United Refining Company is an independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products. We fuel cars, trucks, airplanes, and farm and construction equipment, as well as the homes and industries in one of America’s largest concentrations of people and commerce. 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 acquisition and the 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, and Country Fair.
United Averages approximately 70,000 barrels per day of oil throughput at its facility.
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.
It is the mission of United Refining Company to provide our customers with a stable supply of the highest quality petroleum products at competitive prices, insure corporate profitability and growth, invest in the future of the company and community, while providing a safe and challenging working environment and encourage the personal development of our employees.