New infrastructures improve fuel distribution – minister

  • Petrol station of Sonangol oil company
Mocâmedes - Angolan minister of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Diamantino de Azevedo has predicted improvement in fuel distribution, a goal that can be achieved with the construction of the new infrastructure in the country.

The project to build new infrastructures in some provinces will help improve the fuel unloading and conditioning process, said the minister in south-west Namibe province on Monday

The minister, who  was speaking to the press on the sidelines of the inauguration ceremony of the new Pier Bridge of the National Fuel Society (Sonangol EP) in Saco-Mar, said the country produces 20 % of its needs for refined products.

This means that 80 percent has to be imported.

He noted that the Government is working to improve the logistical system of the provinces such as Moxico and Lunda Sul and revive the construction project for the Barra do Dande Oceanic Terminal.

The official said that the government plans to increase the country's refining capacity, with the Cabinda refinery, with a production capacity of 70,000 barrels/day, and the construction of the Soyo refinery, whose capacity is 6,000 barrels a day.

For the Luanda refinery, the project foresees an increase in the gasoline refining capacity, tripling its production and working on the construction of the Lobito refinery, with a capacity for 200, 000 barrels / day.

He also spoke of the increase in the supply of photovoltaic energy,  as example the Namibe project.

In addition to the inauguration of Pier Bridge, the minister also presented the photovoltaic project that will be implemented in the locality of Caraculo, municipality of Bibala, and announced plans for oil exploration in Namibe Bay.

The project to build new infrastructures in some provinces will help improve the fuel unloading and conditioning process, said the minister in south-west Namibe province on Monday

The minister, who  was speaking to the press on the sidelines of the inauguration ceremony of the new Pier Bridge of the National Fuel Society (Sonangol EP) in Saco-Mar, said the country produces 20 % of its needs for refined products.

This means that 80 percent has to be imported.

He noted that the Government is working to improve the logistical system of the provinces such as Moxico and Lunda Sul and revive the construction project for the Barra do Dande Oceanic Terminal.

The official said that the government plans to increase the country's refining capacity, with the Cabinda refinery, with a production capacity of 70,000 barrels/day, and the construction of the Soyo refinery, whose capacity is 6,000 barrels a day.

For the Luanda refinery, the project foresees an increase in the gasoline refining capacity, tripling its production and working on the construction of the Lobito refinery, with a capacity for 200, 000 barrels / day.

He also spoke of the increase in the supply of photovoltaic energy,  as example the Namibe project.

In addition to the inauguration of Pier Bridge, the minister also presented the photovoltaic project that will be implemented in the locality of Caraculo, municipality of Bibala, and announced plans for oil exploration in Namibe Bay.