Who Are We?
Pacific Petroleum is an Australian owned family business that markets and distributes global petroleum brands in Australia. Pacific Petroleum is passionate about helping family businesses to do better by providing tailored solutions utilising petroleum products, equipment with various services and branding. Through the years, the company has been providing high-quality products and services to the Australian market.
MADE IN AUSTRALIA
A wholly Australian owned and operated business, Pacific Petroleum is an authorised ExxonMobil distributor for fuels and an authorised importer and distributor of Phillips 66 and Shell lubricants.
In 1969, Ivan Hollows became an Esso fuel distributor in the town of Wandoan in Queensland marking the start of a series of business activities that led to the Pacific Petroleum Group in 1994.
After five years in Wandoan, Ivan took over a retail outlet in Ashgrove. He then expanded to New South Wales, acquiring the Esso distributorship in Lismore and later in Coffs Harbour and Grafton.
BECOMING PACIFIC PETROLEUM
When Mobil bought Esso’s retail network in 1990, it led to the formation of new company owned 50/50 by Hollows and Mobil Oil Australia. The company today is known as Pacific Petroleum.
RETURN TO HOLLOWS
In 2005, after the global merger between Exxon and Mobil, the Hollows family purchased Mobil’s 50% interest in Pacific Petroleum to gain full ownership of the company.
Pacific Petroleum has proudly continued its relationship with ExxonMobil. In 2007, the company expanded its offerings by becoming an authorised importer & distributor of Phillips 66.
EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE
Pacific Petroleum has many long-term employees who have been with the company for more than 20 years. The experience and expertise helped the company to quickly react to opportunities, as well as problem-solving and developing innovative solutions.
2013 marked the addition of Shell lubricants and the company’s expansion to Mackay and Toowoomba. Expansion continued to Newcastle in 2014 and Melbourne in 2015.