Multinational commodity trading company Trafigura Group has been awarded a 12-month tender to supply Angola parastatal firm Sanangol Group with marine diesel, says the tender provider on Tuesday (21 May).
On the same day, Sanangol awarded Total Oil Trading with a 12-month contract for the supply of gasoline; Trafigura was also awarded an additional year-long contract for the supply of diesel.
Total Oil Trading and Trafigura were among nine firms which submitted proposals on March 11, 2019 to Sanangol for a 12-month supply of gasoline, diesel and marine diesel.
The nine companies which submitted proposals are:
Sonangol on February 27 invited 29 firms (below) to a tender for the 12-month supply of gasoline, diesel and marine diesel:
Published: 23 May, 2019
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