By JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa

GIANT South Africa fuel and lubricant company Engen is extending its footprint in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with the addition of two new service stations.

Engen operates 67 service stations across the DRC, as well as two fuel depots and two lubricants depots.

“The launch of these two new sites – Engen FS Kauka and Engen FS Pompage – is an affirmation of the continued prospects for growth in the country,” said Charles Nikobasa, Managing Director of Engen in the DRC.

Both new facilities are located in the capital Kinshasa.

Engen FS Kauka boasts three quad dispensers for diesel and petrol and a planned isolated pump island to accommodate long vehicles.

Engen FS Pompage is the only operational service station in its immediate area, boasting an Engen Quickshop.

Drikus Kotze, General Manager of Engen’s Commercial and International Business Division, said since entering the DRC in 2007 when it purchased 60 percent of Shell en RDC, Engen has been growing steadily in the country.

“The DRC is an integral part of Engen’s growth ambitions and we’ve been aggressive in our retail roll-out over the past decade,” Kotze said.

Engen is the sub-Saharan African subsidiary of the Malaysian-owned PETRONAS.

“We do a lot of work to ensure the engineering and workmanship in the DRC and elsewhere is of an excellent standard,” Kotze said.

Engen operates a retail network of 230+ service stations in Botswana, DRC, eSwatini, Lesotho, Mauritius and Namibia, as well over 1 000 sites
in South Africa. – CAJ News