The BOST mandate is to hold strategic fuel stocks for the country and ensure the development of a network of storage and distribution infrastructure to serve the nation. Storing fuel products which have a limited life span requires selling off stocks which near expiration and restocking to ensure the viability of the strategic inventories of petroleum products for the nation. The trading department is responsible for the purchase and sale of the various volumes of products which BOST uses in meeting the strategic stocks requirement. This department serves as one of the main income fetching activities of BOST.
The department is currently headed by Mr. Albert Mantey, a Chartered Accountant who has served in various roles in the company for more than five years.