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Gulf Oil returns to Houston, branding 50 stations

The Houston Chronicle -- The Gulf Oil logo is coming to Houston, as the fuel supplier launches plans to rebrand 50 gasoline stations in the area, according to executives.

Gulf Oil, a Massachusetts-based fuel wholesaler, has contracted to rebrand 50 ExxonMobil service stations beginning mid- May. Gulf Oil is partnering with Petroleum Wholesale LP, a distributor based in The Woodlands, to supply the stations.

The move is part of Gulf Oil’s aggressive move to expand the brand’s presence across the country, said Rick Dery, senior vice president of sales and marketing.



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blupupher
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 9:35:02 AM

The metal Gulf Oil signs have been the decoration to have in your garage, play room or backyard.
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fuel2use
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 9:27:43 AM

Been a while.
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gawxnative
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 6:08:22 AM

Nice to see an "American Brand Name" back
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gandalfthegrey1
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 5:14:45 AM

Gulf Oil used to be huge here. The Gulf Bldg downtown used to be a big landmark with it's big logo sign on top. Guess I'm misremembering that it was bought by Chevron years ago.
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wild3bill
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 2:48:23 AM

Gulf Oil has been loosing stations to Shell in the Hudson Valley. A large number of former Gulf have switched brands many changing along with major tank and pump inspection and replacement over the last 6 months .Around here most of the Gulf stations that have not covered their orange disk with a scallop SHELL are Cumberland Farms convenience stores.

[Edited by: wild3bill at 4/11/2012 2:49:28 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 1:52:38 AM

Okey-dokey.
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36_ACRES_4_SALE
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 1:51:55 AM

:)
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 12:49:49 AM

all are the same for me!

protected crooks!
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 12:45:28 AM

Nostalgia for the good ol' days. Now bring back the prices.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 12:17:20 AM

i like esso.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 11:31:51 PM

Interesting..

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SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 10:35:14 PM

For nostalgic reasons I would like to see the presence of Gulf stations here again, but I would much prefer the prices associated with the "good old days".

I thought that Gulf was bought out by BP, no?
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 9:12:35 PM

As long as it's an American company.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 7:20:30 PM

Use to buy Gulf all the time.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 7:17:51 PM

is sinclair next ?
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 7:04:12 PM

While I remember fondly the old Gulf Oil brand, I wondered how a Massachusetts company is going to come into Texas with some swagger.
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bmd861
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 6:56:06 PM

The original Gulf was sold to Standard Oil of California (now Chevron) in 1985. The current Gulf is just the intellectual property and is owned by Cumberland Farms convenience stores of Massachusetts.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 6:50:18 PM

Has anyone ever wondered how a northeastern based company comes to be called Gulf?
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bmd861
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 6:49:59 PM

Was it Gulf that used to fly oversized American flags above each station? Or was it Union 76? If it's Gulf, I hope they will continue the tradition at the Houston stations.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 6:37:16 PM

I suppose this just ruined the collector value of my old Gulf Oil signs!?
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 6:36:21 PM

Welcome back, Gulf.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 6:14:44 PM

Man, haven't seen Gulf in a long time in Texas.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 5:45:10 PM

Will gas be cheaper? If not, then who cares.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 5:35:24 PM

"Gulf Oil is a fuel retailer and distributor, without refining operations."

Always had a presence in the Northeast.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 4:26:39 PM

OK. Another brand back from the dead.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 4:19:08 PM

good news Houston.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 4:18:44 PM

It sounds good to me.
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