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ArcLight Capital Partners Affiliate Acquires Gulf Oil, LP
December 29, 2015
ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC ("ArcLight"), one of the leading private equity firms focused on energy infrastructure investments, announced today that Chelsea Petroleum Products Holdings, LLC, an affiliate of ArcLight, completed the purchase of Gulf Oil, LP (“Gulf”) from Cumberland Farms, Inc.


New Gulf Visa® Card Strengthens Customer Loyalty For Branded Stations
December 1, 2015
Representing the company's latest move to provide its dealers with innovative ways to reward customer loyalty, Gulf Visa Card holders earn points every time they use their card at Gulf stations and elsewhere.


Gulf Oil National Expansion Continues Forward with Move into Wisconsin
November 9, 2015
Gulf Oil LP, one of the fastest growing branded marketers of energy products in the U.S., and Venture Fuels, a major fuel distributor in the upper Midwest, today announced that their partnership is bringing the iconic Gulf brand back to Wisconsin for the first time in 20 years. Gulf's move into the "Forward" state continues its ongoing national expansion, and marks the 32nd state that Gulf now serves.


Gulf Racing Fuels Forms Marketing Partnership with Turbonetics
August 27, 2015
Gulf Racing Fuels' Mach 116 will become the official fuel for Turbonetics' in house vehicles – including its latest project car, the Turbonetics 5th Generation Camaro Stage 2 – thanks to a new partnership between the companies.


Gulf Oil Expands Innovative Loyalty Program to Benefit More Than 2,500 Branded Stations
July 8, 2015
Gulf Oil LP, one of the fastest growing branded marketers of energy products in the U.S., today announced the expansion of its new Power Points™ Loyalty Program designed to help Gulf retailers increase revenue, build stronger relationships with existing customers, and attract new and loyal customers.


Developer Details Liquefied Natural Gas Depot Proposal
May 31, 2015
The Hanover developer who hopes to build a natural gas depot and supply system in the Route 120 corridor is partnering with a local energy firm and Gulf Oil Limited Partnership in the project.


Lykins Energy Solutions and Gulf Oil Announce New Exclusive Partnership
February 26, 2015
The deal brings iconic Gulf brand back in a big way to Cincinnati region for the first time in more than 20 years.


Gulf Oil LP Partners with Billaway to Launch Unique Customer Rewards Program: Consumers Reduce Electricity Bills and Earn Free Gas
February 9, 2015
Gulf Oil LP, the nation’s fastest growing branded marketer of energy products, has launched a unique customer loyalty program to directly reduce their consumers’ Gulf Electricity bills and earn free gasoline at Gulf stations.


Gulf Electricity Mentioned in The MetroWest Daily News
January 24, 2015
With utility rates drastically increasing, customers are looking at the alternative suppliers licensed to sell electricity to Massachusetts customers currently using utility companies such as National Grid and NStar. While customers have a different electricity supplier, the utility company remains in charge of delivering electricity including fixing power lines. Though Massachusetts customers have been able to pick their electricity supplier since deregulation in the late 1990s, many customers don't know what it means to choose another supplier.


Gulf's Pink Ribbon Gift Card recognized in CSNews
January 5, 2015
This week, Convenience Store News announced Gulf's Pink Ribbon Gift Card as #4 on its list of top Marketing Moves for 2014. The company's Pink Ribbon Gift Card was a new initiative for the Gulf Oil Giving Foundation this fall and is available for purchase at your local Gulf station. For every Pink Ribbon Gift Card purchase valued at $50 or more, Gulf will make a $1 donation to the Gulf Oil Giving Foundation to benefit the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program. This promotion will generate up to $25,000 a year to help fight breast cancer.


Gulf Racing Fuels Named Official Fuel of the World Racing League for the 2015 Season 
December 11, 2014
Gulf will provide track-side fuel delivery to all classes of race cars from Gulf’s line of six racing fuels.


Gulf Gift Cards Helping Retailers Drive Customer Loyalty 
December 5, 2014
Gulf Oil LP, one of the fastest growing branded marketers of energy products in the U.S., today re-launched its very popular Gulf Gift Card for the 2014 holiday season as part of its ongoing commitment to helping its nationwide network of retailers and operators build customer loyalty.


As the Weather Gets Colder, the Savings from Gulf_Electricity Get Even Hotter 
December 1, 2014
Gulf Oil LP, the nation's fastest growing branded marketer of energy products, today announced that its Gulf Electricity service for residential and small commercial customers, available in five of the six New England states and parts of New York, is delivering consumers the opportunity to save hundreds of dollars on their electric bills starting now.


Gulf Launches New Online Trading Platform 
November 17, 2014
Gulf Oil LP, one of the fastest growing branded marketers of energy products in the U.S., today announced the launch of Gulf Online Market, the company’s new online trading platform.


Kino Oil of Fredericksburg, Texas Selects Gulf Racing Fuels for Distribution 
October 23, 2014
Gulf Racing Fuels are now distributed by Kino Oil Company of Fredericksburg, Texas. Kino Oil is a full service wholesale distributor of lubricants in Texas.


Gulf Fuels Breast Cancer Research with New Pink Ribbon Gift Card 
October 20, 2014
Gulf Oil LP, one of the fastest growing branded marketers of energy products in the U.S., today announced the Pink Ribbon Gift Card, a new initiative for the Gulf Oil Giving Foundation that will generate up to $25,000 dollars a year in increased assistance for the fight against breast cancer.


Ongoing Success Drives Gulf Oil to Expand National Field Sales Team 
October 7, 2014
Gulf Oil LP, one of the fastest growing branded marketers of energy products in the U.S., today announced that two additional industry veterans have joined its team as part of Gulf's successful national expansion efforts.


Gulf Oil Continues National Expansion With New Branded Locations in Alabama 
September 29, 2014
Gulf Oil LP, one of the fastest growing branded marketers of energy products in the U.S., today announced a new partnership with Bumpers Oil Company, a distributor of petroleum products in Alabama.


Gulf Oil Raises Over $100,000 for Breast Cancer Research and Awareness  May 20, 2014
Gulf Oil LP, one of the fastest growing branded marketers of energy products in the U.S., today announced that the Gulf Oil Giving Foundation's inaugural Swing for Hope Golf Charitable Tournament has raised over $100,000 for breast cancer research and awareness.


Gulf Oil Celebrates 100 Years of Service  April 22, 2014
The company's 2014 brand meeting and trade show will benefit breast cancer research and awareness.


Gulf Electricity Brings Savings to New York Consumers in Westchester County and NYC's Five Boroughs
February 12, 2014
Gulf Electricity extends competitive pricing and superior customer service to residential and commercial customers in the Empire State; Consumers gain reliability with fixed pricing and could save hundreds of dollars by switching to Gulf Electricity.


Gulf Oil LP Launches New Commercial and Industrial Fuel Supply Business Segment
January 6, 2014
In a groundbreaking move for Gulf Oil LP, the fastest growing branded marketer of energy products in the U.S., the company today announced the continued expansion and diversification of its energy offerings through its entry into the commercial and industrial fuel supply business.


Gulf Oil Giving Foundation's National Support of Breast Cancer Research and Awareness Hits Home on Long Island
October 17, 2013
Fastest growing branded marketer of energy products in the U.S. is a "Corporate Champion" of upcoming "Making Strides of Jones Beach" walk with the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign.


Unrest in Middle East Pushes Gas Cost Higher
July 16, 2013
So US gasoline prices are still influenced by world events.Even though oil imports are approaching 20-year lows, and the United States is enjoying a boom in new fuel sources, gasoline prices are soaring again because of political troubles halfway around the world.


Gulf Oil Partnership with Jefferson City Oil Brings Nostalgic Brand Back to "The Show Me State"
February 27, 2013
Gulf Oil today announced a new branded partnership with Jefferson City Oil Co., Inc., a distributor of petroleum products throughout Missouri for over 85 years.


Gulf Electricity Reduces Rates for Maine Residents and Businesses
February 6, 2013
Gulf Oil LP, the nation's fastest-growing branded marketer of petroleum products, today announced that its Gulf Electricity service, which provides power to residential and commercial electricity customers in Maine, has reduced its rates.


Gulf Electricity Reduces Rates for Connecticut Residents and Businesses
February 6, 2013
Gulf Oil LP, the nation's fastest-growing branded marketer of petroleum products, today announced that its Gulf Electricity service, which provides power to residential and commercial electricity customers in Connecticut, has reduced its rates.


Flex fuel finds few takers on Pike
November 12, 2012
A relatively modest number of gallons sold, along with a lack of activity at the pumps, suggest that E-85 fuel has been slow to catch on with customers since the fuel became available at three service stations on the Massachusetts Turnpike five months ago.


Gulf Goes National in its Support for Breast Cancer Research and Awareness
October 4, 2012
In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Gulf Oil announced today that it is bringing its long standing support for breast cancer research and awareness to a national level through a new collaboration with the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer initiative.


Gulf Oil Launches an Electricity-Supply Service
October 3, 2012
Gulf Oil LP has launched an electricity service in Massachusetts, planning to buy power wholesale and sell it to small businesses and households at rates below those available through major utilities.


Gulf Oil Now Provides Electricity Services In Massachusetts
October 3, 2012
Gulf Oil, the nation’s fastest growing branded marketer of petroleum products, today announced that its Gulf Electricity services, which were first made available in Connecticut and Maine earlier this year, are now available to Massachusetts residential and commercial customers.


Gulf Oil Opens First E85 Fueling Stations on Massachusetts Turnpike
August 30, 2012
In partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Gulf Oil today announced the grand opening of its E85 fueling station at the Charlton East Service Plaza on the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90), ready to service travelers with Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFVs).


Gulf Oil Adds LNG-Powered Trucks To Its Transportation Fleet
August 27, 2012
Gulf to Supply and Distribute LNG to Transportation Sector Customers as a Cost-Effective, Clean Alternative Fuel.


Gulf Oil CEO on the Administration's Energy Policies
July 11, 2012
Gulf Oil CEO Joseph Petrowski on how the White House's policies impact the energy sector.


Gulf Oil Supports Breast Cancer Research and Awareness With New "Pink Ribbon" Logo in MLB Ballparks
May 11, 2012
Gulf also donating 400 tickets to Red Sox Home Games in May to the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides Against Cancer" Campaign and the Hope Lodge in Boston.


Gulf Oil Returns to Dallas
May 8, 2012
Continues expansion in native Texas through deal with Fuel City.


Gulf Oil Rolls into Dallas
May 8, 2012
Just weeks after announcing its return to Houston, and close on the heels of its return to Austin, Gulf Oil announced today that it is back in Dallas through its partnership with Fuel City, one of the Lone Star State's best known gas station.


Gulf Continues Texas Expansion
May 8, 2012
As part of its continued expansion into Texas, as previously reported by CSNews Online last month, Gulf Oil announced today that it will return to Dallas through its partnership with Fuel City, one of the Lone Star State's best-known gas stations.


Gulf Oil Comes Back to Arkansas
March 27, 2012
Gulf Oil announced a new branded partnership agreement with Satterfield Oil company of Central Arkansas, returning the iconic motor fuel brand to the state for the first time since the 1980’s.


Gulf Oil and the Boston Red Sox Amp Up Their Partnership
March 22, 2012
In the latest innovation between two iconic partners, Gulf Oil LP today announced that it is now the official electricity supplier to historic Fenway Park.


Rising gas prices could reach $5 a gallon by spring
February 15, 2012
(FOX 25/MyFoxBoston.com) - If you drive anywhere, then you have already noticed that the price of gas is on the rise. We seem to go through this every year as we head towards spring. The question is, why are we seeing this now? Joe Petrowski, Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Oil, joined the FOX 25 Morning News to shed a little light on the subject.


Gulf Oil CEO on Rising Gasoline Prices
February 13, 2012
Hear what Gulf Oil CEO Joe Petrowski has to say about rising gas prices.


Gulf Oil Goes Electric
January 26, 2012
"We are now marketing petroleum products to over 27 states, but the oil market and all great companies have to change and have to morph," says Joe Petrowski, Gulf Oil CEO. He adds, "with the continuing deregulation in the markets, it is a logical revenue extension for the company to provide electric products."


Gulf Oil LP Launches Gulf Electricity
January 25, 2012
Gulf Oil LP, the nation's fastest growing branded marketer of petroleum products, today announced its entry into the retail electricity market via the launch of Gulf Electricity.


Gulf Oil Returns To Its Texas Roots
July 19, 2011
Partnership with MTG Management plus a sponsorship of the Texas Rangers brings Gulf Oil brand back to the Lone Star State for the first time in two decades.


Gulf Oil and The Cardinals Team Up at Busch Stadium
April 11, 2011
As Gulf Oil continues to expand its brand nationally, the company today announced a new sponsorship agreement with Major League Baseball's St. Louis Cardinals.


CEO Joe Petrowski Speaks Out About U.S. Energy Policy
March 11, 2011
FOXBusiness - Gulf Oil chief executive officer Joe Petrowski offers up his rational, lucid insights to Fox Business on the economic implications of the spikes higher in oil and gas prices, and what the U.S. can do right now.


CEO Joe Petrowski on NECN's This Week In Business
March 6, 2011
This Week In Business - Joe Petrowski, Gulf Oil and Cumberland Farms CEO predicts gas prices will continue to rise, at least in the short term. He also talks about rising food prices and Cumberland Farms new drive-through. Click here to watch Joe Petrowski on NECN's This Week In Business.


Local firm returns Gulf brand to national prominence
January 22, 2011
The number of Gulf stations has grown by more than 10 percent, to nearly 2,310, in the past year, and there are commitments to convert another 180 locations in the coming months.


Gulf Oil Expands into 12 States, Rebrands 400 Stations in One Year. Pace of development to continue at record speed in 2011
January 18, 2011
Marking the one year anniversary of acquiring the full national rights to the Gulf Oil brand from Chevron Corporation, Gulf Oil, LP today announced it has achieved several significant milestones in its cross-country expansion.


The-Dispatch.Com: New Gulf Alternative Fuel Service Station Coming to North Carolina
January 11, 2011
The first local retail sales of ethanol and biodiesel fuels are scheduled to begin in April at Sparky's Marketplace, a new service station, convenience store and car wash being developed by Hill Oil Co.


Gulf Oil Returns to Music City in a Partnership with Nashville's Tri Star Energy
January 6, 2011
Gulf Oil today announced a new branded partnership agreement with Tri Star Energy of Nashville, returning the iconic motor fuel brand to the Music City and its surroundings for the first time in 25 years.


Gulf Oil Expands in Minnesota with Lucky Oil Partnership
December 6, 2010
Gulf Oil today announced a new branded partnership agreement with Lucky Oil Company of Inver GroveHeights, MN, marking the return of the motor fuel to the state for the first time in two decades.


Gulf Oil Returns to the Motor City in a Partnership with Detroit's Maxx Oil
November 18, 2010
Gulf Oil today announced a new branded partnership agreement with Maxx Oil Company of greater-Detroit, returning the iconic motor fuel brand to the Motor City for the first time in two decades.


Gulf Oil LP Chief Marketing Officer Rick Dery to Speak on Best Branding Practices at SIGMA Annual Meeting
November 8, 2010
As Gulf Oil L.P. continues its national expansion, the company's Senior Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Rick Dery will be a featured speaker at SIGMA’s 2010 Annual Meeting this week.


Cumberland Gulf Group acquires rights to 75 Mobil stations on Long Island!
September 14, 2010
The Cumberland Gulf Group of Companies today announced the purchase of ExxonMobil's real and contractual interests in 75 properties and a petroleum distribution fleet located in Suffolk and Nassau Counties, New York.


Gulf Oil Flag to Fly in Georgia
July 27, 2010
Gulf Oil today announced a branded partnership agreement with Mountain Express Oil Company in Woodstock, Georgia.


Gulf Oil Expands in Georgia with Acree Oil Partnership
July 26, 2010
Gulf Oil today announced a new branded partnership agreement with Acree Oil Company of Toccoa, Georgia.


Gulf Oil Continues Expansion in the Bluegrass State
June 19, 2010
Gulf Oil today announced it has joined forces with two new Kentucky-based distributors: the Kentucky Seven and Miller Oil, deepening the return of the iconic gasoline brand to the Bluegrass state.


Gulf Oil Continues Growth in Virginia
June 2, 2010
Gulf Oil today announced its continued growth in Virginia by signing a branded distributor partnership with Anderson Oil Company.


Gulf Oil Returns to the Tar Heel State
May 26, 2010
Gulf Oil, L.P. today announced its momentous return to North Carolina by signing a branded distributor partnership with Hill Oil Company.


Gulf Oil Brings More "Orange" to Camden Yards
April 9, 2010
Gulf Oil today announced a new sponsorship agreement with Major League Baseball's Baltimore Orioles.


The Gulf Disc Marches On
April 7, 2010
Gulf Oil Enters Maryland; Fuels Mid-Atlantic Expansion.


Gulf Oil Now "At Home" with the Atlanta Braves
March 2010
New Deal Affirms Gulf's Commitment to Expansion beyond Northeast.


Gulf Returns to the Bluegrass State.
March 10, 2010
Kentucky gas stations will fly the Gulf Flag for the first time in 20 years.


Gulf Oil Acquires Brand Rights for Entire U.S.
January 13, 2010
Gulf Oil, L.P., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cumberland Farms, Inc., today announced its intentions to execute a significant geographic brand expansion.


Gulf Oil's New "Get Spotted & Give Hope" Promotion Hits the Streets Today
November 30, 2009
Gulf Oil, L.P. today announced a new promotion for the driving public that starts today and offers a philanthropic twist to its popular "Get Spotted" Program.


What's Fueling Gas Prices?
November 12, 2009
Cumberland Farms and Gulf Oil CEO, Joe Petrowski, speaks on CNBC's Street Signs to discuss what's behind current gas prices.
Watch video.


Gulf Oil Helps Drivers Show "Super Football Fan" Status
September 23, 2009
As America's National Football League season kicks off, Gulf Oil has great news for those fans who want to showcase their "SuperFan" status.


Gulf Oil Selects Power Management Company as its Preferred Vendor to Help Reduce Energy Costs for Retailers
June 17, 2009
Gulf Oil L.P. has selected Power Management Company as its Preferred Vendor for electricity and natural gas procurement for more than 1,400 gasoline retail centers in the Gulf Branded network.


Zero Petroleum Growth
April 13, 2009
Joe Petrowski details what industry can do today to position itself for future market demands.


A New Captain Takes the Helm at Gulf
March 30, 2009
Ron Sabia builds on the base provided by Joseph Petrowski.


Gulf Oil Joins Fuel Savings Network to Help Consumers Pay Less
March 16, 2009
Gulf Oil L.P., one of the world's most recognized fuel brands, announced today that it will offer consumers the ability to lower their price of gas through a powerful new retail partner program.


Gulf Oil Brings Alternative Fuels to New England: Opens First e85 Fueling Station at Logan Airport
October 23, 2008
Gulf Oil, LP announced today the grand opening of its first e85 fueling station in New England to service commuters with Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFVs).


Oil Execs Caught in the Middle
July 11, 2008
Some oil executives feel caught in the middle of bad ideas. Joe Petrowski, CEO of Gulf Oil, shares his views on possible solutions.
Watch CNBC interview


Gulf Oil is First to Offer Television at Massachusetts Gas Stations
March 19, 2008
Today, Gulf Oil LP became the first service station in Massachusetts to provide complementary television programming to its customers at the pump, with the installation of Gas Station TV (GSTV), a tool to help increase the revenue stream for participating gas retailers.


Gulf Oil Gathers its Distributors at Annual Conference in Miami
March 10, 2008
Gulf Oil Limited Partnership announced today that its annual distributor conference will take place at the Ritz-Carlton Miami, Florida from March 27-30.


From Boston to Lee: Gulf Oil Completes Rebranding, Gas Station Upgrades on the Massachusetts Turnpike
December 24, 2007
During the holiday travel season, drivers will notice a new face at rest areas at every stop along the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Steve McQueen starred in and directed the movie LeMans in 1971 in which he played a Gulf race car driver. Since then the Gulf racing colors have become the most popular worldwide.

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