Freeport Oil Company Limited (FOCOL) was formed in 1967 by the Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited (GBPA) as a distributor of petroleum products in Freeport, Grand Bahama and was acquired by FOCOL, a group of Bahamian investors in in 1982 

Since then, FOCOL has progressively expanded its operations in Grand Bahama to include LPG (Propane) Distribution and Retail Petroleum Operations.

In January 2006, with the acquisition of Shell Bahamas Limited, FOCOL extended its retailing and bulk petroleum distribution businesses throughout The Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Islands under the management of a new FOCOL Holdings subsidiary – Sun Oil Limited.

Sun Oil Limited has emerged as an integrated energy supplier with unique capacity and capabilities to help businesses succeed. Sun Oil markets Shell Quality Fuels and Lubricants which are trusted globally to power and protect the most sophisticated vehicles, machinery and equipment. 

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) commonly referred to as propane, is also among the products marketed by Sun Oil. In 2012, the plant was expanded and the latest automation technology deployed to create a modern facility with the largest storage capacity in the country.

Our world class terminal operations  include  six fuel depots throughout The Bahamas and The Turks & Caicos islands, a fleet of tanker trucks and coastal tankers, and seasoned industry professionals to deliver high quality products to our geographically diverse customer base – on time, every time.

Sun Oil takes pride in its reputation for good corporate citizenship. Sun avidly supports Bahamian culture and is proud to be the longest, most consistent corporate sponsor of Junkanoo through its support for the acclaimed Shell Saxons Superstars. Through our investments in education and numerous national development initiatives, Sun is helping to create a better future in its communities.

Today with over 1,400 Bahamian shareholders, a professional and committed workforce of over 450 Bahamian employees; and consistent business performance that adds value for shareholders – Sun Oil and FOCOL remains true to its mission of “Fuelling Growth for People”

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Shell Aviation has a presence at about 850 airports in 32 countries, refueling an aircraft every 14 seconds on average.

Every day, we supply 72 million litres of fuel on average.

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Our Remote Depots
Island Manager Location Contact Products
Abaco n/a Murphy Town



242-367-1188 (Fax)

Motor Fuels, Propane, Lubricants
Eleuthera n/a Hatchet Bay



242-332-2749 (Fax)

Motor Fuels, Propane, Lubricants
Exuma n/a George Town


242-336-2152 (Fax)

Motor Fuels, Propant, Lubricants
San Salvador n/a Cockburn Town


242-331-2168 (Fax)

Motor Fuels, Propane

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