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Seaoil opens P822-m oil depot in Zamboanga as part of nationwide expansion

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Seaoil Philippines said it opened its P822-million Zamboanga Bulk Terminal at the ZAMBOECOZONE Authority and Freeport in Barangay Talisayan, Zamboanga City, its 13th depot nationwide.

It will serve the fuel requirements of customers in Zamboanga del Sur and the nearby islands of Tawi-Tawi, Jolo and Sulu, the company said.

Seaoil said in a statement Tuesday it is making available its fuel and lubricant products more readily available to consumers and commercial and industrial clients.

Fuel supply for Zamboanga del Sur and nearby islands was sourced from the company’s terminal in Irasan prior to the depot’s opening.

“As we continue to expand our retail and depot footprint across the country, we strive to make sure that we reach customers in as many areas as possible. Our locations are strategic in the sense that consumers and businesses can easily avail of our products and services, and experience the Alagang Seaoil that we are proud of,” said Seaoil president for commercial business and chief operations officer Stephen Yu.

The new terminal storage and berthing facility has a maximum storage capacity of 30.5 million liters of fuel—the biggest in Zamboanga del Sur.

It is strategically located along with three other terminals in the Mindanao–Santa Cruz, General Santos and Irasan. All four are equipped to receive direct fuel importations.

The latest terminal brings the company’s total fuel capacity to over 440 million liters.

Seaoil owns the biggest network of import-capable terminals nationwide. The company said that as a top taxpayer in the areas where its depots are present, Seaoil looks to bring better revenues and raise the collection of regional districts in Zamboanga City.

Seaoil said it would also start more corporate social responsibility projects in the area.

These include bringing the Seaoil Foundation’s Tugon sa Gutom program and potentially providing partners with free on-the-job training on tanker safety and marine environmental protection.

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