Rubis Energy, the French Oil distributing Company, on Wednesday launched its operations in Kenya with expectations to be a driving force in the development of Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in the country.
This is after it acquired KenolKobil Plc and Gulf Energy Holdings Ltd becoming a leader in the Kenyan oil industry with a market share of over 21 percent and a network of more than 230 service stations.
Total Kenya and Vivo Energy Kenya have a market share of 16.4 percent and 16.2 percent respectively.
“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.
“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.
RUBiS Energy Kenya is driven by a dedicated human capital of more than 250 employees. Kenyans will now enjoy an array of services from RUBiS Energy Kenya network of more than 230 service stations. #KaribuRUBiS pic.twitter.com/31otHIbv9S
— RUBiS Energy Kenya (@RUBiSKenya_) October 7, 2020
He also added that the company is the largest supplier of aviation into-plane refueling services for regional and international commercial and cargo carriers, and is committed 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.