Created on April 23, 1998, the National Petroleum Company of Congo (SNPC), by its attributions, is an energy and economic pillar of the Republic of Congo. It contributes largely to the country's economy and the State budget by more than 70%.

The growth of SNPC is also that of Congo, since its oil revenues are reinvested throughout the territory in basic infrastructure such as electricity, water or road infrastructure. Present in all hydrocarbon business sectors, it undertakes (directly or through its subsidiaries, alone or in partnership) the research, production, processing, transport and marketing of liquid or gaseous hydrocarbons in Congo and abroad. As a public company, it also contributes to the development of the government's policy on hydrocarbon management.