Puma Energy has officially launched operations in Ghana, working in partnership with two company for storage and retail distribution in the country.
The company has been supporting Ghana’s fuel industry for almost 10 years through the construction and operation of the CBM import system. The system has been consistently available and is used to import all crude and most fuel products into Ghana.
In partnership with Blue Ocean Investments, Puma Energy has built three new storage terminals at Kotoka International Airport, Tema Ridge and Takoradi.
Puma Energy is also working in partnership with OBI Petroleum, now known as Puma Energy Distribution Ghana, on the retail side.
Puma Energy Africa’s COO Christophe Zyde says: ‘Puma Energy links local demand with international supply, through investment in infrastructure. In Ghana we have built partnerships with local players – Blue Ocean Investments and UBI Petroleum – in order to increase the fuel storage capacity of Ghana and to bring efficiencies and enhance economic growth.’
At the KIA aviation fuel depot, 10,000 m3 storage capacity has been added to the existing 750 m3 depot. This increased security of supply at the airport has position Accra’s KIA as a contender for major airlines using it as a hub for the West African sub-region. With the Tema Ridge depot, the further 15,000 m3 of storage of aviation fuel improves efficiency, reinforces security of supply and aids improved planning for the region.
The New Takoradi Terminal, which is the first to store petroleum in Gahan’s western region, supports the Ghanaian government’s policy to improve regional fuel supply with the new petroleum/gas oil terminal’s additional 32,000 m3 of capacity.