Irving Oil celebrates significant milestone at historic Aulds Cove site

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Aulds Cove, NS – Irving Oil is pleased to announce the grand reopening of the new Aulds Cove Big Stop in Aulds Cove, Nova Scotia. First opened on August 17, 1984, Aulds Cove was the first Big Stop for Irving Oil. 35 years later, it will officially reopen on the same date.

“Today is an exciting one as we celebrate the grand reopening of our very first Big Stop location at Aulds Cove,” says Sarah Irving, Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer, Irving Oil.  “We appreciate the loyalty of our customers over many years and are so proud to be here today to celebrate and have an opportunity to say thank you for the business.”

“We’re looking forward to marking this milestone with the community in Aulds Cove and celebrating the official reopening of one of our most historic sites,” says Darren Gillis, Chief Marketing Officer, Irving Oil. 

The project transformed the Big Stop to meet customer needs – including expanded fueling lanes and Professional Driver amenities, a dog park, and a larger restaurant including full service menu offerings with longtime favourites such as fish and chips and chocolate cake with boiled icing.

About Irving Oil

Irving Oil is an international refining and marketing company with a history of long-term partnerships and relationships. Founded in 1924, Irving Oil operates Canada’s largest refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick, along with more than 900 fuelling locations and a network of distribution terminals spanning Eastern Canada and New England. We also operate Ireland’s only refinery, located in the village of Whitegate. In 2019, Irving Oil expanded its presence in Ireland by acquiring Top Oil, a leading supplier of home heating oil, petrol and diesel fuel. Irving Oil established its European operations in 2014 with an office in London, England, and tankage in Amsterdam. Named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for three consecutive years, we have a strong customer and community focus and are committed to future growth.


Media Contact:

Candice MacLean
Corporate Communications, Irving Oil
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