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03/04/2019 News

Total Petroleum Puerto Rico invests $50 million in expansion of fuel terminal

The expansion doubles its fuel storage capacity to the equivalent of six weeks of sales

San Juan, 3 de abril de 2019 - Total Petroleum Puerto Rico, Corp., invested $50 million in the expansion of its Guaynabo Bulk facility to double its storage capacity to the equivalent of six weeks of sales.

“This significant investment carried out over the past two years signals Total’s commitment to Puerto Rico. It allows Total, as a responsible energy major, to strengthen our roots in the Puerto Rican market. It also represents a clear demonstration of our commitment to delivering our products and services to our customers in every step of the way” – declared Momar Nguer, President of Total Marketing & Services.

“Doubling the capacity of Total’s terminal enhances the company’s competitiveness as well as that of Puerto Rico’s fuel market while contributing to the island’s resiliency,” expressed Pierre-Emmanuel Bredin, General Manager of Total Petroleum in Puerto Rico.

The expansion of the Guaynabo Bulk Terminal serves to highlight the capabilities of Total to execute an industrial project. “We are proud that we completed the project on time, on budget and, most importantly, with no accidents,” , confirmed Bredin.

The project, which was competitively bid and was won by a local contractor, Lord Construction, began in January of 2017 and was scheduled to be completed and in operation by March of 2019. Despite the devastating effects of Hurricane María, Total Petroleum’s dedicated teams were able to complete the project on time and achieved 500,000-man hours of no accidents. About 130 people worked on the construction project with a peak of 200 workers at the construction site.

Another highlight of the project is an innovation in its design, a safety feature that connects both tanks and allows any overflow to move to the second tank. This feature reduced the need to build a higher containment outer shell. This innovative design turns the project into a breakthrough for future Total projects of a similar nature.

Bredin stated that the expansion allows Total to optimize its presence on the island by adding fuel storage capacity and reducing operating costs for the company.

About Total Petroleum Puerto Rico, Corp.

Total Petroleum Puerto Rico, Corp. (TPPRC) was established in 2004 and has consolidated its presence in the business of petroleum, lubricants and aviation. TPPRC has more than 200 gas stations in Puerto Rico and St. Thomas. It has 70 convenience stores under the brand name BONJOUR. The company has aviation terminal installations in Puerto Rico and St. Thomas. As an integral part of its growth in the petroleum market of Puerto Rico, it has created the program “TopService”, which offers excellence in Service in all of its facilities.

About Total Marketing & Services

The Marketing & Services division of Total develops and markets products primarily derived from crude oil, along with all of the associated services. Its 31,000 employees are present in 109 countries and its products and services offers are sold in 150 countries. Every day, Total Marketing Services serves more than 8 million customers in its network of over 14,000 service stations in 62 countries. As the world’s fourth largest distributor of lubricants and the leading distributor of petroleum products in Africa, Total Marketing Services operates 50 production sites worldwide where it manufactures the lubricants, bitumen, additives, special fuels and fluids that sustain its growth.

About Total

Total is a major energy player, which produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, more affordable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.