Puma Energy joins the Clean Cooking Declaration to further enable access to clean cooking in Africa

Puma Energy reaffirmed its commitment to enabling access to clean energy and cooking solutions during the International Energy Agency (IEA) Africa Clean Cooking Summit in Paris.

Together with governments, private sector companies, international organizations and civil society attending the Summit in Paris on May 14, Puma Energy joined the Clean Cooking Declaration, which commits to making 2024 the crucial year for clean kitchen.

By participating in the declaration, Puma Energy has committed to “take concrete steps to advance the clean cooking agenda, through action on the ground, raising awareness and encouraging greater collaboration between key stakeholders.”

“We are proud to support and promote clean cooking solutions in the communities in which we operate,” said Puma Energy Africa Director Fadi Mitri. “We believe that LPG for clean cooking is a critical solution for Africa’s energy transition, offering healthier and cleaner cooking alternatives that benefit both people and the environment.”

According to IEA estimates, approximately 970 million people lack access to clean cooking technologies and fuels in sub-Saharan Africa. Many households rely on solid fuels such as wood, charcoal or kerosene, creating environmental and health risks.

Puma Energy provides safe, reliable and affordable energy solutions across sub-Saharan Africa and is fostering the transition to cleaner, healthier cooking fuels through its liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) offering. This bottled gas is cleaner, safer and more portable, and can reach both urban and remote communities.

The company has expanded its LPG solutions in recent years, starting with the launch of an LPG business in Tanzania, where Puma Energy uses technology to facilitate access to LPG for both consumers and distributors and can track data to help reduce cylinder losses and improve circulation.

The company further expanded its LPG business in 2023 with the acquisition of Ogaz, which supplies 18 percent of the LPG market in Zambia. Additionally, in partnership with Zambia’s largest bank, Zanaco, Puma Energy launched a microfinance initiative to offer solutions to potential LPG consumers who cannot afford the initial cost of purchasing the required basic equipment.