How Many Gas Stations Are There in The United States
There are 159,000 retail locations in the U.S. that sell fuel to the public. The number of gas stations has been declining over the past ten years due, in part, to increased competition, stricter environmental regulations, and shrinking gasoline profit margins.
The number of gasoline stations in the United States has been declining since 1994 when there were over 200,000 stations. From 2003 to 2006, those declines leveled off and in 2005, the number of stations increased slightly. However, since 2005, the number of stations has begun to decline again with a loss of more than 9,000 stations from 2010 to 2011.
Number of Gas Stations in The US
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|Source: National Petroleum News Survey|