Marathon Petroleum Buys the Hess Truck! What Will We Do for Xmas?

Hess truck toyYou know that big green Hess truck that pulls into your local Hess gas station to fill the underground storage tanks with gasoline? Neither the truck nor the gas station belong to Hess anymore. Hess has completed its transformation to a production and exploration (E&P) company only. Hess has E&P operations around the world, including an active drilling program in Ohio’s Utica Shale. Word came last week that Marathon Petroleum Corp has completed its purchase of Hess’ retail and transportation operations (gas stations and trucking)–for a whopping $2.82 billion. The purchase will allow Hess to laser focus on finding oil and gas. The burning question is, will Marathon keep the green Hess truck toys for Christmas?…

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