As it turns out, though, our favorite truck stop chain's production, refining, and pipeline business has been KO'ed by the recent drop in oil prices and the credit crunch. As a result, the Flying J has nosedived into Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. According to company president J. Phillip Adams, the filing is the result of a liquidity shortage. Says Adams, "With this sudden and unanticipated inability to meet our liquidity needs, we regret that we had no other choice than a Chapter 11 filing to enable us to stabilize our financial base." The company's liabilities are estimated to be anywhere between $100 million and $500 million, but according to court documents, FJ has assets worth upwards of $1 billion.
The bankruptcy proceedings are not expected to affect supplies on the West Coast, and no layoffs are as a result of the filing.
Flying J, we pray for your speedy return to health.