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1007

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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 3:20:08 PM

Where does Meijer and Walmart buy their gasoline? USA or Foreign
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WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 8:00:09 AM

Just like everyone else. It comes out of a pipeline. They might say they only buy American oil, but it is all the same in the pipe.
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:16:05 AM

yes
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Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 11:24:34 PM

Most gas in most areas comes from one or two source near that area. There is no reason that prices should be too far out of whack in any one community because all the gas at all the stations probably is coming from the same place at nearly the same price.
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67Lane
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2012 11:53:24 PM

In Michigan - their are only three oil refineries suppling the state =

UP MI refinery is the Murphy/USA Oil Refinery in Superior Wisconsin.
They are getting almost all of their crude from the Alberta, Canada oil fields thru the Enbridge pipeline.

Detroit area has Marathon Oil Refinery and they are undergoing HOUP -
Heavy Oil Update Project to refine more heavy Canadian crude oil.

Rest of Michigan is supplied by the huge BP Whiting Indiana Oil Refinery - the sixth largest in the world. BP is undergoing a $4 Billion dollar expansion to refine more heavy Canadian crude.

So in Michigan - the Murphy/USA's at Walmart, and Mejier get their fuel from whichever these three have the closest terminal. In other states, again, they buy from the closest terminal. Brands with special additives have the tanker delivery driver put those additives for Shell, or BP, or Marathon, Mobile, etc into the tanker truck that delivers to those branded stations.

So I say "Thank You, Canada"

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PithyOpiner
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2012 1:49:34 PM

Holy toledo! And, here I thought it was Costco. Live and learn.
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brerrabbitTX
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2012 2:11:55 PM

They sell unbranded fuel so they will buy some portion of it on a contract basis and the rest on a spot basis. They will look for the cheapest supply day to day. That's why when the market is oversupplied they are cheaper than everyone else. However when the market is tight and and gas is harder to come by their prices will typically be higher than many branded stations. That's because the branded sites have firm contracts for their gas and dedicated sources.
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PithyOpiner
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2012 12:34:20 PM

Costco
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kookiwoogi
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2012 1:42:52 PM

They buy gasoline form the refinery just like everybody else does.
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CptSteve
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2012 11:28:09 AM

I'm sure it's coming from US refineries.
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2012 4:46:03 PM

And what's a sourse?
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bytebug
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 7:21:30 PM

Of course, this topic belongs in General Gas Talk...
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PD
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 4:11:11 PM

1007-

A solid majority (80-90%) of all your gasoline is refined in the United States.

The oil in your gasoline comes from a wide source, and there's NO chance of telling where it came from. The U.S. produces 5-6mb/day of our 20mb demand. so a majority of out oil is imported from Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia.
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Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 4:08:00 PM

1007, everyone gets their fuel off of the market. It's a mixture really. Meijer has many suppliers and Walmart has even more. If you're worried about your local stores, then ask who their fuel supplier(s) is/are.
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