Africa’s largest open-access Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) import and storage facility was unveiled in Saldanha Bay, Western Cape. The R1.02 billion Sunrise Energy terminal is a public-private sector partnership between Mining, Oil & Gas Services (MOGS) and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC).
Consumers can expect ongoing security of supply of Handigas thanks to Afrox’s plans to import LPG through the port of Cape Town. The first 2017 stocks of LPG docked and were off-loaded last week into waiting Afrox tankers from the carrier GasChem.
With the availability of natural gas in countries such as Mozambique and Namibia, coupled with the discovery of offshore gas reserves in Mozambique and South Africa, the piped gas industry in Southern Africa is undergoing rapid expansion.
Contingency plans to ensure the availability of LPG for domestic and commercial use ahead of the winter months are well underway, confirmed Afrox, the leading distributor of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in sub-Saharan Africa.
Business owners continue to speak out about the dire effects of the current LPS gas shortage gripping the country with some saying they may have to shut their doors.
The arrival of a shipping tanker carrying 2,000tons of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) at Table Bay harbour will help “tide (users) over” until Cape Town’s major refinery starts producing gas again later this month.
The benefits of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as an alternative to traditional biofuels have been widely documented. LPG is a safe, reliable and cost-effective alternative to conventional power supply – for both domestic and industrial use – yet only 3% of South Africans are currently using it as an additional source of energy. How can we increase LPG usage in the broader community and in so doing, help address South Africa’s energy poverty issues?