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Retailers or consumers: who benefits from low oil prices at the pump?


Retailers or consumers: who benefits from low oil prices at the pump?

Report summary

As the price of Brent progressively made its way below the US$50/bbl mark, with over 40% decrease since the beginning of 2014, the debate over how much this is reflected to the customers is reheated, especially in Europe where prices at the pump fell by a mere 13% on average. Asymmetry in price transmission, also known as 'rockets and feathers' effect, is again the main focus of the media articles covering the subject.

 


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This Refining and Oil Products Insight report highlights the key issues surrounding this topic, and draws out the implications for those involved.

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  • Introduction
  • Impact on wholesale and retail prices
  • What determines the scale of the 'feather effect'?
    • Figure 3: Changes in pre-tax pump prices* (Jun-Dec2014)

In this report there are 5 tables or charts, including:

  • Introduction
  • Impact on wholesale and retail prices
    • Figure 1: North West European product prices in 2014
    • Figure 2: Changes in prices (Jan-Dec 2014)
  • What determines the scale of the 'feather effect'?
    • Retailers or consumers: who benefits from low oil prices at the pump?: Image 3
    • Figure 4: Price decrease Jun-Dec 2014 vs. market concentration
    • Figure 5: Price decrease Jun-Dec 2014 vs. presence of the discount segment
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