The National Average Retail Mark-up o...

The National Average Retail Mark-up on a Gallon of Gasoline (2010)

Created by HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC on Apr 22, 2011

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One-half the price at the pump

$1.00 per gallon

79.8 cents per gallon

50.9 cents per gallon

37.5 cents per gallon

32.0 cents per gallon

24.9 cents per gallon

16.3 cents per gallon

12.7 cents per gallon

5.5 cents per gallon

HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

Alexandria, VA

#1 Apr 22, 2011
The correct answer is 16.3 cents per gallon, and that is the gross mark-up before expenses like labor, business taxes, rent, light, heat, credit card and bank fees, equipment and hardware, etc..

The actual profitability, after all expenses are taken into account, is 4 to 5 cents per gallon.

A vehicle filling up with 10 gallons of $3.90 per gallon fuel gives the dealer a net profit of --- hold your breath!--$.50 -- that's Fifty Cents on a $39.00 sale!

Are you sure you want to get into the fuel retailing business?
P.S. Don't look for Warren Buffett to be buying any large chain of fuel retailers anytime soon.
HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

Alexandria, VA

#2 Apr 22, 2011
slippery dealings

Troy, NY

#3 Apr 22, 2011
Why does it seem that Sunoco on Merrill road is always up to 9 cents a gallon higher than the average? Is it because of their relationship with Price Chopper where a shell game suggests that food shoppers are getting a bargain on their gas if they buy food at PC? Is that supposed savings really added into the cost of the food before you purchase it?

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