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Gulf Commends Lykins Energy Solutions for its Commitment to Local Giving
September 2015

Lykins Energy Solutions, one of Gulf’s newest and most enthusiastic distributors with seven Gulf branded sites, truly brings to life its company values founded on community service and giving back to the community they live, work and play in. That’s why when funding was scarce for a new fairground pavilion, Lykins did not think twice in donating the money needed to make it possible. On July 30th, a ribbon cutting ceremony marked the opening of the new Lykins Family Pavilion located on the Clermont County Fairgrounds in Owensville, OH. 

“We always felt we should give back to the community we get our income from. I grew up running around here. It’s a special place for the county,” said Jeff Lykins President and CEO of Lykins Energy. “When Jerry and the fair board approached us about this, it was a no brainer.” 

The new pavilion will bring additional, much- needed revenue to the fairground since the venue will now be able to host weekly concerts. 

“We can’t say thanks enough to the Lykins family. Not just for this beautiful addition to the fair but for what you all do to make Clermont County a great place as well,” Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud said.

Lykins has been recognized for their generosity in articles published by Convenience Store News,, The Clermont Sun, and Gulf applauds Lykins for the positive and long lasting impact they are making on their community and is proud to be aligned with such a  company.

Benit Fuel Recognized as First Recipient of the Gulf Oil Local Giving Award

December 2014

Louis DeBenedittis of Benit Fuel Sales & Service, a Gulf supplier on Long Island, was awarded the first “Gulf Oil Local Giving Award”. President of Gulf Oil, Ron Sabia, presented the award to Louis at Gulf’s Distributor Advisory Council meeting this past November. The “Local Giving Award” has been introduced to help recognize those customers who demonstrate awareness, involvement, dedication and innovation throughout their communities. Louis has consistently been a strong supporter of Making Strides over the past several years and has challenged his employees, stations and fellow Gulf Distributors to help make a difference in their communities. Benit Fuel Sales & Service raised over $7,000 this year and plans to further grow their fundraising efforts in the coming years. Since Gulf formalized its partnership with the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in 2012, Benit Fuel & Service has contributed over $20,000 towards Gulf’s overall fundraising efforts.

To thank Louis for his dedication, innovation, and involvement in raising awareness for breast cancer research and programs, we honor him with the first ever “Local Giving Award” for giving back to his community.

Gulf will be featuring these “Local Giving Awards” on this page, please be sure to check back to learn more about the great things our customers are doing to support their local communities!

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