Motor Fuel

January 2005
Convenience Store News;1/10/2005, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p24
Trade Publication
This article reports that there's a battle raging for share of gasoline volume and dollars, and so far the convenience store industry is holding its own. With gasoline expected to average $1.89 per gallon in 2005 C-stores are still bringing in the lion's share of that business, and several members of the Forecast Council downplayed the impact of high-volume retailers as more of a regional competitive issue. The real concern is price volatility, which Morris and others on the council believe will only get worse. Although the price of oil settled down from its late-October high of $55 per barrel, nobody believes that the price will remain stable.


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