History of United Refining Company

United Refining Company

United Refining Company is an independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products. We fuel cars, trucks and airplanes, as well as farm and construction equipment. Our products also serve the homes and industries of our communities. Our market includes Pennsylvania and portions of New York and Ohio.

United was founded in 1902 in the cradle of the world petroleum industry. From the start, we have cherished a role of independence in an industry that has been dominated by the giants. For over 100 years, we have remained a free and innovative force in the marketplace, helping to bring the benefits of healthy competition to the people of our region.

United owns and operates a modern, fully equipped refinery. While primary emphasis is placed upon maximizing yields of motor gasoline and distillate fuels, the refinery produces a full range of petroleum products. In addition to unleaded gasoline, our products include kerosene, diesel fuel, Number 2 home heating oil, industrial fuels, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), propane, and several grades of asphalts.

Through the years, United has continued to grow by expanding and optimizing the refinery and by the acquisition and building of new locations in our retail gasoline and convenience store business. Today we have over 375 retail outlets in Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York, which include service station/convenience stores, truck stops, restaurants, and garages. The locations are branded Kwik Fill®, Red Apple Food Marts®, Country Fair®, and Keystone®.

United averages approximately 70,000 barrels of oil per day throughout its facilities. The refinery operates 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

United Refining Company employs over 4000 employees at our facilities. In addition to operating the retail system, United also has a trucking operation in Erie, Pennsylvania, terminal operations in Rochester, Tonawanda and West Seneca, New York, and Butler and Springdale, Pennsylvania. United owns an asphalt terminal in Cordova, Alabama and has an office in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


Mission Statement

It is the mission of United Refining Company and Kwik Fill to provide our customers with a stable supply of the highest quality petroleum products at competitive prices, insure corporate profitability and growth, and invest in the future of the company and community, while providing a safe and challenging working environment that encourages the personal development of our employees.