STC will pay Rs 475 for storing a ton of gas
4 Mai 2011
The State Trading Corporation (STC) has come to an agreement with the company Escola, which belongs to Total and Shell, after several months of negotiations. If before, STC paid Rs 1284 for storing a ton of gas before, now that it will pay Rs 475, said a senior official of the agency at Morning.
STC, which imports gas for domestic households and Mauritian industry, has launched a tender for gas essential household in the country. The gas is a strategic commodity, which is why she takes care of its distribution. The company that will win the "tender" will be lucky because other countries in the region will trust him.
Most of the time it was the company that wins the contract Petredec then and sometimes it Geogas, said the officer.
In the African region, the gas consumption per capita is 54 kg annually of the fact that 95% of households use it. Today's value, the country has a storage capacity of 5700 tons of gas annually while consumption is 65 000 tonnes, increasing by about 4% each year. On this trend, the country consumes 125,000 tonnes of gas per year by 2025.
Our caller said that a new tender has been launched because the current contract expires in late June "As regards the gas price, STC pays a ton to $ 957. In March 2010 the price was $ 845 and in January 2009 it was $ 495 per ton. For now, no one knows at what price we will pay the gas. "
The arrival of gas in Mauritius is a process. The ship is berthed the first Mauritian port. Then, a pipeline connecting the vessel to special tanks, the tanks were underground. These tanks are owned by Escola. This company is in charge of storage and distribution.
Petredec Limited, Bermuda is a leading international ship owners and traders of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), whose offices are located at strategic locations around the world. In addition to LPG, the transport of chemicals and olefin gases are part of the chemical company. The fleet expansion Petredec enables it to provide maritime services to a growing number of producers in the petrochemical industry.