The U.K. is made up of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and is situated in the North West of Europe and has a population of 64.1 million people. The capital city is London, which has a population of 8 million people and 15 million visitors each year. It is a very vibrant city full of history and culture.
Oakleigh Green Farm Lane,
Bristol BS37 8QE
Key market statistics:
- Terminals: 5
- Storage capacity: 1,592,800m3
We continue to expand across our European markets and in July 2015 have extended both our midstream and downstream operations into the UK.
We acquired an ex-refinery in Milford Haven and three inland terminals at Westerleigh, Theale and Bedworth from Murco Petroleum.
With Puma Energy’s expertise and international experience, we have converted Milford Haven from a refinery to a fully flexible, state-of-the-art facility with storage capacity of 1.6 million m3, more than Puma Energy’s entire storage capacity across Africa. Along with our recently opened bitumen storage facility in Dagenham and our new ship-to-truck loading operations centre in Cardiff, we are now well positioned to increase our sales in local markets. We already supply around 20% of the UK’s bitumen, enabling important road and infrastructure improvements.
The deal preserved UK jobs and allowed Puma Energy to make an immediate and significant contribution to the country’s fuel network. Milford Haven is one of the deepest natural ports in the world and one of the largest terminals in North Western Europe. It is capable of handling even the longest and widest vessels, making it an ideal entry point for the UK market. The facility itself was formerly a refinery, and the arrival of Puma Energy has been welcomed widely by the local community and even by the Welsh Parliament. A Welsh government spokesman described the deal as “good news for all the staff who will remain, and for Pembrokeshire and South Wales as a whole”.
Outside our office door
Although we can’t say much for the weather, the U.K. makes up for it through its vast amounts of history, beautiful countryside and cultural cities. Our Milford Haven Terminal in Wales overlooks old Roman forts and has stunning views of the surrounding countryside, coastline and beaches. Our other terminals are in Westerleigh, Bedworth and Theale, which are within two hours of London.