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Fuel Distributor Achieves Significant Savings in Energy Market Data Costs

Fuel Distributor reduces energy market data cost


A prominent fuel distributor, operating a vast network of 1,000’s of petrol stations, found itself grappling with escalating market data costs. As they sought to optimize their operations and maintain competitive pricing for their customers, the distributor turned to our expertise to address this financial challenge.



The fuel distributor’s expansive operations required accurate and timely market data to make informed purchasing and pricing decisions. However, the costs associated with obtaining this crucial data were becoming increasingly burdensome.

The distributor was faced with a dilemma: either absorb these rising costs, potentially affecting their profitability, or pass them onto consumers, which could impact their market competitiveness.



Our strategy was rooted in a deep understanding of the fuel distribution market and a commitment to achieving the best outcome for our client:

  • Comprehensive Data Audit: We initiated a thorough review of the distributor’s data subscriptions and usage patterns. This audit revealed areas of redundancy and opportunities for optimization.


  • Engagement with Data Providers: Leveraging our industry insights, we engaged in discussions with the market data providers. Our aim was to renegotiate terms that better reflected the distributor’s actual data needs.


  • Alternative Solutions Exploration: Recognizing the value of competition, we also explored alternative data sources. This dual approach not only provided leverage in our negotiations but also ensured that the distributor had options to choose from.



Our strategic intervention and focused negotiations bore fruit:

  • We secured a significant 22% reduction in market data costs for the fuel distributor.
  • The distributor was able to maintain competitive fuel prices for their customers, ensuring customer loyalty and market share.



This case study highlights the transformative power of expert intervention in the face of rising operational costs. By meticulously analyzing data needs, challenging existing cost structures, and exploring alternative solutions, we were able to deliver substantial savings for a leading fuel distributor. The outcome reinforced the distributor’s position in the market and underscored the value of strategic partnerships in achieving operational excellence.





Thanvir has 20 years of experience with some of the largest energy and financial information providers. Founder and CEO of Phycomex, where he is trusted by commodity traders, financiers, consumers, and refiners to help optimise procurement.


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