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WLPGA Member Focus – Oryx Energies

Oryx Energies Story

Oryx Energies was founded by a Swiss entrepreneur, Jean Claude Gandur. AOG started in 1987 as an oil trader in West Africa, where the company earned a reputation as an entrepreneurial investor with a talent for recognising and developing new opportunities without compromising its principles and integrity. 

For over 30 years, Oryx Energies has accumulated extensive experience, knowledge and expertise in Oil and Gas trading, storage and distribution. Today they operate over twenty countries across Sub Saharan Africa. Oryx Energies offices are situated across Eastern, Western and Southern Africa. Oryx Energies is headquartered in Geneva (Switzerland).


Who is Oryx Energies

Oryx Oil South Africa has been present in South Africa since 2002 and has been a particularly active player in the country’s LPG sector since acquiring BP’s LPG business in 2013. Oryx Energies has been promoting LPG as an efficient, affordable and more ecological energy alternative for consumers and industry in sub-Saharan Africa for the last 30 years.

Oryx Energies is one of Africa’s largest and longest established independent providers of oil and gas products and services.  Oryx Energie has been adapting and responding to the energy needs of Africa for over 30 years. Oryx Energies is the fruit of the merger of AOG’s trading and downstream operations to create a seamlessly integrated platform.

The company (and brand) aims to become one of the most reliable, extensive and integrated downstream platforms in sub-Saharan Africa, delivering on our commitment to serve the energy needs of the continent. An entrepreneurial spirit, with an instinctive ability to recognise new business opportunities and take bold, but carefully calculated risks.  


Speciality Products and Services

  • LPG: promoting a safer, more ecological and affordable alternative for over 30 years
  • Lubricants: an extensive range facilitating power generation
  • Fuel retail: distribution of liquid fuel across 150 service stations
  • Bunkering: servicing the energy needs of clients offshore
  • Storage: Oryx Energies assets across the continent and in Las Palmas guarantee sustainable supply


Oryx Energies is fully certified and complies with:

  • ISO 9001 : 2015 (Quality)
  • ISO 14001 : 2015 (Environment)
  • OHSAS 18001 : 2007 (Health and Safety)


Message from Benoit Araman (Managing Director) on Oryx Oil South Africa Safety Video

“Well done to Oryx Energies South Africa Team about this key message. Nothing is more important than safety and the safety of Oryx Energies customers. Illegal filling is an unfortunate reality of the South African LPG market. It is of prime importance to fight and win this battle against unscrupulous illegal fillers who, not only, illegally use the assets of legitimate players but by doing so are putting the safety and the life of LPG users at risk.

Every single outlet, which retails Oryx Energies cylinders illegally filled, illegally sealed and therefore not compliant has to know that they are perpetuating a fraudulent business together with endangering the lives of users. It is of paramount importance that all Oryx Energies customers buys a legally filled cylinder which is retailed by an Oryx Energies authorized distributor and an Oryx Energies authorised retailer. Thanks again to all involved to contribute to make this video viral for the safety of our LPG Customers.” 

Below is a link to view the Safety Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8eU7FOvEik