Empire Petroleum has expanded its array of branded fuel partners through its merger with Arkansas Valley.
Empire Petroleum Partners LLC and Arkansas Valley Cos. are merging their assets. This merger will enhance Empire’s fuel volumes in Oklahoma as well as strengthening its relationships with its branded partners, such as ConocoPhillips. The merger will also add the Sinclair brand as a branded fuel partner to Empire.
The owner and founder of Arkansas Valley, Weister Smith, will continue to be an integral part of Empire’s growth plans in the State of Oklahoma and its surrounding states. “We welcome Weister to the Empire family, and look forward to working with him to continue to grow in his markets,” said Hank Heithaus, CEO for Empire.
“After 40 years as a petroleum distributor, I found it time to partner with a company that I trusted and would want to continue to grow on the successes that we have experienced at Arkansas Valley,” said Weister Smith. “We believe that Empire will be successful not only with the assets that we currently have in place, but will continue to grow well into the future.”