MEXICO CITY – Puma Energy this week doubled its fuel sales to Puerto Rico’s gas stations and industrial customers, aiming to ease long lines for gasoline and diesel that have persisted since Hurricane Maria struck earlier this month, a top executive said on Friday.
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The firm, partially owned by commodities trading giant Trafigura, which operates six terminals on the Caribbean island, is also working with the regional government to add more delivery trucks to its fleet.
With every day that passes, I’m more outraged that the federal govt isn’t doing more to help our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico & the USVI.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) September 29, 2017
…The fact is that Puerto Rico has been destroyed by two hurricanes. Big decisions will have to be made as to the cost of its rebuilding!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 29, 2017
Its terminals have enough inventories to last 60 days, but improving the transportation is necessary to reach 244 working gas stations. Another 60 damaged stations will need to be rebuilt, according to Rodrigo Zavala, CEO of Puma Energy Americas.