Cameroon’s Bipaga Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) plant, owned and operated the country’s National Hydrocarbons Corporation (SNH), supplied 25,092 metric tons (MT) of LPG to the local market in 2020, representing 16.93% of the national supply, according to SNH data.
In 2021, this supply could rise to 34,000 MT, due particularly to the optimization of the natural gas (from Sanaga Sud) treatment process, the SNH adds.
But the country consumes around 150,000MT per year.
Since Cameroon became a natural gas producer in 2018, then it has been processing part of its production to supply households.
The Bipaga LPG depot, indeed, was commissioned in the same year. However, its production is currently unable to meet local demand. So, the country resorts to imports to fill the gas demand. For instance, to cover the needs this year, the country plans to import 120,000 metric tons of domestic gas.