Thunderbird Case

Tosco, Valero, and the Independent Refining and Marketing Sector

Case #: 
A07-06-0016
Fields: 
General management, industry and competitive strategy
Author(s): 
M. Edgar Barrett, Andrew Inkpen, Wes Edens
Abstract: 

This industry note analyzes the R&M sector of the oil and gas industry with an emphasis on several of the largest U.S. independent R&M firms.

Teaching: 

This case is used as the basis for industry analysis. It focuses on the entry into the market and growth of two companies, Tosco and Valero. The case provides a vehicle for considering the viability of vertical integration and the difficulty of entering a mature industry. The case also can be used to illustrate the importance of environmental scanning for incumbent firms in a mature sector.

Industry: 
Oil and gas
Setting: 
NA
Length: 
17 pages
Source: 
Library
Published: 
2006
Subject: 
General Management