BRIGHTON, Mich. -- In a move that expands the brands relationship with a Michigan company and increases its footprint there, BP said that it is adding 17 more branded sites in the Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, Mich., area in a deal with Corrigan Oil Co, Brighton, Mich.
As reported in a Raymond James/CSP Daily News Flash on Wednesday, the company said it expects the site conversions to start by the end of August. At that time, converted sites will begin offering all three grades of BP gasoline with Invigorate, with BP Diesel available at select sites.
"This agreement is the latest example of BP's continued commitment to supply quality BP fuel to consumers and strengthen the brand's presence East of the Rockies," said Amy Abraham, BP vice president of marketing and communications. "We are also thrilled to be growing our relationship with Corrigan Oil, which has always been a leader in Northeast Michigan."
When the site conversions are complete, BP will have 42 total sites in the Flint-Saginaw-Bay City area. Corrigan Oil will supply a total of 96 BP-branded sites and operate 23 of the locations as a chain under the Express Stop brand.
"BP has strengthened many of its sales and operations offerings recently, which made this conversion even more appealing for Corrigan Oil," said Tim Corrigan, Corrigan Oil vice president. "From strong offers to strong marketing support, we know BP is committed to helping our business grow."
Corrigan Oil's Retail Fuel Division partners with BP, Marathon, Sunoco, CITGO, Clark and Shell, according to the company's website.
The company--which now also includes a towing, construction, lubricants, transportation, propane and technical Environmental Services--has been family owned and operated since 1958.
BP--with U.S. operations based in Chicago, Houston and Blaine, Wash.--is the nation's second-largest producer of oil and gas. It markets more than 15 billion gallons of gasoline every year United States to consumers through more than 11,000 branded retail outlets and supplies more than four billion gallons of fuel annually to fleets, industrial users, auto and truck manufacturers, railroads and utilities. With headquarters in London, BP is the single, global brand formed by the combination of the former British Petroleum, Amoco, Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) and Burmah Castrol.