Rompetrol Downstream, the retail division of KMG International Group in Romania, inaugurated its first e-car charching station in Bacau.
This is the third Rompetrol unit in the city and it comes in addition to the other gas stations located on the European road E85, that connects Bucharest and Suceava (Ștefan cel Mare Street no 66 and Republicii Street no 100).
For the first time in the city of Bacău, the new unit is endowed with an EV charging station, a free service offered to all Rompetrol customers who own electric or hybrid cars. This service has become also available at the Rompetrol station on Republicii Street no 100.
“The company continues to develop and consolidate its presence in Bacău and to cater to the needs of its customers by means of new fuel stations, innovative products and services. The efforts of the company are fully supported by over 120 Rompetrol employees, both in the city, where we have three gas stations, but also in the county where we operate another six fuel distribution stations. Our fuel that is produced by the largest refinery in Romania and one of the most modern in the Black Sea region – Petromidia Năvodari. Our LPG bottle-filling terminal in Itești enhances our presence as well”, stated Vlad Rusnac, Chief Retail Officer of KMG International and General Manager of Rompetrol Downstream.
By means of the facilities and services it provides, the new premium station addresses the needs of the inhabitants of Bacău, as the unit is endowed with two Efix and EfixS fuel dispensers, WiFi internet services, multimedia systems, modern payment facilities, and the hey restaurant – which promotes healthy food that is prepared quickly and will satisfy those who want a new revitalizing experience. The new station is also equipped with a modern lighting system with LED technology that allows it a low energy consumption.
The EV charging can be done via AC and DC at 22kW, and the capacity of 50kW allows the simultaneous charging of two cars. Thus, it takes only 20 minutes for an electric vehicle to be charged at 80% capacity in the Rompetrol station, while in a regular station it would take between 7 and 8 hours.
“The total investment in the new fuel station amounts to 1,1 million dollars, thus the contribution of Rompetrol to the budget of Bacău county last year represents XX million dollars”, pointed out Vlad Rusnac.
As a result of a 11 million dollars investment, the company inaugurated in 2010 a LPG bottling terminal located in Itești, 18 kilometers away from Bacău. This consolidates the presence of Rompetrol products (industrial and domestic use cylinders, LPG for vehicles) in the East, South – East and South of Romania.
With an annual capacity of bottle-filling 20.000 tons of LPG and to store 1500 cubic meters, the terminal has 32 employees, indirectly supporting other 50 jobs (contractors, suppliers, constructors etc).
Due to the meteorological issues that occured in the first trimester of 2018, Rompetrol Downstream sold in the first three months a total volume of fuel of 490.000 tons, similar to the one it sold during the first three months of 2017. Out of this amount, approximately 30% was bought by customers of Rompetrol stations, which shows a 3% increase from 2017.
At the end of March, the distribution segment of the company had 818 points of sale (its own stations, partner stations, mobile stations, internal bases of 9 and 20 cubic meters), an increase by 66 units in comparison to the previous year.