Gulf service stations return to Kentucky

The Gulf Oil brand is returning to Kentucky for the first time in 20 years. The company announced in a news release that the brand has struck a deal with Southern Petroleum of Somerset to brand nine service stations with the Gulf logo. The announcement comes after Gulf Oil acquired the title and interests to the Gulf brand from Chevron in January.

"And Kentucky is only the beginning," said Gulf Oil Senior Vice President Rick Dery in a news release. "There is a huge appetite by branded distributors outside of our existing Northeastern geography for the return of the Gulf brand, and we have been overwhelmed by the reception that Gulf has received over the past few weeks."