Exxon To Exit Retail Gas Station Business

Exxon says the US retail gas station market is “too challenging” and they’ll be selling the roughly 2,220 service stations the company owns. There are 12,000 Exxon/Mobil branded stations in the United States, but about 75 percent are already owned by others.

Reuters says:

Service stations have struggled, even with soaring gasoline prices, because they have not been able to push the high cost of crude oil on to customers. According to federal data, gasoline prices are up about 31 percent over the last year.

Exxon Plans to Sell Its Gas Stations [NYT]
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