UPDATED 1 Sept: The EI library in London is temporarily closed to the public, as a precautionary measure in light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. From 1 September, the library will be staffed Tuesday-Thursday, meaning some services including loans of hard copy materials can resume. The Knowledge Service will still be answering email queries via email , or via live chats during working hours (09:15-17:00 GMT). Our e-library is always open for members here: eLibrary , for full-text access to over 200 e-books and millions of articles. Thank you for your patience.

Europe, fuel retailing: Riding out the 2004 price storm. Stephen Brooks. Petroleum Review, Retail Marketing Survey, March 2005, pp 26-27.

The high and rising oil price in 2004 presented major challenges to fuel retailers across Europe as they sought to pass on ever higher fuel purchase costs through raising their own forecourt pump prices in a way that did not compromise their competitiveness. Stephen Brooks, Downstream Consultant at Wood Mackenzie, writes that Opal’s assessments of European forecourt pump prices last year suggest that while marketing margins did show some overall erosion compared to 2003, in most countries pump prices were increased to levels that mitigated against any fundamental deterioration in fuel retailing profitability.

Abstract details

Please login to save this item