April 2017 – Valor receives “Excellence in Delivery & Service Award” from Zoeller Co.

Valor Oil has received the “Excellence in Delivery & Service” award from Zoeller Company. “We couldn’t do this without great communication between the customer and our service team. I want to thank our entire Louisville Facility for their dedication and hard work. We are working hard to grow market share in Louisville and it’s imperative that we have a team operating at high standards. Zoeller has an impressive business and we really enjoy the people we get to work with every day. We are humbled and pleased to accept this award.”, says Josh Emmick, Vice President Wholesale at Valor Oil. We want to recognize Zoeller as a strategic player in the water pump industry and a great employer in the Louisville Metro Area. Zoeller products are sold in over 50 countries around the world. The Zoeller family of companies has the very best solution for water needs – from residential waste and clean water pump solutions to commercial and municipal solutions engineered to exact standards. View their website at

Valor Oil Purchase Watts Oil (Muldraugh, KY) Commercial Customer List

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July 2015 – Valor Oil, a long time distributor of fuels and lubricants, will

acquire the customer list of Watts Oil Company, Inc of Muldraugh, KY. “We at Valor Oil can’t tell you how

excited we are to have this opportunity to continue the work of such a well-respected

and well ran company. Watts Oil’s customer base and business is an outstanding fit

with Valor Oil” says President, Gary Emmick.

The Emmick family is the owner of Valor Oil and the third generation of our

family is now involved. Our family has been servicing customers with fuel and lubricant needs since 1966.

We are based in Owensboro, KY with satellite operations in Bowling

Green, KY and Louisville, KY. Valor works extensively with Marathon, Chevron, Shell, Gulf

and many other suppliers of fuels and lubricants. The company has many supply contracts and

supply points for fuels and lubricants to make sure you get the right products at the

right price. Questions can be answered by calling 844-GO-VALOR.

Valor Oil Purchases Miller Oil Company in Louisville, KY

Feb 2014 – Valor Oil purchases Miller Oil Company of Louisville, KY Owensboro, KY – 28 February, 2014 Valor Oil announces the purchase of Louisville based Miller Oil Company’s assets effective March 1, 2014. “Miller Oil operations, customer base, and employees fit with Valor Oil’s current operations very well”, says Valor Oil President Gary Emmick.

Miller Oil Company, Inc. was formed in 1977 by Charles Miller. Corporate offices are located at 4504 Bells Lane, Louisville, Kentucky.Throughout the past thirty-seven years they have acquired four competitive oil jobber companies, purchased and developed five convenience stores, and purchased and operated two full service Marathon branded service stations. Miller services retail fueling stations with unbranded, Gulf, and Marathon fuels. The commercial side provides lubricants and fuels to a wide range of businesses in the greater Louisville area.

Valor Oil is a 3rd generation family owned company based in Owensboro, Kentucky, and is a full-line petroleum distributor. Valor will now have physical presence in Owensboro, Bowling Green, and Louisville, Kentucky. Their services provide fuel, additives, lubricants, racing fuels and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) – as well as innovative, cost-saving services – to gas stations, convenience stores, and a wide variety of businesses in the commercial, industrial, marine, mining and farming sectors in Kentucky, Central Tennessee, Southern Indiana and Southern Illinois. With products ranging from a full line of Chevron and private label lubricants, to top tier branded gas, to high-performance racing fuels and oils, Valor Oil has become one of the premier fuel and lubricant distributors in the region.

“We at Valor Oil can’t tell you how excited we are to have this opportunity to continue the work of such a well-respected and well ran company. The Louisville facility will add a strategic piece to our marketing plan. I want to personally than Mr Miller for selecting the Emmick family to carry on his dream.” say’s Vice President Josh Emmick. “We will be able to provide the Louisville market with more product offerings and more job opportunities”. – Gary Emmick President Valor Oil LLC. Contact information: Josh Emmick Vice President of Wholesale

Blue Sky DEF Plant Built

Blue Sky and Valor Oil Partner to Form Blue Sky Heartlands

New Owensboro, Ky., Facility to Serve as Midwest Production and Distribution Center to Meet Growing Demand for Blue Sky Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)

CARTERET, N.J. (February 9, 2012) –  Prime Lube Inc., the parent company of Blue Sky East LLC, announced that Blue Sky has formed a strategic partnership with Valor Oil of Owensboro, Ky., to become the Midwest manufacturer and supplier of Blue Sky Diesel Exhaust Fuel (DEF).

This joint venture will be named Blue Sky Heartlands, and will begin production of DEF at a new 16,000-square-foot plant in Owensboro in February 2012. The plant will produce approximately 3.5 million gallons of DEF per year and will expand to meet growing demand for its use in diesel-

powered engines, including tractor trailers, pickup trucks, passenger cars, agricultural and construction equipment, and marine
vessels and trains. Blue Sky Heartlands will deliver DEF to distribution locations in a seven-state area that comprises Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia.

“We’re excited about our association with Valor Oil, a diversified and progressive petroleum supplier, and the expansion of our supply and distribution of Blue Sky DEF to customers in the Midwest,” said Robert Arbasetti, COO of Prime Lube. “With DEF now mandated by the EPA to control diesel emissions, the availability of Blue Sky DEF to Midwest customers allows them to stay compliant, while benefitting from a high-quality, low-cost, easy-to-use solution to keep engines running their best.”

Owensboro-based  Valor Oil is a full-line petroleum distributor that provides services and products to retail, commercial, industrial and agricultural sectors in Western Kentucky, Southern Illinois and Southern Indiana. The company also blends and supplies racing fuel nationwide.

“Valor Oil has always been a leader in offering safer and cleaner fuel alternatives, including biodiesel products,” said Gary Emmick, CEO of Emmick Oil, parent company of Valor Oil. “With our new partnership and the creation of Blue Sky Heartlands, we will be able to offer customers the environmental and performance benefits of Blue Sky DEF. In addition, by creating new jobs, Blue Sky Heartlands will contribute to the economic development of Owensboro and the surrounding communities.”

The Owensboro plant is the second Blue Sky facility in the U.S. and the first in the Midwest region. The strategic location will help further reduce greenhouse gas emissions by minimizing the distance required for delivery to local distributors in Blue Sky Heartlands’ seven-state area. Lower transportation costs will also result in a significant price advantage for Midwest distributors and their customers.

Blue Sky Heartlands’ full-service distribution and handling capacity will include its own fleet of trucks for delivery, as well as the capability to provide customers with dispensing equipment, storage tanks and other handling equipment required for DEF.

Regarding EPA compliance, all diesel-powered passenger and commercial vehicles produced after January 1, 2010, are required to meet new, lower nitrous oxide emission standards. DEF, in conjunction with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology, is the most effective and safest means that commercial and private owner I operators can meet the required U.S. EPA mandate. DEF is also mandated in Canada.

Blue Sky DEF is ISO and API approved to help neutralize the nitrous oxide emissions generated through diesel exhaust. In its most basic form, DEF is a blend of urea (derived from natural gas) and deionized water that combine to form ammonia, which turns nitrous oxide emissions into harmless water vapor and elemental nitrogen. It can also improve fuel economy up to eight percent.

On March 28, 2012, a grand opening ceremony will be held for the new Blue Sky

Heartlands facility in Owensboro. The event will include a ribbon cutting featuring local government officials and Blue Sky and Valor Oil representatives, tours of the plant, and fleet trucks and equipment on display. In addition to media representatives and guests, the public is invited to attend.

New Race Facility

Valor Oil has been the sole blender of Renegade and Monster Racing Fuels for over 10 years now. We thank all of our customers who have taken us from a small reseller to a large blender creating our own fuels from base products.

In 2011 Valor made a commitment to make a large financial investment in the largest race fuel blending facilities in the region. Valor now ships this product to all 4 corners of the U.S. and internationally.

The new facility enables us to offer custom blends, control costs, and employ more local citizens. We now offer everything from 5 gal pails to rail cars of our products. We can also custom blend private labels for your company.



Make a Wish Logo

Valor has Chosen Make A Wish as it’s head charity. If you didn’t know how Make a Wish got started please take the time to watch this, and learn why we are so passionate about it.

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IMG_6625Today is a tough day for us at Valor Oil as we say goodbye to one of our family members, Lisa Cecil. Lisa’s husband has accepted a position in Florida and the family will be moving. On May 09, 2016 she celebrated 20 years of service with the Emmick Family. Needless to say over the last 20 years there have been a lot of memories made and her family has truly become a part of ours. Lisa has worked almost every back office position we have from payroll to customer service representative and knows our systems as well as anyone in the company. When we began launching a customer service department Lisa’s name came up quickly as someone who we wanted on the other end of the phone when they called Valor. She always answers with a cheerful tone and never gets off the phone without laughing. Although she will be deeply missed we are all very excited for the opportunity her family has. Lisa, thanks for your hard work and making the office a fun and inviting experience. Your personality and work ethic made us a better company.

Bowling Green Children Draw Advertisements for Valor

Every year we sign up with Bowling Green’s Country Peddler for a fundraiser where they have children from the community draw up advertisements for their publication. Below were the 3 winners for Valor Oil. Thanks for the support Bowling Green!

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Valor Oil’s sponsors annual Color Blast Team

Every year Owensboro puts on an event called The Color Blast. The event is put on to raise money and celebrate the lives of mentally disabled children in our communities. For Valor Oil this is very special and our team always sports their “Team Lauren” shirts. Lauren is the daughter of our President, Gary Emmick, and was born with Spina Bifida. We use this event to celebrate the joy that these children bring to our lives every day. We want to thank all the great people who run on our team every year. Valor had 32 people on “Team Lauren” this year.

4 careers open at Valor Oil (Driver, Controller, Sales)

  1. Owensboro, KY based CDL driver – Valor is looking for a Class B or A CDL driver. The position is mostly weekdays with times ranging from 7am-4:30pm. Applicant would be starting in a box truck with lift gate delivering packaged and bulk petroleum products in a 75 mile radius of Owensboro. Valor Oil is a family owned company offering competitive pay and benefits including: sick time, vacations time, 401k, health, dental, and holiday. Come join a growing team! Apply at
  2. Louisville, KY based CDL driver – Valor is looking for a Class B or greater CDL driver. The position is mostly weekdays with times ranging from 7am-4:30pm. Applicant would have the opportunity to drive a box truck or tankwagon delivering petroleum products in a 75 mile radius of Louisville. The tankwagon position would require a the individual to acquire their HAZMAT, tank endorsement, and TWIC cards. Valor Oil is a family owned company offering competitive pay and benefits including: sick time, vacations time, 401k, health, dental, and holiday. Come join a growing team! Apply at
  3. Louisville, KY Sales Position – Valor Oil is looking for a hands on sales person in the Louisville market. Louisville is our newest market and has lots of opportunity for advancement. Sales position will involve outside sales, filling desk when plant manager is out, and occasional product delivery. We provide our sales people with cell phones, ipads, and computers. Valor pays the current federal mileage rate. Please contact
  4. Owensboro, KY based Controller – Valor is looking to hire a Controller for it’s Owensboro facility. The individual doesn’t have to be a CPA but CPA would be preferred. Main job function will be handling the excise taxes for over 30 states. Database management skills would be helpful but not required. Email with your interest.