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The Agência Nacional do Petróleo de São Tomé e Príncipe (ANP-STP) is part of a larger process aimed at structuring and consolidating institutional organization for management of the oil sector in Sao Tome and Principe. The ANP-STP was created by law No.5 of June 2004. This is a public institution responsible for the management and implementation of government policies in all areas related to hydrocarbons. In addition, it tracks and regulates all economic activities related to the oil industry.

The ANP-STP operates administrative and financial autonomy with policy guidance from the governing bodies of the country, and in accordance with the laws in force.

Mission Statement

  • The mission of the Agência Nacional do Petróleo de São Tomé e Príncipe (ANP-STP) is to enhance the value of the hydrocarbon resources of the country, by promoting a sustainable exploration and production with due consideration for the environment.

  • The ANP-STP shall carry out its duties in terms of the country's objectives, positioning itself as a credible partner for the world's oil industry. The Agency shall adopt a modern management style, upholding transparency and accountability that will contribute to the economic and social development of São Tomé e Príncipe.

  • All those working in the ANP-STP will be guided by our mission spirit, teamwork and dedication to the creation of products and services of high quality with aim of becoming a model organization within the country and abroad.

  • The ANP-STP will use proven criteria for the use of the resources it receives, seeking to add value to society, while investing in the quality of our human resources and observing all applicable rules under supervision of the appropriates bodies of the State and Society.

  • The ANP-STP shall create conditions for the development of the oil sector providing for the participations of the national private sector.

  • The ANP-STP will perform its functions adhering to high moral and ethical values. We will strive to be an example of efficiency, good service and value creation.

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