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Each month, we share topline survey responses from the 2017 NACS Consumer Fuels Report.
By NACS
Dec 11, 2017
A dozen or so customers probably never could have imagined what they were able to do at the pump one June 1964 day would reshape fueling forever — and also impact other retail channels.
By NACS
Jun 8, 2017
Why are prices in California so much more than in South Carolina — or the national average? And how can they vary so much in one town? It comes down to three broad factors: taxes, fuel blends and margins.
By NACS
Apr 27, 2017
No matter who owns the station, retail fuels prices are ultimately determined by four sets of costs: crude oil, taxes, refining costs and distribution and marketing.
By NACS
Mar 1, 2017
Summer-blend fuels, infrastructure maintenance and, of course, an increase in seasonal demand all create challenges that can affect retail fuels prices.
By NACS
Mar 1, 2017
Nearly 40 million Americans fill up their vehicles every day. How they drive, consider gas prices and determine whether they go inside the store has a profound impact on convenience stores.
By NACS
Mar 1, 2017
The price of gas affects how consumers think about broader economic issues, especially since gas process account for around 4% of consumer spending in any given year.
By NACS
Mar 1, 2017
The first purpose-built, drive-up gas station made its debut over 100 years ago which is one of many significant events and innovations that have shaped the fuels retailing industry.
By NACS
Feb 22, 2017
Gas prices that end in 9/10th of a cent are standard practice today. It’s a practice that has its roots in the 1930s.
By NACS
Feb 22, 2017
Do gas prices go up like a rocket and come down like a feather? There is some price asymmetry between price increases and decreases, but it’s a stretch to say that prices go up like a rocket but down like a feather.
By NACS
Feb 21, 2017
Your car runs sluggish or even stops and starts in fits. Is the cause bad gas? Let’s look at the possibilities related to if your fuel may be causing these problems.
By NACS
Feb 21, 2017
Current information about motor fuels demand, supply, refining, distribution and retail operations.
By NACS
Feb 21, 2017
Some metrics looking at how the average American drives and uses fuel.
By NACS
Feb 20, 2017
A snapshot look at the stores and infrastructures that provide fuels.
By NACS
Feb 20, 2017
Each month, we share topline survey responses from the 2016 NACS Consumer Fuels Report.
By NACS
Dec 13, 2016
In the coming years, where will drivers live and how will they travel?
By Fuels Institute
Jun 1, 2016
Findings from the 2016 NACS Retail Fuels Report show that gas prices drive more than c-store sales—they drive customer morale.
By NACS Magazine
Jun 1, 2016
In 2015, lower gas prices led to an estimated $550 in savings per family. As gas prices continue to stay low into 2016, it is clear that some segments of the economy are benefitting from consumers’ economic gains.
By 2016 NACS Retail Fuels Report
Apr 7, 2016
Price remains the most dominant reason why consumers select a specific location to buy fuel. That was the case in 2008 when gas prices spiked past $4.00 per gallon and it was true in January 2016 when prices dipped below $2 per gallon.
By 2016 NACS Retail Fuels Report
Mar 7, 2016
Topline survey responses from the 2015 NACS Consumer Fuels Report.
By NACS
Dec 31, 2015
Fuels Institute study shows that fuel prices do not necessarily influence vehicle purchasing.
By Fuels Institute
Jul 30, 2015
A look at some of the biggest moments in fuels retailing history.
By NACS Retail Fuels Report
Feb 1, 2015
How much you’re paying in gas taxes depends on what state you’re in.
By NACS Retail Fuels Report
Feb 1, 2015
If it’s summer, that means hot weather, more driving—and changes in gas prices.
By NACS Retail Fuels Report
Feb 1, 2015
The price difference between diesel and gas all comes down to supply and demand.
By NACS Retail Fuels Report
Feb 1, 2015
A breakdown of where consumers are filling up their gas tanks.
By 2015 NACS Retail Fuels Report
Feb 1, 2015
The past, present and future of premium gasoline.
By NACS Retail Fuels Report
Feb 1, 2015
A snapshot of the facts and figures behind the industry.
By NACS Retail Fuels Report
Feb 1, 2015
While not an immediate success, self-service gas stations have changed the convenience store industry forever.
By NACS Retail Fuels Report
Feb 1, 2014
Petroliana collectors revisit the industry’s storied past with an eye on its future.
By NACS Magazine
Dec 1, 2013
How gas station price signs evolved from hand-painted to LED.
By NACS Magazine
Dec 1, 2013
The city that never sleeps is running out of gas. Literally.
By NACS Magazine
Apr 1, 2012
A look at the station designed by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright—and why it may finally become a reality.
By NACS Magazine
Feb 1, 2012
In the not-so-distant past, consumers pumping their own gas wasn’t just unheard of, it was illegal.
By NACS Magazine
Oct 1, 2011
 

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