Thirty-three municipalities in Angola lack fuel filling stations

17 February 2020

The province of Luanda has 36% of the total number of fuel filling stations fuels in Angola, with 33 of the existing 164 municipalities not having a single one, according to a paper presented on Friday in Luanda.

The National Mapping of Fuel Stations presented by the Regulator of Oil Derivatives (IRDP) shows that up to June 2019, 1,107 stations were operating, of which 516 or 47.52% were built from scratch and 591 were containerised.

On the basis of the National Development Plan (NDP) for 2018/2022, Angola will have 1,132 filling stations, according to the needs that were presented by the provincial governments, reported Angolan state news agency Angop.

The province of Luanda, according to the document submitted by the technician of the IRDP António Feijó, has 36% of the total number of filling stations while the province of Cunene has only 1%.

The province of Luanda, with a population estimated at more than 7 million inhabitants, has 399 filling stations, of which 262 are containerised, and unlike other regions all the districts of Luanda have fuel filling stations.

The areas with the most stations are the provinces on the coast, such as Namibe, Benguela, Moxico, Luanda, Bengo, Cabinda, and the most affected, in terms of needs, are in the east of the country.

The IRDP is a public institution run by the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Oil and its main role is to stabilise, control and monitor the entire activity linked to the oil derivatives sector in Angola. (macauhub)