Distribution and supply
The supply and distribution chain of petroleum products passes through refining, storage, transportation and distribution. The supply of petroleum products nationwide is carried out through two channels: Domestic production and imports. Domestic production is ensured by the National Refining Company which has the obligation to supply 80% of the domestic market consumption. However, the latter exports nearly 50% of its production towards the Central African Economy and Monetary Community countries and the international market.
As for imports, they are under the aegis of CSPH. Imports are organized in tenders for oil companies approved for the importation of petroleum products. These imports are made exclusively by sea and concern only 20% of domestic consumption.
Storage is handled by the Cameroon Oil Depot Company (SCDP), which has seven depots nationwide. Each depot responds to a precise geographical delimitation serving the five hundred and seventy (570) filling stations in Cameroon.
It is carried out by three modes: sea, rail and road.
Cabotage, which is the shipment of petroleum products, occurs between Limbé and Douala, the only national single Seaway to that effect. On the other hand, the Yaoundé, Belabo and Ngaoundéré, railway is involved, in the supply of the depots of the said cities. Finally, CSPH through road and rail, supplies Bafoussam and Garoua depots by tankers.
Distribution is ensured by thirteen major distributors: Total, Texaco, Oilibya, Tradex, Camoco, Petrolex, Algo, Delta Petroleum, First Oil for liquid products and Sctm, Camgaz, Aza Africagaz, and Kosan Crisplant exclusively for LPG.
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