South Africa

Oryx Energies has been in South Africa since 2002. From a focus on the sourcing and supply of fuels for licensed importers in Southern Africa, we expanded into Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) distribution within the country in 2013, when we acquired BP’s LPG distribution business. This is in line with our long-standing strategy of promoting LPG as a cleaner, affordable and more ecological energy alternative to firewood, charcoal and paraffin (kerosene) across sub-Saharan Africa.

From our headquarters in Johannesburg, we continue to invest strongly in South Africa, in order to meet the growing energy demand that underpins social and economic development across the country. As a company specialised in the provision of quality and reliable supplies of fuels, LPG and lubricants across sub-Saharan Africa, we aim to become a key player in South Africa's energy arena.

In 2019, Oryx Energies acquires a majority stake in South African Marine Fuels (SAMF), a bunkering company in Algoa Bay, Eastern cape, South Africa.


More details about Oryx Energies in South Africa

Founded in 2016, SAMF is a woman-run enterprise with 100% South African staff operating at the only port in South Africa that has licensed offshore bunkering and ship service operations targeting both port calling ships and general passing traffic in this strategic location on the busy East-West routes.

Thanks to its integration into Oryx Energies, SAMF will foster its active contribution to the local industry development and will pursue investing in local talents, in particular black women, and skills development.

LPG: Oryx Energies occupies a leading position in the LPG market in South Africa, thanks to the acquisition of BP's LPG distribution business in August 2013. Today, we ensure LPG Bulk, Cylinder, Aerosol and Wholesale supply to a wide range of industrial, commercial and domestic customers across the country.

We are present nationwide with key facilities in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. We aim to grow the LPG market in South Africa through continued promotion of LPG as a reliable, clean, efficient and versatile energy source – in homes, industry, agriculture and mining.

Fuel sourcing: Oryx Energies' trading arm (Addax Energy) sources and supplies fuels to licensed importers in South Africa and Zimbabwe. It also complements the supplies of the Oryx Energies affiliate in Tanzania for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Malawi and Zambia. From storage facilities in neighbouring Mozambique, we also transit LPG towards other Southern African countries, ensuring access to this energy source so vital to economic and social development in the region. 

Products and services:

  • LPG
  • Fuel sourcing
Map of South Africa

Key facts

Presence since: 2002
# 3 in LPG
1,350 M3 LPG storage capacity
Contact us: