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  •  Oil companies don't own retail gas stations (4+ / 0-)
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    any more. They just have a wholesale contract to sell them branded gasoline. The stations are owned by a local business person.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 05:37:34 PM PDT

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    •  Some are, some aren't. (6+ / 0-)

      Even if locally owned, they are most often franchises that are built to specifications according to the oil company's branding Those specs should include security systems in their contracts!

      The land is, in fact, either owned or leased by the oil corporations directly. My neighbor worked for BP for 35 years, and it was his job to manage those land leases. (Man, he has some amazing stories!) Laws require that the oil company is responsible for the land they bury their gasoline holding tanks in. The independent businessperson just running a retail business flat-out can not get a permit to bury a gas holding tank.

      Ultimately, the oil companies have both the power and the responsibility to make it right. Like everything they do, they focus only on profit and fight the lawsuits in court later, to hell with anyone, or any place, they hurt along the way.

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      by Eileen B on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 06:44:26 PM PDT

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