GS Fuels and BP renew ties

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
Allan McWhirter and Andy Holmes.
Camera IconAllan McWhirter and Andy Holmes. Credit: Picture: Peter Flower, Peter Flower.

Lake Grace’s Great Southern Fuels and BP Australia announced a five-year extension to their partnership last week.

“(We) have been working together to service regional WA for over 33 years, with the partnership directly supporting communities through local investment and job creation,” the two companiessaid in a joint statement.

Visiting WA, BP Australia president Andy Holmes met with Great Southern Fuels managing director Allan McWhirter in recognition of the milestone.

“We are extremely pleased to continue to work together with Great Southern Fuels on this important partnership, and are excited by the legacy it will have for the region for many years to come,” Mr Holmes said.

Mr McWhirter welcomed the partnership extension. “BP has been an integral part of the GSF growth strategy for several years now and with the renewed commitment of both parties, we look forward to continuing to build on our strong relationship with our customers in both regional and metropolitan Western Australia,” he said.

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Under the extended agreement, GSF will continue to operate BP’s regional depot business in the Wheatbelt — incorporating depots including Katanning, Narrogin, Albany, Corrigin and Jerramungup.

GSF has grown from a one-truck operation started by the two directors of the company, Allan and Faye McWhirter and now operates and supplies over 85 of the State’s rural BP retail outlets and delivers to metropolitan retail sites.

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