Benin, officially the Republic of Benin, is located in west Africa. It is bordered by Togo the west, by Nigeria to the east and Burkina Faso and Niger to the North. The majority of its 9 million inhabitants live on its small southern coastline, the Bight of Benin. The capital of Benin is Porto-Novo, but its seat of government is Contonou, the country’s largest city. Benin, a sub-Saharan country, is highly dependent on agriculture with many people in the country engaged in subsistence farming. An offshore petroleum field is located near Cotonou. Other mineral resources of Benin include iron ore, phosphates, chromium, rutile, clay, marble, and limestone.
Lot 25 Quartier les Cocotiers
Tel: +229 21 06 02 82
Date entered: 2012
Key market statistics:
- Terminals: 3
- Storage capacity: 74,900m³
- Service stations: 16
Puma Energy has operated in Benin since 2012 and we have gradually expanded our presence from a single fuel depot to three storage terminals (including one 5,000 m3 LPG terminal), as well as aviation activities in the Cotonou airport.
Today, we are able to supply gasoline, diesel, lubricants and LPG to a wide range of customers and respond to increasing demand from governments and businesses that seek reliable fuel supply or are looking to include lower carbon alternatives in their energy mix.
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For a comparatively small country, Benin has many cultural and natural landmarks. The palace of Abomey were declared a World Heritage site in 1982, while the capital city Porto Novo, includes several museums and buildings of architectural interest. Some of the best wildlife areas in West Africa are located in North Benin. These include the Pendjari National Park and W National Park.