All Murco articles – Page 3

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    Partnership deal benefits Murco members

    2013-03-06T00:00:00Z

    Murco Petroleum has found a way to cut through much of the red tape involved in dealing with numerous local authorities over petroleum licence and other regulatory compliance matters involving its service stations. The oil company has revealed that a partnership deal it agreed with London Fire Brigade is producing significant benefits across its UK network. Kevin Gardiner, Murco’s maintenance and development manager, said the process of dealing with local authorities was streamlined after Murco formed a Primary Authority Partnership with London Fire Brigade. Gardiner explained: “Primary Authority is the gateway to simpler, more successful local regulation, based on a new relationship between businesses and local authorities. “Regardless of size, a business operating across council boundaries can form a Primary Authority Partnership with a single local authority in relation to regulatory compliance. Once legally nominated by the Local Better Regulations Office (LBRO), partnerships are automatically recognised by all local regulators. “If a problem arises, the Primary Authority can coordinate enforcement action to ensure that our business is treated consistently and that responses are proportionate to the issue. “The benefits of Primary Authority Partnership started as soon as our partnership was registered by LBRO. From then on, it had legal status and is now recognised by all councils when they undertake inspection and compliance activities at our stations.” He concluded: “Some 30% of our network has already benefitted from this Partnership. Visits by petroleum officers are so much easier. “With station information stored on a central web database, information can be looked at and prepared prior to any site visit, saving time for the petroleum officer and the station manager.”

  • Capital Cooling awarded two-year contract with Murco
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    Capital Cooling awarded two-year contract with Murco

    2012-10-09T00:00:00Z

    Murco Petroleum has recently awarded a two-year nationwide contract to Capital Cooling to provide preventative maintenance, servicing and repairs for refrigeration and air conditioning on all of its 230 company owned stations. Established in 1996 and employing 150-plus people across five UK sites, Broxburn-based Capital Cooling offers national coverage. ...

  • Murco grants new pump maintenance contract to Premier
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    Murco grants new pump maintenance contract to Premier

    2012-09-25T00:00:00Z

    Murco Petroleum has announced that The Premier Group has been awarded a pump maintenance contract for its 231 company-owned stations throughout the UK. The awarding of the contract follows the development of a successful relationship built up through an extensive and on-going re-pump programme. So far this year 35 ...

  • Shop Doctor: Winchester Murco Service Station
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    Shop Doctor: Winchester Murco Service Station

    2012-07-30T00:00:00Z

    GENERAL APPEARANCE: My target is the Forecourt Trader 2010 rural category winner, a Murco/Costcutter Express situated at the Bar End area of Winchester. The enterprise is just off the M3 at junction 10 and close to the St Catherine’s and Barfield Park Ride sites. ...

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    MFG appoints former Murco manager to new operations role

    2012-05-17T00:00:00Z

    Top 50 Indie Motor Fuel Group (MFG) has brought another former Murco manager onto its team with the appointment of Matthew Bird as operations manager. Matt joins MFG after working for Murco Petroleum for the past nine years. He initially joined the oil company as an area retail manager and ...

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    Murco saves time and money with 3G technology

    2012-03-16T00:00:00Z

    Murco Petroleum is benefiting from an advanced secure payment back-up service ensuring complete connectivity across all of its forecourts in the UK. Murco has invested in independent internet service provider Timico’s new IT system that eliminates missed sales opportunities caused by the temporary loss of Internet connection, adding to advancements ...

  • Murco names new senior management team
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    Murco names new senior management team

    2012-03-12T00:00:00Z

    Murco Petroleum has announced four senior management appointments within its retail operations, filling the personnel gaps left by Jeremy Clarke and Jim Mulheran’s move to Motor Fuel Group at the end of December. Jamie Goodfellow (pictured), who was Murco’s treasury tax director with additional responsibility for the ...

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    Murco director moves to MFG

    2012-01-03T00:00:00Z

    Murco’s retail marketing director Jeremy Clarke is moving to the Motor Fuel Group as managing director, and taking other Murco excutives with him, including dealer sales manager Jim Mulheran. Meanwhile, Top 50 Indie Sej Sejpal said he is feeling "on top of the world" following the sale of his ...

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    Murco caps 140 refits in three years

    2011-11-07T00:00:00Z

    Murco has completed 140 shop refits on company-owned sites with shopfitting contractor Shopmate over three years. With an overall budget of £2.5m, the refit programme has progressed at a rate of two per week. The majority are 600-800sq ft, with some up to 2,000sq ft. Gary Pearce, Murco’s network manager ...

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    NWF Fuels signs with Murco

    2011-05-03T00:00:00Z

    Murco Petroleum has signed a five-year retail-branded distributorship agreement with NWF Fuels, one of the UK’s leading fuel distributors with a dealer network of around 80 forecourts. NWF Fuels will be Murco’s non-solus distributor to forecourts that have entered into their own arrangements for motor fuels supply with NWF. These ...

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    NWF Fuels signs with Murco

    2011-04-21T00:00:00Z

    Murco Petroleum has signed a five-year retail branded distributorship agreement with NWF Fuels, one of the UK’s leading fuel distributors with a dealer network of around 80 forecourts. NWF Fuels will be Murco’s non-solus distributor to forecourts that have entered into their own arrangements for motor fuels supply with NWF. ...

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    MPK signs with Murco

    2010-10-04T00:00:00Z

    Top 50 independent MPK Garages has signed a five-year supply agreement with Murco. From the beginning of November, Murco will supply two MPK forecourts in the Bristol area. Paul Kershaw, director at MPK, said: "Murco offers a great deal and all-round dealer support. We were happy to ...

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    MPK signs up with Murco

    2010-09-30T00:00:00Z

    Top 50 independent MPK Garages has signed a five-year supply agreement with Murco. From the beginning of November, Murco will supply two MPK forecourts in the Bristol area. Paul Kershaw, director at MPK said: “We are delighted with the supply agreement we have struck with Murco. They offer ...

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    It’s business as usual, says Murco

    2010-09-16T00:00:00Z

    Following the recent announcement by Murco’s parent company, Murphy Oil Corporation, of its intention to exit from its refining operations worldwide, Jim Mulheran, Murco’s dealer sales manager, is keen to let existing and potential dealers know what this really means for them over the coming months. He said: ...

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    Murco UK network put up for sale

    2010-07-29T00:00:00Z

    Murphy Oil has confirmed plans to put its UK network of sites up for sale as well as its Milford Haven Murco refinery. In a statement, the company said its Board of Directors had "approved plans for exiting the Company’s refining businesse. The refineries at Superior, Wisconsin; Meraux, ...

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    Murco makes a difference

    2010-07-26T00:00:00Z

    Of all the deals put forward, the price-supported margin deal offered by Murco was by far the better package. That was the verdict of the Stuart family when they were looking for a new fuel supplier at their Dumbarton Service Station earlier this year. Violet Devlin (nee ...

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    First Scottish dealer for Murco

    2010-07-08T00:00:00Z

    Murco Petroleum has expanded its dealer network north of the border with the addition of Dumbarton Service Station Ltd, in Dumbarton west of Glasgow. Owned and managed by sisters Violet Devlin and Sandra Stuart and their brother David Stuart, the business has been in the family since 1985. In ...

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    Murco adds four more sites to its network in Scotland

    2010-03-02T00:00:00Z

    Murco Petroleum is expanding its Scottish network with four more sites, adding to its presence in Scotland’s central belt following its acquisition of seven filling stations from group dealer Brownwright Wall in September 2008. The four new forecourts were previously owned by Express Service ...

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    Big deal for Simply Coffee and Murco

    2010-02-01T00:00:00Z

    Simply Coffee has signed a three-year contract with Murco to provide premium coffee to 130 of its refitted sites. This will be the first time Murco has offered fresh ground coffee to its customers. Murco’s general manager non-fuel, Tony Walker, commented: "We are committed to the best possible customer ...

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    Murco cleans up

    2010-01-12T00:00:00Z

    Murco Petroleum has chosen Hampshire-based waste management specialist Cleansing Service Group (CSG) for a major forecourt-servicing contract. According to Murco, CSG will be cleaning forecourt and car wash interceptors as well as the silt traps and associated surface and underground drainage channels and gullies. The company also uses mobile ’de-watering’ ...