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GreatGas awards €3.5m haulage contract to COH

greatgasIrish-owned fuel supplier GreatGas has awarded a €3.5 million contract to Cork-based haulage firm COH Transport.Under the terms of the four-year deal, COH will transport fuel produced at the ConocoPhillips oil refinery in Whitegate , Co Cork, to the GreatGas network of forecourts in Munster and south Leinster.GreatGas has worked with COH since its launch in 2006, but this is the first long-term contract between the two firms. “We have been in the oil haulage business for over ten years, and this contract with GreatGas, for its logistics requirements from ConocoPhillips in Whitegate, further cements the relationship between the two companies,” said Doreen Hartnett, director of COH Transport.In July, GreatGas signed a five-year contract, worth in excess of €30 million, to open its 50th branded forecourt in Harold’s Cross in Dublin. Situated on Parnell Road, the facility was the third Great Gas forecourt to open in Dublin in 12 months.GreatGas 24/7, the first unmanned and automated self-service filling station in Ireland, opened in Santry last summer.GreatGas plans to open 15 more forecourts in the next 12 months. It supplies 50 existing branded forecourts and a further 30 independent operators.Headquartered in Churchtown, Co Cork, GreatGas is part of the DCC plc group. As well as the ConocoPhillips facility in Whitegate, the supplier sources fuel from Chevron in Dublin and Galway, and the LSS terminal in Derry.

Printed in Sunday Business Post – 5th September

2010

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