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Fri, 28 Feb 2020 17:08 - Updated Fri, 28 Feb 2020 16:42

Angola reduces fuel imports by 12%

Luanda - Angola imported, last year, 2.97 million metric tons, against the 3.63 million metric tons registered in 2018, representing a reduction of 12 percent, Sonangol Chairman of the Board, Sebastião Martins informed the press last Thursday.

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The current crude oil refining capacity in the country is 80,000 barrels / day, representing 20 percent of the fuel consumed in the country, 65,000 of which are from the Luanda Refinery and 15,000 from the Malongo-Cabinda field, where it is refined Get-A1, Diesel and LNG Gas.

The Angolan Government wants to change this figure through a forecast of crude oil refining of 360,000 barrels of crude oil / day, through a gradual process until 2025, aiming at suppressing the current imports and the costs involving oil products, crude oil from abroad.
In order to achieve this goal, the completion of works (in 2025) of the future refineries in Lobito with a capacity of 200,000 barrels / day, in Soyo (100,000 barrels / day) and in Cabinda (60,000 barrels / day) the needs for production and supply possibilities in the national market will be compared to the current refining of only about 80,000 barrels / day, produced in Angola.

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