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In 1993 there were more than 200,000 refueling stations on our nation's roadways. The number of stations has been decreasing almost every year since then. By 2012, there were just over 150,000 stations; this translates to about one station per 1,600 vehicles.

Number of Refueling Stations, 1993-2012
Graph showing number of refueling stations from 1993 to 2012. See table below for more detailed information.

Supporting Information

Number of Refueling Stations, 1993-2012
Year Number of
Refueling Stations
(Thousands)
1993 207.4
1994 202.9
1995 195.5
1996 190.2
1997 187.9
1998 182.6
1999 180.6
2000 175.9
2001 172.2
2002 170.0
2003 167.6
2004 167.3
2005 169.0
2006 167.5
2007 164.3
2008 161.1
2009 162.4
2010 159.0
2011 157.4
2012 156.1
Source: National Petroleum News Survey, 2013.

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