“not illegal the original”

Since: Oct 08

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#1 Oct 25, 2008
yea

United States

#2 Oct 25, 2008
hopefully they can get us some cheaper fuel

Since: Dec 08

Wichita, KS

#3 Dec 17, 2008
Did they end up firing everyone? I heard my friend from school, Chuck Carr wasnt working for them any more. Thats what happens to most of these places after they get sold.
xxx

Biloxi, MS

#4 Dec 17, 2008
Chuck was let go, before the sell. Chuck is a super good guy, and was sold out by his "GOOD BUDDY" Phil. Or thats the rumor.
shewhoknows

Biloxi, MS

#5 Dec 19, 2008
Phil is nobody's GOOD BUDDY. I am still removing the knife from my back. I feel bad for Chuck.

“not illegal the original”

Since: Oct 08

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#6 Dec 19, 2008
Is this te same Phil Neer that could be selling gas in Independence for $1.48 a gallon and still be making money, yet knows most Indy residents are so used to being bent over a barrel, will pay the $1.69 a gal.?

“not illegal the original”

Since: Oct 08

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#7 Feb 5, 2009
This just in...

so much for the story that Jumpstart's credit/debit card system being down due to a "satelite" problem.. good grief, just tell it like it is... just more of the "elite" spin...

read on...

Jon Viets, executive vice president for Crescent Oil, the gasoline provider for many of the area's gas stations, said Wednesday night that the company is not shutting down and is still providing fuel for the area stations.

A southeast Kansas gas station owner said on Wednesday that Crescent Oil had informed the station's managers that the company was unable to provide fuel to the area stations and, due to financial difficulties, were unable to process credit card transactions at the pumps. The gas station owner explained that the gas pumps were owned by Crescent Oil.

When asked if Crescent Oil is operating as usual and still providing fuel to area gas stations, Viets said only, "Yes."

Local gas stations owners beg to differ.

Mike Horton, owner of Horton’s Pizza Plus in Pittsburg and Arma, said he was told Wednesday afternoon that Crescent Oil had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and would no longer be providing fuel to the stations.

“I was waiting for a load of fuel and the dispatcher called me and told me I wasn’t going to be able to get any,” Horton said.

Horton said his stations still have “fuel in the ground,” and said he is working to find a different provider.

For the next day or two, Horton’s Pizza Plus will not accept credit or debit cards because Crescent Oil receives a cut of the transaction fees. Horton said he was told by a Crescent Oil official to stop accepting credit or debit card payments.

“I hope to have some credit card availability sometime today (Thursday) or maybe tomorrow,” Horton said.“We stopped taking cards at about 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday. I don’t know how many sales I’ve lost since yesterday afternoon, because we all know the world now lives off credit and debit cards.”

Horton said area residents should not panic, as it’s unlikely there will be a fuel shortage in southeast Kansas. He said the stations that were provided fuel from Crescent Oil are probably “scrambling” to find different providers.

“I think this will all be worked out, but it will require some effort from those stations to find a viable vendor to get fuel from,” he said.

“not illegal the original”

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#8 Feb 5, 2009
and theres more....
Many gas stations across the Midwest, including Fort Scott and Bourbon County found themselves scrambling Wednesday after learning they would no longer be serviced by their fuel supplier.
According to reports from area gas stations, it was not until Wednesday morning -- the day slated for delivery -- that the fuel stores learned their gas shipments from the Independence-based Crescent Oil Company, a major fuel supplier for six Midwest states, would not be arriving.
While unconfirmed with Crescent officials, owners and managers of local gas stations reported Crescent has filed bankruptcy and would no longer be supplying fuel to any of its customers.
The news of possible fuel supply troubles immediately sparked rumors of a local fuel shortage and increased gas prices.

Crescent Vice President Jon Viets refused to comment on the company's standing or reason for the unannounced halt to fuel supply operations Wednesday night.

In an interview with The Tribune, Viets said, "We are not really ready to address or comment on this yet."
While Fort Scott stations reported some inconveniences due to the supplier change, Pittsburg Truck and Travel Owner Kathy Rakestraw said the last-minute change caused major complications for her business.
"It's been a nightmare," she said.
Rakestraw said she had no prior notice of the situation and was upset to learn of the fuel delivery suspension through individuals visiting her store Wednesday morning.
"We heard it through the grapevine like everyone else," she said. "It (fuel delivery stoppage) was a bad deal. We had to find a new supplier and we've been out (of fuel) all day. We just got a load in, just now (5 p.m.). We've lost a lot of business today."
In addition to the fuel delivery problems, area gas stations also found themselves without the capability to process credit card sales Wednesday. Most gas stations using Crescent utilized credit card machines through Crescent's fuel supplier, Conoco-Phillips.
Rakestraw explained that every transaction for fuel runs through one of these credit card machines would automatically be processed by Conoco-Phillips and Crescent's cut of the money would automatically be withdrawn.
"All credit transactions go through Conoco," she said. "They have their own machine here in the store. Then they send a certain amount to Crescent off of an invoice.... We didn't want to credit anything else to Crescent. No more than we already had anyway. That is what an attorney told us to do anyway."
Many local gas stations voiced their concerns of Crescent filing for bankruptcy and not paying or returning funds owed to the individual stores.
Crescent Oil Company, owned by Titan Global Holdings, Inc., Richardson, Tex., distributes petroleum to over 340 locations in Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois and Louisiana. Additionally Crescent, through its subsidiary Crescent Stores Corporation, operates 24 retail store locations in Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Louisiana. Crescent distributed 282 million gallons of petroleum and generated revenues of $687 million in calendar year 2007. Additionally, Crescent distributed 215 million gallons of petroleum and generated revenues of $693 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2008.

Since: Dec 08

United States

#9 Feb 5, 2009
Is this some scheme by Phil Near to avoid paying child support?

http://www.csnews.com/csn/news/article_displa...
NoMoreTaxes

Roswell, NM

#10 Feb 5, 2009
Go to Bartlesville and fill up. Its usually 30 to 40 cents/gallon cheaper down there then up here...
Take your gas cans too and fill them up its worth the drive and eat dinner down there too :0)
Iknowall

Independence, KS

#11 Feb 7, 2009
There are alot of people that have been screwed by Phil Near and his posse. I'm glad its finally catching up to all of them. They have ruined alot of good peoples lives because they needed a fall guy to lay blame on. A few of them will walk away from this smelling like roses and they are the ones that squandered money for years. Karma is a b....!
beer can picker upper

United States

#12 Feb 9, 2009
When you live by the sword......you die by the sword as well.

“not illegal the original”

Since: Oct 08

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#13 Feb 9, 2009
It's Official:

INDEPENDENCE, Kan. Crescent Oil Company Inc., a fuel supplier for at least six Midwest states, has filed for bankruptcy.

The Independence, Kan.-based firm filed for Chapter 11 protection from creditors Saturday. A spokesman for the company didn't immediately return a phone call for comment Monday.

Crescent's bankruptcy filing says the company has between $50 million and $100 million in estimated assets and a like amount of estimated liabilities.

Its largest unsecured creditors included fuel companiees Shell/Equilon and Conoco-Phillips and the Kansas Department of Revenue's Motor Fuel Tax Section.

The bankruptcy comes after several retailers in the Midwest last week reported not receiving regularly scheduled deliveries of fuel.

Crescent distributes fuel to more than 340 locations in Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois and Louisiana. The company is a wholesale supplier of Conoco-Phillips, Shell, Valero and British Petroleum gasoline.
Rex

Dallas, TX

#14 May 8, 2009
Pipeliner- did you really attack someone family...classy! How are your little bastards anyway?
Almighty Homeboy

Rocky Hill, CT

#15 May 12, 2009
Pipewiner, Chuck Carr is a friend of mine from school also thats how he got the job was because Phil knew him from school. Chuck islucky he is not in jail for stealing from the company. Taking money from rag heads under the table to get fuel contracts is stealing. You know he was doing it just look at that house he was building he could afford that on the money he was being paid by crescent.
curious in Indy

Roswell, NM

#17 May 13, 2009
Chuck isn't in jail because he wasn't the only one dealing under the table. They needed someone to take the fall. I think Chuck was an easy target plus he was flaunting his new found payroll.
Almighty Homeboy

Rocky Hill, CT

#18 May 13, 2009
curious in Indy wrote:
Chuck isn't in jail because he wasn't the only one dealing under the table. They needed someone to take the fall. I think Chuck was an easy target plus he was flaunting his new found payroll.
So true, curious you are going to have to come to the east coast, I know a nice Italian Restruant in York Beach, we'll share a bottle of Robert Mondavi wine and talk about the first thing that pops up.
Almighty Homeboy

Rocky Hill, CT

#19 May 13, 2009
I forgot to mention it's overlooking an old lighthouse, one of the most beautiful sunsets you've ever seen.
curious in Indy

Roswell, NM

#20 May 13, 2009
I used to live close by there. I've seen them.
EEE7130

Pittsburg, KS

#21 Jan 8, 2010
Pipeliner wrote:
Did they end up firing everyone? I heard my friend from school, Chuck Carr wasnt working for them any more. Thats what happens to most of these places after they get sold.
Chuck was fired because he was drunk to many times and got to many DUIs. He was also talking with a competing company.

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