Oil, Gas and Security in Rwanda
Presence of Oil and Gas in Rwanda
Rwanda – an East African landlocked nation – possesses methane gas (discovered along the borders of DRC and Tanzania); it has no known oil reserves.
Current status of Rwanda’s oil and gas industry
The main activity in the country’s oil industry is importation of refined petroleum products from neighbouring countries such as Tanzania and Kenya. Other activities are: storage, facilitated by its storage facilities situated in Kigali, Butare, and Gatsatsa.
Companies engaged in joint venture with the government
The regulation of Rwanda’s oil and gas industry is overseen by the Ministry of Public Works, Energy and Water. Companies engaged in the domestic oil and gas industry are: BP Fina Rwanda SARL, BP-Fina Rwanda, Electrogaz, Engen Petroleum Rwanda S.A, Entreprise Rwandaise de Pétrole, Petro Rwanda, Rwanda Petro gaz, Société Générale de Pétrole.