THE establishment of TOTAL Fiji's 24th flagship at Flagstaff, Suva is a symbol of strong investor confidence in our thriving economy says Minister for Works, Transport and Public Utilities Colonel Timoci Natuva while officially opening the outlet yesterday.
The petroleum service centre came to life as distinguished members of the business community, government officials and the public turned up in numbers to witness this inaugural event for the company.
"When TOTAL bought SHELL, there were already 20 established service stations from the acquisition of SHELL to TOTAL Fiji — it has increased from 20 to 24 and I'm adamant this number will continue to grow," Col. Natuva said.
"TOTAL is one of the world's major oil and gas groups with activities in more than 130 countries and employs over 92,000 employees working in different areas of speciality putting their expertise to work in every part of the industry — exploration and production of oil and natural gas, supply and marketing, gas and power, refining and chemicals, and trading.
"TOTAL is growing into much more than an oil company. It is also committing itself in venturing into solar energy and biomass and is working tirelessly in developing the technologies of the future."
TOTAL Fiji Limited vice president sales and marketing Dexter Flores said it took more than a year from initial talks to have the station set up.
He said the design and unique appearance portrayed the high quality products and services the company was renowned for.
The 24-hour station also offers food, coffee and cold beverages at the Bonjour Shop as well as delicacies from Mango Cafe situated inside the shop.