Murco Petroleum was established in 1960 and since then it has grown to become a truly integrated oil company with a recognisable brand whose significance is growing fast in the forecourt retailing sector.
Behind a truly progressive forecourt and shop development programme there is the strength of their own Milford Haven refinery and distribution terminals in Bedworth, Theale and Westerleigh.
Murco is a subsidiary of the USA-based Murphy Oil Corporation. Murphy is a multi-billion dollar oil and gas exploration and production company with refining and marketing operations in the United States and the United Kingdom and crude oil and natural gas exploration and production operations in Canada, Malaysia and Ecuador.
Murco's retail objectives have remained the same since the company was first established. They are to provide forecourt customers with high levels of customer service and satisfaction and to enable Murco contract managers and dealers to develop and grow their businesses profitably.
It was back in the 1970-s when Murco introduced the ShopStop shopping format onto its company owned stations. Customers were happy to purchase newspapers, confectionery and cigarettes and contract managers had an additional revenue stream.
The development of ShopStop continued into the 1990-s, but it was an alliance with the Costcutter Supermarket Group in 1996 that has resulted in the major growth of the shopping experience on Murco forecourts.
This successful alliance provides customers with an exceptional product range, top name brands at great prices, ongoing value promotions and a shopping environment to match any of the multiples.
Today Costcutter is present on over 90% of the company owned stations in either a full supermarket format or in the smaller Express format.
As well as providing customers with a convenient shopping experience and good quality, competitively priced fuels, Murco is also anxious to develop additional forecourt services like jet and roll-over car washes and cash machines.
Our dealer network is also important to the development of the Murco brand.
In addition to the reliable and flexible fuel supplies, Murco offers one of the most flexible dealer agreements in the marketplace.
We currently have some 250 dealers with an active, ongoing recruitment plan.
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