The Ultimate Guide to Buying Wholesale Fuel

(Gasoline & Diesel)

The wholesale fuel industry is complex. Our goal is to make it simple. This is a quick guide on oil filters and to quickly bring you up to speed in the wholesale fuel industry. So that by the time you are done reading this, you will be a bulk fuel buying pro.

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How is Bulk Fuel Priced?

RefineryThis may be the most complex part of the fuel industry. Luckily we have written a lot about pricing wholesale fuel.

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18 Responses to The Ultimate Guide to Buying Wholesale Fuel (Gasoline & Diesel)

  • John Crosier

    We recently opened a c-store and have been buying gas from fuel city. Friday my daughter bought gas for $2.607 the price that we was selling was $2.699 the following Saturday gas dropped to $2.59. Is there any way to prevent
    This? Where can I find better bulk gas delivery company?

    • J.J. Mancini


      Great questions. When the market falls, this can be very frustrating. Here is my recommendation of what you should do:
      1) Make sure your current fuel supplier has your best interests at heart. Do they can about your success or just about making a quick buck.
      2) Make sure you have market insight. So that you know WHEN to buy and when NOT to buy. That is why we invented the PowerFuel iPhone app. Even if you don’t use our app make sure you have insight int market movements. You want to buy when the markets going up and wait to buy when it is going down.

      If you have any other questions, just ask 😉

  • Nthabiseng

    I want to sell diseal in bulk (25 litters)ordering and collecting my stock from ur company,what is the best price u can give per litter?

    • J.J. Mancini

      Unfortunately 25 litres is not considered bulk. We sell in gallons and a minimum order is generally above 2,500 gallons and generally closer to 8000 gallons if you want the best price.

  • Kendra

    I’m starting a fuel delivery service to residential and commercial companies. I would like some info on pricing unleaded and premium. Minimum amount in bulk?

    • J.J. Mancini

      Hi Kendra,

      Feel free to give us a call and we can help you with that. 1-888-750-(FUEL)3835
      Minimum gallons for us is generally 2500 gallons. But if you are starting a fuel delivery service, then the minimum really comes down to you. Most carriers still charge 8000 minimum for gas eventhough they will haul less.

      • Michael De Jesus Da Costa

        hey JJ i’m currentley looking for a supplier for 50.000MT of ULSD could u give me some information to where i can get a good supplier
        it with a 1 yr contract and i dont want to lose it

        • J.J. Mancini

          Michael, thank you for the comment. There are plenty of suppliers who can offer fuel at those volumes. What it comes down to is logistics. Where do you need the fuel? Trucked some where? Pipeline tender? Train? Barge? Is this a monthly volume? We would love to be your supplier, but we will need more information. Please fill out the contact form by clicking “contact” at the top right, or give us a call 888-750-3835.

  • kashmir malhi

    how i can buy cheap fuel for my new location

    • J.J. Mancini

      If by cheap you mean inexpensive, the best way is to call ALL of the wholesale fuel suppliers in your area and get quotes from them. That way you are always buying the lowest of what pricing you see.

  • Warren

    Hi, I am interested in the purchasing and reselling or selling of petroleum here in South Africa. Suggestions on which to buy from and what I would need to get started would be very helpful please and whether I can actually do it…

    • J.J. Mancini

      Well, it just so happened that I used to live in Cape Town, ZA and happen to know a little bit about the fuel industry there.
      In order to keep the prices low, the government operates and subsidizes gasoline and diesel. Because of that, to become a reseller of petrol would be difficult if not impossible. Because of the relatively “free market” in the USA creates the marketer or jobber business. Because of the government run nature in ZA, that market does not exist. If it did, you’d probably have to be lining Zuma’s pockets, or someone in the DA.

  • Felix Hurtado

    Hello, we are currently looking into starting a fuel delivery business in Southern California and I’m wondering in general if we purchase 8,000 gallons at a time of gas how much cheaper on average would that be compared to gas station prices in Los Angels?

    • J.J. Mancini


      On average if you buy bulk, you will be saving about 2-8 cents per gallon. But also keep in mind, that because of some of the competition of the hyper-markets (Costco, Sam’s Club, etc.) it is also possible that they, at times, will be selling at the pump cheaper than you can buy. It comes down to relationship and buying from as many suppliers as you can.

  • Annie

    Is there any way you can purchase wholesale gas without having a c-store? If there is where could you properly store such a large amount of Gas? Look forward to your reply!

    • J.J. Mancini

      Yes it is possible. But you need to own tanks. Tanks come in many sizes from 500 gallon totes 20k gallon beasts (they get much bigger too). If you want to get a quote to buy a tank reach out to or a similar company.



    • J.J. Mancini

      Unfortunately we do not sell outside of the United States and Mexico. So we are unable to help in Turkey or Dubai.

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