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It's just the latest oil major to cut back on retail operations where profit margins can be razor-thin.
BP PLC, Exxon Mobil Corp. and ConocoPhillips have recently stepped away from the retail side to varying degrees.
Chevron Corp. says it will withdraw from motor fuels operations in Washington, D.C., and 12 states from Indiana to South Carolina, including Maryland, by the middle of 2010. The company ships about 2.3 million gallons of gasoline a day to those areas.