- 30 Sep
US retail fuel margins continue winning streak
For the fourth straight week, retail fuel margins across the US have increased week over week according to the latest OPIS report. OPIS reports an increase of $0.113 cents per gallon since August 30.
Retail fuel margins across the US are now at $0.282 per gallon, up $0.042 per gallon from last week. Retail fuel margins are now at their highest levels since July 5, and the second highest levels for all of 2013.
The year to date average now stands at $0.186 per gallon, the highest of the year. The average retail fuel margins for calendar year Q3 finished at $0.207, up slightly from the margins of Q2 which were $0.191 per gallon, but down slightly from the Q1 margins which were $0.212 per gallon. The six week average stands at $0.210 per gallon, the highest since July 12.
From a fuel management perspective, fuel retailers across the US had a strong Q2 according to these OPIS reports. In calendar year 2012, the US retail fuel margins for Q4 averaged $0.230 per gallon. Hopefully history will repeat itself and fuel retailers will finish up 2013 with strong fuel profits.