America's 10 Riskiest Industries

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Fuel dealers

2013 revenue: $46.05 billion

2018 revenue: $51.29 billion

The industry's revenue is very dependent on crude oil and natural gas prices. As investment into natural gas pipelines and infrastructure rises, fuel dealers face more competition from natural gas companies. "Luckily, as the economic recovery picks up during the next five years, consistently rising fuel prices will be a boon to operators."

The risk level for this industry is 'high' and revenue is expected to rise at an average annual rate of 2.2% over the next five years.

Source: IBISWorld