Esso is a name that has been around for decades in Belize. But that name will soon be replaced by Puma Energy. A ceremony was held at the Radisson Fort George Hotel on Thursday night for the rebranding of service stations from Esso to Puma Energy. This will begin in mid-July. At the ceremony, Minister of Energy, Joy Grant, embraced the new venture and pledged her Ministry’s commitment to create the enabling environment.
JOY GRANT, Minister of Energy
“In March, PUMA Energy acquired ExxonMobil business interest in Central America, these interest include Esso Belize. My ministry and indeed the Government of Belize is aware that the start of a venture, or in this case, a change in ownership creates the space to pursue opportunities that can be mutually beneficial. My ministry believes that economic development comes to a country quicker and in a sustainable basis when the public and the private sector work seamlessly together. The government has a specific role to play, it is the responsibility of the ministry to ensure that we create the enabling environment for companies to operate and profit. The economy would come to a screeching halt without energy, in all its forms. My ministry commits to ensuring that high quality fuel products are imported into the country. We will work with all our partners to ensure reliability in supply and improve service delivery. I am pleased to see PUMA’s engagement with the wider business community and especially with the member of the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry. I am confident that you will assimilate into the local business community. It is the ministry’s intent to dialogue with the private sector to address issues before they become problems.”
Puma Energy is one of the worlds’ largest and fastest growing integrated oil companies with operations in 31 countries worldwide.<< Read other news