Who we are
Petregaz is the downstream subsidiary of the Petredec Group focused on the importation, storage and wholesale distribution of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG). As a transitional fuel, LPG is an important energy source in countries aiming to help switch millions of people from traditional cooking with wood to cleaner-burning fuels.
Petregaz was started in 2008 when Petredec acquired an LPG marketing business in La Reunion from Chevron. Since then, Petregaz has focused on the development of onshore LPG infrastructure and distribution systems in Africa, the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia, providing accessible and affordable energy to developing markets.
Cooking with LPG is fast, easy, clean and safe
LPG as a fuel is fully flame-controllable and can be turned on and off immediately, freeing up valuable time. As a cleaner-burning fuel, the increased adoption of LPG as an energy source for cooking significantly decreases household air pollution. LPG emissions are below the critical level of 10μg per m3 – in contrast, burning biomass typically releases 19 times more emissions per meal.
More than one third of the global population currently lacks access to clean cooking, primarily relying on biomass. This results in around 4 million premature deaths each year with more than 90% occurring in lower income countries with these figures disproportionately skewed towards women and children.
Today, Petregaz is the leading supplier of LPG in Southern Africa delivering to countries across the continent from our 26,200mts import hub at Richards Bay, South Africa. In 2023 we will commence operations from our state-of-the-art 34,000mts import facility at Krishnapatnam, India. We are proud to serve customers of all sizes with no order too large or client too small and are renowned for our high-quality service whether delivering LPG directly to customer facilities or loading their trucks at our terminals.
Who we work with
Petredec supplies LPG to customers operating in a host of sectors including the domestic, agricultural, commercial and industrial markets.
In the Retail sector, Petregaz-supplied product is used to fill millions of cylinders each year that ends up in the domestic setting as a cleaner, healthier cooking fuel alternative to wood, charcoal or kerosene. Utilising our own fleet of modern, efficient LPG road tankers we deliver to customers large and small every day of the year taking clean-burning LPG to those that need it most, wherever they may be based. To discuss your LPG requirements, please contact us and find out how we can help.
“Transitioning from refinery-based LPG supply to Petredec’s import terminal has been game changing for Oryx Energies South Africa. Thanks to the size of the new terminal, we now have real security of supply in the region, coupled with economies of scale.”
Pam Indurjeeth, Managing Director, Oryx Energies
“We have worked successfully with Petredec for many years in South Africa and the commissioning of the Richards Bay terminal has brought around a new era of supply certainty to our domestic and regional markets. Innovation, competitive pricing and professionalism are the hallmarks of our relationship, and we continue to expand the LPG market in our region with a trusted supply partner.”
Bennie Cohn, Director LPG, Retail and Agents, African Oxygen (Pty) Limited, a Linde company