Maxol is an Irish oil company, part of McMullan Bros. Limited. It was
founded in 1920.
1.1 Republic of Ireland
1.2 Northern Ireland
Republic of Ireland
Maxol Lubricants Ltd. (Lubricant supplier to the automotive,
industrial, marine, and agricultural markets)
Maxol Direct Ltd. (Home heating oil)
Maxol Ltd. (Main petrol station retail network and bulk fuel seller)
Estuary Fuel Ltd. (Oil terminal operator, petrol stations and various
Marsh Oil Products Ltd. (Main import terminal)
Maxol Oil Ltd. (Main petrol station retail network and bulk fuel
DGS Logistics, Fuel Distribution for
Maxol petrol stations in Northern
Ireland and some
Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland regions. Formerly Trevdon Oil
Maxol Leebody Fuels (Home heating oil)
Maxol Irwin Fuels (Home heating oil)
In 1919 William and James signed a supply agreement with the Anglo
Mexican Oil Company (AMOC) and in 1920 founded McMullan Bros. Limited.
In 1924 AMOC was acquired by Shell.
In 1972 the existing brand names; Mex, Silensol and Daisy began to be
replaced by the
Maxol brand, though all operating companies only
completed this process in 1981. In 1986
Maxol acquired Ola, operator
of an oil terminal at Drogheda, County Louth. In 1996
80 retail sites from
Statoil and Jet which were to be disposed of as a
condition of their merger. In 1997 the group signed a partnership with
Mace, a convenience store group, to allow development of joint
Maxol/Mace filling stations.
Maxol logo used from 1988 until the early 2000s
Maxol logo used from the 2000s until 2012
Maxol acquired Northern Ireland's leading heating oil
distributor, Connors Fuels Ltd. This became
Maxol Direct (NI) Ltd. In
2002 it acquired Estuary Fuel Limited which operates an oil terminal,
a retail network and markets various oil products.
One of the two
Maxol Direct logos.
Maxol Direct logo.
Maxol Direct home heating oil was sold to DCC Energy, which
owns Emo the same year they stopped producing the alternative e85 a
type of biofuel made from whey in cheese processing for FFV(Flex Fuel
Archived January 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
www.maxol.ie: Company history