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Falling Gasoline Prices in US Bring Higher Profits for Retailers

  • Retailers lose on fuel, convenience sales when prices are high
  • Gasoline prices have fallen on slow demand, recession fears
A customer fuels a vehicle at a gas station in Hercules, California, on June 22.

A customer fuels a vehicle at a gas station in Hercules, California, on June 22.

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Gas station owners in the US are finally making higher profits selling fuel now that pump prices have fallen from record levels over the past few weeks. 

That may seem counterintuitive, but here’s what’s behind the numbers.