Total Petroleum Puerto Rico, Corp. and Aerostar Airport Holdings renew 10-year accord
San Juan, 19 de febrero - Total Petroleum Puerto Rico, Corp. (Total) and Aerostar Airport Holdings Puerto Rico (Aerostar) agreed to renew a fuel supply contract for airplanes that use the Luis Muñoz Marín (LMM) International Airport in Puerto Rico.
The Luis Muñoz Marín is a strategic airport for the Total group since it allows us to guarantee supplies to our clients worldwide with a network of 300 international airports in 72 countries and five continents,”, said Pierre-Emmanuel Bredin, General Manager of Total Petroleum in Puerto Rico.
This contract permits Total to maintain a solid presence in the aviation market segment in addition to the 200 gas stations, 20 oil change and lube centers, special fluids, gas supplies for fleet cars and sales for the petroleum product industry. Total entered the aviation market in Puerto Rico in 2008.
For Aerostar Puerto Rico it is of vital importance to secure the presence of an industry leader such as Total to guarantee healthy competition which generates transparency and competitive costs as well as high quality fuel to benefit airlines and private planes that operate in the airport. Commercial Airlines as well as general executive aviation services Benefit from this agreement.
For Aerostar fuel supply is key to maintaining efficient air operations. The airport has an underground hydraulic system that supplies fuel directly to the parked aircraft. This facilitates and speeds up the process of refueling, which allows to better manage airplane arrivals and departures.
On average, Total dispatches 2 million gallons of fuel in the aviation segment of Puerto Rico, servicing approximately 700 airplanes monthly. Annually, Total invests approximately $400,000 in maintenance and improvements to its aviation terminal.
The Total installations at the LMM airport include four tanks to store Jet A fuel and Access to the airport’s hydrants and an aviation fuel tank (Aviation Gas o Avgas). The Total infrastructure includes a pipeline that connects its Guaynabo terminal, which allows for the safe transport of fuel while reducing an environmental impact and the number of transport trucks on the road. In addition, Total has a fleet of refueler trucks and vehicles equipped with hydrants.
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 230 gas stations, of which more than 200 are open 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 “Premium Service”, 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 in150 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.
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.