RON is most prominent in both games in the form of its numerous gas stations all over Liberty City. RON storage tanks can also be found in Francis International Airport and Acter Industrial Park. RON presumably bases its Liberty City operations at the RON Building in Alderney City, Alderney, and also operates a refinery at the Acter Industrial Park, also in Alderney.
The RON refinery at the Acter Industrial Park, Alderney, GTA IV.
The RON name could be a reference to the term Research Octane Rating (RON), which measures the amount of octane in petrol, or to the ENRON energy company, while the colors of RON's corporate livery and logo are similar to those of Shell. RON might stand for Royal Oil of the Netherlands, a play on Shell's full name being Royal Dutch Shell Group. RON is also a shortened version of the word "wrong", this might mean to people of Liberty City "You've got RON Oil there".
RON operates the largest gas station chain in Liberty City, with 7 stations in total (6 in GTA Chinatown Wars, not counting the Alderney branch), overshadowing all other gas station chains (Terroil and Globe Oil). Like other gas stations in GTA Chinatown Wars, the stations can be used to produce Molotov cocktails. RON also has the most expensive gas, ranging from $2.09 - $8.75.
RON stations can be found in the following locations: