Panamanians Buy Petrol Stations in Costa Rica

Delta Petroleum has announced the purchase of 19 service stations that the French company Total operates in Costa Rica.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The transaction is still subject to approval by the authorities, according to the companies.  

The company Total said in a statement that "....'After several years in Costa Rica, we concluded that it would be difficult to achieve a significant market share in fuel distribution. However, we will maintain our presence in the distribution of special fluids and lubricants through a distributor and in Delta service stations', said Isabelle Gaildraud, Senior Vice President of the Americas at Total." reports that "...For its part Delta, which has 33 stations in our country, sees this acquisition as a way of reiterating its commitment to continue growing in the region. `This acquisition allows us to bring that same experience of care and service to other corners of this beautiful country, replicating the successful formula that we developed through listening to and understanding our clients," said Augusto Gerbaud, general manager of Petróleos Delta."

Petroleos Delta is a company founded on Panamanian capital in 1983 with the acquisition of the operations of Gulf Petroleum in Panama. It started its operation in Costa Rica in 2010 after acquiring Shell's operations in Costa Rica and Panama. With this purchase it now has 52 service stations in Costa Rica and 186 in Panama.

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The new company will also operate the 13 convenience stores located at the gas stations.

"Both services will change name and corporate identity over the short term, the CEO added.

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