Puma Energy, a global integrated mid and downstream energy company, received the Best Fuel Service Provider Achievement Award at the second National Aviation Awards held recently in Accra.

This award sought to recognise the contribution of Puma Energy to the efficient operation of the aviation sector in Ghana through the consistent and efficient supply of high quality fuel to various airlines.

Mr. Myles Bouvier-Baird, Managing Director of Puma Energy in Ghana, thanked Ghana for this acknowledgement and pledged Puma Energy’s continued support of the sector.

“It’s truly an honour to receive this award. We’re passionate about aviation, so we are glad to be acknowledged for our commitment to the development of aviation in Ghana. We fully support the government’s vision to make Ghana the aviation hub of West Africa and have already demonstrated this through continuously providing our airline customers with outstanding quality fuel and great service, as well as investing to improve the security of fuel supply,” said Mr. Bouvier-Baird.

Graced by the Deputy Minister of Aviation, Mr. Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah; the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Ghana, H. E. Mdm. Sun Baohong and other dignitaries, this second edition of the National Aviation Awards sought to celebrate the various players in the Ghanaian aviation industry whose efforts may have not been recognised on a national level. The event was organised by NinetyEightz Events, a subsidiary of NinetyEightz Company Limited.

Puma Energy is however no stranger to supporting efforts in aviation. Currently servicing 63 airports worldwide, the enterprising energy company is an official sponsor of the upcoming African Air Expo in Ghana, while it is the certified sponsor of the South African aerobatics team, the Flying Lions. During the 2016 Crete to Cape Vintage Air Rally, an 8000+ mile aviation adventure involving 20 international teams from 17 countries, Puma Energy was the sole fuel provider – a testament to its solid fuel offering across the region.

Locally, Puma Energy seeks to continue supporting Ghana with high quality fuel services as the nation builds itself into the sub-regional aviation hub. Combined with the construction of Terminal 3 at the Kotoka International Airport, among other progressive measures spearheaded by the Ministry of Aviation, Ghana is on course to establishing itself as an aviation powerhouse in Africa.

Puma Energy is a global integrated midstream and downstream oil company active in 47 countries. Formed in 1997 in Central America, Puma Energy has since expanded its activities worldwide, achieving rapid growth, diversification and product line development. The company directly manages over 7,650 employees. Headquartered in Singapore, it has regional hubs in Johannesburg (South Africa), San Juan (Puerto Rico), Brisbane (Australia) and Tallinn (Estonia).

Puma Energy’s core activities in the midstream sector include the supply, storage and transportation of petroleum products. Puma Energy’s activities are underpinned by investment in infrastructure which optimises supply chain systems, capturing value as both asset owner and marketer of product. Puma Energy’s downstream activities include the distribution, retail sales and wholesale of the full range of refined products, with additional product offerings in the lubricants, bitumen, LPG and marine bunkering sectors. Puma Energy currently has a global network of over 2,500 retail service stations. Puma Energy also provides a robust platform for independent entrepreneurs to develop their businesses, by providing a viable alternative to traditional market supply sources.

In Africa: Puma Energy is now present in 19 countries from Senegal to South Africa and continues to expand its footprint from West to East. Puma Energy has invested close to US$2 billion in Africa and over the last two years added 464k m3 of storage capacity to the 726k m3 it already had in the region. The Group has a network of over 740 retail sites and storage capacity of 1.2million m3 on the continent.

 

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