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CHEAPERDREAMS

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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 3:34:55 PM

Without us getting to nosy, would you mind posting your average monthly gallonage sales.

When I was stationed at Shaw AFB, SC, a friend of mine owned an Esso station and said he pumped 30000 gal a month average. This was at $.39 a gallon.
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PithyOpiner
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2013 7:02:52 PM

I've always dreamed of owing a gas station on a corner where there were three other gas stations. And, at night when they were shut down I would pump out some of their gas into my tanks. Not a lot, just enough so I could price my gas about 20 cents a gallon lower than theirs. Eventually, I would put all three out of business and have all the commerce to myself.
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 10:19:57 AM

NOYB.
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HeavyDuty_cache
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:27:07 AM

They have ESSO's in South Carolina?

bizowner - why are you shouting?
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bizowner
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 7:22:08 PM

STATION OWNERS ON THEIR OWN PAY FOR THE PUMPS LIGHTS ETC...AND PEOPLE WHO LOVE AIRMILES, WELL THE STATION OWNER PAYS FOR THAT ALSO,26 CENTS PER SWIPE...NOT SHELL...BIG EXPENSE
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 9:34:17 AM

Private owners of gas stations now are few and far between. For instance in this area Marathon Oil owns the terminal were all gas is dispensed from, plus they own all Speedway stations in the state. Ninety nine percent of all gasoline stations now are company owned and operated. I use about 50 gallons per month myself. If an individual does own a station they have to charge more for their gas because they have to buy it from the companies that own everything else.
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FocusFree
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 9:23:02 AM

I think most of us know that the station owners don't get rich on gasoline sales, but they do get the blame. Good gig for the oil executives who try to tell us high prices for crude does not affect the bottom line while they rack up record profits...just a coincidence of course!
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billybopWI
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 8:13:09 AM

Many factors affect what any given location may sell. This takes an in-depth study for each location. How much does any other retail store sell of products? For Ex: A Wal-Mart vs an independant, you can't compare without many factors taken into consideration.
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TrixieNY
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 8:05:35 AM

CHEAPERDREAMS, without getting too nosy, would you mind posting some gas prices?
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brerrabbitTX
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 5:24:57 PM

The numbers are all over the board and really depend on location, market strategy and alternate income sources of the site.

What I mean by that is that there is a Shell station close to me whose primary money maker is a repair shop located on the property. He is usually one of the highest prices around for gas. He even offers a full service option in a self serve market. His clientle is older and more financially better off and I would guess based on my knowledge that he pumps no more than 15 to 20 thousand gallons a month.

On the other hand there is a chain in Texas called Buccees. He has massive sites on the interstates with 40 gas dispensors and a store half as bis as a Wal Mart. He averages around 900,000 gallons a month.

As a final indicator when I worked in the direct company operated segment of the business, our target for sites was 155,000 gallons a month and store sales of $65,000 a month. We would not run anything less. At the time we had 1,500 sites nationwide almost always in large metropolitan markets.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 3:45:29 PM



I doubt that many gas station owners are reading these threads, and that very few of them will post their actual sales figures.

If what you're looking for is an average, you'll likely only get random figures (if any), that may or may not be representative of any given area.

If you're simply asking how many gallons a gas station sells, it's anywhere from 60,000 to upwards of 200,000 gallons per month, generally in the 9 to 12 cents per gallon mark-up (assuming you're trying to figure out how much money they make). What you haven't asked about is demographics or competition in that area and in the immediate area. Without knowing the latter two, you may have several small quantity stations, whereas another answer might give you a large number but it's without competition.

Maybe the question, CHEAPERDREAMS, is, what are you looking for? Not simply random numbers, are you?
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cheapguy135
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 3:44:57 PM

150,000 to 180,000 per month
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