Independent fuel distribution company Puma Energy’s new fuel storage facility in South Africa’s Richards Bay has become fully operational and the company has started supplying aviation fuel to OR Tambo International Airport, in Johannesburg, Engineering News reported.
Housed at the Bidvest Tank Terminal (BTT) in Richards Bay, Puma Energy has established this new storage facility in response to increased demand for refined products, driven by greater market needs for higher grade fuels, Petroleum Africa informed.
It has a storage capacity of 46m liters and stores diesel, mogas 95, JetA1 and liquid paraffin. Fuel will be distributed by rail and road.
This facility will secure energy supply to the market as well as creating jobs. Furthermore, the Richards Bay terminal will help unlock the potential of the Richards Bay Port, the neighboring Industrial Development Zone, and the KwaZulu-Natal region as a whole.
The Richards Bay storage facility adds to the 110m-liter Matola Storage Terminal in neighboring Mozambique, Puma Energy’s second largest storage capacity in Africa.