SOUTH African oil and gas company SacOil will join the consortium of Taleveras Group, Gunvor Group and the Strategic Fuel Fund in developing the Bioko Oil Terminal tank farm in Equatorial Guinea.
The Bioko Oil Terminal will be a massive oil and petroleum products storage facility, and is spearheaded by the country’s ministry of mines, industry and energy. Through the project, the government aims to establish Equatorial Guinea as the premier storage location in West and Central Africa, and a major transit point for global oil and gas deliveries.
The ministry signed an MoU with Taleveras Group, Gunvor Group and the Strategic Fuel Fund at the end of October to establish the terms of funding and initial development of the tank farm. SacOil will participate in the project under the same agreement.
SacOil, a South African independent oil and gas company listed on the Johannesburb Stock Exchange (JSE) and AIM, is active in upstream, midstream and downstream projects across Africa, including Egypt, the DRC, Malawi, Mozambique and Botswana.
‘The entry of a fourth partner company into the Bioko Oil Terminal project signals the international interest in this facility, which will serve the huge demand for petroleum storage in the Gulf of Guinea region,’ said minister of mines, industry and energy Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, at the MoU signing. ‘Projects such as the Bioko Oil Terminal further reinforce Equatorial Guinea’s status as a major African oil and gas actor and a highly attractive investment destination.’
‘SacOil welcomes this opportunity to work with a strategic partner such as the ministry of mines, industries and energy to add needed oil and petroleum products storage capacity in West and Central Africa. The project fits well with the Company’s overall strategy of diversifying the business into midstream and downstream activities,’ said Thabo Kgogo, CEO of SacOil Holdings.