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 that time they have operated under several fuel brands, the last six years being with Esso.

At the beginning of 2010, they decided to look for a new fuel supplier and approached three companies, Murco being one of them.

Violet Devlin explained: “Of all the deals put forward, the price supported margin deal offered by Murco was by far the better package.

“Murco really wants us to do well and be a profitable business and they are geared up to help us in whatever way they can. Their quality fuels, reliable deliveries and strong Murco branding are as you can imagine vitally important to us, but it is their knowledge, contacts and ongoing general support and advice that really makes them different.

“From supplying waste bins for our forecourt to assisting us to get better deals on our pump and till maintenance, everything is geared towards us having a better business.

“If we thrive, so will Murco and you can’t say fairer than that.”

Jim Mulheran, Murco’s dealer sales manager said: “We are delighted to welcome Violet and Sandra to our dealer network. Since the recent expansion of our company owned station network into Scotland, we have been looking to recruit high quality dealers to complement these sites. I am confident that Dumbarton Service Station will be the first of many Scottish dealers to join us and I look forward to growing the Murco brand significantly in Scotland. The clear message to Scottish dealers and their English and Welsh counterparts of course, is don’t sign a new supply agreement without first speaking to Murco.”