Our company was founded on the principles of honesty and customer service. We understand that as a bulk fuel supplier, we’re helping your business or farm operating smoothly and efficiently. We’ve been family-owned and operated for more than 50 years, serving Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.
MJ Murphy, LLC, was started in 1963 by Don A. Murphy Sr. in Moline, Kansas. Don had been working in construction and he was on the road a lot, so he bought the company and became an agent. Amoco Oil Company owned the bulk plant and the fuel, so Don bought a truck and sold the fuel for a commission. In 1975, Amoco changed things around, and Don became a fuel jobber. That means he had to take ownership of everything and handle the whole process from start to finish.
Initially, Don had just one truck and he ran the office and made the deliveries. His wife, Ruth, helped with the paperwork. His son, Mike, joined the company in 1975 and is still its owner today. Don stayed on until his death in 1990. Mike’s brother joined the business from 1991 until he passed away in 1999.
Back in 1963, the business had one truck and sold 800,000 gallons of refined fuels in one year; today, the company has over 2,000 customers and continues to grow. Although there’s still an office in Moline, the main operations office moved to Independence, Kansas, in 2005. Several cardlock locations have been opened over the years, in Sedan (2000), El Dorado (2003), and Winfield (2012), with more locations coming soon.
Don A. Murphy Sr. and Ruth Murphy, late 1970s.
The 1963 truck Don bought when he started the business.
The truck Don bought when Standard became Amoco in the late 60s.
Don A. Murphy Sr., Founder, around 1970.
Family-owned and proudly serving Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri since 1963.
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