PTT, Cebu Pacific seal fuel supply deal
MANILA — PTT Philippines and the country’s largest budget carrier Cebu Pacific have sealed a petroleum supply deal, with the Thai-owned oil firm committing to deliver the bulk of the Gokongwei-owned airline’s aviation fuel requirements for the year.
In a press statement, PTT Philippines said that the agreement was formalized on Tuesday between its president and CEO Sukanya Seriyothin and Cebu Air CEO Lance Gokongwei involving the 2017 supply contract for 1,680,000 US barrels or 267 million liters of aviation fuel.
“We are always grateful to have partnered with Cebu Air,” Seriyothin said. “Our partnership has been growing stronger that is anchored on trust, loyalty, and commitment to provide the best and quality
products and services that we could afford them.”
PTT Philippines has been supplying jet fuel to Cebu Air for over 10 years and currently accounts most of the airline’s total jet fuel requirements especially for their flights using the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the Diosdado Macapagal Airport (Clark), and the Visayas routes.
PTT has been in the Philippines for 20 years now and is also into the fuel retail business with more than 100 service stations spread across Luzon and in Cebu. Its wholesale business also serves the maritime industry.
Recently, it diversified into non-oil business with the introduction to the Philippine market of its coffee shop chain, the Café Amazon, that originated from Thailand.
Apart from Seriyothin and Gokongwei, other executives present during the signing ceremony were Thitiroj Rergsumran, marketing director of PTT Philippines; Danilo Alabado, general manager of PTT Philippines Trading Corporation, and Joseph Macagga, vice president for fuel, procurement and facilities management of Cebu Air. SFM
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 06:00 PM January 25, 2017