Topaz expansionTopaz is set to add 95 sites to its network after the Irish authorities approved its takeover of Esso Ireland’s fuels and convenience business in Ireland. The deal, which was agreed in December last year, involves 35 company owned service stations and 60 dealer-owned sites, taking the total network to 425, 162 of them co-owned, and gives Topaz a presence in every county on the island of Ireland.

Harefield opening

Advance Fuels, part of Certas Energy, has celebrated the formal opening of its redeveloped Harefield Oil Terminal, Uxbridge, west London. The £1m project is one of the largest developments commissioned by Certas Energy. The terminal is now the second-largest fuelling facility to the west of Greater London, with a storage capacity of more than 1.3 million litres.

Synergy launch

Esso marked the official launch of the new Synergy Fuels brand with a celebratory evening at London’s UnderGlobe. The event featured McClaren-Honda Formula One driver and former 2009 World Champion Jenson Button; War of the Worlds composer Jeff Wayne, and performances by dance troupe UDI, Britain’s Got Talent finalists, and included a presentation by Karen Dickens, Esso’s Global Fuels Programmes executive. Synergy Fuels is a fully integrated global project which includes a new site image and new fuel name for Esso, Exxon and Mobil sites in selected global markets.

SuperStation awards

Strand Garage, Barnoldswick, Lancashire, won the Best Gulf-branded Site award at SuperStation, Certas Energy’s forecourt standards competition. Seven award categories were presented at The Gala Awards Dinner at Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire last month.