Upgrading infrastructure in Nicaragua to supply cleaner fuel

The Challenge

In Central America, governments have set cleaner fuel specification limits: between 10ppm and 500ppm on sulphur content. Nicaragua is the only country that hasn’t yet transitioned to these levels, largely due to a lack of appropriate infrastructure. In order to supply cleaner fuel, it’s necessary to upgrade refineries, storage facilities and transportation along the supply chain to prevent comingling with lower quality fuel – a costly process.

The Challenge

What We Did

We started a large investment project in Nicaragua in 2017, to convert the refinery to allow for higher quality fuel. This process began by carrying out a feasibility study, and we’re now started the engineering stage to make the necessary changes to bring the refinery up to spec.

What We Did

Impact

We’re hoping to complete this stage March 2018. Once completed we will to assess full investment required and full timeline required to produce 10ppm diesel. Over time, we hope this will contribute towards a marked improvement in air quality in Nicaragua.

Impact

Our refinery upgrade project in Nicaragua is a major undertaking – at this stage we have spent $2million on the engineering stage and will  almost three years to complete. At Puma Energy we’re committed to making this kind of investment to improve fuel quality for the long-term.

Antonio Mawad Global Head of Midstream Operations, Puma Energy

HOW PUMA ENERGY IS PART OF THE SOLUTION

At Puma Energy, we’re taking action and actively encourage and support governments to do the same.

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