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SK Energy to share unused space with Korea Post

People may soon be able to send post, charge electric cars and deliver parcels through gas stations as oil refiner SK Energy expands its partnerships with multiple parties with the aim of making better use of unused space at its gas stations.

SK Energy and government-run Korea Post inked a partnership on Wednesday to share each other’s business infrastructure and create fresh social and economic value.

SK Energy has roughly 3,570 gas stations and Korea Post has roughly 3,500 postal offices across the country. They plan to start by combining the features of postal offices and gas stations at each of their offices.

While SK Energy has already teamed up with competing oil refiner GS Caltex as well as logistics start-up Zoomma and logistics giant CJ Logistics to use gas station space as mini warehouses for parcels, the oil refiner said it will keep pressing on with establishing new business models based on shared business infrastructure.

SK Energy, Korea Post and GS Caltex will discuss future shared infrastructure projects.

By Kim Jee-hee
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