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Cameroon: Average rate of fuel pollution in 2018 reduced to 1.97% compared with 3% in 2017 (Minee)

Cameroon: Average rate of fuel pollution in 2018 reduced to 1.97% compared with 3% in 2017 (Minee)
  • Comments   -   Tuesday, 27 November 2018 12:36

(Business in Cameroon) - Presenting his ministry’s activities before the parliament on November 25, Gaston Eloundou Essomba, the minister of water and energy (Minee), reported that the quality control of fuels served in Cameroon covered a volume of 1.28 billion liters of marked products as at 30 September 2018, the whole year’s target being 1.6 billion liters.

In addition, 2,136 inspections were carried out at service stations and consumer points during the same period and 42 cases of pollution were recorded, corresponding to an average pollution rate of 1.97% compared with 3% in 2017.

According to the official, the distribution sector is under control, with seven new licenses granted over the period. These include one for the distribution of oil products, two for the sale of marine bunkers, one for imports, two for the exclusive distribution of domestic gas and one for the treatment and regeneration of waste oils.

A total of 56 companies were licensed in Cameroon to operate in the downstream oil sector as at October 31 this year. The government has facilitated the construction and commissioning of 14 new service stations since the beginning of the year, in order to improve people's access to oil products and domestic gas, bringing the total number of such stations in the country to 818.

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