The mission of Fuel Marketer News (FMN) is to provide the marketer/distributor with a range of useful information focused mainly, but not exclusively, on the incredibly important fuel products that our industry distributes. One specific component of the information we focus on is fuel pricing, which is undergoing some exciting developments. We are bringing out wholesale price data for the same 10 metropolitan markets we currently cover with retail data, and similarly making localized rack city price information available as well.


FREE Retail and Wholesale Data

As you should be aware, EPIC News+Data, FMN’s parent company, created a comprehensive Retail Price Index covering the 10 primary metropolitan markets, and the EPIC Retail Price Fuel Gauge, which allows a marketer to drill down beyond those markets and get localized fuel price data. By using these tools, you can examine retail prices and averages, and gain transparency from lows, highs and averages. You can assess margins and adjust prices accordingly. As always, we will continue to expand the depth and quality of our already effective retail price information.

However, that was only the beginning. In coming weeks we will being offering wholesale data on the same metropolitan markets covered with the retail, and localized rack city price information to complement the retail data. This will encompass over 400 metropolitan markets and 1,000 terminals. It’s our intention to provide this retail and wholesale data for FREE to our readers; however, in the future we might ask for a simple and painless registration process to let us know more about our audience and its specific needs.


Exciting and Affordable Premium Services

In addition to our free data services, there will be an expansive series of paid premium data product offerings at highly affordable prices. EPIC Data Subscriptions are designed to be user-friendly, cost-effective and to facilitate flexibility in sharing pricing data throughout your organization through simple licensing. Need customized reports? No problem—EPIC will deliver on your requirements at a price point unheard of in the industry today.


Daily Pricing Newsletter

To provide greater convenience, in coming weeks we will begin sending out a Daily Pricing Newsletter to our subscription base, which will give the fuel buyer in your operation a quick and easy way to access the retail and wholesale metropolitan market data and a quick link to the localized retail and wholesale data apps. NOTE: A select group of our audience will begin receiving a trial version of the daily newsletter for your opinions and feedback before we make it available to our general audience.


Website Adjustments

To coincide with the launch of the Daily Pricing Newsletter, we will be centralizing our free retail and wholesale pricing data applications on a specific page: Fuel Pricing. We will also begin providing enhanced general coverage of price-specific issues. The Fuels and Supply page will still provide more generalized data on what’s happening with the fuel products throughout the United States and internationally. So, if you or your fuel buyer currently go to the home page to check out this data, please keep the upcoming change in mind.

The rest of our site will continue to provide the operational and managerial content useful throughout your business.

If you are not the fuel buyer in your operation, please make sure that individual is aware of the free tools we offer and have him or her register for our daily and weekly newsletters. A subscription link is located on every major page of the website, and an additional link is included HERE.

This is only the beginning. The goal of EPIC News+Data is to provide fuel marketers with independent, accurate and verified data to increase price transparency in the marketplace, which is an ongoing process. Of course, we will keep you informed as all of these offerings come to market in the near future.