African-Americans spend $8.6 billion annually on gas and motor oil, according to Target Market News, a Chicago-based publication which tracks black spending.
Of that, $175 million is spent in Philadelphia.
Today, a coalition of local groups plans to discuss how it can make corporations such as Texaco more responsive to minority workers and communities.
``Our fight is not with the African-American or local gas station owners. It is with Texaco as a whole,'' said David J. Warren, development director for the Black United Fund of Pennsylvania.