Acquisition of A-Port, LLC

Retif Oil & Fuel, one of the nation’s largest family-owned fuel and lubricant distributors, is thrilled to announce our most recent acquisition, A-Port, LLC, furthering our growth in the marine industry.

A-Port began its success in 2009 as a full-service shorebase facility supporting production, construction, and work-over operations in the Mississippi River West Delta and Grand Isle.  A-Port has since expanded to offer shorebase services with fuel, lube oils, chemicals, contract personnel and water at its Grand Isle, Venice, and Intracoastal City facilities. In addition, A-Port offers diesel fuel in the Texas market in Galveston and Port Aransas. A-Port’s Grand Isle facility has grown to over 37 acres and over 1 mile of waterfront and operates under full 24-hour security. A-Port services a variety of vessels ranging from OSV’s up to 240’ and a variety of other vessels ranging up to 400’ in length for production and drilling needs. A-Port offers 350 gallon and 550-gallon tote tanks for lube oil products, chemicals, and diesel fuel to its customers.

A-Port adds three more marine facilities to Retif’s marine facility portfolio. This brings Retif’s total marine facilities to eight throughout the southeast. “A-Port’s employees offer great industry knowledge as well as quality leadership,” says Ryan Retif, President of Retif Oil & Fuel.  “The expertise in the marine industry that all A-Port employees and its leadership team possess will help strengthen our strategy as we continue to execute our growth plan in the U.S. inland waterways and the Gulf of Mexico.”

“Our core focus with this purchase was to find a strategic business opportunity that would carry on similar high standards and values towards our customers and employees. Louis Gotreaux, a founding member of A-Port, and the rest of the A-Port employees have served their customers with devotion and enthusiasm, solidifying Retif’s core values” says Jordan Retif, General Counsel for Retif Oil & Fuel. “A-Port attributes its success to its reliable team of trained support staff and we are eager to remain on the same path of service with passion and commitment and welcome A-Port’s employees onto the Retif team.”

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