The Commonwealth of Australia is made up of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. Covering over 7,600,000 square kilometres, it is the world's sixth-largest country. Most of the population of 23 million lives in cities, many in the eastern states. Australia is the world's 12th-largest economy and has the world's fifth-highest per capita income. Its major industries include tourism and financial services. Australia is rich in natural resources including iron-ore, gold, oil and gas. It is also a major exporter of agricultural products, particularly wheat, wool and wine.
365 Macarthur Avenue,
Tel: +61 7 3457 2500
Tel: 1300 723 706
Date entered: 2013
Key market statistics:
- Terminals: 7
- Storage capacity: 288,400m³
- Retail sites: 408
- Transport: fleet of over 120 road trains and 285 trailers, travelling more than 15 million kilometres per annum and transporting over 1.5 billion litres of fuel products each year.
We entered the Australian marketplace in 2013 when we acquired Ausfuel Gull, Matilda, Neumann and Central Combined Group, making us the largest independently-owned fuel company in the country. We acquired the bulk seaboard fuel terminal at Eagle Farm in Brisbane along with a 57,000 m³ storage facility in the port of Mackay and 16 strategically located fuel depots. We also completed the acquisition of Caltex Australia Ltd's bitumen business. The Sydney-based bitumen business operates through an agreement with Terminals Pty Ltd who operate a purpose-built Bitumen Terminal in Port Botany, Sydney.
In March 2015, Puma Energy completed the acquisition of BP's Australian bitumen business. Puma Energy Australia General Manager Ray Taylor said the decision to acquire the bitumen business came at a time when the Australian bitumen market was going through transition.
"The Australian bitumen market is increasingly reliant on imports after the shutdown of several refineries. Our global supply and distribution network and our fleet of vessels ensure supply security and enable us to source high quality and competitively priced products for our customers."
We further strengthened our supply capabilities in the Australian fuel market with the completion of our Townsville Fuel Terminal in April 2015. The new terminal provides access to the northern and western Queensland areas, including remote mining communities, and is our third fuel import terminal in the country. In particular, Townsville complements our Mackay Fuel Terminal, which services the central Queensland areas and is another major asset for the region, providing further access to worldwide independent fuel supplies.
We opened our first newly-built Australian service centre in South Kempsey on the Pacific Highway in May 2015. The new five-hectare Travel Centre created 185 jobs in the New South Wales region and provides parking for 149 cars, 25 B-double truck bays, and six bus or caravan parking spaces.
Puma Energy now has 405 retail sites across Australia with a comprehensive commercial, retail, fuel card, distribution, storage and transport offering. The Australian-run operation services remote and regional areas and runs extensive retail network, terminal and depot facilities. In all we transport over one billion litres of fuel products every year.
We own and operate bulk seaboard terminals in Brisbane, Mackay and Townsville, with total storage of 288,400m³, and another under construction in Perth. We also have access to industry terminals in Darwin and Perth.
Australia allows us to supply mining companies that operate in this mineral rich country, home to a wide range of natural resources such as iron-ore, gold, oil and gas.
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The Australian head office is located in a cosmopolitan Fortitude Valley precinct in Brisbane, Queensland. We also have offices in Perth, Darwin, Brisbane, Mackay and Gladstone.