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Mobil

Mobil
Locations:up to 3
Introduced:1970
Removed:1987 as an operator
Predecessors:none
Successors:Granada, Ross, BP
The Mobil logo in 1970

Forecourt operator Mobil built three services before selling them on. There doesn't seem to be any pattern to their services, but the idea of a fuel company running UK motorway services isn't a new one - in the '70s Esso built several services under the name Taverna.

As many of their services were small sites, during the 1980s they had special permission to provide catering by vending machine only. At Burton, catering was leased to Granada.

In the early 1990s, building new motorway services became popular, and Mobil made several planning applications. At those which were successful (Reading, Stafford and Warwick), the publicity described each one as a "joint enterprise" between Mobil and another operator. This suggests their strategy was to win the contract and then lease out most of the facilities.

Each petrol station at these services included a shop called 'Mobil Mart'.

Locations

The following services were owned by Mobil, even if other parts were leased out:

Mobil operated at the following services.

Unbuilt services

The following services were planned by Mobil but never built.