A note from the National Fuel Society of Angola (Sonangol), to which Lusa had access, states that the tender was launched on the 1st of this month, for the import of fuels, with a view to supplying the internal demand for gasoline and diesel, in the period between 1 July this year and 30 July 2022.
"In order to carry out this tender, 34 companies were evaluated, of which 27 were pre-qualified. This tender will result in the selection of the company (ies) for the conclusion of the contract (s) for the supply of gasoline and diesel, in DAP mode - 'Delivery at Place', in Luanda, replacing the current supplier entities, whose contracts end on June 30, 2021 ", informs the note.
Angola is an oil producing country, however, its refining sector has only one refinery, with the capacity to refine 65,000 barrels of oil per day, which cover only about 20 percent of the consumption of oil products in the country. .
The remainder is imported, meaning a large expenditure of foreign exchange for the country and to overcome the situation, the executive outlined the strategy of building three new refineries, namely Cabinda, Soyo and Lobito, and of modernizing and optimizing the Luanda Refinery.