A third retail site for Essar

Essar Oil UK entered the UK retail market in November 2015; last month the refiner opened its third site at Middleton in Lancashire.

The first Essar branded site to open was Coalville in Leicestershire followed by Walkden in Manchester in December 2015.

Essar has extensive experience in the Indian retail market and has now entered the UK retail sector with the clear ambition of building a network on a scale that befits a UK refinery owner and ultimately a nationally recognised brand. A dedicated retail development team is in place, which has seen three Essar branded sites already open and ambitious plans to further grow the business.

“I am pleased to see our entry into the UK retail market with Essar branded service stations and look forward to substantially more sites opening over the next few years,” said Essar Oil UK executive chairman, Naresh Nayyar.