Essar continues network expansion with two new sites

Stanlow, June 10th, 2019:  Essar will continue the successful rollout of its retail offering in the UK this week, with the unveiling of two more MPK Garages sites seeing its national network grow to 71 sites. Previously under the Texaco marque, the newest Essar branded outlets are Blue Gates Service station located on Tunstall Road, Stoke-on-Trent and Brookhouse Service Station in Cheadle.

Both sites will celebrate their unveiling with official openings this weekend (14th-16th June), featuring ‘Lucky Pump’ promotions.  During this period, ten customers at each site will be chosen at random to win £10 off the cost of their fuel.

Wayne Harrand, Head of Retail from MPK commented: “As a UK manufacturer, Essar is well placed to service the changing energy needs of those people visiting our forecourts. We have been delighted with the customer reaction at Essar branded sites and this, together with our rollout of Morrisons Daily and Safeway Daily across the portfolio, are driving footfall, growing basket size and changing the demographic of our consumer base.”

Essar Territory Manager, Aaron Moore, said: “We are confident motorists will love the bright and modern appearance of the award winning Essar brand, and our opening promotions are very popular. We are a growing brand and although relatively new to the retail sector, our Stanlow Manufacturing Complex has been producing high quality fuels for over 60 years. We currently produce 16% of the UK’s road transport fuels and supply many of the major oil companies in the UK, together with leading hypermarkets.  That is something we take great pride in.”

Essar entered the UK retail market with the opening of its first branded forecourt in November 2015 at Coalville in Leicestershire. The company plans to open its first company owned flagship site opposite the Stanlow Manufacturing Complex in Ellesmere Port in 2019.

For more information on how to transform your forecourt and join the Essar brand – please call 0151 350 4003.


 About Essar Oil UK

Essar Oil UK owns and operates the 205,000 barrels per day Stanlow Refinery located on the south side of the Mersey Estuary near Liverpool.  Stanlow produces 16% of UK road transport fuels, including 3 billion litres of petrol, 4.4 billion litres of diesel and 2.1 billion litres of jet fuel per year.

Media contacts:

Ian Cotton, Head of Communications, on 0151 350 4583 or 07805 854169