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    Lykins Oil Purchases Brinkman Oil

    All staff, including owner, will remain with the company.

    MILFORD, Ohio -- Petroleum marketer Lykins Cos., headquartered here, has purchased Brinkman Oil Co., headquartered in Walton, Ky., for an undisclosed sum.

    Brinkman Oil sells home heating oil, lubricants and all grades of conventional and reformulated fuels, according to its Web site. Among the brands offered: Shell, Texaco, Chevron,Mobil, Pennzoil and Wolf's Head.

    The petroleum marketer serves the greater Northern Kentucky area including Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Grant, Gallatin and Pendleton counties.

    All of Brinkman Oil’s staff, including its owner, Emma Obertate, will remain with the company. Obertate "knew instantly when meeting the Lykins family that Lykins was the right fit" Obertate said in a statement by Lykins Oil. Obertate was attracted to Lykins' "business practices, happy employees, satisfied customers and commitment to community service."

    "I’m very excited about this consolidation," Obertate said. "It’s the combination of two great companies combining resources and buying power to deliver even better products and customer service than each of our individual companies had already achieved and delivered to customers."

    "The Northern Kentucky office will be run by the same people our customers have known and trusted for 40 years, just with a different company name," she added. "People can expect the same top quality operating standards and service level, with an even greater drive to exceed customer expectations."

    The purchase of Brinkman expands Lykins presence in Northern Kentucky. "We look forward to working with the businesses and residents to supply them with the best oil options, product selection and customer service possible," said Lykins Oil President Jeff Lykins.

    Lykins Oil was founded in 1948 by Guy Lykins Sr., and is now in the third-generation of management. The company serves customers in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, as well as throughout the Midwest and the Southeast, and provides five key services: branded fuels, wholesale fuels, commercial, transportation, home heating oil and propane. Lykins represents five major brands: BP, Marathon, ExxonMobil, Shell and Clark.

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