2nd Africa LPG Trade Summit,

19-20 Apr, 2016 - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA

Hilton Sandton

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"LPG - answer to Africa’s long-standing Electricity & Fuel Woes"


Sub-Saharan Africa along with developing Asia account for a whopping 95% of the world’s 1.3 billion (people without access to electricity) and 2.6 billion (people without clean cooking fuel) – states the World Bank and the International Energy Agency! Indeed Sub-Saharan Africa continues to reel under a major energy deficit.


LPG is touted as a key solution to meet the region’s electricity and cooking fuel needs!


However, being a scarce resource, millions in Africa, especially those living in rural areas, continue to depend on traditional fuel sources – firewood, charcoal and kerosene.


An overhaul of Africa’s infrastructure and market mechanisms not only guarantee access to supply of clean and affordable LPG but also provide a shot in the arm for its under-penetrated LPG supply market.


CMT’s 2nd Africa LPGTrade Summit is taking place in South Africa this year taking into account the rise in demand and persistent shortage in the Southern Africa region. Explore the opportunities along the value chain to unlock and revitalise the market. It is clear that LPG has an increasingly important role to play for the region especially when the link between energy and economy development is pivotal.


Do not miss this event that brings together global and regional oil & gas corporations, producers, distributors, consultant and regulator to present real business case studies, investment opportunities, and government policies and provide answers to:

Key Highlights
  • What are the Africa LPG market opportunities and challenges?
  • What are the ways to achieve adequate LPG storage and import facilities?
  • How India implements LPG conversion and ensure reliable LPG distribution?
  • How to manage and overcome LPG shortage in Southern Africa?
  • What are the investment opportunities and where is the growing markets in East Africa?
  • How to prevent illegal LPG distribution that jeopardises business interest?

Also, benefits from the country-focused insights from Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana’s key speakers:

  • Banner Energy shares Nigeria LPG market outlook and opportunities
  • Ghana National Gas highlights their Atuabo Gas Processing Plant
  • Oryx Oil pinpoints the LPG storage, filling and marketing experiences in South Africa
  • Kensys Gas discusses Zimbabwe LPG market opportunities and LPG import logistic capacity
  • Botswana Oil shares their Coal-To-Liquids plan and its role in LPG supply


Register NOW with your team to enjoy group discounts!

Contact huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg for more information.


Testimonials from AfricaLPGtrade Summit, May 2014 / Accra, Ghana

"Excellent forum for private-sector dialogue about developing the LPG sector in the region"

- The Global LPG Partnership


"Great conference, very educating, will advise every LPG professional to attend next conference"

- Quantum Terminals


"Life changing in terms of knowledge depth"

- MRS Oil Nigeria

"Informative & rewarding"

- Ghana National Petroleum Corporation


"Very Insightful"

- Oando Marketing


"Excellently organized"

- Poten & Partners


Industry News Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

Floating Natural Gas Plant Imminent in Kribi


Gulf Petrochem to tap E Africa's fast growing markets 


Huge demand for LPG triggers shortages


Ghana: Atuabo Gas Processing Plant Commissioned


Government to reduce Household Air Pollution among Ghanaians


LPG Supply Crisis Looms as PPPRA Insists on Pricing Templates from Off-takers


Techno Oil N3bn LPG Plant To Produce 5m Cylinders


Policy on LPG awaits Kenya Cabinet, Parliament approval


Oando partners LASG, LCCI on LPG usage


Largest LPG terminal in East Africa to start running in Tanga next month

This event is an excellent platform to promote your organization to influential players and investors in the industry. Sponsorship opportunities available include Corporate, Exclusive luncheon & Cocktail sponsor.


Exhibition / catalogue display can be arranged upon request. Contact fiona@cmtsp.com.sg or (65) 6346 9138

News Feed

Ghana National Gas Company Plans new Gas Plant

Posted on : 04 Apr, 2016


Ghana National Gas Company is planning to construct a new gas plant. The construction of the new plant will commence once the designed concept is approved by the newly reconstituted Ghana Gas board chaired by John Amstrong Yao Kilingo.


The plant will take about 1.5 years to be completed. The new plant is expected to solve Ghana’s intermittent gas shortage.


The new plant will have a capacity to produce about 25 million standard cubic feet of gas per day. It will procure gas from the TEN field.


Ghana Gas already operates a gas plant – Atuabo Gas Processing Plant – which is the country’s first ever plant. It can process more than 180,000 tonnes of LPG for domestic use. The project already under operation is expected to save Ghana almost half a billion dollars annually in light crude oil purchases for energy.


Dr. George Sipa Yankey, CEO of Ghana National Gas Company will present a session on ‘Ghana LPG Industry Game Changer: The Atuabo Gas Processing Plant’ at CMT’s 2nd Africa LPG Trade Summit on 19-20 April, 2016 in Johannesburg.


Contact Ms. Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9113 for more details.



CMR Marine to Construct Facilities and Pipelines at South Africa’s Saldanha Terminal

Posted on : 10 Mar, 2016


CMR Marine has won a contract from Sunrise Energy to construct marine facilities and overland pipelines at South Africa’s Saldanha Bay LPG Import Terminal.


The Saldanha LPG Import and Storage Terminal project is located in Saldanha Bay, South Africa. The terminal once operational is expected to import and store LPG and distribute the product throughout South Africa. South Africa, currently, faces an energy deficit due to lack of LPG supply.


CMR Marine is a subsidiary of Clough and the company will be responsible for works related to fabrication, installation and commissioning of a five km LPG pipeline. They will also construct marine facilities that can help vessels to offload LPG at an onshore facility, via a three km subsea pipeline. The overland pipeline includes a shore crossing and a two km pipeline that connects with the Sunrise plant.


It’s estimated that in April 2016, the company will begin mobilizing its construction teams to the Saldanha Bay site. CMR will operate its engineering and procurement activities from its Cape Town office.


CMR has global experience in oil/ gas and marine construction projects. It plans to bring all that expertise to the Saldahna Import Terminal project.


Sunrise Energy is a partnership between Ilitha Group Holdings Pty Ltd, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and Mining Oil and Gas Services (MOGS).


CMT’s 2nd Africa LPG Trade Summit on 19-20 April, 2016 in Johannesburg discusses more on South Africa’s LPG infrastructure and demand & supply trends.


Contact Ms. Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9113 for more details.



UAE-based Gulf Petrochem Plans Expansion in Kenya, Tanzania’s LPG Sector

Posted on : 10 Feb, 2016


Africa’s LPG demand is growing and this has attracted several investments in the region. UAE-based Gulf Petrochem is eyeing the LPG markets in East Africa – especially those of Kenya and Tanzania. The oil product trader plans to increase its storage capacity in the region to take advantage of double digit growth for some products, especially LPG.


It is in talks to build storage capacity in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and Mombasa in Kenya.


Gulf Petrochem has already applied for licenses in Kenya and Tanzania to market LPG that is used mainly for cooking. It also plans to more than double its fuel stations from three to eight.


Besides LPG, the company expects to crack a deal to lease storage of approximately 100,000 cubic metres to store gasoil and gasoline in East Africa.


More on Gulf Petrochem’s ‘Investment Opportunities in East Africa LPG Infrastructure and Growing Markets’ will be shared by the company’s Executive Director – Thangapandian Srinivasalu at CMT’s 2nd Africa LPG Trade Summit on 19-20 April, 2016 in Johannesburg.


Contact Ms. Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9113 for more details.



Suppliers Face Difficulty to Meet High LPG Demand in South Africa During Winters

Posted on : 11 Jan, 2016


South Africa faces a shortage of LPG supply during the winter months. The reasons for the supply crunch is attributed to a variety of factors.


First of all consumers use LPG as an alternative source of heating during winter months as load-shedding and rise in electricity prices prevail.


With LPG consumption in South Africa expected to quadruple by 2024, it’s crucial that the country ramps up LPG import and storage facilities. After long and unnecessary delays, an LPG Import Terminal in Saldanha Bay is being developed to enable additional LPG imports to meet local demand and is expected to be operational by end of next year.


As the winters began, Afrox started to import on an average of 6,000 tonnes of LPG every month. But this additional LPG is still not enough to meet the high demand – from consumers as well as the hospitality and industrial sectors.


Apart from consumer demand for LPG, there are other reasons such as scheduled maintenance shutdowns of refineries leading to low LPG supply.


It’s also seen that manufacturers are considering renewables and gas sources to safeguard their energy mix and ease out the strained supplies.


More on LPG market trends will be under the spotlight at CMT’s 2nd Africa LPG Trade Summit scheduled on 19-20 April, 2016 in Johannesburg.


Contact Ms. Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9113 for more details.