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Puma Energy enters Pakistan’s fuel retail market

Puma Energy has entered into an agreement with the Chishti Group to acquire 51% interest in Admore Gas Pvt. Ltd. (Admore).

Admore is one of the leading independent oil marketing companies (OMCs) in Pakistan with a retail network of more than 470 sites nationwide.

“We believe partnering with Puma Energy will benefit our Admore network, connecting Pakistan to the global market and ensuring security of supply for Pakistan’s future growth,” said Chishti Group Chairman, Amir Waliuddin Chishti. “We see many opportunities for continued investment in infrastructure and supply to our portfolio of customers.”

Puma Energy is one of the world’s largest independent midstream and downstream oil companies.

The acquisition forms part of Puma Energy’s global strategy of disciplined investing in fast-growing markets with a high demand for oil products, offering the opportunity to improve local infrastructure, provide supply security and world-class retail propositions to local consumers.

The joint venture will bring Puma Energy branded retail sites, convenience stores and quality product range to the Pakistan market, and undertake a significant investment programme to develop best-in-class supply chain infrastructure in-country to ensure the future needs of its retail business partners and public customers can be met.

“Puma Energy continues to expand into new markets where its proven business model can deliver value to our customers and shareholders alike. Pakistan is on a firm growth trajectory; growth which will place increasing demands on the downstream oil sector. We, together with our new partner, intend to play an important role in the future development of the industry, working with our new stakeholders in government, business and the public to improve the reliability, standards, service and product offering currently available,” said Puma Energy CEO Pierre Eladari.

“We have been greatly impressed by Admore’s business, its strategic asset base, its customer portfolio and the excellence of its management and employees,” said David Holden, general manager of the joint venture. “We believe we can bring further benefits with our expertise in retail, logistics and our ability to ensure reliable and secure supply of high-quality fuels to our customers.”