When Howard Energy delivers gasoline to an unbranded retailer, no matter if they are in Baltimore, Northern Virginia, or in the D.C. area, it has gone through a long process of getting there. The gasoline starts by either being imported from overseas or brought in from a domestic crude oil pump and then taken to a refinery. At the refinery, the oil is heated, distilled and undergoes a separation process where it is divided into different, smaller quantities.
After the refinery, it is taken and goes to either an oil tanker or barge, or to a bulk terminal storage facility. When the gasoline is requested to be delivered, Howard Energy places it in a tanker truck. Once the tanker truck is filled with gasoline, it then drives to your location and delivers the fuel to a storage tank, gas station, or other facility.