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Esso

Esso
Esso
Locations:13 MSAs
Predecessors:Mobil, Total
Successors:BP
Website:
www.esso.co.uk/

Esso is the brand used by ExxonMobil in the UK for forecourt fuel sales. Both Esso and Mobil brands were used in the UK before their merger.

Esso filling stations allow customers to gain Tesco Clubcard points when they fill up with fuel or purchase a shop item.

Taverna / Mobil

In the early 1960s, Esso had refused to become the operator of any motorway service areas. They then put in a surprise ambitious bid for Heston, which was rejected on the assumption they weren't really interested.

Esso went on to operate several whole motorway service areas under the name Taverna, gaining their first one by chance. Mobil (pre-merger) had services under the Mobil brand too.

In the 1990s Esso unsuccessfully applied to build services at Longbridge, Lower Kingswood, Meon and Swinford, under their own name.

ROC

Like the other major forecourt operators, Esso owned and operated several filling stations, which were all sold off by the autumn of 2015. These 450 stations were operated under the name ROC.

They were sold to Euro Garages, MRH and Rontec. The stores were previously branded as either On the Run or Snack and Shop. On the Run, which was the branding for the larger stores, usually included a Costa and a seating area, and Snack and Shop was the branding for the smaller stores, and each store was essentially a kiosk which sold a few necessities and Coffee Nation, later Costa Express, coffee.

Former ROC locations

The motorway filling stations that were operated by ROC included:

  • Blyth (A1(M)) - former Snack and Shop, now operated by Euro Garages.
  • Cardiff West (M4) - former On the Run, now operated by Rontec.
  • Cherwell Valley (M40) - former Snack and Shop, now operated by Euro Garages.
  • Ferrybridge (M62) - former Snack and Shop, now operated by Moto.
  • Frankley (M5) - former Snack and Shop, now operated by Moto.
  • Magor (M4) - former On the Run, now operated by Rontec.
  • Maidstone (M20) - former Snack and Shop, now operated by MRH.
  • Rownhams (M27) - former Snack and Shop, now operated by BP.
  • Sandbach (M6) - former Snack and Shop, now operated by Roadchef.
  • Stafford (South) (M6) - former Snack and Shop, now operated by Euro Garages.
  • Tamworth (M42) - former Snack and Shop, now operated by Euro Garages.
  • Trowell (M1) - former Snack and Shop, now operated by Moto.

Locations

Esso operate at some Moto, Roadchef and Westmorland services. They are:

A-road Services

Former Locations

Please note that these lists are incomplete and focus largely on the a-roads already covered on this site.

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