Presidential Decree 150/19, of 16 August authorized the launch of an international public tender for the construction of the Soyo Refinery, in the northern province of Zaire.

On 26 August, the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Petroleum (MMRP) announced that this tender will be launched in 2019, pursuant to the terms of the Angolan Public Contracts Act (Law 9/2016, of 14 September 2016). Details on the project, launch date and the tender documentation, will soon be released at the MMRP website and national and international media, as well as through the diplomatic channels.

The Soyo Refinery will have a processing capacity of 100,000 barrels per day, and is part of the Angola Government's large strategy to meet domestic fuel demand, which includes the construction of the Lobito and Cabinda Refineries and the expansion of the Luanda Refinery.