7. Choosing Your Gasoline Distributor
Choosing a gasoline distributor may be a matter of deciding upon a particular brand and then calling one or two in your area.
Hopkins Oil, Inc. is located in Raleigh, North Carolina but licensed to do business in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. In central North Carolina, Hopkins Oil, Inc. delivers all our gasoline and diesel fuel on our Fuel Depot trucks. In other areas we engage common carriers that pull from terminals in the area.
Hopkins Oil distributes EXXON, MOBIL, SHELL, and MARATHON brands. We also offer the CROWN brand. In the case of CROWN, one pays a franchise fee once per year, about $2,000, and Hopkins Oil, Inc. is allowed to pick up product from the cheapest rack (Oil Company) that day.
Hopkins Oil, Inc. distributes unbranded product from all of the major unbranded oil suppliers.
(See brand programs by clicking on each brand on the list).