api and Puma Energy join Eurobitume

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Italian oil group api (anonima petroli italiana SpA) and vertically integrated midstream and downstream oil group Puma Energy have joined Eurobitume.

api and Puma Energy are the first two companies to join Eurobitume after a new membership structure introduced in the Summer opened up the Association to a broader range of organisations.

As well as producers and marketers of bitumen in Europe, polymer modified bitumen and emulsions producers; additive suppliers; hauliers and terminal operators; equipment suppliers; analysis and testing providers; and non-profit corporations, such as educational institutions, can all now join Eurobitume.

“We are a relative newcomer to the European market”, explained Alister Walgate for Puma Energy. “Joining Eurobitume has not only given us invaluable access to a wealth of technical information, but also provides excellent opportunities to forge effective relationships with key European stakeholders; to participate in HSE and technical workshops; and be actively involved in wider initiatives to promote bitumen”.

Alfredo Punzo from api commented: “We decided to rejoin the Association so that api could be a part of the critical work Eurobitume does regarding specifications and norms, and work together with other like-minded stakeholders on important industry issues and initiatives“.

Eurobitume Director General Aimé Xhonneux commented: “I am delighted api and Puma Energy chose to join our Association and benefit from the pool of expertise that helps make Eurobitume the voice of bitumen in Europe.”

As well as developing and communicating industry positions on important technical, HSE and regulatory issues, Eurobitume promotes the efficient, effective and safe use of refined bitumen and gives members access to a wealth of expert advice, technical information, industry data and safety guidance. Eurobitume is the unique voice of the bitumen industry in Europe and a highly respected and credible international association.