The United Story
Our directors commenced in the petroleum industry in 1981, operating a group of service stations under the Astron banner. Astron was closely associated with Esso (an Exxon Company), and by 1990 the company had constructed 23 new sites operating under the Esso brand throughout Victoria.
United Petroleum was established in 1993 with the opening of a chain of service stations/convenience stores in South Australia. We expanded operations into Victoria, and over the next two years built networks in New South Wales, ACT and Queensland.
We subsequently acquired and developed sites in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania and now have a national network of service stations and associated tenancies.
We vertically integrated in the mid 2000’s via the acquisition of fuel import terminals in Victoria, New South Wales, Northern Territory and Tasmania. Control of terminal facilities has allowed us to seek high quality petroleum products not only from refineries within our shores, but also via the importation of bulk tanker-loads.
This has allowed us to increase supply-chain security and provides pricing and negotiating benefits, giving us the ability to compete aggressively with major competitors.
Did you know that United Petroleum also operates United Terminals Pty Ltd which is a subsidiary company that operates a fuel terminal located in Hastings Victoria?
United Terminals are currently expanding the tank storage and truck loading facilities which will increase the storage capacity by 50 million litres and will expand the truck loading capability from two loading bays to four loading bays.
Additional product pumps have also been installed, a new power supply and associated cabling and a new switch room. Future developments of the site may include the installation of a truck refuelling facility at the front of the premises, development of the western portion of land to include truck parking, a truck wash, and warehouse and office accommodation.