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Angola spent 549 million dollars to import 68 percent of its fuel needs in the second quarter

In the second quarter of this year, the Government disbursed 549 million dollars to import 68 percent of the more than one million metric tons of fuel sold during this period.

: Ampe Rogério/Lusa
Ampe Rogério/Lusa  

According to the Summary of Commercial Activity in the Petroleum Derivatives Market for the second quarter of 2023, 1,036,351 metric tons of liquid fuels were traded, of which around 52 percent corresponds to diesel, 30 percent gasoline, 10 percent keto fuel ordoil, 6 percent Jet A1, 1 percent lighting oil and the remaining 1 percent asphalt bitumen.

Acquisitions were made at Refinaria de Luanda (31 percent), at Cabgoc – Topping de Cabinda (1 percent) and most through imports (68 percent).

The report underlines that the quantities purchased in the period in question represented a reduction of approximately 21 percent compared to the previous quarter.

The country had an installed capacity for storing liquid fuel on land of 675,968 cubic meters, with 872 filling stations in operational status at the end of the quarter, of which 320 belonged to Sonangol Distribuição e Comercialização (37 percent), 79 from Pumangol (9 percent), 56 from Sonangalp (6 percent), 51 from TEMA – Total Energies Marketing Angola (5 percent) and 366 from white flag and private agents (42 percent).

"The global sales volume of the various business segments, that is, retail (B2C), consumption (B2B) and bunkering in the period in question was approximately 1,174,829 MT, registering an increase of around 7 percent in relation to the previous quarter", emphasizes the document.

Sonangol Distribuição e Comercialização holds the lead with 63.5 percent of the market share in terms of sales volume, followed by Pumangol with 20.9 percent, Sonangalp with 7.9 percent and Total Energies Marketing Angola with 7.7 percent.

With regard to gaseous fuels, namely liquefied petroleum gas, data indicate the introduction in the domestic market of around 95,275 metric tons of cooking gas, of which 66 percent come from Fábrica Angola LNG, 26 percent from Sanha, 4 percent from Refinaria de Luanda and 3 percent from Topping de Cabinda.

In relation to the previous quarter, there was a decrease of approximately 1 percent in the acquisition of liquefied petroleum gas for the domestic market, emphasizing that in this segment, the country had an installed storage capacity, on land, of 10,927 metric tons.

With regard to sales, the record is a total of 108,640 metric tons, which represents an increase of 9 percent compared to the previous quarter, with Sonangol Gás e Energias Renováveis leading the sale of the market, with a share of 79 percent, followed by Saigás, with 11 percent, Progás, with 4 percent, Gastem, also with 4 percent, and Canhongo Gás, with 2 percent.

The provinces that most consumed LPG were Luanda (58 percent), Benguela (10 percent), Huíla (6 percent), Huambo (4 percent) and Cabinda (3 percent), representing approximately 81 percent of consumption national.

In terms of lubricants, the summary points to a volume of approximately 10,146 metric tons sold in the domestic market by the main companies, representing an increase of approximately 12 percent in relation to the previous quarter.

Of the total traded volume described above, 1,834 metric tons are domestically produced (18 percent), but most of the 8,311 metric tons were imported (82 percent).

Sonangol Distribuição e Comercialização led sales in the lubricants market with a share of 18.1 percent of the total, followed by Chinangol with 9.6 percent, Pumangol with 7.4 percent, Cosal with 6.53 percent and Lubritec with 6.51 percent.


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