Oil Marketers and Distributors
Most petroleum marketers and distributors belong to a national association that provides them with membership, resources, connections, and networking in the industry. State and regional trade associations may represent independent petroleum marketers nationwide, who in turn provide services to their clients.
A petroleum marketer, someone who sells refined petroleum energy products, may be involved in a spectrum of commercial businesses, whether on a wholesale or retail level. They may own gasoline stations, convenience stores, heating oil businesses, and petroleum trucking companies complete with bulk storage facilities.
This industry is regulated by the government, so certain guidelines must be followed. Companies in this business offer varied services to their customers, such as sales, rebranding, advertising, delivery, and transport of custom blends and formulas. Many companies have websites that outline services and fuel price estimates, whether you need products for a generator or motor engine.
Customers may be able to place an order online, or contact the supplier for more information on sales of crude oil barrels and drums, along with diesel fuel or natural gas for gas stations, diesel engines, or synthetic motor oil. Marketers and distributors may provide transportation and delivery of drums and barrels of natural gas and crude oil on a commercial or industrial level.
A company in this business needs to be current on all industry happenings and equipment, knowledgeable about prices, able to give estimates, and possess strong communication skills to compete in this arena. Customers can expect to encounter many people during their experience, from the sales associates to suppliers to delivery personnel.