Sahara Group to invest US$1b in LPG to boost African energy transition

AFRICA – Energy and infrastructure conglomerate, Sahara Group, plans to invest over US$1 billion to enhance access to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in Africa and emerging economies in a bid to boost the energy transition on the continent. Executive director of the Sahara Group, Temitope Shonubi, disclosed this at the African Refiners and Distribution Association (ARDA) conference 2021 in South Africa where he spoke on the role of LPG in Africa’s energy transition. “Sahara, through its subsidiary, WAGL Energy Limited, is already working towards investing US$1 billion to ramp up its…

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OLA Energy commissions US$360,555 LPG plant in Nairobi, Kenya

KENYA – OLA Energy Kenya,  the local subsidiary of Tamoil Africa Holdings Limited, has commissioned a new Ksh40 million (US$360,555) state-of-the-art Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) plant in Nairobi that enables the company to double its capacity and meet the growing domestic demand for cooking gas in the country. Speaking at the commissioning, OLA Energy Kenya Operations Manager Franklin Nubi revealed that the new plant is made up of machinery with very advanced technological capabilities and its intelligent features enable it to detect leakages during the filling process. “The new LPG…

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Petroci, Sahara Energy to construct US$43M LPG storage facility to increase consumption autonomy

CÔTE D’IVOIRE – Petroci, Côte d’Ivoire’s national oil company, in partnership with Sahara Energy and under advisory of international law firm Gide and Ivorian law firm SCPA 3K, is set to construct a 12,000-metric ton liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) storage facility in Abidjan. The total cost of the project is 23.9 billion CFA francs (US$43 million) and will increase the storage capacity of LPG in the country by 60%, thereby increasing consumption autonomy from 15 to 27 days and securing domestic LPG supply. The project will thus promote the uptake…

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