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Cameroon: 35% of gas stations are located in rural areas (Ministry of energy)

Cameroon: 35% of gas stations are located in rural areas (Ministry of energy)
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(Business in Cameroon) - In Cameroon, 35% of the 835 gas stations in operation as of October 28, 2019 (for the 54 state-approved companies), are located in rural areas. This was revealed by Gaston Eloundou Essomba, the Minister of Water and Energy, on December 4, 2019, while defending the 2020 budget of his ministerial department before the national assembly.

According to the minister, this statistics shows that in terms of the distribution of finished petroleum products (an activity that employs 5650 people in the country), the rural areas are rather well served.

Indeed, their access to petroleum products is better than access to electricity. According to data from the Rural Electrification Agency, only about 22% of rural areas are connected to the electricity grid, for a rural electrification rate that barely reaches 20%.

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