Revision as of 10:38, 11 February 2012
|Predecessors:||Save Group, Burmah Oil, Elf, Truckhaven|
Gulf brand, in the UK is used under licence (from US owners) by the Bayford Group which operate petrol stations of major routes through rural areas. These petrol stations are generally small, despite some of them are located along dual carriageways. Head office ironically is located next to the A1(M) south of Wetherby, even though it has not motorway services.
Bayford purchase Burmah Oil in 1993 gaining a foothold in the petrol forecourt business. Bayford's start as a large player in the fuel forecourt business started with the purchase of Save Group PLC in 2000, out of administration. This was followed by the re-brand into Gulf. Bayford also brought 30 Elf forecourts from Total at the time of merger, most of these sites were in Yorkshire.
Bayford is also the UK's largest supplier of fuel cards to the haulage and driving industry, through its own forecourts and those of the larger operators. In 2005 Bayford brought the remains of the Truckhaven Ltd, ostensibly for access to that company's fuel card business (this did not include the Carnforth Truckstop site).
Gulf and the Bayford Group are one of the few government licensed companies to sell Leaded Petrol (4 Star).
- Happendon (A74(M))
Please note that these lists are incomplete and focus largely on the a-roads already covered on this site.