TOTAL incorporates the first two service stations under its umbrella.
The agreement was signed by the Managing Director of TOTAL Jordan, Mr. Arnaud Guichard, and Mr. Kamal Al Nobani in the presence of the Executive Vice President Mediterranean & Middle-East for TOTAL Refining and Marketing, Mr. Francois de Ligniville. The signing ceremony took place last Thursday, at TOTAL Jordan's offices.
Commenting on the signed agreement, Mr. Francois de Ligniville declared, "This first initiative for TOTAL serves to strengthen our position in the Jordanian market. We are proud to contribute to the development of the Jordanian fuel sector. The Company holds plans to explore, and for that matter, utilize the investment opportunities that this particular sector provides." Mr. de Lingville further added that "The Jordanian market is an opportunity for TOTAL and offers great prospects. We endeavor to find ways of meeting the needs and the demands of Jordan's fuel sector. The agreement is an initial step towards promoting our brand in this local dynamic market. The choice of these two particular service stations was made due to their strategic location on Queen Rania street, in the capital city, Amman, and for their great potential. Both stations will be revamped according to TOTAL international standards & branding patterns."
The owner of the service stations, Mr. Kamal Al Nobani commented, "I am very proud to be signing this agreement with one of the largest international oil companies. I think this affiliation presents a turning point in the fuel industry in Jordan. With TOTAL Jordan's expertise in the fuel sector, we are certain that our joint collaboration will optimize levels of services in this field".
TOTAL has been present in Jordan for over ten years through its lubricant brands TOTAL & ELF. TOTAL Jordan was established in August 2007 in the Kingdom & is a 100% subsidiary of TOTAL.
With nearly 16,500 service stations worldwide, TOTAL is No. 1 in Western Europe refining/marketing and No. 1 in African marketing. TOTAL also has a strong presence in the Mediterranean Basin and is moving into growing markets in Southeast Asia.
TOTAL is one of the world's major oil and gas groups, with activities in more than 130 countries. Its 96,000 employees put their expertise to work in every part of the industry- exploration and production of oil and natural gas refining, and energy both today and tomorrow. The group is also a first rank player in chemicals. www.total.com
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