Friday, February 22, 2013

■ BOTSWANA: Puma Energy Co. opens new $3mln fuel storage depot at Maun International Airport.

Puma Energy Co.Puma Energy Co. today commissioned a USD3million (BWP27million) aviation fuelling facility at Maun International Airport, northern Botswana. The airport serves as the country's primary gateway to the Okavango Delta and the Moremi Game Reserve.

Maun Fuel Facility
Maun Fuel Facility (Steval)
Built by South Africa's Steval Engineering, the new fuel storage depot consists of petrochemical storage tanks, civil buildings, fuel loading and off-loading piping and structural steel. It has the capacity to fuel up to seven aircraft simultaneously.
We are providing state-of-the-art fuel facilities, an investment that will directly benefit our tourism industry as we endeavor to provide reliable, safe and efficient products and services,” Mahube Mpugwa, Puma Energy General Manager, said on Friday.

Our government’s efforts are a quest to create an enabling environment for the economic growth and prosperity of our nation, whilst Puma Energy is investing in our shores to cultivate resources back to where we operate and draw our employees,” he added.
Source [Panapress]

Puma Energy is Botswana's sole supplier of petroleum products to the aviation and mining sectors in Botswana, having taken over British Petroleum (BP)'s fuels marketing businesses in Namibia, Botswana and Zambia in 2010.