Goodbye, Hess Gas Stations
Hess Corp. is exiting the retail gas business and getting rid of its familiar green and white gas stations including those in the Allentown area.
Hess Corp. is getting out of the retail gas business and that means it is going to unload its gas stations that dot busy Lehigh Valley roads including Lehigh Street and Hamilton Boulevard, which both have a Hess Express.
Hess also has a local station on Chestnut Street in Emmaus.
The 1,350 gas stations employ about half of the company's 14,700 workers, but account for just 4 percent of Hess Corp. revenue. A Hess spokesman says there are no plans to close the gas stations.
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Hess Corp. is changing its strategy to focus on oil production, according to a New York Time blog, which reports:
While the fate of the toy Hess trucks remains in question, the company expects the 2013 models to be ready in time for Christmas, batteries included.