Fuel card provider The Fuel Store is adding The Esso Card National Card to its network which will see it boost its network of 782 refuelling sites by another 1,172 sites.

The new partnership with Esso Card owner WEX Europe Services, sees The Fuel Store increase its reach by 50%, to cover two-thirds of UK fuel stations, with over 3,000 new fuel sites in their network.

Combined with the Keyfuels network, it will give drivers access to over 6,500 fuel sites across the UK including over 1,000 Shell sites and more than 1,230 BP sites, and includes a total of 1,900 HGV refuelling sites.

Jamie Bridgen, founder of The Fuel Store, said, “With the addition of the Esso Card National Card, The Fuel Store will significantly boost our filling station network, providing more options for our customers. Expanding to inner-city fuel sites has been on our radar for a while and we are excited to finally get it off the ground. It is an important next step for The Fuel Store that will support our vision by extending our reach into the car fleet market.”

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Paul Wise, commercial manager at The Fuel Store, said, “We are focused on providing outstanding value to our customers and our decision to partner with WEX Europe Services allows us to expand our network significantly, giving access to an excellent range of inner-city fuel sites providing increased flexibility to existing customers whilst strengthening our proposition for LCV and car fleets operating locally and regionally.”

Rob Hendry, WEX UK country director, said, “WEX Europe Services Limited are proud to announce their recent partnership with Birmingham-based fuel card provider The Fuel Store.

"As custodians of the Esso fuel Card brand across UK and Europe WEX's commitment to building long term sustainable relationships with their UK Partners remains as strong as ever. Our partnership with Jamie and the team at The Fuel Store is a perfect fit for the continued growth of the Esso Fuel Card brand in the UK.”