According to the director general of the Petroleum Derivatives Regulatory Institute (IRDP), Albino Ferreira, Angola currently has 911 fuel filling stations in operational status, but insufficient for internal needs.
"This number of fuel filling stations is insufficient for internal needs since of the 164 municipalities that the country has, we have 41 without any fuel filling station, in most cases these are municipalities located in remote areas and of difficult access due to the poor condition of the roads", said this Tuesday the person in charge.
Speaking this Tuesday during the III Angola Oil & Gas International Conference (AOG) 2022, Albino Ferreira signaled the "effort" that has been made by the Executive in building roads to improve fuel supply.
"We must recognize that a great effort has been made by the Angolan government to improve the state of roads in Angola and, in this way, access to certain locations is gradually improving, which will help to improve distribution of fuels across the country", he stressed.
A total of 911 fuel stations operate across the 18 provinces, namely 37 belonging to the Angolan state-owned Sonangol, 9 percent to Pumangol, 6 percent to Sonangalp, 5 percent to Total Energies and 43 percent "are white flag stations".
Albino Ferreira, who was speaking on the panel on the "Outlook of the Oil and Gas Industry in Angola" of the third edition of AOG 2022, which runs until Thursday, in Luanda, also spoke about the sales volume of the various segments of the sector.
Judging by data from the third quarter of 2022, the global sales volume of various business segments such as retail, industrial consumption, maritime and air supply was approximately 1.1 million metric tons.
"In terms of market share, Sonangol leads with approximately 65 percent, followed by Pumangol with 20 percent, Sonangalp with 8 percent and Total Energies with 7 percent," he concluded.
"Promoting an Inclusive, Attractive and Innovative Oil and Gas Industry in Angola" is the motto of this international conference, opened this Tuesday by the President, João Lourenço.