South African oil company Engen expands in Mozambique

23 September 2015

South African oil company Engen will build a petrol station in Maputo and another in Inhambane, adding to the 16 it already has in Mozambique, a group official said.

Mike Cook, director of the retail division of the international business services group, said that the petrol station in Maputo was only waiting for the necessary permits to be issued by the Mozambican authorities, according to the South African press.

Cook also said construction of the petrol station in Maputo would start in the first quarter of 2016, and would also have a Quickshop convenience store along with a Corner Bakery.

In Inhambane, construction of one of the petrol stations began last August, and both are expected to be operating by the end of the year, since the other post, already in operation, will only undergo modernisation.

Drikus Kotze, Director of the international business division of the group, said four sites were being studied for the construction of new petrol stations, which should also incorporate Corner Bakery points of sale.

The group, which plans to expand its activities, is currently present in 18 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean. (macauhub/MZ)