Consumer Energy Alliance Welcomes New Member
GATE Petroleum Company as their 200th Member

HOUSTON, TX: Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is pleased to welcome GATE Petroleum Company as its 200th affiliate member.

A privately-held, diversified corporation headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., GATE’s core business is convenience stores, with more than 225 owner-operated or supplied state-of-the-art locations throughout the Southeast. Named the 17th largest privately-held company in Florida (Florida Trend, 2012), this dynamic organization first began as a single service station in Jacksonville more than 50 years ago. As a result of the 1970s oil crisis, founder Herbert H. Peyton and GATE executives realized the need to diversify and began to acquire unrelated business. Today, overseen by Peyton’s eldest son, John Peyton, who serves as the company’s president, GATE also operates eight precast concrete plants, a host of real estate ventures, a  hospitality division, fuel services and fleet services.

GATE Petroleum Company continues to grow and better serve the community because of the willingness of its more than 3,000 employees and the valued support of its customers. “GATE Petroleum is pleased to partner with Consumer Energy Alliance on energy issues at a regional and national level,” said GATE Petroleum Vice President Buzz Hoover. “Partnering with CEA will give us a broader voice on energy policy and legislation and hopefully lead to a focus on more domestically-produced resources. We were one of the first Florida companies to offer E10 at all of our locations and will be among the first companies to change if a cleaner, more secure, cost-effective alternative to gasoline is developed. We believe that CEA is the perfect organization to have on board for the new developments in the energy industry.”

“Consumer Energy Alliance is excited to have one of Florida’s most respected companies, GATE Petroleum, as a partner in the national energy debate, “ said CEA Florida Executive Director Kevin Doyle. “CEA’s most essential function is to unite energy consumers and producers in order to develop and implement a balanced, national energy policy that supports domestic energy production. We look forward to working with GATE Petroleum and its subsidiaries as we look to address America’s energy challenges and promote America’s energy opportunities.”