quote:Arco is still very much in business, although I never heard about their acquisition by BP. As a young kid in the early 80's, I remember the commercials where Arco "blew up" their credit cards. I still remember an independently-owned Arco station that took Visa/MC. I've heard that the Arco gas sold in my part of the country is actually refined in Alaska and shipped via tankers to California. There are so many mergers and buyouts. The whole Unocal/76 thing is strange - something about Tosco + Conoco/Phillips. I'm not sure who makes the gas sold as 76 brand these days.
Originally posted by Jimbo: ARCO has not disappeared. It is the number one selling brand of gasoline on the west coast. They are now a unit of BP and do not market lubricants anymore.