BP Joins ‘Top Tier’ Detergent Gasoline Program

BP announced that it has joined the automotive industry’s TOP TIER program for gasoline detergency standards. Although all three BP-branded gasoline grades treated with the company’s proprietary Invigorate additive have always exceeded the TOP TIER standard for detergency, the company formally joined the program on June 24th. “We are committed to providing our branded marketers

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Green Oil's Christmas Spirit

The Wyatt brothers, co-owners of the 89 year old Geo. H. Green Oil Co. of Fairburn, Ga., announced today the continued success of their annual fund raising efforts. “Despite a seriously challenged economy our great team found ways to continue our record of success raising more than $26,000 in just 27 days–an increase of 4%

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Northern Exposure

By combining the rich experience of Shell Oil with family-owned ingenuity, truenorth convenience stores is poised for a breakout year. By: John Lofstock. There aren’t too many 93-year-old oil companies that have enjoyed decades of success, but have managed to keep a low profile. But the winds of change are blowing at Truenorth Energy LLC

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American Natural Retail Acquires Mon Valley Petroleum

Sale includes 15 Buy-N-Fly gas stations. American Natural Retail  has acquired Mon Valley Petroleum, a fuel retailer and distributor based in McKeesport, Pa. American Natural Retail is planning a fleet of upscale convenience stores and gas stations with compressed natural gas in the Pittsburgh region, Pittsburgh Business Times reported. The sale includes 15 Buy-N-Fly gas

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BP Enhances Pump Rewards

Customers to be rewarded for their loyalty. BP Products North America Inc. is committed to finding new ways to build loyalty amongst consumers.  First it launched the new BP Visa with Pump Rewards, and now the company is taking Pump Rewards technology to a whole new level by launching several pilot programs this fall in

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Couche-Tard Acquires 29 Orlando, Fla. Stores

Alimentation Couche-Tard adds 29 c-store locations to its portfolio from Florida Oil Holdings. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. signed an agreement to acquire 29 stores in Orlando, Fla., from Florida Oil Holdings LLC through Couche-Tard’s indirect wholly-owned subsidiary Circle K Stores Inc. The transaction is anticipated to close at the end of August, and is subject to

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BP Sells Its Carson Refinery And ARCO Retail Network To Tesoro

“As an established refiner and marketer, Tesoro provides a strong future for the business and for its employees,” says Iain Conn, chief executive of BP’s global refining and marketing business. BP reached an agreement to sell its Carson, Calif., refinery and related logistics and marketing assets to the Tesoro Corporation for $2.5 billion in cash

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BP Presents Grant To New York-Area PAL Chapters

“We are thrilled to support our neighborhood PAL chapters to help fuel the future of local youth,” says Joseph Choi, Queens, N.Y., BP gas station owner. BP station owners of New York and New Jersey plan to present a BP Fueling Communities grant donation of $55,500 to four local Police Athletic League (PAL) chapters on

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Pizza Cone Comes To Three C-Stores

Several New York-area convenience stores are delving into the sale of pizza cones. Three gas station chains in the New York metropolitan-area are selling new Cono Italiano Inc. “pizza conos” at their c-stores. Exxon, BP and Gulf Gas Stations are now selling pizza conos and empanadas to consumers. The pizza cono is a drip-free, cone-shaped

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SymphonyIRI Reaches 19,000 Retailers

SymphonyIRI works with more than 19,000 retailers by the end of 2012. SymphonyIRI builds its market position in convenience stores through recent retailer agreements, such as BP and Murphy Oil, which will provide data to more than 19,000 sample stores by the end of 2012.  SymphonyIRI AllScan Convenience Store Tracking Service already serves more than

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BP Features Futuristic Fuel Dispensers At London 2012 Games

New Wayne Helix fuel dispensers are on display in London at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. BP plans to showcase the new Wayne Helix fuel dispenser at the “Fueling the Future” showcase in London during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. BP challenged Wayne, a global innovator of fuel dispensers, to design and build

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BP Pays $13 Million In Settlement With U.S. Department Of Labor

BP plans to resolve all of the citations issued to it by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration by the end of the year. BP Products North America Inc. agreed to abate safety violations and pay $13,027,000 to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for penalties. OSHA and BP Products

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Gilligan Oil Introduces New Manager Of Business Development

Gilligan’s new manager of business development has years of experience in the c-store industry. Neal McDermott joined the Gilligan Oil Wholesale Fuel Team this summer as its new manager of business development. McDermott has been in the c-store industry for more than 30 years, working for BP and Lehigh companies. He has a solid background

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BP Features Interactive ‘Team USA Experience’ At A D.C. Location

BP wants to get customers excited about the upcoming 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games with in-store promotions. As the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games approach, BP Products North America Inc. gives Washington, D.C. consumers the opportunity to step into the shoes of Team USA hopefuls at an upcoming BP Team USA Experience event. BP’s

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BP Community Scholarship Program Celebrates 25th Anniversary

More than $2.5 million in scholarships have been awarded since the program’s inception. Over the past 25 years, New York and New Jersey area BP station owners have provided over $2.5 million in scholarships to more than 1,700 promising students. This year, 185 local BP station owners will present a BP Fueling Communities grant donation

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Americans Favor Fuel From Grocery And Wholesale Markets, Study Finds

Traditional gasoline and c-store brands continue to sell the most gasoline, but consumers are increasing their tendency to fuel-up at grocers or warehouse retailers. A survey of 4,500 consumers, completed by Market Force Information, reports that Costco and Kroger are consumers’ favorite places to fill their gas tanks as of April 2012. The survey found

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BP Stands By Team USA

BP helps U.S. consumers experience the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games through advertisement, tours and giveaways. BP Products North America Inc. plans to support Team USA during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. “With 23,000 employees in the U.S. BP is honored to be a part of the Team USA family, and we’re

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Quick and Complete

Roadrunner Markets refines its retail operations with the addition of a c-store prototype, a renewed commitment to foodservice and a firm emphasis on customer service. By John Lofstock, Editor. At a time when customers demand fast service, quality foods and convenient locations, Roadrunner Markets is pushing ahead with a retail strategy that would make even

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BP Signs New England Fuel Distributors

Agreements with two fuel distributors cover two-thirds of the 218 BP-branded sites formerly supplied by Green Valley Oil. BP has signed contracts with two New England fuel distributors to supply independent BP-branded gas station operators in the region. Lehigh Gas Corp. has agreed to supply 69 BP-branded stations in Massachusetts and 19 BP-branded sites in New

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BP Wins Fraud Lawsuit Brought By Two Franchisees

Judge reprimands the oil giant for concealing profit margins from buyers. A Cook County judge has ruled in favor of BP Products North America Inc. in a lawsuit brought by two of its Chicago-area franchisees that accused the oil giant of fraud, the Chicago Tribune reported. Cook County Circuit Judge Sanjay Tailor ruled Wednesday that

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Handee Marts Awards $6,500 Grant

BP funds grants for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation as part of Fueling Communities program. At its Annual Meeting and Trade Show Dinner, Handee Marts President & CEO, Mike Triantafellou, presented a grant check for $6,500 to the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation. President Greg Barrett was in attendance and accepted the check on behalf

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BP Terminates Contract With Green Valley Oil

After an oil supply disruption leaves stations without gasoline, BP looks for new distributors. BP has terminated regional distributor Green Valley Oil’s contract, effective Friday, April 13, after some 218 BP stations faced supply disruptions in the greater Boston area. The 218 sites supplied by Green Valley Oil are in Massachusetts (122), Connecticut (55), New

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Franchisees Bring Lawsuits Against BP

BP is facing five lawsuits brought by its franchisees. The most recent is a lawsuit by 40 Thrifty Oil Co. franchise owners in Southern California, who claim BP failed to give proper notice of its intention not to renew its master lease with Thrifty Oil. A second lawsuit filed in Chicago against BP by two

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Southern California Gas Station Franchisees Sue BP

Some 40 station owners claim BP failed to comply with the federal and state rules for terminating a franchise, seek $1 billion in damages and a restraining order to protect them from being forced from their property. A group of Southern California Arco and Thrifty gas station franchisees are suing BP and Thrifty Oil Co.,

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SVM LP Launches FuelCircle

FuelCircle to initially leverage SVM’s relationships with BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil and Sunoco to create the first branded, nationwide network for the redemption of stored value fuel rewards. SVM LP, a global provider of gift cards and prepaid cards for businesses, announced today the formation of a new business unit that will utilize its core competencies

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