SOURCE: Gulf Oil Limited Partnership

April 10, 2006 08:12 ET

Gulf Oil Adds Wright Express Affinity Program to Offerings Branded Card

Includes Special Pricing Flexibility

SOUTH PORTLAND, ME -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 10, 2006 -- Gulf Oil and Wright Express have entered into an agreement to offer flexible pricing to Gulf commercial customers at their locations, through a new, Gulf co-branded Affinity card program. Wright Express Corporation (NYSE: WXS), a leading provider of payment processing and information management services to the U.S. commercial and government fleet industry, developed the program for Gulf.

The program features the full functionality of a universally accepted Affinity program, enhanced with pricing options that include cost plus volume based contract pricing and discounts at Gulf locations. These customizable options provide commercial accounts and fleets powerful new tools and expanded acceptance to manage their vehicle related costs.

"We are delighted to be able to offer what we believe to be innovative and valuable pricing options for our corporate and large fleet customers," said CEO and President, Joe Petrowski. "This is another step in the direction of not only providing consistent supply of quality petroleum products, but additional brand services that will keep Gulf Oil in the forefront of customer service."

About Gulf Oil Limited Partnership

Gulf Oil Limited Partnership, based in Chelsea, Massachusetts, is one of the Northeast's largest wholesalers of refined petroleum products. Gulf distributes motor fuels through a network of over 2,400 Gulf branded gas stations, 12 proprietary oil terminals, and a network of over 50 other supply terminals. Gulf Oil supplies heating oil, diesel fuel, jet fuel and kerosene to these branded retail outlets through both its Gulf brand and in the seven states of New England and New York, the Exxon brand. Through its unbranded subsidiary, Great Island Energy, Gulf Oil LP also supplies petroleum products as well as risk management and financial services to industrial, commercial, and independent retail firms. Gulf Oil through its wholly owned subsidiary, World Energy, is also the nation's largest distributor of bio-diesel, an increasingly important part of our nation's energy supply.

About Wright Express Corporation

Wright Express is a leading provider of payment processing and information management services to the U.S. commercial and government vehicle fleet industry. Wright Express provides these services for approximately 295,000 commercial and government fleets containing 4.2 million vehicles. Wright Express markets these services directly as well as through more than 95 strategic relationships, and offers a MasterCard-branded corporate card. The Company employs more than 650 people and maintains its headquarters in South Portland, Maine. For more information about Wright Express, please visit http://www.wrightexpress.com.

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