The Swiss oil company has completed the takeover of the assets of Exxon Mobil in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.
The Exxon Mobil assets to be transferred to Puma Energy include 300 service stations, two refineries, the addition of three terminals, two airports and a marine bunker fuel supply which supplies 20% of the regional market, all of which involves managing a 20 million barrels of oil per year.
The transnational companies may be preparing the sale of assets in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.
From El Salvador, the executive director of the Salvadoran Association of Distributors of Petroleum Products (ASDPP), Julio Villagran, told Prensa Libre by telephone that Exxon executives began negotiations for the sale of assets in El Salvador and Guatemala during last December.
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