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Argus Africa LPG 2015

Argus Africa LPG 2015 took place on 20-21 October in Cape Town, South Africa.

Industry participants involved in all aspects of the LPG supply chain to discussed the challenges and opportunities for growth in the LPG sector in Africa, over two days in the beautiful city of Cape Town. 

Delegates benefit from a series of keynote presentations and country-specific case studies that will examine LPG supply, policy and infrastructural issues, its potential as an alternative, safe and accessible fuel and the importance of robust cylinder management. The annual event offers extensive opportunities to meet new contacts and expand your industry network. Delegates attend from across Africa representing marketing and distribution companies, LPG traders, importers, cylinder and equipment manufacturers and government and regulatory bodies.

Highlighted Leading Government and Industry Representatives Include:

HonBuahHon. Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah,
Petroleum Minister,
Ministry of Petroleum

Tina Joemat-PetterssonHon. Ms Tina Joemat- Pettersson,
Minister of Energy,
Department of Energy South Africa

David OhanaDavid Ohana
Group Managing Director
Kenol Kobil

Muzi Mkhizefw
Muzi Mkhize
Chief Director of Hydrocarbons
Department of Energy, South Africa
Auwalu Ilu
Auwalu A. Ilu
Ultimate Gas
Hardy R
Hardy Rossouw
Africa Head of LPG & LNG
VIVO Energy

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Countries represented include:

Argus Africa LPG map of attending countries
A sample of companies that have confirmed their attendance for the conference include:

Botswana Oil • Techno Oil • National Petroleum Authority • Ghana National Gas Company • Mauria Udyog • Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority • Glencore • Transnet Port Authority • Oryx Energies • Petco Trading • AlHussami Companies • KenolKobil  • WLPGA • Reatile Gaz  • VIVO Energy Maroc • Gulf Energy • Hexagon Ragasco • Navgas• SAPIA • SAOGA • Standard Bank • National Gas • FBN Capital • Nile Petroleum • Gunvor • Glencore • Oil Tanking • Mauria • Reatile Gaz • Geostock • Amtrol-Alfa • Hexagon Ragasco • Chimons Gas • NERSA • Oryx Oil • Ministry of Energy and Minerals Tanzania • Petco Trading • and many more...

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Supporting Partners

LPG Exceptional Energy NLPGA
SAOGA  SAPIA LPG Safety Association of Southern Africa

Media Partners

Energy Mix Report
The Times of Africa Petroleum Africa

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Speakers and Advisory Board Included

Hon. Tina Joemat-Pettersson, MP, Minister of Energy, Republic of South Africa

Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah

Hon. Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, Petroleum Minister, Ministry of Petroleum, Ghana

Dayo Adeshina

Dayo Adeshina, President, Nigerian Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association

Dayo Adeshina is the Managing Director of Strategic Energy Limited of Nigeria and presently, the President of the Nigerian Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (NLPGA). He is a graduate of Business and Finance from University of West Midlands.  He has over 27 years’ experience in various industries, which includes telecommunication, oil and gas, power and logistics.

Dayo is a member of the advisory board.

Sheila Addo
Sheila Addo, Head of Planning and Research, National Petroleum Authority (Ghana)

Sheila Addo is the Head of Planning and Research in the Pricing Planning and Research Division of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) Ghana. NPA is the regulator of the Petroleum downstream industry in Ghana, prior to occupying this position in 2012, Sheila, was the research manager of the Authority.

Sheila is a member of the advisory board.

Atose Aguele

Atose Aguele, Managing Director, Avedia Energy

Atose has over 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas marketing industry.

Atose worked as a sales manager with Bridgestone/Firestone tyre manufacturers in New Jersey, US from 1988-90. In 1991 he joined Grenigas in Nigeria as commercial manager in charge of the group’s marketing department and became commercial director for the group in 1993. He left Grenigas in 1995 to set up Union Petroleum Services in January 1996. In 1997 Union Petroleum Services acquired its first LPG ship MT Ofure. By 2001, Union Petroleum Services was the largest LPG company in Nigeria.

In 2007, he set up Avedia Energy, South Africa, to focus on LPG trade in southern Africa. Atose has a graduate degree in economics and a BSc in animal science from the University of Delaware.

George Amoako-Adjei
George Amoako Adjei
, Director of Commercial Operations, Ghana Gas

Mr. George Amoako-Adjei is the Commercial Director of the Ghana National Gas Company, with responsibility for the commercialisation of the indigenous gas from Jubilee, Tano basin offshore and LNG. He was previously General Manager: Commercial & Business Development of the West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo) and Senior Manager, Corporate Finance of Volta River Authority (VRA).

He received a Master of Business Administration in Finance & Operations Research from the University of Edinburgh Business School, Scotland, and graduated in Statistics and Economics from the University of Ghana, Legon. He is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, UK and has worked with Société General-Social Security Bank (SG-SSB) and the London Borough of Lambeth, City Challenge Company Limited, UK, as an Economic Development Manager.

David AppletonDavid Appleton, Senior Analyst, Argus

David Appleton is a Senior Analyst at Argus, specialising in LPG. He is responsible for delivery of the global and European LPG statistical reviews that Argus publishes in partnership with WLPGA and AEGPL each year, as well as leading other LPG projects. Prior to joining Argus, David spent six years at the European LPG Association, where in his role as public affairs manager, he promoted and defended the interests of the downstream European LPG sector in the Brussels energy policy sphere. David holds a BscEcon in European Studies and a Masters in International Development.


Benoit Araman, Managing Director, Oryx Oil South Africa

Benoit Araman has been the Managing Director of Oryx Oil South Africa since August 2013. He brings a wealth of global experience to the South African LPG industry spanning a rewarding international career of over 25 years in the energy field, including over four years as Corporate Innovation Manager at SHV Energy, two years as Sales Director at Primagaz France and five years as a sales and marketing director in north Africa and central Europe. Benoit is regarded by colleagues, associates and industry counterparts as a skilled leader with global alliances and a strategic outlook. Benoit’s understanding of the global and local LPG markets ensure that he brings relevance and passion to his field. He is married and the father of four children.

Nick Black
Nick Black, Vice President - LPG, Argus

Nick Black is vice president, LPG Naphtha and Petrochemicals. Nick has 30 years’ experience in the oil industry and 21 years at Argus. He has an MA degree from Oxford University and speaks at LPG functions across the globe.
Alex Evans

Alex Evans
, Chairman of the Operating Committee, GLPGP

Alex Evans is chairman of the operating committee of the Global LPG Partnership (GLPGP). The GLPGP is an international public-private partnership launched in 2012 under the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative. The group aims to lift 1bn people out of energy poverty in developing countries by 2030 through market reform and investment interventions to scale up the supply, infrastructure, distribution and use of clean and affordable energy, specifically LPG.

Alex is also president and chief operating officer of Energy Transportation Group (ETG), a founding member of the GLPGP. ETG, founded in 1972, is a diversified global business that partners with governments, major corporations and international organisations to develop, finance and operate businesses, partnerships and projects in energy, technology, infrastructure and logistics projects around the world.

Alex is a member of the advisory board and moderating a round table. 

 Paul HarrisPaul Harris, Director, Integrated Energy Solutions

Paul has worked in the energy business since 1985 after attaining a Mechanical Engineering degree, majoring in energy studies. Adding an MBA, has enabled him to build a professional engineering, business and energy career over 28 years. 

His diverse skills have been developed by holding positions in technical research, product development, sales/market development, customer service, performance management and for the past 12 years as a successful independent energy consultant. Whilst starting the electricity supply industry, he now covers sustainable production and deployment of all energy carriers across                                             the spectrum of modern energy use.

Auwalu Ilu
Auwalu A. Ilu
, Chairmam/CEO, Ultimate Gas

Auwalu A. Ilu is the Chairmam/CEO of Ultimate Gas Limited a fully integrated LPG supply chain company. He has over 20 years' experience in the LPG industry. He was at various times President of the Nigerian Association of LPG marketers (NALPGAM) 2003-2008, Presidential Member of the LPG steering committee between 2004-2007 and President of the Nigeria LP Gas Association 2009-2013. He along with other stakeholders has contributed to overcoming some of the challenges in the LPG industry and growing the consumption to its present level.

Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly
, Deputy Managing Director, WLPGA

Michael Kelly joined the World LP Gas Association (WLPGA) in October 2006 as director of market development. With extensive international experience in environmental policy, public affairs and communications, US-born Michael has focused on the interface between business, governments and civil society. He was previously policy manager for environment and energy policy portfolio at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, where he coordinated business delegations at UN negotiations on environment, energy, climate change and sustainable development. He was made deputy managing director of WLPGA in May 2010.

Michael has a master’s degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University in Washington, DC, is fluent in four languages and has worked professionally in the US, Japan, Taiwan, Italy, the UK and France.

Muzi Mkhize

Muzi Mkhize
, Chief Director of Hydrocarbons, Department of Energy, South Africa
Muzi Mkhize is the chief director at South Africa’s Department of Energy (DoE) responsible for hydrocarbons policy formulation and implementation. He has eight years experience in the energy industry gained after obtaining his engineering degree. Mr Mkhize worked for four years as an IT manager/business analyst in the public sector before joining the DoE in 2005. As part of his duties, Muzi serves as the gas commissioner on the Gas Commissions with Mozambique and Namibia. He has served in various strategic committees, interdepartmental task teams and multilateral organisations in the energy sector. Muzi has served in the boards of directors of the state owned companies reporting to Energy Department.
Joy Mrima
Joy Mrima
, LPG Sales Manager, Gulf Energy

Joy Nimande Mrima is the LPG sales manager at Gulf Energy Limited with over 10 years’ experience in the oil industry. Gulf Energy is a leading oil and gas trading company with subsidiaries in east and south Africa. Joy researched and spearheaded the rollout of a global patent concept of partial refills of LPG strictly targeting low-income earners in Kenya with the aim of replacing kerosene and charcoal. Joy has a keen interest in development matters and began her career as an intern at UNEP. She holds a BA in Communications (Public Relations) and is pursuing a Global MBA.


Mary Mwangi, Special Products Manager, KenolKobil

Mary Mwangi is the Special Products Manager at KenolKobil Limited, a leading Oil Marketing Company in Africa. The Company is domiciled in Kenya and has subsidiaries in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia, Ethiopia and Burundi as well as trading presence in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and DR Congo.

Mary currently heads the Lubricants, LPG and Non-fuels business Segment at KenolKobil. She has over 20 years working experience in the oil industry and holds a Degree in Business Administration and an MBA in Strategic Management from the University of Nairobi. 

Gambetta Nacro
Gambetta Nacro,
Managing Director, La Société Nationale Burkinabè d'Hydrocarbure, SONABHY

Gambetta has worked in the oil industry for over 25 years, holding a range of positions with responsibilities including general management, statistics, procurement and commercial activities, as well as fulfilling various academic roles as a lecturer and tutor. In addition, he has published several articles for the oil industry.

Gambetta has a degree in engineering from the African and Mauritian Institute for Statistics and Applied Economics in Kigali, Rwanda, a master’s degree in business management and a diploma of advanced studies in economic and socio-economic development. He also holds a psychology licence certificate and a master’s certificate in sociology from the University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso.

 Nkechi Obi,Executive Vice Chairman, Techno Oil

   Mrs. Nkechi Obi, MON, FNIM, is the Executive Vice-Chairman of Techno Oil Ltd, Nigeria’s foremost Oil and Gas Company. Mrs. Obi is a visionary and astute business woman, who presides over        the Techno Oil Group, a diversified conglomerate with subsidiaries and interests, spanning across Oil and Gas, Aviation, Power, Real Estate and Banking.

   Mrs. Obi has had a distinguished career in ExxonMobil, where she received many commendations and awards to show for her performance. She left ExxonMobil to venture into private business.

  She brought zest, professionalism and international best practice into Techno Oil and in no time she positioned the company as a leader in the emerging indigenous oil and gas sector. Her company took advantage of the local content initiative and deregulation policy of the Nigerian government. She nurtured the company to remarkable success. Techno Oil has today established itself as a leading oil and gas company in Nigeria with annual revenues in excess of $400 million dollars and a staff strength of over 500 personnel.

Mrs. Obi belongs to many professional bodies. She is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of management, FNIM,  and a  Council Member of the LCCI, Institute of Directors (IOD), Nigeria Economic Summit Group and Committee of Women Elders of the LCCI. She holds a B.Sc. in Economics and she is an alumna of the prestigious Lagos and Harvard Business Schools. She is an expert in strategy and business development with experience spanning over 25 years in the petroleum industry.

David Ohana
David Ohana
, Group Managing Director, KenolKobil

David is the Group Managing Director at KenolKobil Limited, a leading Oil Marketing Company in Africa. David holds a BA Degree in Economics and Business Administration from Ben Gurion University in Negev, Israel and has over 15 years working experience in the oil industry having previously worked for the Israel Pipeline Company.

Prior to his appointment as Group Managing Director in 2012, David served as the General Manager for KenolKobil Kenya, and previously as Head of Operations and Projects Development and Head of Marketing and Fuel Business upon joining KenolKobil in 2002. During his tenure at KenolKobil Limited, David has also served within the Oil Industry, as the Chairman of the Petroleum Institute of East Africa (PIEA) for two years and is the former chairman of the Kenya Oil Industry Supply Coordination Committee having been succeeded in April 2013.

Kevin Robertson

 Kevin Robertson
, Chief Executive, LPG South Africa Safety Association (LPGSASA)

Kevin Robertson was appointed Chief Executive in 2014 after previously holding the role of communications manager at The Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Association of Southern Africa (LPGSASA). His role is to lead the association’s objectives to promote the safe, efficient and economic benefits of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, as a modern fuel, to enrich the lives of all.

LPGSASA represents the many companies involved in the refining, distribution, retailing and installation of LPG and LPG appliances and equipment. The association continuously interfaces with the relevant bodies, industry players, stakeholders, government departments, the media and the public – on the industry’s behalf -  on matters of safety, best industry practice and the promotion of LPG as an alternative fuel.

Hardy RHardy Rossouw, Africa Head of LPG & LNG, VIVO Energy

David Sineke
David Sineke
, Research and Information Analyst, Engen

David Sineke has worked as an oil researcher and analyst at Engen Petroleum since 1999. Before that he held a similar role at Caltex Oil from 1997. Previously David held a series of HR roles including HR director at National Brands and Denel.

David completed an Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA - UCT GSB in 2004 and attended the International Refinery Economics Program (Vukani Institute of Petroleum) and International Crude Oil & Petroleum Products Trading Program (France Institute of Petroleum) in 2001.

Emmy Wasirwa
Emmy Wasirwa
, Chairman, Uganda LPG Association

Emmy Wasirwa is the Chairman and founder of Uganda liquefied petroleum Gas Association (ULPGAS) and the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Wana Solutions (U) Ltd. The company markets and distributes LPG in Uganda. Prior to his current roles he obtained a medical degree from Makerere University, Kampala and obtained Master’s degree in Public Health from University of London, UK.
ULPGAS promotes the use of LPG as a clean energy in Uganda. Their vision is to empower all stakeholders through information, education and networking.

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Display your products and services at the premier LPG event in Africa. The exhibition area is located at the heart of the conference venue with a floor plan designed to maximise traffic around your stand. To ensure your company does not miss out on lead generation and sales, contact Argus today to reserve your space.

Africa LPG 2015 exhibition floor plan


Avedia Energy

Avedia Energy is an LPG company trading in bulk industrial, commercial and retail supplies, with a bottling plant in Airport Industria, Cape Town, and a large import, storage and distribution facility in Saldanha bay. Avedia is active in the transfer of LPG technology and poverty alleviation in developing markets.

Reatile Reatile Gaz is a Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment company founded in 2006 to supply LPG to all sectors of the South African market and has lived up to its name Reatile, which in Sotho means “we are growing”. In 2008-09 it purchased the LPG business of Air Products and in 2010 it acquired the bulk LPG business of Engen Petroleum. Reatile now has four depots/filling plants located in Chamdor Krugersdorp, Knights Germiston, Blackheath Cape Town and Markman Port Elizabeth with further expansion planned for Durban and elsewhere as well as supplying bulk LPG into most other areas of the country.


Evas L

Evas Turkey has been producing high-quality cylinders for its customers in 56 countries for the past 52 years. As a member of SHV Energy, it focuses on the LPG cylinder and Auto LPG tank sector by producing steel pressure vessels in capacities ranging from 4.95 litres to 120l, in accordance with European directives, regulations and ADR as well as other country/regional or customer standards and specifications. With five decades of experience, Evas’ time-tested processes and uncompromising adherence to quality standards, highly qualified and committed personnel, state-of-the-art production and in-house testing techniques and facilities, ensure that the company is able to satisfy customers with the delivery of excellent quality and safe cylinders. 

HexagonHexagon Ragasco
is the leading manufacturer of composite LPG cylinders, with over 8mn cylinders sold worldwide over the past 15 years. Our line of products is designed as the modern alternative to steel cylinders and is suitable for a variety of applications. İt combines uncompromising safety, quality and innovation.          



Aygaz brings together the energy firms of the Koç Group outside the oil and refinery sector. Its subsidiary portfolio ranges from LPG trade to electricity and natural gas. Having been the leader of the LPG sector in Turkey since its foundation in 1961, Aygaz manufactures and sells LPG devices in addition to distributing LPG as auto gas, cylinder gas and bulk gas.          


CMC Gas Logistics
Construcciones Metálica Cerezuela (CMC) is an International Corporation with more than 45 years of experience, specialized in manufacturing semitrailers, bobtails, ISO containers and deposits for the transportation and storage of LPG and NH3, as well engineering of special requirements and training related to the same. In its productive process CMC uses latest technology, with the strictest quality and control standards and it is the first Spanish company in the sector that has been certified ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and TÜV. CMC applies all international calculation standards, and transportation standards like ADR, RID, IMDG, CSC and DOT. Our knowledge of the requirements of each country enables us to design products which meet the needs of every client. 


Mauria Udyog is India’s largest manufacturer and exporter of welded steel cylinders. The company produces LPG cylinders, valves and regulators, with output of 3.6mn t/yr each for LPG cylinders and valves and 1.8mn t/yr for regulators.

Mauria Udyog is an ISO 9001:2008 company certified by BSI, accredited by ANAB.  The company is also certified for OHSAS 18001: 2007 and ISO 14001: 2004 by BSI for its health, safety and environmental management systems.  Mauria Udyog is recognised as a trading house by the Indian government as result of its consistent exports to 62 countries. 

The company’s manufacturing base is situated at Faridabad, on the outskirts of New Delhi in the NCR region.


Hangzhou Tianlong Steel Cylinder is a manufacturer of LPG cylinders, and is located in Hangzhou, in China’s Zhejiang province.
The company has a capacity to produce 3.5mn cylinders a year, of which 75pc are exported to Africa. Hangzhou Tianlong has been exporting cylinders for 21 years. It currently ships 3kg, 5kg, 6kg, 12.5kg and 15kg cylinders to markets in Africa, western Europe and Latin America.
The company also has a factory in Lagos, Nigeria, and is building another facility in Kenya.



Supporting Partners


The World LPG Association (WLPGA) is the authoritative voice of the global LPG industry representing the full LPG value chain. The primary goal of the Association is to add value to the sector by driving premium demand for LPG, while also promoting compliance to good business and safety practices.

WLPGA Exceptional Energy

The LPG Exceptional Energy brand was created by the WLPGA to to raise awareness of the exceptional features of LPG among policymakers, industry and consumers.  An increased understanding of LPG’s environmental benefits, versatile applications and its immediate global availability is of the essence to allow conscious and responsible decisions on the type of energy sources used.

NLPGAThe Nigeria LP Gas Association (NLPGA) is the umbrella body of all Stakeholders in the LP Gas sector in Nigeria. The primary objective of the Association is to promote the use of LP Gas in Nigeria at affordable costs. It also aims at protecting the interests of the LP Gas industry and the entire Nigerian socio-economic environment at large, through public policy advocacy, creation and facilitation of commercial and industrial opportunities, provision of business development services and observance of the highest standard of operational and business ethics.


The South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) is the voice of the petroleum industry in South Africa.The association plays a strategic role in addressing a range of common issues relating to the refining, distribution and marketing of petroleum products, as well as promoting the industry’s environmental and socio-economic progress.


The South African Oil & Gas Alliance (SAOGA)
is dedicated to promoting the upstream and midstream sectors of the oil and gas value chain, primarily in South Africa and regionally in Southern Africa. The organisation operates as a partnership between the public and private sectors, receiving public funding to carry out a range of industry development activities and working to promote the interests of members.

The Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Association of South Africa (NPC) is a non profit organisation that represents many companies involved in LPGas installations, distribution, retailing, hardware and appliances. Our aim is to ensure the sustainable growth of the liquefied petroleum gas industry through compliance with best safety and business practices. We offer a number of services to industry to ensure safety.

Media Partners

Energy Mix Report is an energy publication, news service and resource centre for industry professionals with a primary focus on Nigeria and Africa as a whole. The Energy Mix  website provides free daily updates on energy related news as well as providing accurate data and energy intelligence to a diverse audience across Africa and around the globe.

The Times of Africa, an international bi-monthly business magazine, started with an aim of “Bringing Africa to the World.” The prominence in the diplomatic and corporate divisions of India together with the African continent inculcates us with an ecstatic essence and leads us to establish by morality of substantial staging of reliable content and thrive in making successful in-roads to the reading desks of people.

Petroleum Africa is the world's leading monthly magazine dedicated to providing in-depth upstream and downstream coverage of key issues affecting the fast-paced oil and gas industries of Africa, the last great exploration frontier. And for daily news from the continent, offers the latest information as it happens, along with an event calendar, industry links, and more.


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Avedia Energy

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CMC Gas Logistics



“Providing sufficient and appropriate sources of energy is a challenge facing our continent. LPG as a reliable source ought to be deployed to deal with this challenge.”
Ms Tina Joemat-Pettersson, MP Minister of Energy, South Africa (speaking  at Argus Africa LPG 2014)

Feedback from the Argus Africa LPG 2014 conference in Cape Town.