A history of Evans Petroleum Gippsland


A Timeline of Evans Petroleum

Founded in 1970 – Reg Evans, an Esso representative in Gippsland for 13 years, founded Evans Petroleum after purchasing the Esso distributor business in Leongatha.

Steady expansion from 1970 to 1985 – Evans grew steadily in its first 15 years, purchasing two other distributors in Korumburra and Wonthaggi.

Change of ownership in 1989 – Reg and Mary Evans retire, and the business is taken over by son Stuart Evans and wife Jenene.

Mobil purchases Esso Australia in 1990 – Evans Petroleum becomes an Equity Distributor for Mobil in South Gippsland, and becomes more involved in Retail Convenience Stores.

Evans purchases Yarram Petroleum in 1999 – Evans purchases Yarram Petroleum and leases the Yarram site.

Mobil exits the retail convenience market in 2009 – Mobil announces that they are exiting the retail convenience market. With 10 retail convenience sites in South Gippsland, Evans Petroleum begins considering its options.

Evans changes its retails sites to BP in 2009 – After Mobil announces its exit of the retail convenience market, Evans Petroleum begins its partnership with BP.

Evans purchases Carmody’s of Sale in 2012 – Evans purchases a fuel depot and service station from Carmody’s in Sale, and begins servicing commercial operators and farmers in the East Gippsland market.

Evans appointed BP/Castrol distributor for Gippsland in 2013 – BP announces that Evans Petroleum will be their BP/Castrol distributor for the Gippsland region.

Evans purchases the Johnsonville Garage in 2015 – And enters into an exciting and challenging new market – that of an automotive workshop. Evans Petroleum now operates out of 12 retail sites across Gippsland.

Evans purchases the Newmerella self-serve Shell and re-brands it as a BP. Newmerella is new territory for Evans in that it trades 24/7 through the use of an after hours self serve terminal. The purchase of Newmerella takes Evans’ retail holdings to 13.

Evans Petroleum in 2017 – Evans Petroleum is now a leader in the Petroleum market in Gippsland, servicing retail fuel customers, and commercial and farming operators in South Gippsland, the Latrobe Valley, East Gippsland and wider Victoria. The company is a leader in community and charity contributions and now employs 116 staff, and operates 21 tankers.