Thursday, 19 November, 2015
Nobel Oil Downstream Opens the First Filling Station in Romania
Nobel Oil Downstream Romania is pleased to announce the opening of its first filling station in the country. The brand new ultra-modern Nobel Oil petrol station, estimated to serve 1200 vehicles per day, was officially launched in the northeastern city of Iaşi.
The opening ceremony was attended by the Vice-Mayor Daniel Matasaru, representatives of the local business community and Gustaf Nobel, member of the Board of Directors of Nobel Oil Services (UK) Ltd and the great grandson of Ludvig Nobel, one of the founders of the legendary BraNobel Oil company.
The Nobel Oil filling station is situated on the businest transport artery of the city, Bd. Nicolae Iorga 6M. Innovative station comprises of three dispensing units capable of servicing six vehicles at a time.
In line with Nobel Oil Downstream's corporate social responsibility principles, the station’s rooftop is designed in an innovative manner allowing it to be composed of photovoltaic panels, thus covering energy needs of the station itself and operating independently from local power distribution networks.
Nobel Oil filling stations have several other unique features. It is the first station in Romania to offer the Outside Payment Terminals (OPTs) allowing customers to use both payment cards and cash.
Nobel Oil has partnered with global market leader in the logistics, DHL, to provide express deliveries and courier services at its stations.
Customers will also be able to purchase groceries and essential commodities at competitive prices at Nobel Shop.
Michael Wring, Chief Executive of Nobel Oil Services (UK) Ltd, highlighted that opening of its first station in Romania is an evident reflection of Nobel Oil Services' growth strategy. He said: ‘This project in the downstream segment in Romania is the first of its kind for us and reflects the company’s desire to diversify and seek for new markets and opportunities. We believe in the success of this venture, which will enhance Nobel Oil’s position as a dynamic and growing group of energy related businesses’.
John Long, Managing Director of Nobel Oil Downstream Romania said: “This will be my fourth (fifth worldwide) new Romanian market entry and the first with a completely new brand. That is why it is the most interesting and a pleasure to introduce Nobel Oil in Romania”.
Daniel Kearvell, Managing Director of DHL Express Romania said “DHL Express congratulates Nobel Oil on its entry to and expansion in the Romanian market, which is undoubtedly an important response to the growing demands of Romanian consumers. At the same time, I am delighted that DHL and Nobel Oil have agreed this significant partnership, through which customers will be able to utilize DHL Express services throughout the full network of Nobel facilities in Romania. DHL Express has a wide network of partners across the country, and it is very pleasing to be able to provide another option for our customers to send their shipments through Nobel Oil locations. Flexibility and convenience for our customers are two of our most important priorities, and this partnership is very important in ensuring DHL continue to lead the way in this area.”
Nobel Oil Downstream Romania plans to have a nationwide presence by 2018.