- 05 Oct
Retail fuel margins drop $0.053 this week
Retail fuel margins dropped $0.053 per gallon this week to $0.191 per gallon, according to the weekly OPIS report. That is a reversal of the trend over the past two weeks when retail fuel margins increased $0.10 since September 14. Retail fuel margins are now just under $0.05 higher than one month ago.
This is the season when retail fuel prices typically fall, allowing c-stores to make up for lost fuel margins earlier in the year. So from a fuel price management perspective, now is the time to keep a close watch on the volume and retail fuel margin trade-off to make the most of the remaining weeks of the year.