If you’re a Jersey resident, you’ve probably been wondering what’s been happening with all your Mobil and Getty stations — they’ve all been turning into LUKOILs (US Site).
LUKOIL (Russia Site) the largest petroleum company in Russia, now operates 2000 service stations across the Atlantic seaboard which used to be Mobil and Getty (now a fully owned subsidiary of Lukoil) nearly 800 of which are in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The first Getty conversion actually occurred in 2003, but there has been a recent flash in LUKOIL-izing the legacy Mobils and Gettys.
My hope is that the LUKOIL quickie marts are going to replace those crappy fast food plastic wrapped processed food sandwiches with pirozhki and Katlyeti. And maybe some decent Russian tea instead of that service station coffee rot-gut. Hey, they already appear to make their own brands of preserves. Super Unleaded with Marmalade Scones and Sour Cherry Tea anyone?
Oh, and I thought this part of the Q&A on the LUKOIL site was quite interesting:
|QUESTION: Does this mean that LUKOIL will be providing the US with a new, non-Middle Eastern source of gasoline?|
|ANSWER: Yes. LUKOIL will displace some of the Middle Eastern oil presently imported by the United States.|
|QUESTION: Is this oil being imported directly from Russia?|
|ANSWER: Most of LUKOIL’s exports are from Russia.|
LUKOIL … ve have vays of makink you fill your tank.