Soco owner Mykel Stockton stands in front of the Soco Express station at 24th Street West and Central Avenue recently. The station is the first Soco location to be rebranded Liberty.
A third-generation oil man, Mykel Stockton has seen business gush, and he’s seen it run dry. His Soco Express service stations have hit a trough now, but the Billings man sees boom times ahead.
Flood water from the Little Bighorn River covers I-90 near Crow Agency in this aerial view from May 22, 2011. Although Mykel Stockton’s gas station is on high ground in the top right corner of the photo, the roads leading to the business are underwater.
Crow tribal members load up food and supplies to be taken by boat over to residents who were stranded by flood waters just east of Crow Agency in 2011. Mykel Stockton’s gas station is stranded in the background. He said the floods cost him hundreds of thousands of dollars.