Jury Rules for Shell Franchisees

Laracy, Alex
January 2005
Convenience Store News;1/10/2005, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p14
Trade Publication
This article reports that a federal jury awarded $3.3 million to eight Massachusetts gas station operators after deciding that Shell Oil Co. used unreasonable tactics intended specifically to drive them out of business in the late 1990s. The Shell franchise operators, who filed the lawsuit four years ago against Shell and affiliates of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group, argued that the company's actions reduced the number of independent Shell gas stations in Massachusetts to fewer than 100 in early 2003, from 177 five years earlier. They said the high prices at which Shell sold its gasoline to them would either squeeze their profits or force them to raise prices to levels that could be undercut by other stations, and that it was part of the company's plan to convert independent franchises into company-owned stores.


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