Irving buys 6 retail gas stations from Webber

Posted Dec. 10, 2008, at 11:14 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Irving Oil Co. is buying six gas and convenience stores from Bangor-based Webber Energy.

Mike Shea, Webber’s president and CEO, says the six amount to about half of Webber’s retail locations in Maine. He says Webber wants to focus on its core heating oil and propane business and wholesale gasoline distribution operation.

Irving, based in New Brunswick, will operate single stores in Bangor and Orono and another two in Freeport under the Irving banner with Circle K convenience stores. Two others in Falmouth and Windham will continue to be operated as Lil’ Marts.