Consumption of fuel in Uganda has increased from four to seven percent between the financial 2017/18 and 2018/19, according to the ministry of energy.
Currently the country consumes about 180 million litres of fuel per day, according to the assistant commissioner in charge of downstream supply, at the Ministry of Energy, Mr John Friday who attributed the growth to economic sectors such as industry, manufacturing as well as logistics and transport.
As for the standards prefect in the country, Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), there has been a marked improvement in the quality of fuel in the market for some time now, with Total being one of those that always keep the required standards.
UNBS executive director, Mr Ben Muyindo said enforcement for standards will continue including the undertaking monthly inspection of fuel stations.
They made the remarks during the launch of a new Total fuel station at Acacia last week.
While at the launch of Total Acacia last week, it seemed obvious that the international oil and gas company is involved in numerous research and innovations with a view to provide reliable and clean energy to as many people as possible.
Speaking at the launch the Managing Director Total Uganda Mr Obi Imemba said “Customer expectations are changing, along with their relationship to energy. With products and services that are more digital, more responsible and closer to their requirements, we anticipate our customers’ needs to ensure that we remain their preferred partner.
The Managing director further remarked “In Total, energy is our history – it’s our past, it’s our present and it will also define our future. Our ambition is to become the responsible energy major by bringing affordable, reliable and clean energy to our customers all around the world. In pursuing this ambition, we uphold and deploy fully the Total values and business principles even in the face of the most challenging circumstances.”
Already Total has made progress in this area, considering that it is a major player in low-carbon energies. And its intention is to keep going.
“We are committed to better energy that is safer, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and accessible to as many people as possible. As a responsible corporate citizen, we focus on ensuring that our operations in more than 130 countries worldwide consistently deliver economic, social and environmental benefits,” reads a statement issued by Total Uganda, Corporate Communications Officer, Ms Sheila Tusiime Mugisha.
The launch of the new service station was officiated by the French Ambassador to Uganda, Jules-Armand Aniambossou, Lord Mayor of Kampala, Erias Lukwago and UNBS Managing Director Mr Ben Manyindo. Also present was the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Asan Kasingye.
Additional information by Tom Angurini