substantially due to domestic oil production and slowing demand from emerging economies. Over the five years to 2022, petroleum product prices are projected to increase, as the global economy gains steam and demand for fuel expands worldwide. Hybrid vehicles and technology could potentially constrain growth in the industry, but this trend is anticipated to be marginal during the five-year period...

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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Operators in the Gasoline and Petroleum Wholesaling industry distribute petroleum to all sectors of the economy, including petroleum retailers, industrial facilities, commercial businesses and consumers. As a result, the geographic spread of the industry broadly reflects the dispersion of gasoline sales and proximity to major distribution hubs, which is driven by population.


    The Southeast region is the most significant, accounting for an estimated 26.8% of total industry establishments in 2017. The industry focus on this region reflects both its high proportion of retail gasoline sales and population (estimated at 25.4% of the total population). In addition, the region is an important electricity-generating area and substantial transportation hub. Add..

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    Additional Insights for the Gasoline & Petroleum Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Gasoline & Petroleum Wholesaling Industry are

  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World price of crude oil and Demand from gas stations in the Gasoline & Petroleum Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Gasoline & Petroleum Wholesaling Industry?

    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.

    Industry Products
    Crude oil
    Distillate fuel
    Jet fuel
    Lubricants, fuel oil and other petroleum products
    Industry Activities
    Bottled liquid petroleum gas wholesaling
    Fuel oil wholesaling
    Gasoline wholesaling
    Distillate fuel oil wholesaling
    Lubricating oil and grease wholesaling
    Coke wholesaling
    Naphtha wholesaling
    White spirits wholesaling

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • World price of crude oil
  • Demand from gas stations
  • World production of oil
  • Industrial production index
  • Regulation for the Gasoline & Petroleum Wholesaling industry

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue volatility fueled by unstable prices
  • Profit trends
  • Industry exits
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Rising prices result in revenue growth
  • Efficiency trends bode poorly for the industry
  • Slow profit growth
  • Table: Gasoline & Petroleum Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Gasoline & Petroleum Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Auto Parts Stores
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Gas Stations with Convenience Stores
  • Gas Stations
  • Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Gasoline & Petroleum Bulk Stations
  • Oil Drilling & Gas Extraction
  • Petroleum Refining
  • Refined Petroleum Pipeline Transportation

  • Products & Services
  • Gasoline
  • Lubricants, fuel oil and other petroleum products
  • Distillate fuel
  • Crude oil
  • Jet fuel
  • Chart: Gasoline & Petroleum Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Wholesale resellers
  • Gasoline retailers
  • Commercial and residential users
  • Specialist retailers
  • Industrial sector
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Gasoline & Petroleum Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Gasoline & Petroleum Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Gasoline & Petroleum Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Gasoline & Petroleum Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Gasoline & Petroleum Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (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
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Bulk Station
  • A station that holds more than 10,000 gallons of petroleum products, typically for a retailer that then sells them to end users.
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Lpg)
  • A flammable mixture of hydrocarbon gases used as a fuel; also called GPL, LP gas or autogas.
  • Organization Of The Petroleum Exporting Countries
  • An intergovernmental organization of 12 developing countries with the goal of determining the best means of safeguarding the organization's interests.
  • Petroleum Products
  • Products obtained from processing crude oil, natural gas liquids and blending stocks.
  • Terminal
  • A bulk storage facility for crude oil and petroleum products.
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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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