Originally Posted by y_p_w
Isn't the vast majority of fuel sold as a commodity and then effectively traded through pipeline/fuel depot operators? For instance, there is no Shell refinery in Southern California, and it wouldn't really make much sense to ship fuel from the Shell refinery in Northern California. It makes more sense to just pipe in fuel from Southern California refineries and through pipeline operations Shell will input fuel from the Martinez refinery that will eventually be distributed locally. I thought that the pipeline operators are essentially transporters and fuel brokers serving like a bank would "wire money". It makes more sense to just transport it as short a distance as possible.
Originally Posted by GoldDot40
If there's no marquee advertising a brand, then the station is selling unbranded product. It likely would be Marathon unbranded...which is product supplied by Marathon, but doesn't have their TT additive package. It would likely have a generic additive.
Originally Posted by Sayjac
If this specific question/answer was covered before, I apologize in advance. Regarding "Speedway" gasoline which I see has been mentioned, just because it is owned by Marathon doesn't mean that it's gas is the same as Marathon TT rated gasoline? If that true, does it mean that is always the case or is it possible it could be, but the buyer has no way of knowing? TIA, appreciate your contribution here.