Wright Express Corp., a provider of payment processing and information management services to the U.S. and Canadian commercial and government fleet industry, announced today, May 3, that it has signed an acceptance agreement that will enable Wright Express customers to use their Wright Express Fleet Card at all Imperial Oil Limited’s Esso branded locations throughout Canada. IOL is the first Canadian fuel merchant to accept the Wright Express card in Canada.
Imperial Oil is one of Canada’s largest corporations and a leading member of Canada’s petroleum industry. It is one of Canada’s largest producers of crude oil and natural gas, is the country’s largest petroleum refiner, and has a leading market share in petroleum products, sold primarily under the Esso and Mobil brand names through a coast-to-coast supply network that includes close to 2,000 retail outlets. Esso, with one of the largest network of service stations in Canada, joins the more than 180,000 North American retail fuel and vehicle maintenance locations in the Wright Express network. The agreement provides Wright Express with broader acceptance in Canada.
“This agreement represents a significant step in our plan to meet the needs of fleet customers who need to purchase fuel in Canada and have access to detailed level III data,” says Michael Dubyak, president and chief executive officer of South Portland, Maine-based Wright Express. “Esso is one of the largest and most popular fuel retailers in Canada. Drivers and fleets want options of where they can fuel, and Esso has the quality and locations that drivers want.”