The African downstream oil industry comes to Cape Town March 13-17th for ARA WEEK at a critical time for the supply, refining, storage, distribution and marketing sectors of the energy supply chain, Petroleum Africa reported.

According to The Citizen Ng, the theme of  ARA WEEK 2017 is achieving clean fuels in Africa, as the downstream oil industry comes together to discuss how these objectives can be met.

The Interim President of the ARA Ibrahim Talba Malla from Cameroon said that “the African downstream oil industry has now identified the challenges facing the African refining and distribution sectors both in terms of meeting the product quality and quantity demanded by our customers, and in terms of how the industry continues to contribute to economic growth.”

Mr. TalbaMalla added: “We are happy that so many African and International experts are coming to Cape Town to network and share experiences with entities active in the local petroleum sector as well as on the international markets.”

The ARA’s AFRI specifications Road Map aims to achieve cleaner fuels to be supplied to African consumers by 2020 so as to help achieve the clean air objectives desired by all.