Murphy USA’s assets include seven product-distribution terminals and two ethanol-production facilities in North Dakota and Texas. The company’s retail history dates back to December 1996, when Murphy USA opened its first retail gasoline outlet in a Sam’s Club parking lot in Chattanooga, Tenn. Since then, the chain has grown to more than 1,100 outlets in more than 20 states.

In November 2006, the company opened its first 2,400-square-foot Murphy Express Store. Now there are more than 100 of the larger-format Murphy Express convenience stores in 11 states. The new stores, which are located near, but not on, Walmart lots, have the same value-price philosophy as the traditional Murphy sites but a broader product offer such as hot coffee; fountain and frozen drinks; free ATMs; beer; and many other convenience items.

Headquarters:El Dorado, Arkansas
No. of Stores:1184
Average Store Size:500-1,000 sq. ft.
Rank Last Year:8
States of Operation: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia