The foundation for Sommers Oil Company began in 1973, when two brothers – Jackie Sommers and Jimmy Sommers – began selling Gulf gas through two dispensers at their KOA campground just south of Savannah, Georgia. The energy crisis of the early 1970s had a significant impact on the country’s economy. But, in hindsight it was also the catalyst for Sommers Oil Company. As a new Gulf Dealer, we experienced the anxieties and pitfalls of supply shortages in a crisis market. We then envisioned a supply chain that would guarantee that no customer would run out of fuel.
By 1977, we were on the way to realizing that vision as we became a wholesale distributor and hauler to customers throughout the state. Today, we are the premier wholesaler of gas and petroleum products in the Southeast, serving as direct distributors for BP, Shell, Marathon, Sunoco and more than a dozen major suppliers. We also franchise and have imaged hundreds of C-Stores and gas stations with our own distinctive trademarked brand: El Cheapo. In addition, we serve as a common freight carrier and transport gas and petroleum products in three states through a separate company named Southeastern Fuel Transport.
We strive to provide the highest in product value and customer service as a wholesale distributor of petroleum products in the Southeast United States.
We provide our customers with the best product value through competitive pricing, excellent service and incomparable reliability. The shear number of suppliers we work with enables us to offer the most competitive daily prices. Keeping a focus on our customer’s bottom line allows us to offer unmatched customer service. We work around the clock to make sure that our customers have adequate supply even during periods of severe rationing. Pricing, service and reliability are the foundations upon which our company is built.