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Tesoro Buys BP refinery & 800 Arco stations

GasBuddy Blog -- As California motorists struggle with $4+ gasoline following the recent Chevron refinery fire in Richmond, CA, they'll learn that one company is moving to gain refinery capacity and retail marketing presence there. Tesoro announced today that it is buying the BP refinery in Carson, along with 800 dealer-operated gas stations in California, Arizona and Nevada for $2.5 billion.

For Tesoro and BP it's two companies moving in opposite directions. But what does it mean for consumers? Arco gas stations have earned a reputation for competitive gasoline prices and they have a certain brand loyalty among consumers who say they favor these gas station / convenience stores. Will that change?

It's too soon to tell. According to...


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Submitted Aug 13, 2012 By: PD
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 5:14:55 AM

and the fish in the tank get bigger and the number gets smaller.
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old post
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Great!
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 3:51:58 PM

What matters is the price of the stock jumped.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 3:34:59 PM

Roger!
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OK
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 2:59:37 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 2:56:45 PM

Of course it will change. A company sees another selling below price of everyone else. What the company buying thinks is, we jack up the price to everyone else's price and reap huge profits.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 2:38:21 PM

well see
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 2:35:04 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 2:33:23 PM

Good luck to Tesoro. I hope they can turn around an ailing and neglected ARCO infrastructure.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 2:32:23 PM

Unrealistic expectations for Tesoro...
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 2:29:41 PM

Okay.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 2:18:19 PM

Sometimes new minds are good for an industry.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 2:15:55 PM

I agree, MedicKirk1.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 2:15:12 PM

hope he pays cash
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 2:14:36 PM

How about the midwest?
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 2:14:24 PM

The only change will be what company reaps the profits. No change to consumers.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 2:13:39 PM

The West Coast? What about the East coast?
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The West Coast needs a break in the high pump prices. Will it happen?
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 2:11:01 PM

Hopefully the company, Tesoro, will become California's tesoro (Spanish for treasure).
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 2:08:42 PM

Less competition is almost never a good thing.
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Who?
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 2:02:39 PM

Why is BP willing to sell when prices are going up?
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 2:02:18 PM

With these type of sales and mergers the price of gas is going even higher! The rich get richer and the middle class gets poorer! Gas prices will be going up even higher!!!
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MUST BE MONEY IN BUY AND SELLING OIL --- AT OUR EXPENSE!
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 2:00:15 PM

Well there go the competitive gas prices at Arco stations. This does not bode well for consumers.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 1:59:29 PM

We'll just have to wait and see.,
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Really!
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is this a monopoly in the works
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ok
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 1:45:12 PM

As a corporation it most likely done out of greed for more money, meaning they have a plan to take more money off us retail with price gouging manipulation.
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 1:43:23 PM

Good news I think better than closing it down for good to keep gas prices higher.
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This is probably a good thing. Time will tell.
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this should be something to watch
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Keep your tanks and gas-cans full! For the next 4 or 5 weeks, most of the country may be facing higher prices and shortages of gasoline. May get fugly. Be smart!
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Prices go up. But really a non story
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old news
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There isn't enough interesting news that we have to repost yesterdays news?
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OLD NEWS!
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time will tell...
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 1:23:00 PM

Tesoro had a dirty, weed grown, in disrepair and overpriced gas station and eventually closed it – no business. ARCO bought it about 2 years later, improved the site tremendously and it looks much much better. Will there be a Tesoro gas station at that location again? It will be good to see BP go away but maybe BP knows something we don't! Keep the price of fuel at the pump low but that will Not happen.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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