1. What are typical gas station expenses?
Below is a list of common expenses for a typical Gas Station / Convenience Store Operation. These figures are estimates and will vary depending on the location:
Payroll: 24 Hour Locations: 720 man hours per month X $12.00 per hour = $8640.00 per month for one employee per shift.
Utilities: Electric, Water, Sewer, Garbage and Phone approx. $2,000.00 per month.
Insurance: Average liability, property and tank insurance total $7,000 per year.
Credit Card Fees: This expense is variable based on the volume of the location. An easy way to get a close estimate is to use the following formula: Gallons per month X Average gas price X Percentage of credit card sales X 2.5% = credit card fees.
Example- A location pumping 100,000 gallons per month at $3.50 per gallon, doing 35% cash business and 65% credit card business will look like this: 100,000 X $3.50 X 65% X 2.5% = $5,687.50 per month.
Miscellaneous: Accounting Fees, Bank Fees, Lawn, Pressure Washing, etc. $700.00 per month.
2. Is the gas profit the same for all stations?
ABSOLUTELY NOT! Gas margins will vary depending on your supply contract and competition. We will help you to obtain the best gasoline supply agreement available for your station.
3. What is the difference between rack and DTW pricing?
DTW (Dealer Tank Wagon) is a price set by major oil companies based on the region of the state that you are located. Rack is the wholesale price of gasoline which varies from each terminal. Rack pricing is the preferred way to buy gas because DTW is usually priced much higher.
4. Is it true that unbranded gas is cheaper than major brand gas?
Yes, however with you can get Major Brand gas at the same price as unbranded