Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands
The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States, located in the north-eastern Caribbean, east of the Dominican Republic. It covers an area of over 9,000 square kilometers and has a population of over 3,600,000. Columbus originally named the island San Juan Bautista, in honour of Saint John the Baptist. Eventually, traders and other maritime visitors came to refer to the entire island as Puerto Rico (rich port), and San Juan (the now Capital of Puerto Rico) became the name of the main trading/shipping port. The island is also popularly known in Spanish as la Isla del Encanto – the Island of Enchantment. To the east of Puerto Rico lies the US Virgin Islands – a collection of islands with a total land area of over 300 square kilometers and a population over 100,000.
PUERTO RICO, GUAYNABO
Puma Energy Caribe, LLC
Carr. 28 Km 2.0
Luchetti Industrial Park
Bayamon, Puerto Rico 00961
PO Box 11961
San Juan, PR 00922
Tel: +1 787 705 7929
Fax: +1 787 705 6965
Date entered: 2010
Key market statistics:
- Terminals: 4
- Storage capacity: 468,800m³
- Retail sites: 350
- Airports: 2
We entered Puerto Rico in 2008, and have progressively expanded our presence there, with the acquisitions of Capeco, Chevron Puerto Rico and most recently BP's aviation business, and own investments.
Since 2011, we have made significant investments in Bayamon, regenerating the terminal, dock and surrounding areas badly damaged and contaminated by mismanagement under previous owners. The refurbished storage terminal has a capacity of 323,000m3. We now own three terminals in Puerto Rico (two in Guaynabo and one in Bayamon) and one in the US Virgin Islands, with a total storage capacity of 468,800m³, operate a network of 350 retail sites and count 230 employees, covering all lines of business, except refining.
Puerto Rico remains our largest Americas market by sales and volumes and we have a significant presence there with supply agreements with the government, Puerto Rico Energy, the Power Authority and, increasingly, the aviation sector. The purchase of BP’s local aviation business in mid-2015 underlined our continuing commitment to and investment in the country. Puma Energy now operates the site at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, which serves more than four million passengers a year.
Our competitive advantage comes from our business model, gives our retailers flexibility, allows them to constantly innovate and we encourage and help our retailers grow their businesses. We believe in multi-site retailers, and support retailers by giving them all the necessary tools in order to help them develop. Service stations in Puerto Rico can be CODO (Company Owned/Dealer Operated), DODO (Dealer Owned/Dealer Operated) and CLDO (Company Lease/Dealer Operated).
Video documentary - Rebuilding in Puerto Rico
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Puerto Rico can be considered the Island of continuous wonder. Lovers of art, culture and history will find world-class museums and ancient structures that precede anything on mainland USA. Foodies can experience top-notch cuisine that range from local cuisine to five star dining. Sunbathers can choose from over 270 miles of beaches. And, if you are feeling adventurous, there’s always scuba diving, hiking, horseback riding, rock-climbing, sailing, fishing, and kayaking ... and that's just a taste of what to do in Puerto Rico.