Practice Areas

Petroleum Marketing

Primary Contacts:

Walter G. Wright

P. (501) 688.8839
Little Rock

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Allan Gates

P. (501) 688.8816
Little Rock

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Overview

Mitchell Williams is the only law firm in Arkansas with a group of lawyers devoted to the comprehensive representation of companies in the marketing segment of the petroleum industry.  We represent companies and facilities that terminal, wholesale, retail and transport various petroleum products.  The representation also includes companies that operate and/or supply terminals, bulk plants, truck stops, service stations and convenience stores with branded or unbranded petroleum products.  Our work has included the acquisition and sale of fixed base operators (FBO) and aviation facilities.

Our firm attorneys have extensive experience in matters relating to the distribution of petroleum products, including but not limited to issues associated with petroleum terminals, petroleum pipelines, petroleum marketing operations and underground storage tanks. 

We also handle all aspects of retail facility leases; distribution and supply agreements; contract litigation; Petroleum Marketing Practices Act litigation and transactional issues; state franchise act and litigation; pricing statutes and regulations; dealership/franchise litigation; antitrust litigation; and class action litigation involving “hot fuels” issues.

Our attorneys’ experience includes service on the United States House of Representatives Energy and Commerce staff and as Assistant General Counsel to the Petroleum Marketers Association of America in Washington, D.C.  Further, Mitchell Williams has served as legal counsel to the state’s key petroleum industry trade association, the Arkansas Oil Marketers Association, for the last 25 years.