Growing Throughout Western Canada
Canada is a large country, stretching for 9.98 million square kilometres across the northern portion of North America.
In such a large country, driving long distances is obviously inevitable, especially when cities & towns are often located great distances apart.
Therefore, gas stations in Canada play an important role in facilitating the movement of people & products.
In fact, there are 11, 916 retail gasoline locations in Canada. Shell Canada, Husky Energy, Esso, Petro-Canada, & Chevron are large players in the industry, & control a significant number of those retail locations.
Bigger, brighter and more beautiful stations
Over the last 20 years or so, the number of gas stations in Canada has actually declined, which seems odd, considering that Canada’s population continues to grow. However, this is because gas stations have become larger & more efficient.
Additionally, most gas stations now offer enhanced services. These enhanced services come in the form of a car washes, or convenience stores.
Margins on the sale of gasoline are generally low in Canada, making these enhanced services essential for the viability of business.