Which explains the new big red sign at the station, which has been a Mobil for years.

The station’s Gary Dill says the name change should be complete by the end of the week. Ram is part of a wholesale network run by Texas-based Tetco, which serves more than 450 dealers in 130 cities in the Southwest. Mobil, says Dill, is getting out of the retail gasoline business, so independents have to find their own suppliers.

Not much else will change –- save for the cost of gas, which should be about a dime cheaper, says Dill. It was was $3.649 when I drove by this morning.

Click to sign up for the Advocate's weekly news digest and be the first to know what’s happening in Lakewood/East Dallas.