Geos Group in Strategic Alliance with Phillips 66

Monday April 13, 2015

UK marine gasoil (MGO) supplier Geos Group Thursday announced a strategic distribution alliance with Phillips 66.

Under the agreement, Phillips 66 will operate all ex-rack road loading services from Geos Group's recently opened Port of Blyth storage facility.

Geos Group said the new partnership would supply MGO by road to vessels in ports across Northern England, including Grangemouth, Tyne and Wear, Teeside, Liverpool, Birkenhead, and Barrow-in-Furness.

"Launching Blyth as a major fuelling point for ship operators in the north east has been a great step forward for the Geos Group," said Barry Newton, Geos Group's Managing Director.

"I am delighted that we have formed a mutually beneficial road distribution relationship with Phillips 66, with whom we have been doing business for many years."

Geos Group said it was aiming to supply a wide range of services from its Blyth location to vessels operating in the North Sea energy sector.

Phillips 66 UK and Ireland Managing Director, Pete George, added "this new venture is helping Phillips 66 to shape the changing energy landscape."

In February, Geos Group began bunkering operations from its new £6 million ($13 million), 15 million litre facility in Blyth.