Republic of Congo: Questions around refinery planned in Pointe-Noire SEZ

Issue 430 - 14 Jan 2021 | 3 minute read

Plans are moving ahead for a new refinery to be built in Pointe-Noire’s special economic zone (SEZ), according to hydrocarbons minister Jean-Marc Thystère Tchicaya, following an agreement signed with a Chinese company identified as Beijing Fortune Dingheng Investment. Ministry of Hydrocarbons downstream projects adviser Alphonse Obami said: “According to our estimates, it is very probable that the work on this second refinery will start in Q1 2021.”

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