The article indicates exactly what I said.
"At hundreds of Exxon Mobil's 500 branded stations in the region, a different story unfolded. Exxon Mobil, the world's largest publicly traded oil company, spun off the last of its retail division in 2008, licensing local operators to run their branded stores as franchises"
I'm in Central NJ and the problem has been resolved. No lines. I heard that NJ may drop the odd/even this weekend.