Chevron Global To Stop Marketing Fuel in 27 States
Chevron Global Aviation, which operates five oil refineries, “will withdraw from marketing Chevron- and Texaco-branded aviation fuels in 27 states [approximately 200 locations],” the company said in a statement issued last week. The company will continue refining jet-A and avgas, but Chevron’s distributor, Hiller/Air Petro, will distribute these products to FBOs in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington. In the 27 states where Chevron will no longer market fuel, FBOs will have to choose a new fuel provider. In many cases, Chevron was buying fuel from another company to fulfill marketing contracts in these states instead of selling its own fuel there. According to Chevron Global general aviation manager Keith Sawyer, the company made the move because “we are aligning our aviation marketing assets with our manufacturing [refining] system to focus on the areas where our supply reliability is strongest. We’re going to continue to make the same amount of avgas and jet fuel as we have done historically.” The withdrawal from the 27 states is to be completed by November 15.