Pacific Energy South West Pacific chief executive Xavier Baronnet has indicated the company will expand its services in the country this year.
Baronnet confirmed to FijiLive that Pacific Energy will build four more service stations in Fiji, two in the Western Division and two in the North.
“We currently operate 21 service stations around Fiji, mostly in Viti Levu and some in Vanua Levu. There is a plan for this year to increase our return network. We are looking at spending around millions in constructing the service stations.”
“Pacific Energy is recovering quite well thanks to tourism and activities getting back to normal in the country. Business wise, we faced a lot of challenges during COVID pandemic due to the supply chain which was badly disrupted, the volume was really low and the war in Ukraine affected the supply and price for fuel.”
“It’s getting better while we have started to regain and have a strong position in the market. There’s not been an impact on the price because it’s based on the market. We are not fuel and oil company producers, we are just resellers. We buy and resell so we are directly affected by the increase in price. The one cent per litre has been beneficial for both Pacific Energy and the Fijians to meet their needs.”