Sonangol increases fuel supply by 25 percent

Luanda – The State-run Oil company “Sonangol” announced that it has increased in the last days the supply of its product by 25%, mainly diesel, with a view to responding to the growing domestic consumption of the oil products.

In its press release, Sonangol says that the increase follows the restriction in energy supply in the country to allow the filling process of reservoir of Lauca Dam.

The restrictions are leading to increased influx of consumers to the filling stations.

In face of this situation, Sonangol mobilised its operational capacity to reduce the consequences resulting from the increase of consumption of diesel almost across the country, according to a note.

The sources added that the trend has spread across the country forcing the company to make more fuel available for distribution in fuel stations.

The note adds that this increase in fuel supply is underway and in the next two days the Oil Firm will make available an additional 75,500 metric tons of diesel.

On the other hand, the note clarifies that the constraints recorded in fuel supply, especially in the provinces of Cabinda, Benguela, Cuanza Sul, Lunda Norte and Lunda Sul, stem from the increased difficulties due to the rains that have prevented the smooth circulation of trucks and suppliers.

Source: Angola Press News Agency