Mass Turnpike Retains Gulf Oil as Toll Plazas’ Fuel Supplier

Boston Business Journal reports, “The 11 gas stations along the Massachusetts Turnpike are worth at least $8.2 million per year to Gulf Oil, which is re-upping its leases to sell fuel at the service plazas along Interstate 90. The nine-year lease . . . will expire in 2025, coinciding with the end of the lease McDonalds holds to sell food and other retail products along the interstate.” The report raises some interesting business questions, such as whether fuel and food services should be entrusted to a single vendor, and whether all-electronic toll systems that permit drivers to quickly exit and reenter tollways will reduce their willingness to pay the premium price for service plaza gasoline.