Originally Posted by bailiff
I believe the "branded days" are over, as I understand it now....
Actually no such thing as branded fuel. All gasoline, diesel #1 & 2, jet fuel, and several other petroleum products are piped to tank farms all over the US. You may be pumping shell gas or diesel into your tank from an Exxon affiliated or private refinery. The only thing that separates gasoline/diesel A from B are the additives like octane cetane boosters added to the tank truck as specified by the brand when loaded at the truck farm.
We still do it the old fashion way here in northwest Pennsylvania, refine crude,6 bay loading rack of semi's, 2.5-3 million gallons (every 24 hours)w/additives injected at the loading rack during loading, plus the railroad 3-4 times a week pulling #2 fuel cars,asphalt cars,and LPG cars out. Serving NY, PA,OH,WV,VA and maybe more. When sandy hit the coast we had trucks from the east coast coming for products! So at least "our" stuff is as fresh as it gets