All Murco articles

  • FT Murco Thornberry Motors
    News

    Murco dealer re-signs five-year supply deal following upgrade of forecourt

    2020-12-11T12:17:00Z

    Bristol-based Thornbury Motors has just re-signed a five-year fuel supply deal with Murco.

  • FT Murco Normanton Service Station food distribution
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    Murco dealer gives away meals to feed school kids missing food vouchers

    2020-10-28T14:58:00Z

    A Murco dealer in Derby is giving away hundreds of free meals to children this week, to help out those who normally receive food vouchers during the half term school holidays.

  • FT Murco Forge Filling Station, Wormbridge
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    Hereford forecourt achieves 20% increase in shop and fuel sales after joining Murco

    2020-09-24T11:57:00Z

    Following a chance meeting with Murco at the April 2019 Forecourt Show at the NEC, Karl Hawkins of the Forge Filling Station in Wormbridge, Hereford, is now seeing a 20% increase in shop and fuel sales from his village forecourt.

  • Murco Pinhoe Garage
    News

    Murco secures its second business win in Devon this year

    2020-07-31T14:25:00Z

    Murco has made its second dealer gain in Devon this year.

  • Murco wins supply contract for Woodside Garage in North Devon
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    Murco wins supply contract for Woodside Garage in North Devon

    2020-02-07T00:00:00Z

    Woodside Garage in South Molton, North Devon, has adopted Murco branding after the fuel company secured its supply contract. The 2mlpa site, which was previously Gulf branded, came on board after extensive negotiations with the Murco dealer team and a chance meeting with the brand’s owners, William Bannister and ...

  • Appeal for witnesses after armed robbery at Murco filling station
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    Appeal for witnesses after armed robbery at Murco filling station

    2019-10-23T00:00:00Z

    Detectives from North Wales Police are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery at the Murco Garage on Marine Road in Prestatyn. The robbery happened at around 1:20am on Tuesday 22 October, when a person wearing dark clothing with their face covered, entered the store and threatened the staff with ...

  • News

    Murco’s mini marvel

    2019-09-09T00:00:00Z

    The residents of market town Llandeilo in Carmarthenshire have got their service station back thanks to the efforts of Sithamparappillai Paramesvaran (known locally as Appan). Appan already has a successful convenience store but was interested in acquiring a forecourt site too. "I knew a friend who had a forecourt and ...

  • VVS Service Stations signs up second site with Murco
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    VVS Service Stations signs up second site with Murco

    2017-10-25T00:00:00Z

    VVS Service Stations owned and operated by Dr Velautham Sarveswaran (Sarves) and his wife has just signed their second site to a Murco fuel supply agreement. Maypole Service Station which is situated on Alcester Road South, Birmingham joins the Murco network almost exactly 12 months after their first VVS ...

  • Hampshire forecourt adopts new Murco image
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    Hampshire forecourt adopts new Murco image

    2017-04-19T00:00:00Z

    White Horse Service Station in Middle Wallop, Hampshire, has become the latest Murco dealer station to adopt its new image. The new image was provided as part of a re-signing package. Jim Mulheran, fuels director at Motor Fuel Group and responsible for the Murco brand, commented: “We are delighted ...

  • News

    Murco’s Milford Haven site and distribution business sold

    2015-03-18T00:00:00Z

    Murco’s Milford Haven facility has been purchased by Singapore-based Puma Energy, together with other UK assets owned by the oil company. In addition to Milford Haven the acquisition includes three inland terminals at Westerleigh, Theale and Bedworth, as well as Murco’s wholesale and distribution business in the UK. ...

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    MFG replaces Murco brand on company owned sites

    2015-03-13T00:00:00Z

    Top 50 Indie MFG has announced plans to replace the Murco brand on all its company owned sites and to develop it as a brand exclusively for dealers. The move follows MFG’s acquisition of Murco’s retail business on 1 October 2014, comprising 228 company owned forecourts and supplying a ...

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    Armed robber strikes at Murco site near Falkirk

    2015-02-18T00:00:00Z

    Scottish Police are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery at a petrol station near Falkirk. The robbery occurred at around 9.45pm on Friday February 13, when a man entered the Murco garage in Bowhouse, Maddiston, threatened staff with a weapon and demanded money. He made off with a ...

  • MFG  averts full inquiry into Murco deal
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    MFG averts full inquiry into Murco deal

    2015-02-16T00:00:00Z

    MFG has averted a full inquiry into its takeover of Murco’s retail business, after concerns were raised that the deal would damage competition in the Hythe area of Kent. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has accepted undertakings from MFG to sell the Murco petrol station (Seapoint Filling Station) ...

  • News

    CMA launches consultation over MFG Murco deal

    2015-01-23T00:00:00Z

    The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a consultation after MFG came up with a proposal to address competition concerns over its acquisition of Murco’s retail business. The CMA had said the deal would mean MFG would own both the petrol stations in Hythe, Kent, and this could ...

  • Competition authority gives MFG ultimatum over Murco deal
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    Competition authority gives MFG ultimatum over Murco deal

    2014-12-23T00:00:00Z

    MFG says it is keen to engage with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to avoid a full merger investigation after it raised a concern over MFG’s takeover of Murco’s retail business. The CMA said MFG had the chance to avoid a full merger investigation if it could offer ...

  • Murco terminal investigates contamination problem
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    Murco terminal investigates contamination problem

    2014-11-28T00:00:00Z

    The Murco fuel terminal at Milford Haven is investigating how contaminated fuel was delivered to two west Wales supermarkets. At least 17 cars broke down after motorists bought unleaded petrol from Morrisons forecourts in Carmarthen and Llanelli, and sales of unleaded petrol have been halted at the two stations. ...

  • Sale of Murco’s retail business completed
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    Sale of Murco’s retail business completed

    2014-10-01T00:00:00Z

    The acquisition of Murco’s retail business by Patron Capital Partners has been completed, after the deal was agreed in August. The retail business was acquired via Motor Fuel Group, the forecourt business owned by Patron in partnership with Alasdair Locke. The price was not disclosed but is believed ...

  • Analysis

    Merril Boulton: Murco sold at last

    2014-09-22T00:00:00Z

    Well thank goodness for that. The Murco network has been sold at last (see News, page 4) after four years on the market. It got to the stage where it seemed like it was never going to happen, and as in a ’whodunnit’ that runs for too long, people seemed ...

  • Thanks for the support during sale, says Murco boss
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    Thanks for the support during sale, says Murco boss

    2014-08-18T00:00:00Z

    Murco’s retail marketing director Jamie Goodfellow has expressed his thanks to Murco employees, customers and suppliers for their support during the lengthy sales process which culminated in last week’s announcement that the Murco retail business had been sold to the Motor Fuel Group. Murco’s UK operation - including the ...

  • News

    Murco sells refinery and is close to petrol station deal

    2014-08-13T00:00:00Z

    The sale of Murco’s Milford Haven refinery has been confirmed while Murphy Oil Corporation is also close to a deal on its network of petrol stations. The company announced last Thursday that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Murco Petroleum had signed an agreement to sell its Milford Haven refinery and terminal assets ...