- 24 Oct
Retail fuel margins maintain highest levels of the year
The average retail fuel margin remained at the top level of the year this week, according to OPIS. The average retail fuel margin dipped $0.001 per gallon to $0.369 per gallon. That’s $0.175 per gallon higher than this week last year.
The year to date average inched upward again to hit $0.200 per gallon while the Q4 average broke $0.30 to hit $0.312 per gallon. The six week average is now $0.293 per gallon, the highest of the year.
We’re now counting down nine weeks until the end of the year. Last year, these nine weeks averaged $0.19 per gallon. Even if retail fuel margins go into a free fall through the end of this year, and there are no industry indications that we will, we’re still looking at what will likely be the best quarter of the year.