Western States Petroleum


About Us, IS Really ABOUT YOU….

Make no mistake about it; WSP was built on the understanding that there is no “us” without “you”, the customer.  We have very high standards when it comes to providing consistent excellence in customer service.  We are determined and focused on delivering to you, the Right Product, At the Right Price and Right on Time. We work hard to earn your business and we truly value the trust you have in us.

In The Beginning….

In March of 1975 Robert and Janet Kec purchased the Christy Oil Company and in doing so gave birth to Western States Petroleum, Inc.  The plant, located at 450 S. 15th Ave in downtown Phoenix, had been a Shell Jobbership since 1925. As Bob and Jan transitioned Christy Oil into Western States Petroleum, Inc., they made the decision to continue the long standing history of distributing Shell fuel and lubricants from the historic plant.

Bob has been an active member of the Fuel & Lubricant Industry for over 40 years. He is a past State President of the Western Region Petroleum Marketers Association (PMAA) and has been a State Representative to the PMAA. His vast experience in the industry continues to influence the success of his company. Our long tenured WSP team is built on the foundation of his knowledge, his experience and his deep rooted values of how to conduct business.  Bob is a hand’s on President and still enjoys spending as much time as possible with our customers. Bob and Jan both are involved in various Community Organizations, as well as National Organizations that include Habitat for Humanity and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

To this day, WSP continues its long standing relationship with Shell in providing Shell Fuel to several Valley locations and major brand lubricants to customers all over the state. We Specialize in Heavy Duty Trucking, Auto/Light Duty, Aviation, Industrial Commercial, Marine and Off Road Fuels for construction and farms.  WSP continues to expand its line of products by most recently adding the Houghton line that includes Quench Oils, Coolants, Forming Compounds and Rust Preventives.

Our Alternative Fuel Story…

WSP was the first company in Arizona to bring Biodiesel to the state, over 10 years ago. Little was known about Biodiesel at that time, other than it was a vegetable oil alternative to the standard Diesel fuel.  When that first train rolled in full of Biodiesel, it was made of what had been French Fry Oil and it smelled like it.  As the years and technology improved (and the smell), biodiesel began taking a hold across America.

Today, WSP is still bringing in railcars of Agri Biodiesel, direct from a producer in Iowa.  In the past two years, WSP is a proud supporter of a local refinery that produces biodiesel from used oil.  Currently, both types of Biodiesel are available for delivery or pick up at our plant.  Most importantly, WSP was the fourth marketer in the entire country to be certified as a BQ9000 Marketer.

The BQ9000 is the governing standard for quality assurance in biodiesel production, handling and marketing. You can rest assured that the biodiesel WSP sells to you has been handled, stored and has perfect product quality, as our BQ9000 stamp of quality assurance requires.

To compliment our move into “green” fuels, WSP also sells Ethanol Flex Fuel (E54).  Three years ago, Bob recognized that consumers were purchasing vehicles that could run on E54, yet there were no public E54 fueling stations available anywhere in the Metro Phoenix Area. To answer the need for those consumers that wanted to run a cleaner burning fuel, Bob installed a E54 fueling station at the plant for consumers to be able to drive in and fill up…often at a lower cost than gasoline. Today, we are proud suppliers of E54 to several Valley Stations and serve over 100 customers a week at our will call office!

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Western States Petroleum, Inc
450 South 15th Avenue,
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
(602) 252-4011
Fax: (602) 340-9621