Oil Industry in Angola Must Lead the Energy Transition Says Oil and Gas Minister

  • The Minister of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Diamantino Azevedo believes that the oil industry in Angola should lead the way when it comes to the energy transition in the country.

The minister said that as the main driver of economic diversification and protagonist of the energy transition in the country, the oil sector should lead the migration process to clean energy.

The minister added that the oil sector should contribute to the improvement of the country’s infrastructures in the different domains, as well as be a protagonist of the energy transition in the mineral and digital fields.

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According to Azevedo, Angola is timidly making the energy transition through parastatal company Sonangol, particularly for its engagement in the solar energy and biofuels projects, green hydrogen and the wind energy project, which is under study for implementation.

Azevedo spoke of the existence of other clean energy projects currently under implementation related to the search for important minerals already in the prospecting phase, which are important for the energy transition.

The minister added that the Angolan government is committed to the construction of refineries and petrochemical plants and that of the projects in the portfolio include the construction of fertiliser factories, phosphate transformation and the construction of a steel mill.

The minister stressed that as soon as these projects materialise, there will be a great impulse in the effort being made by the government to diversify the economy and consequently, prompt the economic growth and development of the country and improve the quality of living for Angolans.

Author: Nomvuyo Tena

Nomvuyo Tena is a Content Producer at Vuka Group and is as passionate about the energy transition in Africa as she is about music and Beyonce. 

This article was originally published on ESI Africa and is republished with permission with minor editorial changes.

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