||Wholesale sales of gasoline in individual transactions which exceed the size of a truckload.
||Finished motor gasoline not included in the oxygenated or reformulated gasoline categories.
Excludes reformulated gasoline blendstock for oxygenate blending (RBOB)
as well as other blendstock.
|Dealer Tank Wagon Sales (DTW)
||Wholesale sales of gasoline priced on a delivered basis to a retail outlet.
|Gas Plant Operator
||Any firm, including a gas plant owner, which operates a gas plant and keeps the gas plant records.
A gas plant is a facility in which natural gas liquids are separated from natural gas or in which
natural gas liquids are fractionated or otherwise separated into natural gas liquid products or both.
For the purposes of this survey, gas plant operator data are contained in the refiner categories.
||The classification of gasoline by octane ratings. Each type of gasoline (conventional
and reformulated) is classified by three grades - regular, midgrade, and
premium. Note: gasoline sales are reported by grade in accordance with their classification
at the time of sale. In general, automotive octane requirements are lower at high altitudes.
Therefore, in some areas of the United States, such as the Rocky Mountain States, the
octane ratings for the gasoline grades may be 2 or more octane points lower.
||Gasoline having an antiknock index, i.e., octane rating, greater than or equal to 88
and less than or equal to 90. Note: Octane requirements may vary by altitude.
||A complex mixture of relatively volatile hydrocarbons with or without small quantities of
additives, blended to form a fuel suitable for use in spark-ignition engines. Motor gasoline,
as defined in ASTM Specification D 4814 or Federal Specification VV-G-1690C, is characterized
as having a boiling range of 122 to 158 degrees Fahrenheit at the 10 percent recovery point to
365 to 374 degrees Fahrenheit at the 90 percent recovery point. Motor Gasoline includes
conventional gasoline; all types of oxygenated gasoline, including gasohol; and
reformulated gasoline, but excludes aviation gasoline. Note: Volumetric data on blending
components, such as oxygenates, are not counted in data on finished motor gasoline until
the blending components are blended into the gasoline.
||A number used to indicate gasoline's antiknock performance in motor vehicle engines.
The two recognized laboratory engine test methods for determining the antiknock rating, i.e.,
octane rating, of gasolines are the Research method and the Motor method. To provide a
single number as guidance to the consumer, the antiknock index (R + M)/2, which is the
average of the Research and Motor octane numbers, was developed.
||"Oxygenated Fuels Program Reformulated Gasoline" is reformulated gasoline which is intended
for use in an oxygenated fuels program control area during an oxygenated fuels program
|Other End Users
||For motor gasoline, all direct sales to end users other than those made through company outlets.
For No. 2 distillate, all direct sales to end users other than residential, commercial/institutional,
industrial sales, and sales through company outlets. Included in the "other end users" category
are sales to utilities and agricultural users.
||Finished motor gasoline, other than reformulated gasoline, having an oxygen content of 2.7
percent or higher by weight and required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
to be sold in areas designated by EPA as carbon monoxide (CO) nonattainment areas.
Note: Oxygenated gasoline excludes oxygenated fuels program reformulated gasoline (OPRG)
and reformulated gasoline blendstock for oxygenate blending (RBOB). Data on gasahol that
has at least 2.7 percent oxygen, by weight, and is intended for sale inside CO nonattainment
areas are included in data on oxygenated gasoline. Other data on gasahol are included in data
on conventional gasoline.
||Gasoline having an antiknock index, i.e., octane rating, greater than 90.
Note: Octane requirements may vary by altitude.
|Price (Unit Price)
||Total revenue derived from the sale of product during the reference month divided by the
total volume sold; also known as the weighted average price. Total revenue should exclude
all taxes but include transportation costs that were paid as part of the purchase price.
||Wholesale truckload sales or smaller of gasoline where title transfers at a terminal.
||"Reformulated Gasoline Blendstock for Oxygenate Blending" is motor gasoline blending components
intended for blending with oxygenates to produce finished reformulated gasoline.
||A firm or the part of a firm that refines products or blends and substantially changes products,
or refines liquid hydrocarbons from oil and gas field gases, or recovers liquefied petroleum
gases incident to petroleum refining and sells those products to resellers, retailers,
reseller/retailers or ultimate consumers. "Refiner" includes any owner of products that
contracts to have those products refined and then sells the refined products to resellers,
retailers, or ultimate consumers. For the purposes of this survey, gas plant operator data
are included in this category.
||Finished motor gasoline formulated for use in motor vehicles, the composition and properties
of which meet the requirements of the reformulated gasoline regulations promulgated by the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under Section 211(k) of the Clean Air Act.
This category includes oxygenated fuels program reformulated gasoline (OPRG) but excludes
reformulated gasoline blendstock for oxygenate blending (RBOB).
||Gasoline having an antiknock index (average of the research octane rating and the motor octane
number) greater than or equal to 85 and less than 88. Note: Octane requirements may vary by altitude.
||Any company-owned outlet (e.g., service station) selling gasoline, on-highway
diesel fuel, or propane for on-highway vehicle use which is under the direct control of the
firm filing the EIA-782 by virtue of the ability to set the retail product price and
directly collect all or part of the retail margin. This category includes retail outlets:
(1) being operated by salaried employees of the company and/or its subsidiaries and
affiliates, and/or (2) involving personnel services contracted by the firm.
||The transfer of title from the seller to a buyer for a price. Excludes intrafirm transfers,
products consumed directly by the reporting firm, or sales of bonded fuel. Also excludes
products delivered/loaned to exchange partners, except where the amount supplied exceeds the
amount received and the differential is invoiced as a sale during the reference month.
|Sales to End Users
||Sales made directly to the consumer of the product. Includes bulk consumers, such as
agriculture, industry, and utilities, as well as residential and commercial consumers.
|Sales for Resale
||Sales of refined petroleum products to purchasers who are other-than-ultimate consumers;