Flyers Energy Buys Firebird Fuel Chain From Marathon Petroleum
Flyers Energy (FlyersEnergy.com) announced the acquisition from a subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corporation of 47 unattended fueling “cardlock” stations and 52 additional CFN card-acceptance locations in four southwestern states. These locations – in Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Arizona – comprised the Firebird Fuel brand; already part of the CFN network.
As promised by CEO Tom Di Mercurio, Flyers is actively acquiring commercial fueling companies that fit with their plan to grow nationwide. “Firebird Fuel presented an excellent opportunity for us to add three contiguous states to our western US geography.” This string of locations connects the West Coast-based Flyers brand, which goes as far as Arizona, to existing Quick Fuel sites in east Texas. Quick Fuel locations are primarily found in the Eastern and Midwest markets.
In addition to CFN acceptance, Flyers locations accept all major fleet cards. “The fueling experience won’t change at all for Firebird customers. The two companies already use the same fuel network,” said Kris Kanak, Director of Sales and Marketing for Flyers Energy. “A seamless transition is our goal.”
Di Mercurio sees change benefitting customers. “There’s real value in having scale,” said Di Mercurio. “Flyers customers have access to the largest commercial fueling network in the United States and advanced security and reporting tools developed by our technology team. It’s a comprehensive fueling program from a company focused on fleet fueling.”
Flyers Energy has expanded with more than ten acquisitions over the last two decades and is pursuing more. DCA Partners is the Company’s Merger and Acquisition advisors.
About Flyers Energy
Flyers Energy, LLC operations comprise businesses and investments in 23 states including transportation, commercial fueling under the names Flyers and Quick Fuel, distribution of Mobil™ lubricants, supply of wholesale and branded fuel, and generation of renewable fuels and power.