With a combined storage capacity of more than 7.5 million barrels in our bulk fuel storage tanks, we are unsurpassed as wholesale fuel distributors with reliable fuel supply and a diverse offering of products including: several grades of gasoline, ULSD, ethanol, and biofuel blending and other liquid products. U.S. Oil maintains and distributes our own wholesale fuel and petroleum-based products as well as petroleum and non-petroleum products owned by others.
Nearly 40 million Americans fill up their gas tanks on a daily basis and, over the course of one year, the average American uses 22.27 barrels of oil. Although demand for gasoline is expected to fall at a rate of 2% each year, the fall in oil prices has caused an increase in gasoline demand, and more consumers are taking advantage of these savings by purchasing larger vehicles and driving more miles.
Gasoline is made up of a mixture of volatile, flammable liquid hydrocarbons derived from petroleum. On average, a 42-gallon barrel of crude oil yields about 19 gallons of gasoline when processed in an oil refinery. In the refinery, gasoline components are blended to create certain octane ratings to improve or modify the performance and use of fuel. Some components U.S. Oil trades include: natural gasoline, butane, isooctane, reformate, alkylate and raffinate.
U.S. Oil distributes petroleum products to convenience stores throughout the Midwest through our Branded Solutions. In addition, our Wholesale Supply provides reliable fuel supply and competitive pricing from both owned and third party terminals across the United States. The quality of our gasoline is guaranteed to be provided by the most trusted refiners across the nation.
Like the gasoline we supply, diesel fuel distributed by U.S. Oil is only provided by the most trusted refiners in the nation With the demand for diesel on the rise, purchasing ULSD (Ultra-Low-Sulfur Diesel) from a reliable source will keep your business moving.
With U.S. gasoline demand steadily decreasing, demand for diesel fuel has been increasing. The Energy Information Agency (EIA) predicts diesel fuel consumption will increase by 26% from now through 2040.
Ethanol is a renewable, domestically produced alcohol fuel made from plant material, such as corn, sugar cane or grasses.
For much of the last four years, U.S. Ethanol has been the lowest-cost motor fuel and octane source on the planet, and the U.S. leads the world in ethanol production, accounting for 60% of global output. As a result, global demand is booming and American-made ethanol is rapidly finding its way into new international markets. Ethanol exports were approximately 825 million gallons in 20142 and reached 836 million gallons in 20153.
Most gasoline sold in the U.S. contains up to 10% ethanol, although the amount varies by region. Advantages include:
- Domestically produced (U.S. Oil sources ethanol from local farms for owned and operated terminals)
- Lower emissions of some air pollutants
- More resistant to engine knock1
U.S. Oil owned terminals pride themselves of local sourcing of ethanol, supporting local farmers, and local economies. The Ethanol supply is trucked in from farms sourced in the same states as our terminals, and processed and blended on site. When you purchase ethanol products from U.S. Oil, you can be assured that the supply is locally grown, and supporting the local economy.
Biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement made from a diverse mix of domestic and renewable resources. Although it contains no petroleum, it can be blended at any level with petroleum diesel to create a biodiesel blend.
Renewable Fuel Standard
Biodiesel qualifies as a biomass-based diesel category and advanced biofuel category within the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS-2) program created under the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007. In 2015 biomass-based diesel volumes reached 1.814 billion gallons, outpacing the 1.73 billion gallons called for in the 2015 RFS mandate. RFS mandates call for an increase of biodiesel to 1.9 billion gallons in 2016 and 2 billion gallons in 2017.
Biodiesel achieves a life cycle Green House Gas emission reduction of at least 50% compared to baseline petroleum1. This renewable fuel, made from different types of oils, fats and waste products, means less pollution of the environment from waste products.
U.S. Oil terminals have the ability to store numerous other fuel products including urea, canola oil, used oil, jet fuel, natural gasoline and gasoline blend stocks and components to name a few.