Oryx Energies expands operations in Uganda

13 August 2015

Oryx Energies recently completed the construction of a mini fuel storage depot and an LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) filling plant in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, as part of the planned expansion of its business in the country.

The fuel depot enables the company to ensure a reliable supply of product, due to the greater control of its supply and logistics operations, as it moves to expand its network of service stations and supply more fuels to business clients in the country.

Similarly, the completion of an LPG filling plant confirms Oryx Energies’ ambition to invest significantly in LPG in Uganda, to respond to the need for an affordable, healthy and environmentally-friendly energy alternative, especially in rural areas. This reflects the company’s strategy of promoting LPG as a modern replacement for firewood, charcoal and kerosene on the continent.

Oryx Energies has been present in Uganda since November 2012, when it acquired Engen Uganda Ltd, as part of the planned expansion of its integrated downstream energy platform across sub-Saharan Africa. The acquisition included 10 service stations, mainly situated in and around Kampala, which were rapidly rebranded under the Oryx Energies name.

The company has since introduced Oryx Gas and Oryx Lubricants into the Ugandan market and has been expanding the business since. It provides fuels, LPG and lubricants to businesses and consumers across the country, both directly through its service stations and its specialised sales force, and through a network of bulk and retail distributors. It ensures a reliable supply of products thanks to sister companies in Kenya and Tanzania, including a full range of lubricants from the Oryx Energies’ blending plant in Dar es Salaam.