Angola: New filling plant reduces lack of butane gas in southern Angola

7 November 2008

Lubango, Angola, 7 Nov – Around 3,500 bottles of cooking gas are being produced at the new filling plant built on the outskirts of the Angolan city of Lubango by the Southern Territorial Board of Sonangol, according to Angolan news agency Angop.

The new Plant, which is due to be opened within the next few days, is currently working in experimental mode, but has already reduced the lack of gas in the southern region, namely in the provinces of Huíla, Cunene and Kuanda-Kubango.

This information was provided by the Southern Territorial director of Sonangol, Alexandre da Natividade, whilst announcing the launch of the experimental phase of the new Gas Filling Plant.

Natividade, who gave no figures for the amount invested in this project, said that the work had been concluded and that final tests were currently underway, ahead of the facility’s inauguration.

According to the director, the unit has na installed capacity of 3,500 gas bottles per day, which could increased based on market needs.

He also said that, when the Lubango plant went into full operation, supply to the southern region would no longer be entirely dependent on gas production from Namibe province. (macauhub)