- 22 Mar
Fuel margins down again
OPIS in their report this week showed US retail fuel margins were down for the second straight week. Retail fuel margins across the US now average $0.195 per gallon, down $0.023 per gallon from last week.
With one week to go for the quarter, average retail fuel margins now stand at $0.154 per gallon, which is roughly the average of January this year. We can expect the average Q1 retail fuel margins for this year will be in this same range since there isn’t enough time to bring up the three month average.
On the positive side, the average retail fuel margin now stands at $0.210 per gallon. If Q2 can begin with retail fuel margins at that level, it will make for a good headstart to the calendar year.