Chevron deal won't affect the five stations in Carroll

December 20, 1992|By Amy L. Miller | Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer

A decision by Chevron to trade 65 of the company's Maryland gas stations to Exxon for 59 in Florida will not affect those in Carroll County, station owners said Friday.

The five county stations -- located in Westminster, Manchester, Union Bridge, Taneytown and Winfield -- are not part of the exchange because all are owned by Tevis Oil Co. and not Chevron, said Gus Hook, Tevis' petroleum sales manager.

"It will be business as usual under the Chevron sign for these five locations for an indefinite period," Mr. Hook said.

Sometime after June 30, however, Tevis will begin selling another major brand of gasoline in the five stations, he said.

The company has not selected a brand.

"[The change] will be accomplished after careful consideration of what is advantageous, long-term, for Tevis Oil's customers and dealers," Mr. Hook said.

The other stations, actually owned by Chevron, were traded to consolidate business in strong areas, he said.

"Where companies are weak, they like to withdraw. And where they are strong, they like to concentrate," Mr. Hook said. "It's more appropriate for owner-operating costs."

Tevis also owns Shell stations in Finksburg, Hampstead, Eldersburg, Taylorsville and Keymar in Carroll County, and in Pleasant Hill, Pa., along with a Tevco station in Finksburg.

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