Of the more than 200 gasoline service stations that it intends to inaugurate in Mexico by the year 2022, the transnational Repsol has opened 30.
In a statement, the Spanish energy and petrochemical company highlighted that on March 12 the first 10 gas stations began operating in Mexico City and the State of Mexico, and will expand its area of influence until it has stations in five states.
The last entity where the company started operating in the past days is Oaxaca, which joined Baja California Sur and Veracruz. Repsol plans to extend its presence in the coming weeks, in addition to increasing the number of operational service stations in other states, for which it has already reached agreements with local businessmen that guarantee the opening in Jalisco, Hidalgo, Puebla and Tlaxcala.
"All this progress has been achieved in a few months, which demonstrates Repsol's commitment to Mexico and the ambitious investment plan of the company in the country, where it plans to invest 8 billion pesos in the opening of between 200 and 250 stations of service per year until 2022, with the aim of reaching a market share of 8 to 10%, "he explained.
For the transnational, Mexico is the sixth market in the world in terms of gasoline and diesel consumption. And it considers that, with more than 120 million inhabitants, in our country the demand for fuel is constantly growing.
Data from the Energy Regulatory Commission indicate that 40% of Mexican municipalities lack service stations. The country has only 11 thousand 800 of these facilities, which means one gas station for every ten thousand 560 inhabitants, a lower rate than countries like the United States, Germany and Brazil.