The Republic of Senegal is in West Africa. It is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Mauritania to the north, Mali to the east, and Guinea and Guinea-Bissau to the south. Inside the country, it almost completely surrounds Gambia, except for Gambia's short Atlantic coastline. Senegal covers a land area of almost 197,000 square kilometres and has a population of about 13 million. Dakar, the capital city of Senegal, is located at the westernmost tip of the country on the Cap-Vert peninsula. About 500 kilometres off the coast lie the Cape Verde Islands. The main industries include food processing, mining, cement, artificial fertiliser, chemicals, textiles, refining imported petroleum, and tourism. Exports include fish, chemicals, cotton, fabrics, groundnuts, and calcium phosphate.
Puma Energy Senegal SA
KM 18, Route de Rufisue, Thiaroye
Senegal BP 20971
Tel: +221 77 5693141
Date entered: 2012
Key market statistics:
- Storage capacity: 5,000m³ (Butane LPG)
- Filling plant: 1
- Employees: >150
Today Senegal is the largest consumer per capita of LPG in Africa and consequently we have made expanding our LPG capabilities a priority. We have been in the market since we acquired Vitogaz in July 2012. Our LPG Butane storage terminal in Dakar is one of the safest in the country with two horizontal mounded vessels providing a total capacity of 5,000m³ (Butane LPG).
Since April 2013 we have been working to diversify in other fuels and lubricants. Our goal is to become a reference player in petroleum products distribution. We now also import and sell Gasoil.
We are becoming a key player in petroleum products distribution in Senegal. Our close proximity to our customers and our adaptability gives us a competitive advantage.
Outside our office door
The capital Dakar boasts some fine beaches, excellent music, wonderful markets and interesting museums. An hour’s drive north of Dakar, Retba Lake – the Pink Lake – is a beautiful place to visit. But our favourite Senegalese adventure is driving through Niokolo-Koba park to see hippos, baboons, buffalo and more. Out top tip for food and drink is Maffee beef with Bissap juice – enjoy the spicey ginger zing!