Global Partners LP engages in the wholesale and commercial distribution of refined petroleum products, renewable fuels, and natural gas and crude oil. The company operates in three segments: Wholesale, Gasoline Distribution and Station Operations, and Commercial. The Wholesale segment sells gasoline blendstocks and diesel to gasoline customers and other resellers of transportation fuels; and home heating oil, diesel, kerosene, and residual oil to home heating oil retailers and wholesale distributors. The Gasoline Distribution and Station Operations segment sells gasoline to gasoline stations and other sub-jobbers; operates gasoline stations and convenience stores; and provides car wash and other ancillary services, as well as is involved in the rental of gas stations. The Commercial segment sells and deliveries gasoline, home heating oil, diesel, kerosene, residual oil, renewable fuels, and natural gas to end user customers in the public sector, and to large commercial and industrial end users, as well as sells custom blended distillates and residual oil. It serves federal and state agencies, municipalities, industrial companies, transportation authorities and water resource authorities, colleges and universities, and small utilities. The company has a portfolio of approximately 800 owned, leased, or supplied gas stations. As of December 31, 2011, it owned, leased, or maintained 23 refined petroleum product bulk terminals with capacity of approximately 50,000 barrels. Global GP LLC serves as the general partner of the company. Global Partners LP was founded in 2005 and is based in Waltham, Massachusetts.