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Energy North Group

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n today's competitive petroleum
and convenience store marketplace,
offering fuel, snacks and beverages
alone is no longer enough for stores
to keep customers coming through the
doors. "Stores now have to have a Dunkin'
Donuts, a Subway, a car wash and ATMs
Pat O'Connell,
in addition to gas and diesel. Real estate
Vice President
needs to be utilized down to every square
of Operations
www.energynorth
foot," says Pat O'Connell, vice president
group.com
of operations of Massachusetts-based
Tewksbury, Mass.
Energy North Group (ENG).
As an operator of 30 convenience store locations and
distributor to hundreds of wholesale customers in the New
England and upstate New York region, ENG ensures that
the stores it serves can keep up in a rapidly consolidating
market. "We try to share the programs that make our retail
locations successful with our wholesale customers," O'Connell says. "Our belief is that if we can give them the tools to
make them better, they will thrive in business and succeed
going forward."
ENG offers its customers petroleum products from a variety of brands including Mobil, Exxon, Gulf, Irving, Citgo,

Sunoco and Valero. The company also offers unbranded gasoline, E85, diesel, kerosene and biofuels.
In addition to fuel, the company offers its customers design, construction and loan programs, co-branding opportunities, general and health insurance programs, buying cooperative programs, electricity, natural gas, signage, automated
dispatch and other services. ENG partners with suppliers,
insurance agencies, technology providers, training organizations and others to provide these opportunities, he adds.

Keeping Close Contact
Although ENG's roughly 250 employees and $1
billion in annual revenues
place it among the largest distributors and store
operators in its region,
ENG believes in maintaining that day-to-day
level of contact with its
customers that many of
its competitors are too
large to achieve.

Gulf Oil
Gulf Oil, a trusted brand and proud supplier of Energy North, Inc., is committed to
providing outstanding service and reliable
fuels. Gulf remains a market leader in
petroleum distribution in 29 states with over
130 supply points, and is focused on the
development of next-generation alternative
fuels. For more information, call 844-4853645, e-mail brandedsales@gulfoil.com or
visit www.gulfoil.com.

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