The Gulf fuel brand signed a strategic agreement with the local company Cinergia, an integral energy marketer that has been operating since 2010, which will allow it to diversify its product offering in its refueling network. Gulf will begin to commercialize natural gas in order to boost the CNG business at its service stations throughout the country.
The project also involves potential new energy resources such as the installation of solar panels for self-generation of energy in the stations and the development of the LNG business. In addition to this, they will also carry out joint studies with the aim of optimizing the transport capacity and energy efficiency of each station, allowing to reduce operating costs.
“This strategic alliance for the business will allow the expansion of the service offering for the brand’s clients by incorporating the supply of CNG,” said Eduardo Torrás, general manager of DeltaPatagonia, Gulf’s licensee in Argentina.
“The alliance with Cinergia is a platform to improve the profitability of the service station with alternative businesses and will allow operators to further diversify their business,” he added.
The U.S. oil company has a presence in more than 100 countries and 4,000 filling stations, and, since 2019, it has been developing an investment plan to have more than 100 stations in Argentina by the end of 2020, and thus achieving 3% of the fuel market, reported the news agency Télam.