Business fuel consumption: One of the primary reasons a business uses a fuel card is to obtain (potentially) significant savings on the current price of fuel and on administrative costs. In most cases, fuel cards can provide fuel at a wholesale price as opposed to standard retail. This way, discount fuel can be purchased without needing to buy in bulk. Furthermore, the management and security concerning fuel purchases is greatly improved via the use of fuel cards. These features often prove themselves attractive to businesses, especially with those operating large fleets which can sometimes be in the thousands of vehicles.