The Republic of Botswana is a landlocked country located in southern Africa. It is bordered by South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Around 70% of Botswana is covered by the Kalahari Desert and with a population of just over 2 million people, it is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. Since gaining independence from the UK in 1966, Botswana has undergone an economic transformation and is currently one of the fastest growing economies in the world, thanks largely to growth in its extractive industries. The capital city of Botswana is Gaborone.
Puma Energy Botswana,
Plot 682/3 Botswana Road,
The Mall, Gaborone,
Tel: +267 3951077
Date entered: 2010
Key market statistics:
- Terminals: 2
- Storage capacity: 3,400m³
- Retail sites: 36
- Airports: 4
We are Botswana’s main supplier of petroleum and lubricant products to business-to-business customers. We supply the public sector, transport, construction and logistics companies and we are the country’s sole supplier of aviation fuels and lubricants, supporting Botswana’s four airports and its air force. Puma Energy’s competitive advantage is based on the ability to guarantee security of supply to mining operations and power peaking plants.
Puma Energy's diesel supply to Botswana Power Corporation is helping to power the country. In 2011, we invested $4 million in the construction of a 1,600m3 diesel storage facility for a 90MW plant in Orapa, the home of Botswana's second largest diamond mine. We are the dominant player in the mining industry. We have a strategic partnership to act as the sole supplier of petroleum and lubricant products to Debswana's diamond mines
Our 36 retail sites are located mainly in urban areas, but we also have service stations located around the strategically important Trans-Kalahari passage linking South Africa to Namibia through Botswana. Eight of our retail outlets also have have convenience stores.
We encourage local entrepreneurship at our retail site operations and we outsource a number of services to local companies including training and marketing activities, facilities management, aviation refuellers, maintenance and site management at the mines, and bulk fuel transport.
Local operations tapped into Puma Energy storage network in Southern Africa to develop alternative sources of fuel for Botswana and improving the situation in relation to security of supply. Previously, the country has relied on fuel supplies from South Africa.
We also have two storage terminals with a storage capacity of 3,400 m³.
Outside our office door
Botswana’s many famous tourist attractions include the Makgadikgadi salt pans, the Chobe National Park, the Tsodilo Hills and the Okavango Delta, which is listed as one of the seven natural wonders of Africa. The capital city Gaborone is a starting point for many visitors, with its welcoming atmosphere and cultural resources.