Rompetrol Downstream, the retail division of KMG International Group in Romania, has opened a new station under the Rompetrol Partner franchise in Pătrăuți village, Suceava county after an investment worth 1.5 million USD. At the same time, the company announced a 7% increase in fuel sales.
At the end of July, Rompetrol Downstream operated 939 fuel points (own stations, Rompetrol Partner stations, Rompetrol Expres stations, internal bases of 9 and 20 cubic meters), increasing by 70 units compared to the same period last year. To these are added 6 fuel deposits (Arad, Craiova, Mogoșoaia, Simleul Silvaniei, Vatra Dornei and Zărnești), but also the 3 bottling stations for liquefied petroleum gas (Bacău, Arad and Pantelimon).
”The plan for the next 5 years is to initiate at least 7 new partnerships every year. It is an alert but achievable pace”, said Serghei Șevcenco, general manager of Rompetrol Downstream.
Retail sales up 8%
Rompetrol Downstream together with Rompetrol Gas managed an increase of 7% of the total quantities of fuels sold (petrol, diesel, LPG) internally from January to June 2019.
In the retail segment, the companies recorded a 8% increase in sales in the first six months of 2019. The evolution was supported by the projects of intensive and extensive development, marketing, but also by a significant growth in the NFR segment (non-fuel retail), which led to the optimization and reduction of the operational costs.
An important factor in increasing the quantities sold and the value obtained is represented by the fuels produced at the Petromidia Năvodari refinery, which, through the investment programs in the modernization and compliance of its installations, constantly manages to maintain itself to high quality standards.