Some things to consider when starting a gas station include the location where the gas station is to be built and the supplier of fuel and other products. It is also necessary to gather the required permits and licenses as stipulated by local law.
Gas is like every other product with a supply and demand, and there are several groups responsible for setting the price. Gas stations usually add on a few cents, sometimes more, per gallon.
As of 2014, Walmart, Kroger and Sam’s Club directly own the highest number of gas stations in the United States. However, most gas stations in the United States are owned by independent operators, according to the National Association of Convenience Stores.
Some locations of Giant gas stations are Lansdowne, Havertown, Philadelphia, Southampton and Warminster. Giant Food Stores owns and operates the Giant gas stations that serve counties in Pennsylvania. As of September 2015, there are six Giant gas stations in the Philadelphia area.
The U.S. Census Bureau estimated that there were 114,533 gas stations at the end of 2012. However, the National Association of Convenience Stores estimated that there were 121,658 convenience stores that sold gas in 2013, which suggests a 2.7 percent increase in the number of stations.
Some ways to locate gas stations on a map include using a specific brand's station locator, a general website such as GasBuddy.com or the American Automobile Association's TripTik planner. These sites allow drivers to locate gas stations along a trip route or near their homes and can also display up
As of 2015, Speedway offers a gas price search feature on its website, which is a simple way to find the nearest gas station's address. Drivers may also use online mapping services, such as Google Maps to locate Speedway stations.
The laws requiring full service gas stations in New Jersey and Oregon emphasize customer safety, accessibility, jobs and convenience. Full service customers willingly pay more for full service in these states because they avoid getting out in bad weather, hands that smell like gasoline and soiled cl
The website www.gasbuddy.com allows users to search for the lowest gas prices in a specific region, in a state or nationwide. Users find prices using a zip code search that provides a specific area's average gas price as well as a comparison to the state and country as a whole.
Exxon Mobil offers a store locator tool on its website for customers to find the nearest Mobil gas station. To use the tool, customers need to enter their current location.