Phillips 66 fuel brand Jet has announced that five new Scottish sites have joined its network of independent forecourts, taking its total number of sites throughout Scotland to 51.

With these sites on board, Jet says it holds a 22% market share of the Scottish fuel market and has more branded dealer sites across Scotland than Shell, Harvest Energy, and Murco combined.

Towards the end of 2013, Jet highlighted its ambitious growth plans to expand into the north of Scotland as part of a UK-wide target to increase the Jet dealer network by 30%.

The five new sites comprise three in Moray - Buccaneer Service Station in Bishopmill, New Elgin Service Station in Elgin and Mosstodloch Service Station in Fochabers – as well as Ravenspark Filling Station in Irvine and Darnleymill Service Station near Paisley, both of which were most recently BP sites.

Paul Yates, Scotland territory manager at Jet, commented: “We’re delighted to welcome these five forecourts to the Jet brand, especially so early on in our 60th anniversary year.

“Prior to these sites coming on board, our most northerly site was in Blairgowrie, so it’s great to start this push into the north. We have a very compelling proposition for Scottish forecourts, not least because we believe we offer unrivalled security of fuel supply within the UK thanks to the Phillips 66 Humber refinery in northern England.”

Iain Aitkenhead, owner and operator of the three new Jet sites in Moray, said: “The decision to move to Jet was a simple one: the dealer package offered stands out from any of the other fuel suppliers I looked into. As a retailer, it’s reassuring to know that the fuel Jet supplies is refined in the UK and is made to stringent UK standards.

“My experience so far has been fantastic: from the top to the bottom of the organisation everyone I’ve dealt with has the knowledge and know-how to advise me on what’s best for my business.”