Federal Petroleum Marketing Practices Act


Gas Stations/Oil Company Franchises

Many gas stations are oil company franchises enjoy protection from termination without cause and non-renewal, in certain circumstances, under the Federal Petroleum Marketing Practices Act. Typically, the oil company owns the station and leases the premises to the franchisee under an agreement that calculates rent as a percentage of sales. In other cases, an individual owns the station premises and purchases gasoline from the refiner under a franchise agreement.

As experienced franchise lawyers, Mulcahy LLP can help determine whether owning a oil company franchises is the right fit for you. We have the knowledge needed to help clients identify the risks involved in buying a franchise. We can also provide clients with comprehensive legal guidance throughout their business endeavor. When franchisees are ready to sell their business or want to get out of a franchise contract, we can facilitate the sale or initiate discussions with the franchiser.

Our clients include people interested in :

  • The Federal Petroleum Marketing Practices Act
  • Non-renewal of a franchise
  • Additional protection offerings thru States laws

Oil company franchises are a profitable and stable business. You will provide consumers with a convenient and sought-after service. If you interested in learning more about owning and operating a oil company franchise, contact us to schedule a consultation.



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