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The new, automated terminal has the capacity to fill 12,000 thousand gas cylinders a day for the national and hinterland countries market. It is the largest oceanic liquefied gas terminal nationwide.
Owned by Petromoc, the facility cost about US$40 million and has been designed to boost distribution of gas into the central and northern regions of the country, which currently consume 25 percent of gas imported into the country.
According to Ovídio Rodolfo, Petromoc’s operational area administrator, these areas have the potential to be the large-scale gas consumers. The southern part of the country currently consumes around 75 percent of the total of 30,000 tons per year.
Rodolfo said the Beira city filling unit, with its three, 1,000 holding tanks, would reduce costs because the gas would no longer have to be transported from Maputo.
“Currently, making gas available in the centre and north of the country is a challenge, but now distributors will feel encouraged to roll out the product,” he explained.
Filipe Nyusi’s visit to Sofala starts in Beira and will take in Chemba, Marínguè, Cheringoma and Nhamatanda districts, where he has scheduled meetings with local governments and various society stakeholders, and will attend popular rallies and visit economic and social enterprises.
The President is accompanied by the Ministers of State Administration and Public Administration, Carmelita Namashulua, Interior Minister Jaime Basílio Monteiro, Combatants, Eusébio Lambo, Mineral Resources and Energy, Max Tonela, the Deputy Ministers of the Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries, Henriques Bongece, Environment, and Rural Development, Celmira da Silva, and the Governor of Inhambane province, Daniel Chapo. source: Notícias