Fueling America's Progress: The Story of Sunoco LP

Sunoco LP has a rich heritage of 130+ years in the fuel industry. Our legacy and reputation for innovation are foundational elements of our iconic American brand.

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Sunoco is founded by Joseph Newton Pew and Edward O. Emerson in Pittsburgh, PA.


Sunoco opens its first service station in Ardmore, PA.

Shortly after, Sunoco opens a second service station in Toledo, OH.

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Sunoco becomes publicly traded on the NYSE.

On November 12, 1925, Sun Oil Company went public, making its debut on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as: SUN.

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Sunoco revolutionizes the oil industry when it introduces the Custom Blending Pump.

This breakthrough invention had the capability to dispense five octane grades of gasoline from a single pump. A model of the pump is on display at the Smithsonian.

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Sun Oil is renamed Sun Company.

Reflecting the restructuring of our growing company into 14 operating units, two property companies and a non-operating parent company, Sun Oil Company was renamed Sun Company, Inc.


Sunoco introduces Sunoco ULTRA 94, the market’s highest-octane unleaded gasoline.

With a history of innovation and love of performance, Sun developed and released the market’s highest-octane unleaded gas, Sunoco ULTRA 94.

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Sun Company, Inc. becomes Sunoco, Inc.


Sunoco becomes the Official Fuel of NASCAR®.

In addition to NASCAR®, Sunoco also becomes the Official Fuel of IndyCar and the NHRA®. Today, Sunoco is the official fuel of more than 50 racing series.

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Sunoco LP is formed by Energy Transfer with the purchase of Susser Petroleum Partners LP.

Later that same year, Sunoco LP acquired Aloha Petroleum, including six terminals in Hawaii.


Sunoco LP begins processing transmix fuels after acquiring Emerge Energy Services LP.

Sunoco LP diversifies its portfolio by entering into the business of processing transmix fuels, reprocessing and reclaiming off-spec fuel that would otherwise go to waste.

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Sunoco LP focuses its business on fuel distribution and midstream services with the divestiture of its retail assets and acquisition of several key fuel and midstream companies.

After selling off more than 2,000 retail sites, Sunoco LP acquires Superior Plus Energy Services, Sandford Energy, LLC, BRENCO Marketing Corp., Schmitt Sales Inc. and American Midstream Partners, LP, significantly expanding its fuel distribution and midstream services capabilities.

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Sunoco LP announces a 50 percent ownership joint venture with Energy Transfer on the J.C. Nolan diesel fuel pipeline that connects West Texas to the Gulf Coast.


100 Years Strong

We've come a long way over the last 100 years. We revolutionized the industry with a custom blending pump, fueled generations of champions on the track. We expanded operations and capabilities through our powerful distribution network and developed innovative technologies for customers and their consumers. At Sunoco it's our mission to be your partner of choice and our journey is just the beginning.

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Sunoco LP purchases refined products terminals from NuStar Energy LP and Cato, Incorporated

In September and October of 2021, Sunoco LP announced the completion of two major acquisitions of refined products terminals. The first being one terminal from Cato Incorporated, followed up by the acquisition of eight terminals from NuStar Energy LP.


Sunoco LP acquires transmix processing and terminal facility from Gladieux Capital Partners

On February 4th of 2022, the largest transmix plant in North America, Gladieux Capital Partners, LLC, and Sunoco LP came to a final agreement on Sunoco LPs acquisition of the plant. This makes Sunoco LP the largest transmix processor in North America.

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Refined products terminal in Brownsville, TX

Sunoco LP brings refined products terminal in Brownsville, TX into service

In late March 2022, Sunoco LP’s refined products terminal in the Port of Brownsville went operational with goals of assisting both existing fuel distribution in southern Texas and expansion into Mexican fuels export markets.

Sunoco LP acquires Puerto Rico-based Peerless Oil & Chemicals  

In October of 2022, Sunoco LP announced a definitive agreement with Puerto Rico-based privately held petroleum distributor Peerless Oil & Chemicals for an acquisition which closed in the fourth quarter of 2022. This acquisition opens Sunoco LP to distribution to locations throughout the Caribbean.

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Sunoco LP completes acquisition of Zenith Energy Refined Product Terminals

On May 1, 2023, SUN completed the acquisition of 16 refined product terminals located across the East Coast and Midwest from Zenith Energy. This acquisition will add approximately 4.2 million barrels of total storage capacity.


SUN Announces Acquisition of Zenith Energy Netherlands Amsterdam B.V.

In March of 2024, Sunoco LP announced its acquisition of Zenith Energy Netherlands Amsterdam B.V., marking a strategic move to bolster its presence in Europe's energy market. The acquisition encompasses liquid fuels terminals in key locations, including Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Bantry Bay, Ireland.

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