Aramco expands to South American fuel retail market
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Aramco expands to South American fuel retail market

Saudi Arabiaโ€™s Aramco has announced its strategic move into the South American fuel retail market with the acquisition of Esmax. This acquisition is a significant step in Aramco’s global downstream growth strategy, emphasising its commitment to expanding its customer base and enhancing its integrated value chain.

Esmax, a prominent South American fuel retailer, operates a vast network of service stations across the continent. The acquisition will provide Aramco with a robust platform to introduce its brand and high-quality products to South American consumers. This move is expected to strengthen Aramco’s position in the global energy market and diversify its operations.

Aramco’s Senior Vice President of Downstream, Abdulaziz Al-Gudaimi, commented on the acquisition, stating, “Our entry into the South American retail market through the Esmax acquisition aligns with Aramco’s long-term strategy to enhance our global downstream footprint. This move not only allows us to serve a new set of customers but also reinforces our commitment to providing energy solutions that meet global demands.”

The acquisition of Esmax is a testament to Aramco’s vision of becoming the world’s leading integrated energy and chemicals company by 2030. By expanding its retail presence in South America, Aramco aims to foster closer ties with consumers and stakeholders in the region, further solidifying its global reach.

While the financial details of the acquisition remain undisclosed, both companies have expressed optimism about the potential synergies and growth opportunities that this partnership will bring. As Aramco continues its global expansion, the Esmax acquisition marks a pivotal moment in its journey to diversify and strengthen its global portfolio.