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Commercial Account

In petroleum marketing, a purchaser of gasolinediesel fuel, or similar products who buys these products primarily for use in his or her own company.

An air conditioning contractor, for example, who operates a fleet of service trucks, may have a gasoline storage and dispensing facility where trucks are fueled. The contractor buys gasoline from a local gasoline wholesaler.

To the jobber who is selling the gasoline, this contractor constitutes a commercial account. Because the contractor buys in relatively large quantities, he will often receive a discount on gasoline purchases.