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Located in Houston, TX, Northwest Petroleum (NWP) specializes in wholesale gasoline distribution, convenience store operation and quick service restaurants since 1991.

The Story of NWP

In 1991, Fazil Malik founded Northwest Petroleum (NWP) with just one leased Mobil location in the northwest area of Houston, TX. This is where NWP found its name, Northwest Petroleum. NWP’s business philosophy was simple: find, train and develop talented and hardworking individuals, demand unparalleled quality, and look for new ways to rise past the competition. 

From ordinary into the extraordinary. 

Through the next 30 years, NWP would grow to be a premier player in the industry, securing jobber and fuel distribution contracts with Shell, Phillips 66, Valero, Chevron and more. 

Today, NWP owns and operates more than 35 retail locations in Houston, Austin and San Antonio while always keeping an eye out for expansion opportunities. 

Our portfolio includes Burger Kings, Denny’s, Big Chicken’s, and a Pilot Flying J travel center along with NWP’s proprietary c-store brand, QMart. Three decades after its founding, NWP remains as steadfast as ever in its mission to nurture excellence, provide unbeatable quality and be extraordinary.

NWP Management Team Opens a New Location

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Fazil Malik, CEO, NWP

"With Humble Beginnings Extraordinary Feats Can Be Achieved."

NWP was started by Fazil Malik in Houston, TX with just a single location in 1991.  30 years later, NWP has grown to include NWP Gasoline Distribution, 14 QMarts, 14 Burger Kings, 4 Denny’s, 2 Big Chicken locations, and Skylark Construction

What we do

Gasoline Distribution

Big gas-tank goes on highway against the sky

NWP is one of the leading gasoline distribution companies in the Houston area.


QMart is our modern remake of the convenience store concept.  Where quality meets convenience.


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Skylark is the construction wing of our operations responsible for building new locations.

Burger King

NWP operates 14 Burger King locations in Austin, Taylor, Leander, San Antonio, Elgin, Live Oak, Jarrell.


Las Vegas, NV, USA – June 7, 2021: Exterior view of Denny’s restaurant on an early morning located on South Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada.

NWP also operates 4 Denny’s locations in Austin, Jarrel, Hutto and  Bastrop.

Big Chicken


Big Chicken is the latest addition to the NWP family.  Two locations are already open in Houston, with 50 more to come all across Texas.

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Our History

NWP Started
Fazil Malik founds NWP in 1991 by leasing a single location from Mobil Oil in northwest Houston—hence the name, Northwest Petroleum (NWP).
Jagmeet Singh Joins NWP
Jagmeet Singh joins NWP as a part-time night shift cashier. Over the next 30 years, he will rise the ranks to become the Director of Operations, overlooking all stores.
NWP owns and operates
By 1995, NWP owns and operates 12 leased c-store locations in the Houston and Dallas markets as a direct dealer.
Jobber with Shell
NWP becomes a jobber with Shell.
NWP enters the QSR market
NWP enters the QSR market by franchising with Burger King. At the same time, NWP secures a jobber contract with Chevron.
Frank Malik joins NWP
Frank Malik joins NWP to become the Vice President of Business Development.
NWP founds Skylark Construction
NWP founds Skylark Construction, which has built more than 100 million dollars’ worth of real estate in Texas and Oklahoma.
QMart, NWP’s proprietary convenience store brand
QMart, NWP’s proprietary convenience store brand, is founded with technology, modernity and, most essentially, quality at its core.
The company opens its largest project to date
The company opens its largest project to date, the Flying J Travel Center in Jarrell, TX. With the travel center, NWP also secures their first Denny’s franchise.
NWP partners with Phillips 66
NWP partners with Phillips 66 to build 12 QMart locations in Houston and Austin.
NWP hosts its Innaugural 
NWP hosts its Innaugural NWP Charity Classic Golf Tournament benefitting The Lighthouse of Houston.
NWP & 7-Eleven
NWP becomes a developer for 7/11.
NWP is a premier player in the industry
Today, NWP is a premier player in the industry, with jobber contracts with Shell, Phillips 66, and Chevron. The company’s portfolio includes Burger Kings, Denny’s and a Pilot Flying J travel center.

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