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Update: SoCal Arco gas stations to close

Orange County Register -- BP today corrected a number of inaccurate reports that the ARCO brand would be withdrawn from Southern California. BP remains committed to the ARCO and ampm convenience store brands.

BP announced plans to divest its Carson, California refinery and Southern California retail network in February 2011. The company intends to sell the refinery, associated businesses and the ARCO-branded retail network in 2012 as an on-going business. A number of prospective buyers have already expressed interest in the refinery and ARCO brand.


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Submitted Mar 18, 2012 By: boutmuet
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:09:20 AM

as more stations close, competition goes down, prices go up.
my2002m
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 5:04:43 PM

And the consumers will end up paying more.
Rehorsehay
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 4:15:47 PM

Midpriced gas here on the central coast. $4.33 + debit fee
AKmailman
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 3:40:10 PM

the same horse with a different jockey
puinsai808
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 1:46:01 PM

Strange how there is no money in refining yet they kill us at the pump.
60s-Riviera
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 1:04:58 PM

Nikontraveler, you're right. We have to vote "NO' on Moonbeam's upcoming Sales and Income Tax Hikes. They will further destroy the economy out here.
berniMI
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 11:32:39 AM

Haven't seen an Arco since I don't know when, and I don't buy BP, they are
always the highest in price.
my3sons
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 11:24:07 AM

ok
Nikontraveler
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 11:05:36 AM

For those of us in California, Just remember to vote "NO' On Moonbeam's Sales and Income Tax Hikes. It will only make the price of gasoline go up even more and make California even more undesirable to live and operate a company in.
kjSC
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 10:34:09 AM

Ok
alex395
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 10:29:50 AM

"It also raises questions about what will happen to gasoline prices when Arco, known as the low-price leader, cuts its presence in the market." I think we know what will happen to prices. Another good reason to exit California, that is on top of wonderful leaders like Feinstein and Boxer among others.
zimowski
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 10:20:09 AM

ARCO stations have some of the lowest prices in San Jose.
CptnCanada
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 10:12:07 AM

Bye bye BP I wont buy your fuel anyway
walkingtall
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 10:07:13 AM

Another business decision.
Tnerbeel
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 10:03:42 AM

So let me get this straight. BP sells ARCO franchises for stations that they leased from Thrifty Oil. Now they let their lease with Thrifty expire and the franchisees are evicted, loosing their initial franchise fee and any investments they made in the property. BP is a sorry, sorry corporation indeed.

[Edited by: Tnerbeel at 3/18/2012 11:08:11 AM EST]
mikesr11
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:57:51 AM

CHANGE THE NAME TO OBAMACO AND HAVE NO GAS AT HIGH PRICES.
Suzzoom
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:56:15 AM

There are plenty of (relatively) cheap brands in SoCal. I'm sure this will make prices at ARCO go up in California as well as in neighboring states. Any excuse.
bluebird1
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:56:11 AM

Which is it...BP getting rid of it or not as can't tell from the intro. here ... ie not accurate to say withdrawing but then said selling it??? Not interested to go to main article, as means nothing to me way up here.
kc58veteran
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:56:07 AM

jtfftj said: The west Coast version of Sunoco closing in Philly.
AGREE!
stephen2155
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:55:13 AM

Ok
IMLURCH
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:55:09 AM

At least they aren't closing it making supplies tighter.
Canucktree
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:54:08 AM

If the US keeps shutting down refineries, we will never get Keystone running to it's worth.
ntass1
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:53:33 AM

good
rxman1
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:53:26 AM

Ok
HEBster
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:52:35 AM

OK-I live in KY...
jtfftj
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:51:51 AM

The west Coast version of Sunoco closing in Philly.
southrob
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:50:51 AM

california likes high gas thats why they keep electing pelosi
1958tomg
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:49:04 AM

Just business
RochBear
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:46:06 AM

only effects a few stations in S. Cal. Not exactly newsworthy (to me)
goalie1950
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:44:50 AM

Whatever. BP is going to do what they want when they want.
momof5MN
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:43:45 AM

Nothing particularly alarming here.
oas
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:43:38 AM

As long as I can get gas.
Blue_Cruzer
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:41:34 AM

Gas is gas as far as I'm concerned, regardless of what brand.
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:41:13 AM

Ok
grammamNV
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:41:00 AM

"...BP remains committed..." but are not renewing franchise leases. What a contradiction?? BP must have come up with a way to make more $$$ from this.
Hi1
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:40:23 AM

Whatever.
fatboy97
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:40:01 AM

Another reason to be glad I don't live in CA.
cheapertvs
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:39:20 AM

It is just business.....
wilbur_gas
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:38:46 AM

OK
PrepHermit
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:36:26 AM

Just another business decision.
felinePA
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:36:15 AM

Its has been a long time since. I seen ARCO gas station.
buzzieNY
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:35:21 AM

Maybe an Honest American will buy The Business..
mitchell6597
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:34:57 AM

I remember gas stations with price wars, anyone else remember? You'd see gas two or three cents different on "gasoline alley". Now they adjust their prices to match one another. Now they're reducing the competition. This stinks.
jpgilmor
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:34:50 AM

Gee if there was all that profit in refinerying and retailing gasoline, why get out of the business?
CPayZombie
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:34:07 AM

In Arizona, Arco AM/PM stations are associated with trash gas.
Nozzel
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:34:04 AM

OK
sappie
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:31:55 AM

yuuuuuuuuuuup.
Hugo40
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:31:38 AM

Bad news for California?
TonyPSU
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:31:14 AM

This is fallout from the oil spill in the gulf
Heltonw
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:31:02 AM

OK with me.
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2012 9:30:31 AM

Good
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