The African Refiners and Distributors Association (ARDA) is the first ever pan-African organisation for the downstream oil sector. Founded in 2006, ARDA Members comprise of African oil refiners, importers, terminal operators, major marketers, distributors and industry regulators.
ARDA is a platform for improved interaction between African refiners and distributors, and international marketing, trading, engineering and financial services companies. It offers excellent opportunities for global organisations to engage positively with the African downstream and develop new business across the continent. ARDA also promotes African Energy Security by seeking to maximise the processing of African crude oil in African refineries and the transportation of cleaner fuels via integrated African storage & distribution infrastructure.