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Tesoro may not be allowed to buy Arco in California

LOS ANGELES — Consumer advocates are gearing up to fight the sale of the ARCO brand and its Carson refinery to Tesoro Corp, according to a report by The Los Angeles Times. The transaction is drawing fire now–with California’s average gasoline price at a record $4.671 a gallon Tuesday, according to AAA–because it would leave 51% of the state’s refining capacity in the...
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Tesoro to Replace Dealers at 240 West Coast Stations

Switching to its own operators, rebranding to USA from ARCO, Thrifty SAN ANTONIO — Tesoro Corp. plans to rebrand 241 stations in southern California to its USA flag and will replace the dealers currently leasing the outlets with its own commission operators, CSP Daily News has learned. The stations are owned by long-time chain marketer Thrifty Oil but had been leased to BP for the last 20...
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