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Gas filling in Cabinda resumed after stoppage

Operations at the Sonagás gas filling unit at the Cabinda Terminal resumed this Thursday. Maintenance actions at the Cabinda Gulf Oil Company Gas Plant, located in Campo do Malongo, led to the interruption, which led the unit to suspend work for almost a month.


The information was provided by António Jorge, the company's distribution and transport director.

Speaking to Jornal de Angola, the official explained that the gas supply continued to be guaranteed – through shipments via trucks and vessels – during the time when operations were stopped.

"During the period in which the gas filling unit was paralyzed, Sonangol drew up a contingency plan that aimed to maintain regularity in the supply of the product to the province, using tanker trucks, via the DRC and barges to reinforce the filling capacity. unit", he said, quoted by Jornal de Angola.

Maintenance at the plant took place from the 1st to the 28th of April, a period that the person in charge classified as "challenging": "During the period of intervention in the Gas Plant in Malongo, it was very challenging for us, because it gave us the possibility to use, for the first time, a model of high-tech equipment that allowed the reception of butane gas from the pier at the port of Cabinda without causing damage", he explained.

He also made it known that there was no shortage of this product in Cabinda during the 28 days of stoppage, as the company supplied more than 2,200 tons of gas.

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