Angola inaugurated on Monday an oil pipeline for the transportation of aviation fuel Jet-A1, which will enable the country to save 3.2 million U.S. dollars per year.
The launch of the 25-km pipeline will ensure safer and more efficient fuel transportation, Sebastiao Gaspar Martins, chief executive officer (CEO) of state oil firm Sonangol, told the inauguration ceremony.
The pipeline will reduce the risk of fuel spillage on public roads and remove 84 tanker trucks that transport Jet-A1 for airplanes every day, he said, adding that the pipeline is part of his company’s strategic goal to support Angola’s infrastructure.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Angolan Minister of Mineral Resources, Petroleum and Gas, Diamantino Azevedo, said the project is a milestone for Jet-A1 transportation in the country, which will reduce operation costs and align with the best practice standards in the industry. He also noted that the pipeline reaffirms the Angolan government’s commitment to modernizing facilities of the oil sector.
The construction of the pipeline cost 29 million dollars, and is expected to supply 22,500 cubic meters of Jet-A1 fuel and oil derivatives.