A New Era in Sierra Leone’s Petroleum Industry as Aminata & Sons (SL) LTD Sets New Standards in Importing Premium Diesel in Sierra Leone

In a groundbreaking development for Sierra Leone’s petroleum sector, Aminata Petroleum, the Sierra Leone branch of a renowned, oldest-serving, and the biggest petroleum provider in Liberia, is poised to revolutionize the industry by establishing new benchmarks. On March 15, 2024, the company welcomed its inaugural vessel, the TORM ASTRID, at Queen Elizabeth II Quay, marking the commencement of Aminata Petroeum’s operations in Sierra Leone. This strategic move underscores the company’s dedication to delivering premium oil products and exceptional services, positioning it as a key player in the regional oil market.

This milestone arrives at a pivotal moment as Sierra Leone experiences growth in its extractive industry, attracting international investors and striving for economic prosperity.

AMINATA’s unwavering commitment to providing high-quality petroleum products and services has earned accolades from key stakeholders, solidifying its position as a significant player in the market.

As Sierra Leone progresses towards sustainable development and enhanced transparency in the extractive sector, AMINATA Petroleum is introducing innovation and excellence, heralding a new chapter in the country’s petroleum industry.

The Sierra Leone Standards Bureau granted AMINATA a Certificate of Clearance on March 15, 2024, allowing the company to officially commence the importation of premium petroleum products into the country. This clearance signifies that the company has met all the necessary Petroleum Product Quality Tests, ensuring the products meet the required standards for importation into Sierra Leone.

AMINATA is dedicated to supplying the Sierra Leonean market with premium diesel quality, reflecting the company’s longstanding reputation for excellence in the petroleum industry.

Mohammed S. Turay, AMINATA’s Chief Executive Officer, emphasized the company’s commitment to impacting the economy positively by establishing storage facilities in Clinetown. He assured the public of consistent and efficient distribution of petroleum products across the country.

With a recent import of over 2000 metric tons of refined diesel, specifically the 10ppm variant, Aminata Petroleum is set to enhance the quality of diesel available in Sierra Leone. This high-quality diesel is expected to prolong the lifespan of machinery and equipment, significantly reducing maintenance costs.

AMINATA will supply independently owned filling stations, multinational corporations, public and private SMEs, including mining, manufacturing, construction companies, banks, hotels, NGOs, and other SMEs, contributing to a competitive and diverse market.
As part of its short-term strategic plan, AMINATA will expand its operations to include gasoline tanks in Kissy by the end of April 2024, enabling the importation of both diesel and gasoline. The company aims to venture into importing Jet Fuel, Heavy Fuel Oil, Lubricants, and more in the near future.

AMINATA’s business operations will create job opportunities for Sierra Leoneans and promote healthy competition within the petroleum industry, with 95% of its current staff being Sierra Leonean, as highlighted by Mr. Mohammed Turay, the company’s Chief Executive Officer.