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Gulf Oil Providing Electricity Services In Massachusetts

As the official power supplier to Fenway Park, Gulf extends its service to residential and commercial customers across the Commonwealth. Gulf Oil’s Gulf Electricity services, which were first made available in Connecticut and Maine earlier this year, are now available to Massachusetts residential and commercial customers.  The expansion of Gulf Electricity into Massachusetts is part

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Duncan Oil Partners With VP Racing Fuels

Distributor sees VP as “next cool thing” for consumers. Duncan Oil Co. has signed on as the latest partner to VP Racing Fuels’ national branding program. “We think VP has an operating model that separates them from other suppliers,” said Roger McDaniel, president of Duncan Oil.  “VP’s image package is outstanding and its credit card

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Susser Petroleum Completes IPO

Net proceeds total $209.8 million before expenses. Susser Petroleum Partners LP has completed its initial public offering of 10,925,000 common units representing limited partner interests in Susser Petroleum Partners at $20.50 per common unit. The number of units issued at closing included 1,425,000 common units issued pursuant to full exercise of the underwriters’ option to

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CITGO, Condon Oil Support Muscular Dystrophy Association This Summer

CITGO teams with Condon Oil to raise a grand total of $40,286 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in 2012. Condon Oil teamed with CITGO Petroleum Corp. and members of the Ripon, Wis., community to raise more than $30,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in 2012. The two companies teamed up for the 13th

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Gasoline’s Retail Price Slide Could Stall On Shut-ins, Policy

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN The U.S. fell for the 13th consecutive week through July 2 and, at $3.356 gallon, are at a six-month low. So, just as one of the busiest travel periods in the US was underway during the July 4th holiday, retail gasoline prices were averaging at their

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Murphy Oil Corp. Announces Executive Management Changes

President and CEO retires after 17 years with Murphy Oil.   The Board of Directors of Murphy Oil Corp. has announced the appointment of Steve Cossé as president and CEO, effectively immediately. David Wood, the company’s current president, CEO and member of the Board of Directors, will retire after a 17-year career at the company

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Gulf Oil Grows In Ohio Through R&R Partnership

Gulf’s iconic orange disk logo begins to appear more throughout major cities in Ohio. Gulf Oil announced a new branded partnership agreement with R&R Takhar Oil Co. returning the motor fuel brand to major Ohio cities for the first time in two decades. R&R Takhar Oil Co., based in the greater-Dayton, Ohio area, plans to

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Veeder-Root Acquires Catlow Assets

Veeder-Root acquired the assets of Catlow Inc., based in Tipp City, Ohio.  Catlow is a manufacturer of petroleum dispensing equipment, serving the global market with a broad range of nozzles, swivels, breakaways and other hanging hardware components. Catlow’s customers include large regional retailers in North America, Petroleum Equipment Industry (PEI) distributors and commercial and industrial

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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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Servicing Customers in a Jiffy

Jiffy Trip is preparing to unveil a convenience store prototype in Oklahoma and has its sights set on acquisition opportunities. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor Jiffy Trip is gearing up for a busy year. The 28-store chain  based in Enid, Okla. is scouring the market for acquisition targets to fulfill its lofty plans to grow

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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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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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Gulf Oil Expands In Texas

Agreement with Houston’s Petroleum Wholesale LP seals 10 year partnership. Less that a year since announcing its return to its Texas roots, Gulf Oil announced today that it is boldly continuing its expansion in the Lone Star state through a partnership with Petroleum Wholesale LP. The agreement calls for an immediate re-branding of 50 service

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Karl Goodhouse, CEO of Clark Brands, Passes Away

Karl Goodhouse, founder and chief executive of Clark Brands LLC has died at age 57 after a brief battle with cancer. As president and CEO, Goodhouse was responsible for the overall direction of Clark Brands over the last eight years. He took on the duties of guiding all sales and marketing efforts for Clark as

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Cloutier Oil Divests Stores To Victory Properties

A 53-year old company exits the c-store business.  Cloutier Oil, after 53 years in the business, has sold its business to Victory Properties.  Victory Properties, is a partnership formed by Rex Gillis of Columbus and Joe Morris of Ridgeland, two businessmen who also do business with Shell Oil. Victory properties purchased 11 Gas Lane and

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Shell, Rainbow Help Customers Save With FuelPerks!

Customers who use their Roundy’s Rewards Card at Rainbow stores can redeem fuelperks! Rewards at local participating Shell stations. Roundy’s Supermarkets Inc.  has teamed with Shell to give Roundy’s Rewards Cardholders the opportunity to redeem their fuelperks! Rewards at participating Shell stations in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Savvy consumers who use their Roundy’s Rewards Card

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Wholesale Gasoline Costs Climbing on RVP Switch, Iranian Export Decline

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Retail gasoline prices, with regular grade averaging at a 10-month high of $3.867 gallon nationally per the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest weekly release, is set to continue higher, with several analysts projecting a $4.10 to $4.15 gallon average before a retreat in pump prices. Throughout

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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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Gulf Oil, Red Sox Amp Up Partnership

Gulf Electricity becomes official power supplier to Fenway Park on its centennial. In the latest innovation between two iconic partners, Gulf Oil LP is now the official electricity supplier to historic Fenway Park. Through its Gulf Electricity division, the Gulf brand is “amping up” its decades–long relationship with the Boston Red Sox by now powering

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Murphy Oil USA Names Pointsmith Supplier Partner of the Year

Pointsmith receives honor for third straight year after being selected based on a company-wide survey. Murphy Oil USA has named Pointsmith, an at-store point-of-purchase management company, as its Supplier Partner of the Year for the third consecutive year. The award was presented at Murphy Oil’s annual National Managers meeting Jan. 23, 2012, in Orlando, Fla.

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PS Food Mart Partners With OpenStore by GasBuddy

“The initiative includes a newly designed Website and a free PS Food Mart mobile app,” says president and CEO of Folk Oil. PS Food Mart recently launched a new Website and is now providing a free mobile app for customers with smartphones. The new PS Food Mart site showcases store amenities, products, promotions, gas prices

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Home Service Oil Opens Two Express Marts

At 6,500 square feet, the new Hillsboro location is considered one of the largest c-stores in Jefferson County. Home Service Oil Co., which operates Express Mart convenience stores in and around Jefferson County, Mo., just south of St. Louis, has recently opened two newly-built Express Marts that are enormous in size. Their new Hillsboro location

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Ricker Oil Launches Rewards Program

Ricker’s Rewards card connects to customers’ checking accounts, so they can use the card like a debit card for discounts on in-store and gasoline purchases. Ricker Oil Co. is launching a rewards program this week to drive traffic and help customers battle escalating gas prices, the Indianapolis Star reported. The Ricker’s Rewards loyalty program offers

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Rotten Robbie Partners With OpenStore by GasBuddy

“The c-store industry is shifting to accommodate the on-the-go customer with mobile coupons, quick alerts to phones, and creating numerous portals to communicate and build loyalty with customers,” says president of Robinson Oil. Rotten Robbie, an independent private brand operator of 34 fueling stations and c-stores throughout the San Francisco Bay area, works hard to

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AMBEST Announces AMBUCK$ Grand Prize Winner

Loyalty card holder Randy Brundige receives a free motorcycle after he swipes his AMBUCK$ card. AMBEST, America’s Best Truck Stops, in partnership with Lucas Oil Products, has announced the winner of the 2011 AMBUCK$ Grand Prize.  Randy Brundige of Irwin, Mo., who drives professionally for Enright Ranch & Supply located in Lamar, Mo., recently was announced

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