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With over 20 years of experience, Sahara downstream expertise covers product procurement, bulk sales, and distribution of petroleum products across the globe. The business has storage terminals across Africa, the Middle East and Europe with a combined capacity in excess of 300million liters for a range of refined petroleum products. Recently, the Group expanded operations in Eastern Africa with a focus to enhance availability of refined products around the region.


Sahara’s Upstream division is one of Africa’s leading independent E & P players with a diverse portfolio of 8 oil and gas assets in prolific basins across Africa. Asharami Energy Limited and Sahara Energy Field Holdings UK Limited are the entities at the forefront of our upstream operations. These assets are at various stages of development ranging from exploratory fields to mature producing fields with huge potential for positive returns. Asharami Energy seeks to acquire, develop, and optimize oil and gas assets in established and emerging frontiers across Africa.


We are one of Africa’s leading crude oil and products trading business. The business is fully diversified in terms of regions and products, trading with at least 80 counterparties and with offices across Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. In recent times, the company has traded an average of 80 million barrels of crude and 4 million MT of refined products annually through strategic partnerships and investments. Sahara is currently on target to achieve trade volumes of at least one million bopd.

Sahara Power Group (“SPG”)

SPG is the largest privately owned vertically integrated power company in Sub-Saharan Africa, with plans to expand its generation capacity to exceed 5,000MW in the next few years. Our portfolio includes Egbin Power Plc. (the largest thermal power plant in Sub Saharan Africa ex. South Africa), Afam, Eleme, Trans Amadi and Omoku Plants.


Sahara continuously develops transformative projects via the infrastructure arm of its business. Through SIVC Development Limited (SIVC) and Centrum Properties Limited (CPL), the facilities management arm of our infrastructure service provider. Sahara Group has investments in projects that are designed to address the sort of infrastructural deficits that blight socio-economic development in Africa.

SIVC established in 2013, is developing sustainable energy infrastructure to meet the needs of the Sub-Saharan region through infrastructure projects in oil and gas, utility concessions, industrial parks, real estate, hospitality, agriculture, healthcare and specialty government-backed projects.