- 25 Jul
Retail fuel margin average hits 12 month high
The report from OPIS today shows that with the $0.016 increase in the average retail fuel margin this week, the retail fuel margin level now stands at $0.292 per gallon, the highest in over 12 months. The last time we saw retail fuel margins above $0.290 was July 5, 2013 when the average retail fuel margin hit $0.302 per gallon, the highest margin of 2013.
This week marks the fourth consecutive margin increase, totaling an increase of $0.135 per gallon since June 27. We’re seeing a slow but steady rise in the year to date average, with the current year to date retail fuel margin being $0.175 per gallon. The average for this quarter is $0.248 and the six week average is $0.218 per gallon.
Last year at this time, we were at $0.176 per gallon. That means we’ve now seen retail fuel margins above last year for three weeks in a row. Interestingly, this time last year the average retail fuel margin up to that point was $0.177 per gallon, so we’re tracking nearly identically on an annual basis.