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Fuels Institute Research

  • Fuel Prices and Auto Sales
    A new study examines the widespread notion that retail fuel prices have a direct correlation on consumer vehicle purchasing behavior. By analyzing the relationship between vehicle sales and retail fuel prices over the past five years, we aim to better understand how consumers are making their decisions.
  • 2015 University Case Competition
    First-ever student case competition featuring the complete submissions by students from the University of Wisconsin, Northwestern University and University of Texas at Dallas.
  • Driver Demographics - The American Population's Effect on Vehicle Travel and Fuel Demand
    An analysis of the historic growth and stabilization of vehicle-miles traveled, through a demographic examination of drivers and driver behavior.
  • E85 - A Market Performance Analysis and Forecast
    E85 is subject to the fuel specification standard used by ASTM which applies to fuel blends that contain 51% - 83% ethanol. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) uses an average ethanol concentration of 74% for its evaluations.
  • Consumers and Diesel: Potential Conflict Between Fuel Economy and Cost
    A new consumer study examines consumer preferences toward diesel fuel and finds that while all consumers seek economic benefits, different consumer segments value different economic factors, and that these different needs all must be addressed in communicating diesel fuel's cost benefits.
  • An Assessment of the Diesel Fuel Market: Demand, Supply, Trade and Key Drivers
    Developed by the PIRA Energy Group, this report was commissioned by the Fuels Institute to analyze domestic diesel fuel demand, production capacity, international demand and trade balances, as well as the various programs and requirements that might affect overall diesel demand.
  • Consumers and Alternative Fuels: Economics Are Top of Mind
    An analysis of what consumer are looking for when purchasing a vehicle and how they feel about alternative powertrains and fuels.
  • Tomorrow's Vehicles? What will we drive in 2023?
    Innovation in the vehicles market is moving forward at a very rapid pace, but is that pace fundamentally changing the future composition of the fuels market? According to market forecasts completed for the Fuels Institute by Navigant Research, the answer is “yes,” but only to a limited degree.