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DI

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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2005 11:40:04 PM

As has been discussed in other topics, I've put together two web pages that provides almost everything you need to know about food and fuel. :-)

My fuel page includes:
- on-line price-reporting sites
- locators for 110+ c-store, gasoline station, and truck stop chains in the USA & Canada
- chain locations that offer diesel, kerosene, non-oxygenated fuel, & propane
- information about and locators for alternative fuels (biodiesel, CNG, E85, electric, hydrogen, LNG, propane)
- information about a number of fuel-related topics

My food page.includes:
- locators for 80+ quick-service restaurant chains
- chain locations that offer WiFi access
- other pages, such as CustardList.com, which lists frozen custard stands and their daily flavors

I'd like to acknowledge the lists compiled for Colorado and Minnesota/Wisconsin by GasBuddy members EricColo and bubbaspeed, respectively, and for the ongoing suggestions, especially from KripsyKreme and Teslukbla.

My goal is to continue to maintain and enhance these comprehensive resources. I welcome your suggestions.
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DI
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 11:32:48 PM

Added United Oil/We Got It! Food Mart to the fuel page.
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Teslukbla
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2014 9:50:49 PM

10 years goes to show that things of quality and value last.
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bubbaspeed
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2014 12:38:30 AM

thanks, DI... can't believe that it has been 10 years... :D
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2014 6:19:40 PM

Happy Birthday !!!!
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DI
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2014 1:18:33 AM

Wow!!! The fuel page is 10 years old.

Thanks to all who continue to provide links and especially bubbaspeed who's been there since the beginning and whose links help form the nucleus of the initial release on March 23, 2004.
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tomknox2001
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2014 3:36:44 PM

The Andy's stations are open and running just fine (I haven't seen/heard any financial news either) - just gassed-up at one this past weekend. There are prices for several Andy's posted here.
I would say "list it" - I suppose that its just another small local chain that figures it doesn't gain much by having an updated web presence: its out there but not active.

[Edited by: tomknox2001 at 3/5/2014 3:41:03 PM EST]
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DI
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2014 11:13:31 PM

Thanks, tomknox2001! That site has been problematic for a number of years. Do you know if the stations are still operating? I've searched in the past (and again this evening) for news on Priya (like filing for bankruptcy, etc.) and found nothing.

Any recommendations on what, if anything, I should do with the entry?
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2014 3:33:56 PM

Down at two of the stations I Checked today.
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tomknox2001
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2014 3:08:11 PM

Priya Corporation " has more than 20 stores in the Metro Milwaukee [Wisconsin] Area which includes: Gas Stations, Upscale Wine and Liquor Stores, Grocery Stores and Car Washes."
- NOTE: website has copyright of 2006.
14 of the locations
gas prices
- NOTE: "Last updated on June 27, 2013"
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DI
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2014 12:10:40 AM

Thanks, Teslukbla! I've added Meiners' Market to the fuel page.

I don't know if I'm losing my touch or if their stores just don't stand out as a chain because I've stayed a block away from their Blue Springs store and have driven by at least two other stores several times. Also, they're kind of unusual in that each store has its own domain name (e.g., Blue Springs — store #2 — is meinersmarket2.com. I'm not sure what advantage there is to doing that; just added cost.

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Teslukbla
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2014 9:18:26 PM

Meiners is a small chain located in the Kansas City area.
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DI
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2014 11:50:25 PM

Thanks, Teslukbla! I've updated the fuel page with the Double Quick entry, reworked the Kwik Trip/Kwik Star & Sheetz entries to reflect additional info on their web sites, and added GAIN Clean Fuel, a new chain of compressed natural gas stations that Appleton, Wisc.-based U.S. Oil is rolling out nationwide.
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Teslukbla
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 6:02:45 PM

Double Quick has a new website.
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DI
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2013 1:42:12 AM

Thanks, KrispyKreme and bubbaspeed! I'm working on updating things. Both Sheetz and Kwik Trip/Kwik Star now enable searching by a number of criteria.
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KrispyKreme
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2013 2:45:37 PM

DI, Sheetz now reports their price of gas on their website through their station locator. It reports all grades, diesel, and kerosene. I've found it's only updated about once daily though.
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2013 12:18:09 AM

you can add Kwik Trip as a fueling station with a CNG locator...
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DI
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2013 11:01:39 PM

I’ve added Hutch’s Convenience Stores and Truck Stops to the fuel page. They’re the first branded locator that I’ve seen that lists CNG (compressed natural gas) so I’ve also created a section for USA locators displaying locations with CNG.
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DI
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2013 12:31:30 AM

Added Sac-N-Pac to the fuel page.
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DI
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2013 2:33:14 AM

Thanks, tomknox2001! It looks like CSP updated the story when Murphy USA execs rang the closing bell at the NYMEX and they changed the URL in the process. It's been corrected.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2013 2:38:01 PM

DI -
on your message of Sep 5 -
link Murphy Oil comes up as "Page not found"
(http://www.cspnet.com/news/corporate/articles/musa-set-debut)

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DI
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2013 11:20:16 PM

I've added Dollar General (yes, Dollar General) to the fuel page. Read the article included in their entry if you're curious.
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DI
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2013 11:06:54 PM

I added Zoomerz to the fuel page.

And while not receiving as much attention as the fuel page, this is the food page’s ninth anniversary.
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DI
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 2:19:45 AM

Major oil companies continue to spin off their retail operations with Murphy Oil being the latest to do so. I've updated the fuel page to reflect this.

The Spur brand was also owned by Murphy Oil. I've been unable to find any info on its status. It is not mentioned on the new Murphy USA site. According to the MSL, there over 50 Spur stations still operating in Minnesota alone.
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DI
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2013 3:18:00 PM

I’ve added Express Stop in Mid-Michigan to the fuel page.
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DI
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2013 4:28:24 AM

For those who may have missed the "Recent News" posting BP joins Top Tier gasoline program, I've added BP to the Brands that meet the TOP TIER detergent gasoline standards section of the fuel page.

Also, in reviewing the brands listed on Top Tier site, I also added Ohana Fuels & The Store (Schierl Oil) to that section (and created an entry for Ohana Fuels).

[Edited by: DI at 7/6/2013 4:30:19 AM EST]
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MIT05
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2013 6:15:57 AM

I am not sure about this??

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DI
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2013 11:32:30 PM

Thanks, Teslukbla! I've updated the Petro Serve USA entry in the fuel page.

I found it interesting that "Petro Serve USA has more bio-blender pumps than any company in the world." but then it turns out that "Petro Serve USA" is their marketing name and they are owned by Farmers Union Oil, a co-operative.
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2013 3:51:28 PM

thanks
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Teslukbla
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2013 3:04:13 PM

Petro Serve USA has an updated website.
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DI
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2013 11:46:23 PM

Thanks, nvn8v! (I added Texas also.)

Because just keeping the links up-to-date is a time consuming task, I generally only update locations if I have some reason to be visiting a chain's site.

==

tulip786 wonders "Why are you promoting your web pages here?"

Because they're done as a public service for Gas Buddies. Back when the Master Station List was first introduced and was being more actively populated, my fuel page was named one of the most useful resources.

I've made exactly $0.00 in the 9+ years that the fuel page has been available but I've spent hundreds of hours updating it (and other have generously contributed their time to provide additions and corrections).

[Edited by: DI at 6/13/2013 11:48:52 PM EST]
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tulip786
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 11:56:24 PM

Why are you promoting your web pages here?

[Edited by: tulip786 at 6/12/2013 11:56:41 PM EST]
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nvn8v
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 11:42:24 PM

DI, I noticed that you only have In-N-Out located in AZ, CA and NV. They're also located in UT and TX now.
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DI
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2013 11:28:20 PM

Thanks, Teslukbla! Clyde's Market's been added to the fuel page.
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Teslukbla
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 10:29:52 PM

Clyde's Market is a chain located in Georgia
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tomknox2001
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 4:24:29 PM

Happy Anniversary, DI !
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DI
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 8:54:43 AM

Thanks, rivers and Teslukbla! Pit Stop Express & Trex Mart Convenience Stores have been added.

And thanks, Teslukbla, for mentioning Gulf's expansion. Gulf is a weird company. Unlike other companies that have revived old brands that used to be full-line companies, from refineries to stations, but are now just "marketing" companies that offer nothing more than the rights to a logo and a branded credit card (e.g., Clark Oil), Gulf is actually a wholesaler with distribution terminals.

The "new" Gulf started in the Northeast and was affiliated with the Cumberland Farms c-store chain. But, several years ago, they obtained the rights to use the Gulf brand nationwide and announced plans to go national. In 2009, they had 1,400 stations; today, 2,500.

While I updated their station count when they moved into Minnesota a year ago, I hadn't fully updated the state list since their locator offers no convenient way to find out what states they're in. But, it turns out, they issue press releases whenever they expand so, I believe, the list of the 24 states that Gulf is currently in, is up to date.

One reason for their rapid expansion is that they deal with distributors, rather than individual stations. For example:

[quote]
Gulf Oil announced a new branded partnership with Jefferson City Oil Co., Inc., a distributor of petroleum products throughout Missouri for over 85 years. The ten-year agreement returns the iconic motor fuel brand to communities in “The Show Me State” for the first time in two decades.

Jefferson City Oil Co., Inc., a family owned and operated company, has already begun converting gasoline stations in its service area to the Gulf brand, beginning with seven Bee Line Snack Shop locations. Two additional sites will also be announced and converted in the near future, with many more to come in the years ahead.
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DI
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 7:49:36 AM

Thanks for the anniversary wishes! Wow, 12 years. Didn't even realize it was that time.

And welcome back rivers! You've been missed.
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 9:38:47 AM

Pit Stop Express ~ 3 locations in Pittsburgh area

Happy Anniversary, DI!!

[Edited by: rivers at 4/28/2013 9:40:05 AM EST]
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Teslukbla
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:09:08 PM

Trex Mart stations located in NW Missouri and NE Kansas
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 12:01:44 PM

in my area
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Teslukbla
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 11:57:16 AM

Gulf station locations have expanded to Missouri in 2013.
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2013 3:41:30 PM

Happy Anniversary !

And Thanx to DI and bubbaspeed and all those other contributors . . .
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2013 3:41:27 PM

Happy Anniversary !

And Thanx to DI and bubbaspeed and all those other contributors . . .
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 11:36:05 PM

thanks DI... thanks for your greater vision from my humble posts... :D
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DI
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2013 11:30:20 PM

Today marks the ninth anniversary since the fuel page's debut.

Thanks to all who have contributed over the years and especially to bubbaspeed whose Links to MN gas station locations was incorporated into that first release and, nine years later, is still providing new links.
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DI
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2013 11:34:23 PM

I’ve made the following changes to the fuel page:
• Added Eagle Travel Stops & Convenience Stores
• Added Bradley / Sav-O-Mat

Fun fact: Bradley Petroleum opened the very first gas station in Denver over 100 years ago.
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DI
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 1:36:37 AM

Thanks, tomknox2001! My impression, from other media reports, is that Hess will sell their retail operation (as opposed to what ConocoPhillips and Marathon did — spin off retail into a separate company). In any case, if the web site changes (as it appears it will), the changes will be reflected here.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 2:31:23 PM

Hess to exit trading, retail; focus on oil, gas exploration
Mon Mar 4, 2013 9:21am EST (Reuters)

Oil and gas company Hess Corp (HES.N) will exit its retail, energy marketing and energy trading businesses following pressure from its third-largest shareholder — activist investor Elliott Management — to break up the company. ... ...
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DI
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 4:23:44 PM

I’ve made the following changes to the fuel page:
• Added Corner Store in the USA. This will be the independent c-store brand used when Valero spins off its retail operations in 2Q2013.
• Added Valero to the list of brands that guarantee the quality of their fuel.
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DI
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2013 1:09:47 AM

Thanks, bubbaspeed!. They've been added to the fuel page.

I got out a kick out of their travel center which looks like it really has truckers in mind:

• Turnaround Circle accommodates triples and over-sized loads
• Shuttle Service
• Parking lot grade designed for low-boys

[Edited by: DI at 2/7/2013 1:12:18 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 12:29:13 PM

Oneida One Stop operates five locations in the Green Bay Wisconsin area...
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