Cardie Oil pumps for sale in Tampa
Shawmar Oil and Gas Co. is selling its Cardie Oil real estate at Tampa, including fuel pumps and tanks, according to Shawmar president Jim Cloutier.
The fuel pumps were shut down late last year.
“We weren’t selling enough fuel there to make it profitable,” he said. “We didn’t want to purchase any more fuel.”
The pumps and underground tanks all are in good shape, he said, and are ready for operation if the purchaser decides to do so.
A problem occurred last fall when the filter between two tanks did not work properly, and several customers had problems with the fuel, Cloutier said.
“We took care of that and paid customers for repairs,” he said.
Shawmar Oil purchased Cardie Oil in September 2005, naming Craig Settle as president. Settle also serves as vice president of Shawmar Oil.
In 2008, the company established Cardie Oil Tire and Service Center in Marion. It continues in operation at 1001 Batt St.
Cardie Oil made a big change in January 2018, when it sold its propane business to MFA Oil. The company continued to operate the fuel tanks at Tampa until its recent decision to sell the Tampa property.
Last modified Jan. 8, 2020