Petroleum Wholesale, L.P. (“PWI”) is a privately owned motor fuel distributor which has been in business since 1973. Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas with a western division office in Salt Lake City, Utah, the company conducts business across nine states in the western United States.
The company started business as two-station jobbership in Ardmore, Oklahoma in 1971. Today Petroleum Wholesale is a full service petroleum company offering retail branded and wholesale gasoline, diesel, and biodiesel. Petroleum Wholesale services hundreds of retail locations throughout nine states and owns more than 200 properties, including a land bank of properties for future development.
Petroleum Wholesale has developed an innovative retail concept, Main Street Market, which offers branded motor fuel and retail offerings such as discount groceries, hardware, auto parts, premium cigars, apparel and fast food all under one roof. This new to the industry hybrid retail concept includes branding with major oil companies such as Chevron, Texaco, Shell, ConocoPhillips and Gulf, with QSR food franchises such as Subway and Steak n Shake and with national specialty retailers such as Ace Hardware, True Value Hardware and Carquest.
The first Main Street Market, located in Midland/Odessa, Texas, is slated to open August 1, 2015, with 2 more locations scheduled for grand openings before the end of 2015. The Midland/Odessa Main Street Market complex offers additional goods and services, including LNG/CNG fueling, truck repair, free wifi, a fenced pet area and a 175 space RV park. The company has earmarked 20 currently owned properties for redevelopment to expand the Main Street Market concept across its network in the next several years.
Petroleum Wholesale is also hard at work expanding its fast food retail network. The company opened its first Steak n Shake outlet in suburban Salt Lake City, Utah in July 2015 and owns the Steak n Shake development rights for the entire state of Utah and for the greater Houston, Texas metropolitan area. The company expects to open 3 more Steak n Shake locations before the end of 2015.
The company is also a quiet supporter of many charitable and philanthropic causes but is most passionate about animal rescue and adoption. For nearly 20 years, Petroleum Wholesale has underwritten and provided 100% of the funding for a private animal rescue and adoption service which rescues abandoned, abused and neglected animals and finds homes for hundreds of rescued animals each year. In 2015 the company expanded the scope of the animal rescue with the formation of Rainbow Bridge Animal Rescue and the purchase of 10 acres of property in Conroe, Texas where it will build a state of the art facility for rehabilitation and housing rescued animals as they await lifetime homes, and the purchase of nearly 300 acres in Leon County, Texas that will provide sanctuary space for large animals.