ABUCAY, Bataan -The first Gulf Branded fuel service station will officially open in this town today.
This milestone will be achieved in the Philippines fuel retail market with JBY Petrol Trading Inc., licensee partner of Gulf Oil International, opening its first Gulf branded fuel service station in Southeast Asia.
Spread over a huge area in Barangay Omboy here along McArthur national highway, the fuel station boasts of a state of the art Lube Express services and a Gulf store.
In attendance for the opening will be the Bataan Governor Abet Garcia and municipal mayor Liberato Santiago Jr. along with senior delegates of JBY Petrol Trading & senior officials from Gulf Oil International including Mr. Frank Rutten.
In an interview with Mary Grace Bartolome, business development manager of Gulf Oil Philippines Inc., she said the launching events include a motorcade of Gulf decaled racing cars and motorbikes around major towns close to the new Gulf retail station.
“A Gulf Oil exhibition basketball challenge match has also been organized between two top teams of the city and will have 3 top Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) players in attendance to meet and greet the local community during the launch,” she told 1Bataan.com.
“Gulf Oil has a long-standing history of providing innovative fuels and exceptional service to customers in North America, Europe, Middle East, and we are proud to be able to extend this standard of quality to Filipinos,” Jun Basa, president of JBY Petrol Trading said in a press statement.
Bartolome added that they are also having their branches in Dinalupihan, Hermosa, Orani and Orion towns.
The company is presently building their oil depot in General Santos City but negotiations are also on-going for their depot here in the province of Bataan.
Gulf oil was a major global oil company from the 1900s to the 1980s. The eighth-largest American manufacturing company in 1941 and the ninth-largest in 1979, Gulf Oil was one of the so-called Seven Sisters oil companies.