Aramco Executive Vice President of Products & Customers, Yasser Mufti, sitting right, signs the agreement with GO founder & CEO Khalid Riaz, sitting left. Standing, from left: Aramco International Retail Director Nader Douhan, GO CSO Ammar Ali Talaat, GO Director Shahzad Mubeen, GO Chairman Tariq Kirmani, Aramco Downstream President Mohammed Al Qahtani, GO Chief Operating Officer Zeeshan Tayyeb, GO Director Bilal A. Ansari and GO Head of M&A Zain Jaffery
Aramco to acquire a 40% stake in Gas & Oil Pakistan
Aramco, one of the world’s leading integrated energy and chemicals companies, signed definitive agreements to acquire a 40% equity stake in Gas & Oil Pakistan Ltd. (“GO”).
GO, a diversified downstream fuels, lubricants and convenience stores operator, is one of the largest retail and storage companies in Pakistan. The transaction is subject to certain customary conditions, including regulatory approvals.
The planned acquisition is Aramco’s first entry into the Pakistani fuels retail market, advancing the Company’s strategy to strengthen its downstream value chain internationally.
This transaction would enable Aramco to secure additional outlets for its refined products and further provide new market opportunities for Valvoline-branded lubricants, following Aramco’s acquisition of the Valvoline Inc. global products business in February 2023.
Mohammed Y. Al Qahtani, Aramco Downstream President, said: “Our second planned retail acquisition this year aligns with Aramco’s downstream expansion strategy, with a clear path ahead for growing an integrated refining, marketing, lubricants, trading and chemicals portfolio worldwide. GO has a significant storage capacity, high-quality assets and growth potential, which will help launch the Aramco brand in Pakistan.”