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Alaska Native Firm Buys Fuels Network

Bristol Bay Native Corp. purchases fuel infrastructure, including gas station, c-store

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Bristol Bay Native Corp. (BBNC) has purchased Bristol Express Fuels Inc., Bristol Alliance Fuels LLC and certain assets of Bristol Commercial Properties LLC, located in Dillingham, Alaska. Alaska

BBNC completed the acquisitions on July 31, 2015.

Investing within the Bristol Bay region has been a priority for BBNC over the past several years, the company said. This acquisition will position BBNC as a significant distributor of fuel products in the Dillingham area of Bristol Bay.

Under BBNC’s ownership, Bristol Alliance Fuels will operate a 2.95-million-gallon tank farm, a marine fueling facility and the Bristol Express retail gas station and convenience store. The business supplies diesel fuel, regular unleaded gasoline, aviation gasoline, Jet A and propane to commercial and residential customers in Dillingham and the surrounding area.

In addition to fuel delivery and sales, Bristol Alliance Fuels also provides fuel terminaling, docking, storage and barge haul-out services. The company employs 20 people in Dillingham.

“BBNC is very excited about the purchase of Bristol Express Fuels and Bristol Alliance Fuels,” said Jason Metrokin, president and chief executive officer of BBNC. “This acquisition aligns with our in-region investment strategy, and the business fits into BBNC’s existing petroleum distribution line of business. We look forward to the opportunities this investment will bring to Bristol Bay and BBNC shareholders.”

BBNC is an Alaska Native investment corporation. Established through the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971(ANCSA), BBNC works to ensure the continuation of the life and culture of its more than 10,000 shareholders—the Eskimo, Indian and Aleut Natives of Southwest Alaska’s Bristol Bay region.

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