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RUBiS Energy Begins Operations in Kenya with an Eye on Market Leadership

After acquiring KenolKobil Plc and Gulf Energy Holdings Ltd, Rubis Energy launched its operations in Kenya, firmly intent on taking the driving seat in Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) development business in the country.  

The French Oil distributing Company becomes a major player in the Kenyan oil industry with a market share of over 21 percent and a network of more than 230 service stations. 

“We decided to enter the Kenyan market based on the region’s high growth potential and the conviction that the proven expertise of RUBiS would bring extra value to all Kenyan customers,” said Jean-Christian Bergeron, the Group Managing Director of RUBiS Energy Kenya.

Statement of intent: A Rubis Energy station

“In addition to the acquisition of KenolKobil Plc and Gulf Energy Holdings Ltd, we will continue to invest heavily in the market through modernization of our existing retail outlets into state-of-the-art service stations,” Bergeron added. 

Adding that the company is the largest supplier of aviation into-plane refueling services for regional and international commercial and cargo carriers, Bergeron underlined the company’s commitment to delivering quality products and services to other business sectors. 

Rubis is a downstream fuel industry specialist in fuel retailing, support and services including refining, shipping, supply, and terminal operations with operations in 35 countries across Europe, the Caribbean, Africa, and the Indian Ocean.

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