What Are the Cost and Revenue Drivers of the Oil & Gas Industry?

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Cost and revenue drivers vary slightly within the upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas sectors, as their functions are different within the industry. No matter where your business lies within the gas and oil industry stream, better decision-making begins with better intelligence.

How Gas Prices Affect Consumer Behavior

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If you sell fuel, you know the importance of good pricing decisions. Good pricing decisions do more than protect your profit margins. It improves the buying loyalty of your current accounts and improves the chances that you will be introduced to new buyers. However, your fuel pricing strategy does not just take into account what competitors are doing when it comes to fuel pricing strategies; it also considers what consumer trends exist and how the market is reacting to any changes.

Wholesale Fuel Prices V. Pump Prices

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The retail sector of fuel prices is obviously the most visible to the public – it’s displayed prominently along the street in giant neon numbers for everyone to see. There are even flyers and coupons delivered to advertise gas prices in some countries. But what about wholesale fuel? What is the difference between wholesale fuel and retail fuel?

Empty Shelves and Packed Ports

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Shifting consumer behavior and supply chain hold-ups are both affecting refined fuels demand. Read our analysis for details.

What Is Meant by Upstream and Downstream Supply Chain?

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The difference between upstream oil production and downstream refined fuels delivery is important. If your company is only concerned with downstream operations, do you need to understand the entire supply chain fully? Yes! You know that your processes do not exist in a vacuum. The actions in upstream oil and gas ripple throughout the industry and affect downstream refined fuel production.