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Using Fuel Cards to Mitigate Rising Gas Prices

April 30, 2022
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Gas prices tend to rise. But, between the Russian invasion of Ukraine, COVID, inflation, and everything else going on in the world, we are in the midst of a pretty hefty price hike. Demand is high, as always. And companies are working to ramp up production. Yet prices are still going up. Rising gas prices are with us.

The fact is, the cause of high gas prices doesn’t matter. Even without Russia, Ukraine, and COVID, there is plenty out there that can affect gas prices. Higher gas prices cause higher prices of everything. That, in turn, affects both demand and supply. It’s a vicious cycle.

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No Business is Safe from Gasoline Prices Going Up

The price of gasoline affects all businesses. Fuel prices cause high prices across the entire supply chain. Rising costs of fuel means the cost to transport goods increases. That means the price of the goods themselves rise.

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Whether you are a business that runs a fleet, or you just have a couple of company vehicles, the price of gas is an issue.

Use Gas Cards to Mitigate Rising Cost of Gas

It’s not a perfect solution, but it can help. At least, it can bridge a gap temporarily.  Even better, some fuel cards offer discounts so  you save on gasoline prices directly. Others offer points to help you save on non fuel related expenses.

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Benefits of Using Gas Cards

With access to fuel cards, you don’t have to stop business, either production or transportation, when you can’t cover fuel immediately with cash on hand. This may allow companies to slow the need to increase prices, and help the market out just a little. Still, you have to be careful. 

To avoid steep interest rates, you need to pay off the entire amount monthly. Also, be sure you choose a card with rewards that will actually help you.

Basically, just handle the cards responsibly. If you end up with a fuel bill you cannot pay at the end of the month, you aren’t helping yourself.

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How Do You Find the Right Fuel Cards for Your Business?

Fuel cards can only help if you use them appropriately and take advantage of discounts and points. We have details on a wide variety of  business cards, including fuel cards. Some of them are even starter vendors.

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About the author 

Faith Stewart

Faith has a BBA with a major in Accounting, and a combined 20 years of experience in the fields of finance and account.

Before switching to writing, she spent 10 years working in various areas of small business and personal finance and accounting, including working as a public auditor at BKD, LLP, Financial Director at Central Arkansas Development Council, and Commercial Credit Analyst at Farmer's Bank and Trust.

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