I don't know. Consider this quote from Time.com:
They are franchising all company owned stations, the brand itself is not exiting the market.
Maybe norcal but they're still infesting the socal area.mgescuro said:I know they pulled out of California a few years back, but you'll find a station or 2 left in the state.
They are but you should still be seeing the Exxon and Mobil trade names on stations for some time...
I think Exxon announced that they were getting out of the retail side of the business this week (or late last week).
Don't blame the "big" oil companies...Blame pinhead motorists who have to drive one block to get a pack of cigarettes at the corner store. Supply and demand...If people didn't drive so much, especially wasting gas on stupid driving habits, the price wouldn't be so high. Companies charge what they can get, and there is nothing wrong with that. They are in the business of profits, just like GM, not handouts. Leave handouts to the goverment (or hopefully not). If GM could sell 1 million Cadillacs in Saudi Arabia at $500,000 a pop, would you complain? GM fans would be cheering in the street...GM would be saved.what, precisely, is a "premium blend of American fuel products" anyway? ethanol, gasoline derived from American crude, biodiesel? funny sighting though, and hopefully a sign of someone stepping away from an oil giant that is gouging American consumers.
There was a HUGE article in the Journal. Surprised you don't read it.
ExxonMobil will still sell the gas to stations. But to use the Exxon or Mobil names there will be higher fees than before. This is to strongly discourage independed retailers from keeping the names. You can expect that in the next 2 years most Exxon and Mobil stations will change to something else.I don't know. Consider this quote from Time.com:
"However, motorists will continue to see Exxon and Mobil stations throughout the country. About 75% of its roughly 12,000 stations in the U.S. are owned by branded distributors. Exxon Mobil will still sell gasoline to those stations and get paid for the use of its name."
The place where I took the picture was not a Mobil Exxon retail outlet. It was a "The Store" retail outlet. From news accounts, Mobil Exxon still is selling its gasoline to independent outlets.