Oil company Puma Energy International plans to invest US$60 million in construction, this year of another fuel terminal in Nacala, in the northern Mozambican province of Nampula, according to the project’s environmental impact study.
The study, cited by Mozambican newspaper Correio da Manha, said that initially the terminal would store fuel for domestic consumption and for export “along a railway line to be built for this purpose and bound for neighbouring countries in the interior of the continent.”
The railway line will have capacity for trains of up to 30 wagons and include will include fuel filling stations in so-called Industrial Zone I, at the Mutiva administrative post in Nacala.
The impact of Puma Energy’s project, which is considered to be “moderate” with regard to biodiversity and socio-economic aspects, the Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Development recommended, meanwhile, that an environmental management plan be drawn up to minimise potential negative impacts.
The terminal will be able to handle three types of fuel – diesel, gasoline and Jet A1 and will have a storage capacity of 660,000 cubic metres.
Puma Energy is currently present in over 45 countries, including 12 in Africa, a continent where it acquired the BP Africa network of companies, focused on refining, storage, distribution and retail sale of a wide range of petroleum products. (macauhub/MZ)