Sunoco Retail Sale Speculation

Natural-gas pipeline operator Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) could fetch up to $1.8 billion for the 4,900 gasoline stations it acquired by default when it bought Sunoco last month in a $5.3 billion deal, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Marathon Petroleum, Couche-Tard, Global Partners are the most likely buyers when the retail assets are sold.

Most analysts believe ETP bought Sunoco for the 7,900 miles of oil and refined fuel pipelines it operates. <<…>>