The company now known as Aloha Petroleum, Ltd. (Aloha) began its history in Hawaii back in the early 1900s as Associated Oil. Associated, a division of Tidewater Oil, was then owned by J. Paul Getty. Petroleum products for Associated Oil stations were brought from the mainland aboard the good ship Falls of Clyde, which is now permanently docked and displayed at the Hawaii Maritime Museum in Honolulu.

As Associated Oil, our company's office was originally based on North Nimitz Highway in the Iwilei district of Honolulu. Our operations and marketing departments remained headquartered there until March 1997. Aloha's offices are now located at 1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1700, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.

About the time of statehood, Associated Oil was acquired by Phillips 66. Several new stations were built at this time and many "Flying A" of the older Associated Oil stations were renovated and revised to meet the Phillips 66 image requirements. In 1977, Phillips withdrew from the western U.S. as well as Hawaii in order to more effectively focus its marketing efforts. After changing ownership in 1977, the company became Aloha Petroleum, Ltd. and began to make several innovations.

In the late 1970s, Aloha introduced two innovations that brought about significant changes to gasoline retailing in Hawaii. First, Aloha began a company-wide program of installing pay-at-the-pump equipment at all its retail locations. This made fueling faster and more convenient.

Second, Aloha introduced the card—its own proprietary charge card which now saves consumers up to eight cents ($0.08) per gallon on all fuel purchases. The is also available to Commercial, Business and Affinity customers who may receive greater discounts depending upon fuel volume. Today, the is the most widely used independent proprietary fuel card in Hawaii.

Aloha continued its acquisitions in 1992 by acquiring 5 former Circle K locations and then acquiring 18 former Mahalo locations in 2005. In 2010, Aloha purchased the Shell Hawaii assets and acquired 32 retail sites, five fuel distribution terminals, and associated assets on Oahu, Maui,the Big Island, and Kauai.

Aloha Island Mart was the name chosen to represent Aloha Petroleum in the convenience store market as a reflection of our island heritage and pride in Hawaii's heritage. Aloha Petroleum / Aloha Island Mart now consists of 46 company operated convenience store and gasoline facilities. Aloha Petroleum markets through approximately 100 Aloha, Shell and Mahalo branded fuelling stations throughout the state and also provides fuel to several hundred commercial and wholesale customers along with federal, state and city governmental accounts.

Throughout the years, Aloha Petroleum has established itself as Hawaii's kama'aina company with deep roots in the islands.

 
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