DHL plans for African oil boom

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DHL Global Forwarding has set out plans for four oil and energy centres of excellence across Africa over the next 12 months. DHL reckons the continent is poised to become a global energy powerhouse.

The centres will offer expertise in oil and energy logistics.

They are due to be established by the second quarter of 2012, in Cape Town in South Africa, Luanda in Angola, Accra in Ghana, and Mombasa in Kenya.

Oil and energy production within Africa grew from 370 million tonnes in 2000 to 459 million tonnes in 20091 and the continent is expected to maintain, if not exceed, this growth rate in the medium-term, according to BP Statistical Review of Energy June 2010.

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