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Speedway continues dominance in Great Lakes states, buys more stations

GasBuddy Blog -- Leading gasoline retailer Speedway has recently purchased 97 stations across Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky, boosting its market dominance in these areas, adding to its current 1,370-plus stations in seven states.

Speedway's latest acquisition involves the purchase announced on June 5, in which Speedway will acquire ten stores across Ohio and Northern Kentucky from Road Ranger, in exchange for a Chicagoland truck stop and cash, according to a Marathon Petroleum press release. Marathon is the parent company of Speedway, LLC.

In addition to the ten purchased stations this week, Speedway announced in late-May it was also nearly complete with a purchase of 87 GasAmerica stations it had agreed to buy in February.

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willisc1
All-Star Author Louisville

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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 2:44:24 PM

I bought contaminated gas from Speedway Lexington, KY 13 years ago. Have not bought speedway gas since. So even as they expand they still get the middle finger from me.
pilotmass
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2012 3:28:21 PM

So why don't higher prices tempt other companies to enter the market?
joecompute2
Sophomore Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2012 12:29:49 PM

Wonderful. Speedway is a leader in raising prices when any little event can be used to explain it away. Pay up suckers!
honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2012 5:52:00 AM

betsy: there's one more option which I think Raceway engages in: add additves that prevent water separation. Can't prove it, but that's what it appears to be.
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2012 5:51:07 AM

gaz: they may not mix but there is water in their fuel - and yes, it will float to the top. I've taken gas home from there, b/c I didn't believe it and poured it in a big glass bowl (brand new container, so no water in that one). And it did have water.

The reason for why I was curious in the first place was the fact that my vehicles (both gasoline and diesel) were running rough on the Raceway fuel already many years ago.

betsyVA
Rookie Author Virginia Beach

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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2012 3:24:59 AM

It is possible to add water to gas. The problem is how to get water into your car's tank instead of gas. Water floats on top of the gas and the gas pump draws the gas from the bottom of the tank. Only 3 ways I can get water instead of gas, not intentionally of course, 1) someone stirring the gas station tank of the kind you are pumping 2) the gas station almost runs completely out of your kind of gas while you are pumping gas, and 3) you consistantly drive around with new empty gas tank thus leading to condensation seeping in. Worst time to pump gas is when a gas truck pulls up and starts delivering your kind of gas into the gas station's tanks.
gazguzzler11
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2012 2:48:30 PM

to honda0105

It is impossible to add water to gas. They don't mix. Gas floats on top of water.

So if you don't like Speedway come up with another story if you feel the need to explain why.
30mpg80
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2012 2:47:41 PM

Speedway/Marathon already raises prices too much, we need more competition not less.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2012 5:55:35 AM

thankfully mostly Raceways here, no Speedways, but neither has good fuel. They've added water to their fuel already in the 1990s. Never liked how my vehicles ran on their gas. Needless to say, I don't use them.
toninight
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2012 6:13:37 AM

Speedway often has lower prizes then most other gas stations and I often buy gas from them.
roadrunnin
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 1:54:26 PM

business must be good, but causes monopoly concerns
sparky808
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 1:41:55 PM

Old post.
bigoilscamsus
Champion Author Lansing

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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:43:34 AM

The seven Great Lakes States that have Speedway Stations have a price alert!! PRICE ALERT PRICE ALERT-- THe new fixed price is $3.89.9 in many stations and in all by the time the weeks price is announce by AAA in Tuesdays newspaper!! Get your gas quick or pay the higher price!!
greenfog
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:38:18 AM

only a couple in this area and i don't use them.
gamalerin
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:31:59 AM

I am waiting.
mackconsult
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:22:22 AM

Wish we had something like this in PNW
TFowler513
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:21:26 AM

Sounds like they are doing good. Next they should consider integrating alternative energy replenishment.
Shaduu
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:20:09 AM

old news
Emmamae1
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:19:02 AM

have no good experience using their gas. i avoid use of it.
TWS658
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:19:01 AM

Ok.
lonewolfhead
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:18:39 AM

OLD OLD OLD
tpguess
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:18:22 AM

Never been in one... will have to watch for them on a vacation and check it out...
bpj13
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:16:23 AM

Ok
tsgasprc
Champion Author Colorado

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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:15:51 AM

They will be subject to Federal law concerning gas prices and collection of taxes. That's not necessarily a bad thing.
95Vette
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:12:16 AM

Don't have any of these in my part of the country
garyr86
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:11:38 AM

Speedway may be buying stations but its not the cheapest gas. Near me Sams Club, Costco, Kroger and Murphy are all cheaper.
fatboy97
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:11:31 AM

Two days for this same article.
bobsalwaysmt
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:11:06 AM

None in my area.
q2
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:10:59 AM

lack of competition is not good
Samo1961
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:10:13 AM

Very, very old!!!
ARCO
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:10:07 AM

ANOTHER OLD ONE
DJRIO
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:09:56 AM

old news too
rjd1608
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:09:48 AM

ok
Bhmf4
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:08:59 AM

Less competition is never good.
2granny
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:08:58 AM

Old news
D61
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:08:21 AM

K
GreenLegend
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:08:08 AM

Regional monopoly in the making??
Hope not.
truthraider
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:08:06 AM

how do we vote on these articles?
STLcardsfan
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:07:25 AM

OK
marlita
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:06:31 AM

old news
JCS
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:06:11 AM

ok
NDQ
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:06:03 AM

ok
SparkieMi
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:05:48 AM

Time will tell....
MarAzul
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:04:28 AM

Nothing new.
spiderjay
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 11:01:08 AM

interesting they left my home in Danville IL
mitchells
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 10:59:21 AM

If you don't like an article being up for 3 days, then VOTE it down, and vote something else UP
bra0712
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 10:58:29 AM

Three days for this article
Tekkersmom57
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 10:58:19 AM

This too, was posted on this site yesterday. There has to be some new news out there.
OldMan322
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 10:57:56 AM

Marathon, highest price gas going around here
Car54BC08
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 10:57:16 AM

Another repeat
dieselfiendSC
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2012 10:56:56 AM

OK
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