Community Two Shell Service Station Goes Solar


Community Two Shell Service Station Goes Solar

Tema– 17th February 2020: Vivo Energy Ghana, Shell licensee, has reopened its second solar-powered Shell service station in Community 2 at Tema.

The station is the second after Airport City Shell to be powered by solar energy to reduce the company’s carbon footprint and ensure energy efficiency in its operations.

In an interview the Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mr. Ben Hassan Ouattara said the initiative is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals 7 and 13 and the company is committed to developing a number of solutions to reduce energy usage and impact on the environment.  

“We work hard, in partnership with Shell, to develop more efficient products that reduce our impact on the environment. Our Shell FuelSave improves combustion, boosts efficiency and saves fuel. Shell lubricants, 5W30 and 5W40 are also made from base oil created from natural gas with virtually none of the impurities found in crude oil”, he said.

Reopening the station, Mr. Ouattara said the new Community 2 Shell service station, which models the company’s growth and modernization plan, has a two-pump island canopy with a modern lube bay, a semi-automatic car wash, and a tyre centre.

Additionally, the station has the new shop format welcome to provide a warm, delightful and modern shopping experience to its customers. It also has the welcome bakery under the management of Bakeshop Classics, to provide customers with quick breakfast, snacks and other exciting products.

Mr. Ouattara reaffirmed Vivo Energy’s commitment to constantly providing an exceptional retail experience at Shell service stations, reaching more people with better products and services.

The Chief Inspector, Director, IM, and HSSE at the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Mrs. Esther Anku commended Vivo Energy Ghana for setting and maintaining high standards in the industry, which is evident in its operations.

About Vivo Energy:

With a vision to become Africa’s most respected energy business Vivo Energy Ghana, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants was established in 2013. The Shell brand has been in Ghana since 1928.

Vivo Energy Ghana has a fuels storage capacity of 11,000m³ and 238 service stations, with many offering Shell Cards and convenience retail stores.

Vivo Energy Ghana employs 150 people.  The company is recognised as a leader in the oil industry, championing and setting standards for safety.

Vivo Energy operates and markets its products in countries across North, West, East and Southern Africa. The Group has a network of over 2,100 service stations in 23 countries operating under the Shell and Engen brands and exports lubricants to a number of other African countries. Its retail offering includes fuels, lubricants, card services, shops, restaurants and other non-fuel services. It provides fuels, lubricants and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to business customers across a range of sectors including marine, mining, construction, power, transport, and manufacturing. Jet fuel is sold to customers under the Vitol Aviation brand.

The Company employs around 2,700 people and has access to over 1,000,000 cubic metres of fuel storage capacity. The Group’s joint venture, Shell and Vivo Lubricants B.V., sources, blends, packages and supplies Shell-branded lubricants at plants in six countries.


Media contact:

Shirley Tony Kum

Communications Manager

Vivo Energy Ghana

+ 233 540 116 600


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