Western Petroleum Expands Customer Base With Five New FBOs in Maine

September 2009 — Eden Prairie, MN – Western Petroleum Company, a nationwide marketer of ExxonMobil aviation fuels and programs recently added five (5) new FBO customers in Maine, which were previously serviced directly by ExxonMobil. The new Western Petroleum customers are Northeast Air, Inc. in Portland (PWM), the City of Bangor Airport (BGR), Presque Isle General Aviation (PQI), Downeast Air of Owls Head in Rockland (RKD), and Maine Instruments in Augusta (AUG).

These New England FBOs will be working directly with Western Petroleum for additional marketing services and will continue to sell and market the ExxonMobil brand of fuel.  Three of these FBOs will also remain part of ExxonMobil’s premier Avitat network, meeting the highest standards both in terms of aircraft service and pilot and passenger care.

“We are excited to work with Western Petroleum and continue to benefit from the ExxonMobil brand and the extensive Avitat network,” remarked Connie Fleming of Bangor Avitat.  “Now, we get the continued benefits of the Avitat brand, and the enhanced service levels of Western Petroleum.”  
Western Petroleum is committed to helping FBOs grow their businesses and to exceeding the needs of their customers.  In addition to numerous marketing initiatives these five New England FBOs may also participate in a new Quality Control Recognition program that was introduced earlier this year.  Western’s unique relationship with ExxonMobil also provides a number of valuable programs including credit card programs, excess product liability insurance, line service/quality control training, AirWorld fuel card, signage, tank/refueler imaging, customer feedback surveys, refueler/tank lease and lease-to-own programs, and a pilot loyalty program.

“We are honored to be associated with these fine FBOs,” commented Greg Bartness, Western Petroleum’s Vice President.  “Maine is a beautiful part of the country with great people.  We encourage everyone to visit the state and experience outstanding service from these new Western Petroleum customers,” added Bartness.
About Western Petroleum Company –
Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Western Petroleum Company is an energy solutions provider with focus in aviation fuels, propane, lubricants, gasoline, diesel, and bio-fuels.  Independently owned and operated since 1969, Western Petroleum sells over 2.5 million gallons of petroleum products per day at hundreds of terminals throughout North America.
Western employs the most knowledgeable, dedicated experts in the fuel industry to serve a wide variety of customers including everything from crop-sprayers to airlines.  As the nationwide marketer of ExxonMobil branded aviation fuels and programs, Western also serves Fixed Based Operators (FBOs) across the U.S.  Ground fuel and lubricant customers include retail stations, petroleum distributors, transportation, governments, industrial and commercial accounts.  For more information call 800-WPC-FUEL (972-3835) or visit www.westernpetro.com.