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August 05, 2015

Bomin Group Appoints New Vice President for US Operations

The Bomin Group, a leading global physical supplier and trader of marine fuel oil, today announced that it has appointed Chris Nelson as its new Vice President for Supply and Operations in North America.

Based out of Bomin’s Houston office, Chris Nelson will take responsibility for managing the day-to-day supply and operations for the Bomin Group’s supply chain in North America. He will ensure that the highest standards and quality of products and services are provided, as well as maximizing levels of operational efficiency within the bunkering process for customers. He will also focus on further building quality relationships with customers and partners, and working closely with the senior team to drive growth and development in the region in line with the Group’s expansion strategy.

Chris Nelson has a wealth of experience within the bunkering industry having worked for SK Energy Americas Inc, PetroChina International (America) Inc, Chevron, as well as OceanConnect. He also has an MBA from the University of Houston.

“We are delighted to have someone of Chris’s experience and caliber join our team in North America,” said Gene Owen, President, Bomin Bunker Oil Corp. “North America is a key region for the Bomin Group and our customers. As a market it is going through exponential change on the back of new regulations, and the increase in shale gas production, which is influencing the marine fuel supply chain. As a leading fuel supplier, we have a significant role to play in helping our customers manage this change and providing them with fuel solutions that meet the demands of their operations. Having the infrastructure, scale, knowledge and the best people in our business, is central to delivering this.”

Bomin has an established physical supply infrastructure, as well as trading services that cover key areas in North America and Panama. This includes Houston, where the company is also the exclusive ex-pipe supplier at the Enterprise Houston and Beaumont Terminals in Texas, Norfolk, New Orleans, as well as all out of port locations in Panama.

The Bomin Group has been active in the bunker business for more than 35 years via its subsidiaries and is one of the world’s leading independent suppliers and traders of bunker oil. The business portfolio covers activities ranging from the supply of bunker fuels to lubricants and other services to the shipping industry. The company operates around the globe with a staff of more than 300 in 36 offices worldwide. Bomin is 100 percent owned by Mabanaft.

Mabanaft GmbH & Co. KG is the trading division of Marquard & Bahls, a Hamburg-based family-owned company that operates in the fields of energy supply, trading and logistics. Mabanaft’s business encompasses the import and wholesale of petroleum products. Furthermore, the company is active in bunker services, service stations, heating-oil retail, lubricants and biofuels.

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