- 29 Mar
Retail fuel margins regain losses
OPIS reported this week that retail fuel margins gained back the $0.02 loss of last week, and are back to $0.220 per gallon.
For the first quarter of 2013, retail fuel margins averaged $0.159 per gallon. It was March that saved the quarter. Average retail fuel margins for January were $0.148, average retail fuel margins for February were $0.105, and average retail fuel margins for March were $0.212.
The first quarter of the year is typically challenging for c-store store margins. But to finish up the quarter with an average of $0.159, when NACS says typical retail margins across an entire year are in the $0.16 range, and better margin quarters are ahead of us, the 2013 year is looking promising.