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Thursday 5 November 2009

Patricia Covarrubia

Terra Group acquires Shell’s operation in Central America

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Back in 2008, Shell, the oil company stated its intention of selling its Central American operations. One year later, the Honduran company has won the competition for Shell’s distribution and operation in Guatemala, Nicaragua and Honduras (it previously obtained the operations in El Salvador). The agreement establishes that the Terra Group will uphold and respect existing contracts with suppliers and with tenants (see press release here in Spanish).

The sale was confirmed by Fabricio Pereira, manager at Shell Costa Rica. He explained that "the agreement includes operation, marketing and sales in those countries, including Shell's strategic alliances”. The agreement also includes the acquisition and license to use the brand in these countries.

Will Terra Group start to buy Shell in South America? Have you heard the joke "when you’ve lost all your marbles, you’ve become a shell collector!" (man and mollusc jokes here)

Patricia Covarrubia

Patricia Covarrubia