A few nights ago I was stumbling home from Lauriol Plaza when I noticed that my neighborhood gas station at 18th & S magically transformed itself from a BP to a W Express. I’m sure we have all seen a BP (short for British Petroleum) station and maybe even seen one of their commercials on TV. They’re a huge global energy corporation right? Right. I’m guessing however that you probably know little to nothing about W Express. In fact, I tend to think of myself as a pretty good master of using the Google and the Bing, but I can’t find any information on W Express. None.
So I have to wonder how a gas station changes hands from a global energy giant to what appears to be a local rinky dink company, who I might add has one of the worst logo designs I’ve ever seen. What does the “W” in W Express even stand for? Where does their gas come from and how good is the quality? Now I’m sure most people don’t have a preference of which gas company they use, but what if your local grocery store was a Safeway one day and then a “Q Speedy” the next? Would you still buy food from a store you knew absolutely nothing about?
If you have any information about W Express or are better at Googling than I am, please share in the comments.