Study of the UK petroleum retail market

The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) commissioned Deloitte in 2012 to conduct a study of the UK petroleum retail market in order to develop a better understanding of the implications of recent trends in the number of petrol filling stations (PFS) on the overall security of supply and the resilience of the downstream oil sector. For the purposes of this study, the UK petroleum retail market is defined as the retail sales of road transport fuel (petrol and diesel) to consumers and businesses via the UK’s PFS network.

This report provides an overview of the UK petroleum retail market, including its size, key demand drivers, types of retailers and PFS proximity, and how these have evolved over time. It also sets out the key business drivers in this market and the ensuing business models and strategies of different market participants.

Source: Deloitte, Dec 2012

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