Oryx Energies inaugurates new LPG sphere in Côte d’Ivoire

16 September 2014

Oryx Energies has inaugurated a second Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) storage facility, in the capital of Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan, to help respond to the country’s growing LPG demand.

“We plan to consolidate our position as number one in LPG in Côte d’Ivoire”, said Roger Dago, Oryx Energies’ General Manager for LPG in the country. “Demand is strong and LPG is ideal for the local population and businesses, as a safe, more affordable and environmentally-friendly energy alternative”, he added.

Since 2011, the company has increased its distribution of LPG in Côte d’Ivoire from 28,000 to 45,000 tonnes per year, supported by a network of 20 approved distributors and over 2,000 resellers. This second gas facility in Abidjan, together with its terminal in Bouaké in the centre of the country, takes Oryx Energies’ total LPG storage capacity in the country from 1,300 to 5,300 m3, reinforcing its ability to ensure a reliable supply across the nation.

Oryx Energies has been promoting LPG as a safer, more affordable and ecological energy alternative in sub-Saharan Africa for over 15 years. The expansion of its activities in Côte d’Ivoire is part of its strategy of developing access to LPG across the region.